Elena Kulchina

Assistant Professor

Academic Area: Strategy
Phone Number: +1.919.660.1093

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Elena Kulchina is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. Her research interests are at the intersection of strategic management, entrepreneurship, and international business. Her main areas of research are foreign and domestic entrepreneurship, management of entrepreneurial start-ups and multinational ventures, and location choice. In particular, Elena is interested in understanding what roles entrepreneurs play in their firms after founding, how they form their support networks, and how they govern their relationships with early members of the start-up team. Her work has been published in Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal. Elena has received several awards for her research, including the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research, the Emerging Scholar Award in International Management from the Academy of Management, and the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award. Her work has been funded by the Kauffman Foundation research grant, University of Virginia (Darden) Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation fellowship, and Duke University.  Her doctoral dissertation was recognized with the NFIB Best Doctoral Dissertation Award in Entrepreneurship from the Academy of Management and has become a finalist for the Buckley and Casson Dissertation Award at the Academy of International Business. Elena Kulchina serves on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Review. She earned her PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Toronto.