HBS has an Entrepreneurial Management Unit faculty of over 30 members. These faculty teach the required first-year course, The Entrepreneurial Manager, the second-year electives and a variety of executive education programs. In addition to these faculty, there are over 45 affiliated faculty from other units whose work extends into the entrepreneurial domain, but who are formally part of other units.
Our faculty are not only distinguished teachers and renowned researchers and authors, but many also have vast personal experience as entrepreneurs. In the past ten years alone, Rock Center faculty have published 400 journal articles, 104 books, and 1,284 cases. Their biographies provide details on the entrepreneurial focus of many faculty members.
- Rock Center Faculty
- Teresa Amabile
Creativity in organizations; identification of daily events that influence work environment perceptions, motivation, behavior, and creativity.
- Lynda Applegate
Impact of information technology on industries, markets, and organizations; building new ventures in a networked economy. The evolution of electronic commerce and the role of information technology as an enabler of flexible and adaptive organizational designs and innovative management control systems.
- Jeff Bussgang
- Timothy Butler
- Frank V. Cespedes
- John Davis
Family business management: relationship and management issues faced by individuals in management, ownership and family roles in family companies.
- Thomas Eisenmann
Management challenges in networked industries; the impact of accelerated growth strategies on firms' long term performance.
- Joan Farre-Mensa
- Walter Friedman
Business, labor and economic history; marketing and personal selling; the history of African American enterprise.
- Shikhar Ghosh
- Richard Hamermesh
- Felda Hardymon
Venture capital and private equity.
- Robert Higgins
Entrepreneurial management, venture capital, venture philanthropy, and entrepreneurship in health care.
- Geoffrey Jones
Evolution of international business. Role and impact of multinational corporations in the global economy.
- William Kerr
Entrepreneurship and macroeconomic growth. International scientific networks and technology transfer. Firm innovation and investment behavior.
- Mukti Khaire
New venture growth; entrepreneurship in creative industries; challenges in founder-centric new ventures; intangible resources and firm performance.
- Elisabeth Köll
Research focuses on the legal and managerial evolution of limited-liability firms in China in the early 20th century, particularly issues of control and accountability, and the process of industrialization and incorporation in comparative perspective.
- Janet Kraus
- Joseph Lassiter
High potential ventures including both those formed as new companies and those formed within existing organizations.
- Josh Lerner
Structure and performance of venture capital; the nature and impact of intellectual property protection; and the nature of innovation in emerging industries.
- Ramana NandaUnderstanding regional variation in entrepreneurship and productivity growth; examining how capital markets impact the founding, growth and strategic direction of new ventures; and, studying how the organization of the financial sector impacts industry structure and economic growth in a region through innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Tom Nicholas
Economic and business history of the United States and Europe with particular reference to entrepreneurship and wealth accumulation and technological change within firms.
- Dina Pomeranz
- Matthew Rhodes-Kropf
- Michael Roberts
Entrepreneurial Management and Case Development.
- William Sahlman
Investment and financing decisions made at all stages in the development of entrepreneurial ventures. The role of financial institutions in providing risk capital, and the role of government policy in influencing capital formation in the entrepreneurial sector.
- W. Earl Sasser
Customer focus, customer relationship management, employee relationship management, service management, value profit chain.
- James M. Sharpe
- Howard Stevenson
The need for and consequences of predictability in entrepreneurial management. (Examining the roles played by organizations, cultures, and ethical systems in enabling individuals to predict the consequences of their own and others' actions.) Observing the patterns in people's lives that create enduring success.
- Magnus Thor Torfason
How behavior is influenced by the social structure of individuals and organizations, including how social networks affect the emergence of organizational rules and adherence to those rules. The foundation patterns of organizations whose main purpose is to provide connections between others.
- Noam Wasserman
Founder and top-management-team issues within entrepreneurial firms, with particular emphasis on the roles played by founders, top executives, outside investors, and board members. Dynamics and organizational issues within venture capital firms.
- Additional Faculty associated with Entrepreneurship
- Regina M. Abrami, Business, Government and International Economy Unit
- Malcolm P. Baker, Finance Unit
- Julie Battilana, Organizational Behavior Unit
- Clayton M. Christensen, Technology and Operations Management Unit
- Michael Chu, General Management Unit
- Arthur A. Daemmrich, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit
- Mihir A. Desai, Finance Unit
- Lee O. Fleming, Technology and Operations Management Unit
- Frances X. Frei, Technology and Operations Management Unit
- John T. Gourville, Marketing Unit
- Allen S. Grossman, General Management Unit
- Boris Groysberg, Organizational Behavior Unit
- Brian J. Hall, Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit
- Rebecca M. Henderson, General Management Unit
- Regina E. Herzlinger, General Management Unit
- Marco Iansiti, Technology and Operations Management Unit
- Rosabeth M. Kanter, General Management Unit
- Robert Steven Kaplan, Organizational Behavior Unit
- Stephen P. Kaufman, Technology and Operations Management Unit
- Tarun Khanna, Strategy Unit
- Deishin Lee, Technology and Operations Management Unit
- Herman B. ("Dutch") Leonard, General Management Unit
- John D. Macomber, Finance Unit
- Christopher Marquis, Organizational Behavior Unit
- Youngme Moon, General Management Unit
- Das Narayandas, Marketing Unit
- Krishna G. Palepu, Accounting & Management, and General Management Units
- Leslie A. Perlow, Organizational Behavior Unit
- Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, Strategy Unit
- Jeffrey T. Polzer, Organizational Behavior Unit
- V. Kasturi ("Kash") Rangan, Marketing Unit
- David S. Scharfstein, Finance Unit
- Arthur I. Segel, Finance Unit
- Michael L. Tushman, Organizational Behavior Unit
- Belén Villalonga, Finance Unit
- Andrew Wasynczuk, Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit
- Yuhai Xuan, Finance Unit
- Appointments with Entrepreneurs-In-Residence are for current HBS MBA students.
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Publications of Entrepreneurial Management Unit