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Let us introduce Sina of Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, which is in, let us guess... ...Colorado! Sina, you recently were runner up for an award at the 2021 Annual Meeting - congratulations! So… What are your research interests right now? My research interests revolve around intellectual property rights and how they shape innovation. I am particularly interested in the role of IP in the division of innovative labor and how different characteristics of resources, firms, and industries mediate this relationship. In my dissertation, for example, I explored the role of upstream IP rights on various forms of downstream innovation ...
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Let us introduce Colleen Cunningham of London Business School, which is, unsurprisingly, in London, UK! Colleen, you recently joined the TIM Executive Committee as an At-Large member - thank you for your service! So… What are your research interests right now? My current research interests relate to frictions in the commercialization of innovation. My interest in this began with a question I had while working on research pre-PhD: “why do we get so little out of all the research money we spend in terms of new stuff?” Of course, this is very broad! Right now, there are a few areas that I’m particularly interested in. First, I’m interested in understanding ...
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TIM-troduction: Jang Woo Kim

Let us introduce Jang Woo Kim of Bocconi, which is in the bellisima cita of Milano, Italia. Jang Woo, you recently won were runner up for an award at the 2021 Annual Meeting - congratulations! So… What are your research interests right now? By far, most of my research are about human capital, and is founded on the tradition of the human capital literature. While I often use U.S. patent data to examine my questions, I have a broad spectrum of research interests. I like to connect different theories and datasets to those in my own domain. I have used stakeholder theory, economic geography, corporate strategy, and other literatures.  During my PhD, I was ...
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TIM Web Coordinator Required

The TIM Division needs a new enthusiastic, creative and motivated web guru to run all TIM's website activities. The role involves managing the TIM website to increase the transparency of TIM Division operations, including ensuring that all TIM related content is up to date and other initiatives (such as TIM-troductions) are maintained. A key outstanding task is to improve the overall site design since its move the the new AOM managed platform ("Higher Logic"). The holder will also provide advice to the TIM Executive Committee and represent the Division on technology related issues. They will also have a central role in designing and executing TIM's communication ...
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TIM-troduction: Maria Roche

As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Maria Roche of Harvard Business School, which is in Boston, Massachusetts. Maria, you recently won the TIM Best Dissertation Award, congratulations! So… What are your research interests right now? My research focuses on the production and diffusion of knowledge, which I examine in various contexts including cities, co-working spaces, universities, and open-source platforms. Currently, I am digging into both contemporary and more historic data. The first set of projects examines the importance of external knowledge for building a technology pipeline that attracts funding. The second set aims to improve ...
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TIM-troduction: Eunhee Sohn

Let us introduce Eunhee Sohn of Georgia Tech, which is in Atlanta, Georgia. Eunhee, you recently joined the TIM Executive Committee as an At-Large member - thanks for your service! So… What are your research interests right now? Through my work, I investigate the organizational processes and individual incentives of economic actors that build new technological industries and scientific fields. In some sense, my research interest is in understanding the emergence of other economic actors' research interest - "How do companies and individuals choose their area of research/innovation?" "When and why do companies and individuals become influenced by their local ...
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As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Henning Piezunka of INSEAD which is sort of near Paris, France. Henning, you recently joined the TIM Executive Committee as an At Large member, so… What are your research interests right now? My research agenda includes three distinct but related streams: crowd-sourcing, collaboration, and competition. My research on crowd-sourcing examines how firms attract voluntary contributors yet often fail to learn from their contributions. My research on collaboration examines how the evolution of dyadic collaborations depends on structural context. My research on competition examines how actors become ...
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TIM-troduction: Sourobh Ghosh

As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Sourobh Ghosh of Harvard Business School, which is in the United States. Sourobh, you recently won a TIM award at the 2020 virtual conference. Congratulations! So… What are your research interests right now? I study how firms use inexpensive experiments to drive innovation and form strategy. While the phenomenon of firms using experiments isn’t necessarily new, what’s changed is that the cost to firms to design and run business experiments has become relatively cheap. With recent advances in information technology, experimentation is now scalable to test decisions of firm-wide consequence, changing ...
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TIM-troduction: Sonali Shah

As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Sonali Shah of Gies College of Business which is part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Illinois. Sonali, you recently joined the TIM Executive Committee, so… What are your research interests right now? My research centers on improving our understanding of the processes that fuel innovation and entrepreneurship. There are three areas that I’m particularly interested in: investigating collaborative models of innovation development—such as open source software development—and their implications for firms and policy; examining the factors that determine startup success ...
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As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Joey van Angeren of VU Amsterdam, which is, perhaps not surprisingly, in Amsterdam! Joey, you recently were nominated for an award at the 2020 virtual conference. Congratulations! So… What are your research interests right now? Most of my research focuses on product outcomes in the context of platform ecosystems. Within this broad area, I mainly adopt the perspective of the complementors that make up the vast majority of the platform ecosystem and ask what the implications are of the strategic choices that they make as they navigate this challenging competitive environment. I examine classic issues ...
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TIM-troduction: Elie Sung

