I am a professor at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, where I hold the Olesen/Battelle Endowed Excellence Chair in Entrepreneurship. I am the chair of the Department of Management and Organization. Management and Organization Department is Foster Business School’s most prominent department, with 26 tenure-track faculty and three teaching faculty. The department also hosts 5 to 10 adjunct faculty at any given quarter. I am the Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship research director and co-founded the West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship.
Teaching and Research
I joined the Foster of Business in 1996. Before coming to Foster, I served on the faculty at the Stern School of Business, New York University. I have taught classes at the National University of Singapore, the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad campus), GIBS Business School affiliated with the University of Pretoria, and the International University of Japan in Niigata, Japan. I teach courses primarily on competitive strategy, technology and innovation, and entrepreneurship. I have taught courses in Corporate Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Operations Management.
My research interests are in competitive strategy, corporate entrepreneurship, and technology entrepreneurship. I am among the top 0.9% of highly cited researchers overall by a recent Stanford University Study. I rank #566 among the 36,319 researchers in the business and management category. This new index of scholarly influence, published in the journal PLOS Biology, was constructed from an exhaustive analysis of citation data from 1996 to 2019 on the research of 6,880,389 scientists who have published at least five papers in any of 22 major disciplines, ranging from biology to engineering to economics to management. The database lists the top 2% of scholars—more than 100,000 names in total.
I am a past Associate Editor for the Journal of Business Venturing. I have served on the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Journal editorial boards, all premier journals in my field. I currently on the editorial board of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, a leading entrepreneurship journal.
In my free time, I play competitive tennis and work on improving my photography skills. I love traveling with my wife and daughter. I have traveled with my Executive MBA classes every year for the past 15 years and visiting interesting companies in many parts of the world.