Prof. Dr.

Xena Welch Guerra

Affiliated Researcher

Fields of Research

  • Behavioral and Corporate Strategy
  • Mergers and Acquisitions


Xena Welch Guerra is a Lecturer at the Institute of Management & Strategy and an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research interests lie in the areas of behavioral and corporate strategy. She completed her doctorate at the University of St. Gallen with highest distinction and has received a number of national and international grants and awards. From 2015 to 2017 she was a visiting scholar at INSEAD Singapore and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.


  • 2017 Dr.Peter-Werhahn-Preis of the University of St.Gallen, awarded for the year’s best dissertation in Management and Theory of Science
  • 2016 Best Paper Award of the Behavioral Strategy Track, European Academy of Management Conference
  • 2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award, European Academy of Management Conference, Strategic Management Interest Group
  • 2015 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Business Policy and Strategy Division
  • 2014 Best PhD Paper Award, Strategic Management Society Conference
  • 2014 Nomination for Best Conference Paper Award, Strategic Management Society Conference

Editorial Board

Editorial Board Member of the journal Long Range Planning

Teaching Activities

«Mergers and Acquisitions» in the master program for Strategy and International Management (SIM-HSG)