Melissa A. Schilling is the John Herzog Chair Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business. She received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in strategic management from the University of Washington. Professor Schilling’s research focuses on innovation and strategy in high technology industries such as smartphones, videogames, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electric vehicles, and renewable energies. She is particularly interested in platform dynamics, networks, creativity, and breakthrough innovation. Her textbook, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation (now in its sixth edition), is the number one innovation strategy text in the world. She is also author of "Quirky: The remarkable story of the traits, foibles, and genius of breakthrough innovators who changed the world," and she is coauthor of Strategic Management: An integrated approach (now in its thirteenth edition).