As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Elie Sung of HEC Paris which is in, not unsurprisingly, France. Elie, you recently won a TIM award at the virtual conference of 2020. Congratulations! So… What are your research interests right now? I am interested in how firms react to innovation policy and how in turn they shape it through corporate political actions. My work is informed by innovation research on the rate and direction of innovation that often finds a heterogeneous impact of innovation policies. Policies tend to change the business environment in ways that are both advantageous for some types of firms and disadvantageous ...
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TIM-troduction: Thomas Klueter

As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Thomas Klueter of IESE which is in the sunny city of Barcelona, which itself is in Catalunya, Spain. Thomas, congratulations on recently joining the TIM Division Executive Committee, so… What are your research interests right now? My broad research interests lie at the intersection of strategic entrepreneurship and innovation. I focus on the ways in which established and emerging firms manage technological change and the strategies firms utilize to develop and commercialize new technologies. Naturally, understanding how incumbent bio-pharmaceutical firms position themselves during the ...
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As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Ann-Kathrin Leiting of ETH Zurich which is in Switzerland. Ann-Kathrin, you recently won the TIM Best Paper Award at the 2020 Virtual Conference, so… What are your research interests right now? My current research interests include innovation, entrepreneurial experimentation, and corporate entrepreneurship. Specifically, I am studying how incumbent firms can use internal corporate venturing as vehicle for organizational transformation. This research is strongly informed by insights that I collected when spending three years with a large engineering and electronics company, closely working with entrepreneurial ...
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TIM-troduction: Trey Cummings

As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Trey Cummings of John Hopkins University which is in Baltimore, Maryland, on the east coast of the the IS. Trey, you recently were nominated for a TIM award at the 2020 conference so… What are your research interests right now? I’m currently interested in how firm structure and processes affect the incentives and collaboration characteristics of innovation. This topic is interesting to me for a few reasons. We have witnessed multiple significant shifts along these dimensions in the last couple of decades such as the disappearance of many large centralized R&D laboratories (and possible signs of ...
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As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Annamaria Conti of HEC Lausanne which is in Switzerland. Annamaria, you recently joined the TIM Executive Committee (congratulations!) so… What are your research interests right now? I am interested in the innovation production process in the context of technology startups. Within this broad area, I analyze information problems arising between startups and investors or between startups and potential acquirers. As these problems may hinder startups’ production of innovations, I investigate mechanisms that could improve transactions in the markets for venture capital and acquisitions. Such mechanisms ...
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TIM-troduction: Michael Mödl

As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Michael Mödl of the Max Plack Institute for Innovation and Competition which is in Munich. So, Michael, you recently won a TIM award at the 2019 conference… What are your research interests right now? Broadly speaking I like to understand how new technological and societal developments affect innovation management and entrepreneurial activities. In my current research, I investigate how emerging crowd-based forms of funding interact with traditional venture capital to catalyze innovation and growth. I have been looking at different dimensions of this topic, for instance, how crowd-based ...
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As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Jacqueline Lane of Harvard Business School, which is in a fairly well known location. Jacqueline, so… What are your research interests right now? I am interested in the knowledge production process, and the implications of social networks and technology in facilitating the creation and diffusion of new knowledge and innovative breakthroughs. I am particularly interested in the role of digital platforms in diversifying people’s networks to broaden how knowledge is shared, accessed, transferred and diffused to produce new knowledge. More specifically, digital platforms offer individuals unprecedented ...
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TIM-troduction: Said Matr

As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Said Matr of U. Carlos III de Madrid which is in a big city that is the capital of Spain. Said, so… What are your research interests right now? As a young scholar with the energy, the desire, and the flexibility, I am interested in multiple disciplines. In general terms, my research interest includes technology and innovation management, human capital management and labor mobility, optimization models, and the decision making process. Currently, I am working on researches lie at the intersection of innovation management and strategy. I always try to look at the innovation process from ...
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TIM-troduction: Araks Ayvazyan

As part of our profiles of TIM people, let us introduce Araks Ayvazyan of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid which is, unsurprisingly, located in the capital of Spain. Araks, so… What are your research interests right now? My current research interests include technology management, innovation and corporate governance. Specifically, I am studying why firms practice inside-out open innovation, in a setting, where the firms voluntarily grant access to their proprietary knowledge, without any direct financial benefits in return. I also look at how these practices affect other firms in the market. Finally, I am trying to understand the role of boards of directors ...
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