Sidney G. Winter is the Deloitte and Touche Professor Emeritus of Management, at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. During his career he has held regular or visiting appointments at seven universities, served on the staffs of the U.S. General Accounting Office, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers, been a consultant for various governmental and non-profit organizations, and appeared as an expert witness in antitrust and other litigation. His research focus in recent years has been on the study of management problems from the viewpoint of evolutionary economics. He is visiting the Department of Management at the London School of Economics as a BP Centennial Professor.
With Richard Nelson, he co-authored the highly-cited modern statement of an evolutionary approach to economics: An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change (1982). He was the winner of the Viipuri Prize in Strategic Management in 2008. His 2003 paper, “Understanding Dynamic Capabilities,” was co-winner of the Best Paper Prize of the Strategic Management Journal in 2009.
Winter is a graduate of Swarthmore College, and received his doctorate in economics from Yale University. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Strategic Management Society.
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