Leonardo (Leo) Kluppel hold a PhD in Strategy from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in economics and strategy from Northwestern University. His research focus on the factors that impact the use and acquisition of knowledge by firms. Those factors include firms’ boundaries decisions, governance structure, networks, routines, and human capital.

Areas of Expertise

  • Theory of the Firm
  • Knowledge Flows 
  • Innovation 


  • Ph.D. in Strategy, Washington University in St. Louis Saint Louis
  • M.S. in Managerial Economics and Strategy, Northwestern University Evanston
  • M.S. in Economics, University of Brasília Brasília
  • B.A. in Economics, University of Brasília Brasília


BUSMHR 4490 - Strategic Management
Introduction to the concepts and analytic tools in the field of strategic management to understand the competitive position of firms. Prereq: BUSMHR 2000, 2292, 3200, and BUSOBA 2320, 2321, 3230, and BusFIN 3500, 3220, and BusML 3250, 3380, and Sr standing in Business Administration major program. Not open to students in UUSS, UEXP, or PREBSBA-PR.
BUSMHR 7412 - Competitive Analysis
Tools to identify, parse, and analyze the economic and market data necessary to complete a comprehensive strategic analysis of business competition. Application of major steps in industry analysis, competitive positioning, capability analysis, competitor analysis, and some private equity valuation. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA or WPMBA program, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 838.