Doctoral Student

Johnathan R Cromwell

Johnathan graduated from MIT with a degree in Chemical-Biological Engineering in 2009.  His experience there first introduced him to the complexities of human dynamics in business.  While working on technical projects and observing classmates and alumni involved with innovation, he realized that the fate of technology and innovation is controlled more by the human dynamics surrounding technology than the technology itself.  These interests culminated while working at 3M, where interviews with colleagues compelled him to pursue an academic career studying human behavior within organizations.  Since then, he has joined the doctoral program in management at HBS and has developed two lines of interests.  One is to understand the fundamental factors that drive human behavior and the other is to apply this knowledge to understand the human dynamics that separate innovation success from innovation failure.​