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About Benjamin Gomes-Casseres

Ben Gomes-Casseres has worked on partnership strategies for thirty years, as a researcher, teacher, and advisor. He is the Peter A. Petri Professor of Business and Society at Brandeis University, where he directs the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship and teaches courses on alliances and acquisitions, strategy, and innovation. At Brandeis, he has helped build the business programs and faculty of the International Business School and has twice received the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Ben began his academic career as a student and then professor at Harvard Business School, working on international strategy, and in particular on the use of joint ventures in international business. Before that, he worked as an economist at the World Bank. Ben received the Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award in 2000. His work has also appeared in Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Strategic Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, The New York Times, and in other journals and periodicals.

His book Remix Strategy: The Three Laws of Business Combinations (Harvard Business Press, 2015) won the Silver Medal from Axiom and was a finalist at Thinkers50. He has two popular online courses on LinkedIn Learning, on “Strategic Partnerships” and on “Ecosystems and Platforms.”

Ben is a speaker and advisor to global companies seeking to create value through partnerships and ecosystems. He holds a DBA from Harvard, an MPA from Princeton, and a BA Brandeis. A native of Curaçao, he speaks four languages.