Laura B. Cardinal is the SmartState Endowed Chair and Director for the Center for Innovation and Commercialization at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her expertise centers on the implementation of innovation goals and strategies, and includes the effects of organizational control and coordination on innovation, R&D, new product development team commercialization, and founding firm adaptation. Professor Cardinal sits on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management. She has served or serves on editorial boards of the top journals in management, served as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Annals, and sat on the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society, Her book, Organizational Control (with Sitkin and Bijlsma-Frankema), was published by Cambridge University Press.