Amy Blitz

  • Lecturer
Academic Division: Economics

Bio

Dr. Blitz has over twenty years of research and business experience, with expertise in innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship, and economic development.

Throughout her career, Dr. Blitz has led major research initiatives for diverse organizations, including IBM, where she was the Global Lead for Strategy at the IBM Institute for Business Value and directed a series of studies on innovation; McKinsey & Co. where she helped launch a social networking site for management innovators; Harvard Business School, where she developed a series of studies on entrepreneurial strategy based on interviews with leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists; Ernst & Young, where she co-authored a study on IPOs in the late 1990s that resulted in extensive new, ongoing consulting services; and a UN-affiliated NGO in the Philippines, where she helped launch a successful credit cooperative in a poor rural community.

Dr. Blitz has extensive consulting experience in areas related to strategy and thought leadership. Her work has been published as books and articles, and has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and other leading media outlets.

Academic Degrees

  • Selected by IBM for Exec Ed Program at HBS, Harvard Business School
  • Ph D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BA, Colby College

Academic Interests

Macroeconomics; Innovation Strategy; Economic Development; Entrepreneurship

Awards & Honors

  • 1998 — Screenwriting Competition, Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • 1993 — Media Studies, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
  • 1992 — Goldsmith Award, Harvard's Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy
  • 1991 — MacArthur Fellowship, MIT Center for International Studies
  • 1989 — Media Studies Competition, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2018

    • ECN 3650 CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
    • ASM 3300 STRATEGIC PROBLEM SOLVING
    • MBA 7350 CAPSTONE: BABSON CONSULTING ALLIANCE PRO
    • ECN 2000 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
  • Degree Courses 2017

    • ECN 3650 CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
    • ASM 3300 STRATEGIC PROBLEM SOLVING
    • MBA 7350 CAPSTONE: BABSON CONSULTING ALLIANCE PRO
    • ECN 2000 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

Publications

Journal Article

  • Blitz, A. (2018). Corporate Life and Death: Who Succumbs, Who Survives During Disruption?. Journal of Business Strategy. Emerald Publishing. link
  • Blitz, A. (in press). Rising Authoritarianism in Context: Lessons from the Philippines, ``1898-2016. Comparative Political Studies.
  • Blitz, A. (in press). Charging Forward: A Future of Smart Charging Grids for Autonomous Electric Vehicles. MIT Sloan Management Review. MIT.
  • Blitz, A. (in press). Innovation Insights from Nucor. Strategy & Leadership. Emerald Publishing.
  • Blitz, A. (2017). Lessons from the steel industry: If you cant compete on price, innovate your way to value-added differentiation. Strategy & Leadership. Vol: 45, Issue: 5, Page: 7. Emerald Publishing.
  • Blitz, A. (in press). Lessons from Corporate Deaths. Strategy & Leadership. Emerald Publishing.
  • Blitz, A. (2016). Beset by the digital revolution successful retailers embrace technology that enhances customer value. Strategy & Leadership. Vol: 44, Issue: 6. Emerald. link
  • Lubowe, D., Cipollari, J., Antoine, P., Blitz, A. (2009). A comprehensive strategy for globally integrated operations. Strategy & Leadership. Vol: 37, Issue: 5, Page: 22-30. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd..
  • Berman, S., Davidson, S., Longworth, S., Blitz, A. (2009). Succeeding in the new economic environment three targets for leaders. Strategy & Leadership. Vol: 37, Issue: 4, Page: 13-22. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd..
  • Porta, M., House, B., Buckley, L., Blitz, A.E. (2008). Value 2.0: eight new rules for creating and capturing value from innovative technologies. Strategy & Leadership. Vol: 36, Issue: 4, Page: 10-18. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd..
  • Owen, L., Goldwasser, C., Choate, K., Blitz, A. (2008). Collaborative innovation throughout the extended enterprise. Strategy & Leadership. Vol: 36, Issue: 1, Page: 39-45. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd..

Other (please explain)

  • Blitz, A. (2016). A lesson from abroad for creating American jobs: The Hill. The Hill. link
  • Blitz, A. (2009). The Philippines: The Contested State: Nation Building, State Building, and Economic Development: Case Studies and Comparisons. Page: 48-65. Routledge. link
  • Hamel, G., Blitz, A. (2009). Unshackling Employees: Gary Hamels WSJ Blog: Management 2.0 . Page: 1. Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones. link

Cases and Teaching Notes - Refereed cases, published in case journal

  • Blitz, A. (2000). Alison Brown of Compass Records. Page: 13. HBS Press.

Book

  • Blitz, A. (2000). The Contested State: American Foreign Policy and Regime Change in the Philippines. Page: 256. Rowman & Littlefield. link

Research Reports

  • Blitz, A. (1998). Measures That Matter: Managing the Success of the IPO Transformation Process. Ernst & Young.

Presentations

  • Razing CaneBlitz, A. Strategic Business Management & Economic Research Conference, Boston, MA (2015)
  • Social Enterprise in the Food SectorBlitz, A. Social Enterprise Ecosystem for Economic Development Conference, Providence, RI (2015)
  • The Strategy JourneyBlitz, A. Wellesley College Women in Business event, Wellesley College (2015)
  • Academia and Social Entrepreneurship PanelBlitz, A. Social Enterprise Ecosystem Economic Development Conference, Providence, RI (2014)
  • The Strategy JourneyBlitz, A. Babson Global in Chile, Universidad de Desarollo (UDD), Chile (2013)
  • Leadership Attributes: What Can We Expect in Our Dynamic Global EconomyBlitz, A. Womens Leadership Conference, New York, NY (2011)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Lessons from CEOSBlitz, A. , India (2010)
  • Entrepreneurship and Regulatory Policy in 35 CountriesBlitz, A. World Entrepreneur of the Year Annual Awards, Monte Carlo (2004)
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