Prof. Suarez is the Jean C. Tempel Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, where he serves as Faculty Head of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group (research and tenure-track faculty). Prior to this, he was at Boston University, where he founded the Strategy and Innovation Department and served as its Chair from 2008 to 2013. He has also worked for the London Business School (UK), MIT Sloan School (USA), Hitotsubashi University (Japan), Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and ESE Business School (Chile). Prof. Suarez holds a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master's in Regional Planning from MIT, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chile.
His widely cited research spans the areas of innovation and technology strategy, entry timing strategies, standards & dominant designs, industry evolution, categorical dynamics, platform competition, and the role of services in product firms. His publications have appeared in leading journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Research Policy, Journal of Management, Industrial & Corporate Change, Operations Research, as well as in top practitioner-oriented publications such as Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. He serves in the Editorial Board of Academy of Management Review.
Prof. Suarez has been active in both institutional and private entrepreneurial activities. He founded and managed the first globally focused full-time MBA program in South America, today regularly ranked among the top three Latin American MBAs. He launched a software company and became an early investor and advisor to a cybersecurity services start-up that grew to a large business with offices in several countries, and has acted as angel investor in Boston-based startups. Prof. Suarez has also consulted with firms in diverse industries on innovation and strategy issues, and served in the Board of Directors of several private sector companies.