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Specializing in strategy of business combinations, including alliances, partnerships, joint ventures, ecosystems, and mergers and acquisitions. General expertise in business strategy, international business, and technology strategy.



Ben Gomes-Casseres is an authority on alliance strategy and management. He has researched this topic for 30 years, taught it to MBAs and executives, and consulted with major companies worldwide.

At Brandeis, Ben teaches courses on business strategy and directs the MBA program and the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship. Before coming to Brandeis, he served a decade on the faculty of the Harvard Business School; before that, he was an economist at the World Bank.

Ben's most recent book is "Remix Strategy: The Three Laws of Business Combinations" (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015). Earlier, he authored "The Alliance Revolution: The New Shape of Business Rivalry" (Harvard University Press, 1996) and co-authored "Mastering Alliance Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide to Design, Management, and Organization" (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2003). Ben's work has also appeared in various scholarly journals and industry periodicals. Many of his publications, including current blog postings, are at

Ben's online courses on "Strategic Partnerships" and "Ecosystems and Platforms" are published on the LinkedIn Learning ( platform.

Ben is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a consultant and executive trainer to global.


Harvard University, D.B.A.
Princeton University, M.P.A.
Brandeis University, B.A.

Courses Taught
  • BUS 260a Competition and Strategy
  • BUS 261a Managing Technology and Innovation
  • BUS 262a Alliance, Acquisition, and Divestment Strategy
  • BUS 263a Strategy and Innovation
  • BUS 295a Field Projects
Awards & Honors
  • (2021) Excellence in Teaching (Brandeis IBS)
  • (2019) Peter A. Petri Chair in Business and Society
  • (2016) Finalist, Thought Leader of the Year, The Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors
  • (2016) Silver Prize in Economics, Axiom Book Awards, for REMIX STRATEGY
  • (2015) Finalist, Strategy Award, Thinkers50
  • (2008) Excellence in Teaching Award (Brandeis IBS)
  • (2000 - 2001) Decade Award for Most Influential Article Published in Journal of International Business in 1990's (Academy of International Business)
  • (1998) Distinguished Service Award (Brandeis IBS)
  • (1996) Distinguished Service Award (Brandeis IBS)
  • (1987) Barry M. Richman Award for best dissertation in international management (Academy of Management)
  • (1976) Phi Beta Kappa
  • (1976) Summa Cum Laude, Highest Honors in History (Brandeis Univ.)