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Research Faculty


Core Faculty

Thomas Byers
Co-Director of STVP
Professor, Management Science & Engineering

Tom Byers's research and consulting centers on key success factors in the creation and growth of high-technology ventures. He searches for insights in strategy, marketing, financing, human factors and general operations in these resource-constrained business environments. Byers also develops and share entrepreneurship education resources including a textbook co-authored with Richard Dorf and Andrew Nelson, entitled Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise. Full bio >>

   
Kathleen Eisenhardt
Co-Director of STVP
Professor, Management Science & Engineering

Kathleen Eisenhardt's research interests center on strategy and organization in high velocity industries. She has worked extensively with a variety of firms, especially those in the computing, telecommunications and networking, software, biotech, and semiconductor industries. She is a co-author of the book, Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos, winner of the George R. Terry award for outstanding contribution to management thinking. Full bio >>

   
Riitta Katila
Associate Professor, Management Science & Engineering

Riitta Katila's research spans technology strategy and innovation. She examines how entrepreneurial firms develop technological capabilities to create new product innovation, currently focusing on the innovation search strategies of biotechnology, robotics, and medical device firms. The main goal of her research is to understand how successful high-technology firms innovate. Full bio >>

   
Chuck Eesley
Assistant Professor, Management Science & Engineering

Chuck Eesley's research interests focus on strategy and technology entrepreneurship. His research seeks to uncover which individual attributes, strategies and institutional arrangements optimally drive the rate and direction of technology commercialization. He examines how entrepreneurs in developed and developing economy contexts commercialize intensive research and development products. Full bio >>

   
Robert Sutton
Professor, Management Science & Engineering

Robert Sutton is Co-Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization, co-founder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and a co-founder the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.school), a multi-disciplinary program that teaches “design thinking.” Sutton studies the links between managerial knowledge and organizational action, innovation and organizational performance. He is also an acclaimed and prolific author. Full bio >>

   


Affiliated Faculty

Stephen R. Barley
Co-Director, Center for Work, Technology, and Organizations (WTO)
Professor, Management Science & Engineering
   
Pamela J. Hinds
Associate Professor, Management Science & Engineering
   
Woody Powell

Woody Powell
Professor, Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Management Science & Engineering, and Communication, by courtesy
   
Amin Saberi

Amin Saberi
Assistant Professor, Management Science & Engineering
   
James Sweeney

James Sweeney
Director, Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency
Professor, Management Science and Engineering
   


John Weyant
Professor, Management Science & Engineering
Senior Fellow, Institute for International Studies, by courtesy
   


Current Visiting Scholars

Robin Gustafson - Aalto University

Peter McGrory - Aalto University

Ricardo San Martin - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Joseph V. Tranquillo - Bucknell University



Past Visiting Scholars

Anil Gupta - University of Maryland

Mathew Hayward - University of Colorado

Stefan Meisiek - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Alan Meyer - University of Oregon

Gerardo Okhuysen - University of Utah

Nicolaj Siggelkow - University of Pennsylvania

Patricia Thornton - Duke University

Poh Kam Wong - National University of Singapore