Andrea Read Hugill


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Doctoral Student


  • Harvard Business School

Cambridge, MA

2009 - current

DBA candidate, Strategy track.


  • Johns Hopkins’ School for

Advanced International

Studies  (SAIS)                

Washington, DC


MA in International Relations


  • Brown University                

Providence, RI

1999 - 2004

BA in Philosophy and Mathematics,

Graduated with Honors in Philosophy




  • University of California,

San Diego                  

San Diego, CA

2007 - 2009       

Position: Director of Special Projects at Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation – Directed a variety of projects on Middle East Conflict, mostly confidential, Track II dialogue between figures in the region. 

Research assistant for:

Eli Berman, Economics Department, UCSD

Steven Spiegel, Political Science Department, UCLA



  • General Electric,

International Law and

Policy Office

Washington, DC

2006 - 2007

Position: Consultant (part-time)

Economics of Energy Policy: Researched/prepared presentations and proposals for GE economists and attorneys on energy policy.

International Trade Regulations: Worked with GE executives handling international disputes by researching relevant regulations, cultural issues, and trade policy.    

  • Dubai Holding

Dubai, UAE


Position: Consultant

Business Development: Worked to write a 5 year business plan for a startup risk management company.  Conducted short-term and long-term analysis of the local risk management market.




Short, Jodi L., Michael W. Toffel, and Andrea Hugill.  

Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 14-032, October 2013.

Hugill, Andrea, and Jordan Siegel.

Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 13–055

  • “Managerial Capabilities” (forthcoming)

Hugill, Andrea and Constance Helfat

The Encyclopedia of Strategy

Palgrave MacMillan

  • “Managerial Rents” (forthcoming)

Hugill, Andrea and Constance Helfat

The Encyclopedia of Strategy

Palgrave MacMillan

  • “The Future of Long-Term Investing”

Hugill, Andrea, Josh Lerner, and Oliver Wyman Consulting

World Economic Forum Report





Ad Hoc Reviewer ~ Strategic Management Journal

I have been an Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Strategic Management Journal for over a year.  I have reviewed manuscripts and provided feedback on whether the manuscript should be published in the journal. 



  • Harvard Business School

Fall, 2011


Global Strategic Management

Teaching assistance for Professor Jordan Siegel, teaching the MBA course “Global Strategic Management” using the case method. 

  • Harvard Business School

Spring, 2012


Strategies Beyond the Market

Teaching assistance for Professor Dennis Yao, teaching the MBA course “Strategies Beyond the Market” using the case method. 

  • Johns Hopkins SAIS

Spring, 2007



Teaching assistance for Professor Robert Gurman, teaching macroeconomics at a graduate level.  

  • Johns Hopkins SAIS

Fall, 2006



Teaching assistance for Professor Mine Senses, teaching microeconomics at a graduate level.  



Arabic - Intermediate reading, writing, and speaking knowledge.

French – Advanced intermediate reading, writing, and speaking knowledge.   


    Working Papers

    1. Monitoring the Monitors: How Social Factors Influence Supply Chain Auditors

      Supply chain auditors provide companies with strategic information about the practices of suppliers, yet little is known of what influences auditors' ability to identify and report dangerous, illegal, and unethical behavior at factories. Drawing on insights from the literatures on street-level bureaucracy and on regulatory and audit design, we theorize and investigate the factors that shape the practices of private supply chain auditors. We find evidence that their reporting practices are shaped by an array of social factors, including an auditor's experience, gender, and professional training; ongoing relationships between auditors and audited factories; and gender diversity on audit teams. By providing the first comprehensive and systematic findings on supply chain auditing practices, our study suggests strategies for designing more credible monitoring regimes.

      Keywords: industry self-regulation; auditing; Codes of conduct; supply chains; corporate social responsibility; globalization; Accounting Audits; Developing Countries and Economies; Supply Chain; Operations; Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact; Safety; Social Issues; Social Enterprise; Labor; Working Conditions; Law Enforcement; Globalization; Corporate Accountability; Fashion Industry; Forest Products Industry; Manufacturing Industry;


      Short, Jodi L., Michael W. Toffel, and Andrea R. Hugill. "Monitoring the Monitors: How Social Factors Influence Supply Chain Auditors." Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 14-032, October 2013. (Revised February 2014. Previously titled "What Shapes the Gatekeepers? Evidence from Global Supply Chain Auditors.")
    2. Which Does More to Determine the Quality of Corporate Governance in Emerging Economies, Firms or Countries?

      Scholars of corporate governance have debated the relative importance of country and firm characteristics in understanding corporate governance variation across emerging economies. Using panel data and a number of model specifications, we shed new light on this debate. We find that firm characteristics are as important as and often meaningfully more important than country characteristics in explaining governance ratings variance. These results suggest that, over recent years, firms in emerging economies had more capability to rise above home-country peer firms in corporate governance ratings than has been previously suggested.

      Keywords: Quality; Corporate Governance; Developing Countries and Economies;


      Hugill, Andrea, and Jordan Siegel. "Which Does More to Determine the Quality of Corporate Governance in Emerging Economies, Firms or Countries?" Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 13-055, December 2012. (Revised March 2013.)

      Research Summary

    1. Overview

      My research is an effort to understand how international political forces can shape and are shaped by the forces of business. This work incorporates business strategy, most importantly, but also institutional economics, international business, political economics, finance, governance, and public policy literatures. I seek to provide actionable understanding for both academics and practitioners.

        Area of Study

        • Strategy