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TIM-troduction: Caroline Marra

Let us introduce Caroline Marra of Harvard Business School which is in Boston, Massachusetts. Caroline, you recently won the Best Student Paper at the 2022 Annual Conference. Congratulations! So… What are your research interests right now? I’m interested in external forces that are beginning to shape medical product innovation, such as the work of patient groups and disease foundations and the use of novel digital technologies in clinical research. What do you think is your most exciting contribution to academia? I think my most exciting contribution is my work to explain the role of rare disease foundations in accelerating therapeutic development. ...
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TIM-troduction: Susan Cohen

Let us introduce Susan Cohen of the University of Georgia which is in Athens, Georgia, USA. Susan, you recently joined the TIM Executive Committee as an At Large member, so… What are your research interests right now? Understanding how organizations learn and innovate has always been my primary interest and it continues to be a driving force in my work. Lately, I’ve been exploring how start-ups learn and innovate. Much of my work is conducted in accelerator programs -- short entrepreneurial training programs that provide cohorts of start-ups education, mentorship, and often seed funding. They also provide scholars like me a lab to observe the start-ups ...
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TIM-troduction: Hila Lifshitz

Let us introduce Hila of the NYU Stern School of Business, which is, umm, in, umm, New York! Hila, you recently joined the TIM Executive Committee as an At-Large Representative. Thanks for your service! So… What are your research interests right now? My research focuses on developing an in-depth empirical and theoretical understanding of the micro-foundations of scientific and technological innovation and knowledge creation processes in the digital age. I explore how the ability to innovate is being transformed, as well as the challenges and opportunities the transformation means for R&D organizations, professionals and their work. I investigate ...
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TIM-troduction: Kenneth Huang

As part of our series of TIM-troductions, meet Kenneth Huang who is currently at the National University of Singapore, which is in, you guessed it, Singapore! So, Kenneth… What are your research interests right now? My research focuses on innovation, technology management and entrepreneurship especially in the contexts of high-tech industries such as AI, biotechnology/life sciences, information and communications technology (ICT), energy and environment. In particular, I seek to understand how different institutional arrangements in intellectual property (IP) and associated technology strategy and science policy shape the knowledge processes, innovation ...
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TIM-troduction: Beverly Rich

Let us introduce Beverly Rich, who is at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City. So, Beverly, you recently won an award at the 2021 Annual Meeting - congratulations! So… What are your research interests right now? My current projects focus on contracts, innovation, technology, and/or legal markets. Broadly, I am interested in how machine learning technologies will change firms’ transactions and how firms can use the law to gain competitive advantage. What do you think is your most exciting contribution to academia? As a former lawyer, I am excited to leverage insights from law practice (particularly in terms ...
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Let us introduce Ram Ranganathan of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, which is, not surprisingly, in Austin, Texas. Ram, you recently joined the TIM Executive Committee as an At-Large member, congratulations! Thanks for your service. So… What are your research interests right now? I’m working on a couple of super interesting projects that look at how different types of ecosystems achieve “alignment” across the myriad of firms that constitute them. In general, I’ve been quite involved in trying to understand how interdependent firms align innovation choices within ecosystems, with technology standards and standards-setting ...
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TIM-troduction: Caroline Fry

Let us introduce Caroline Fry of University of Hawaii, which is located on a beautiful island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Caroline, you recently won were runner up for an award at the 2021 Annual Meeting - congratulations! So… What are your research interests right now? I study how individuals overcome institutional barriers to drive innovation in emerging economies. Much of my research focuses on the role of social networks in the careers of scientists in the context of sub-Saharan African countries. Social networks can facilitate the movement of resources, skills and social capital from more developed to developing countries and I investigate ...
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As part of our series of TIM-troduction, meet Daniel Armanios who is currently at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA but will moving to the University of Oxford starting January 2022. Daniel, you recently won an award from TIM at the recent conference - congratulations! So… What are your research interests right now? My research interests are generally around understanding how organizations coordinate to build and to subsequently use infrastructure to enhance innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. More specifically, my research focuses on two empirical forms of infrastructure. The first is on scientific infrastructure. This comprises ...
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TIM-troduction: Hyunjin Kim

Let us introduce Hyunjin of INSEAD Business School, which is located near to Paris, France with another campus in Singapore. Hyunjin, you recently won were runner up for an award at the 2021 Annual Meeting - congratulations! So… What are your research interests right now? I am deeply interested in understanding how data and algorithms are changing how firms make strategic decisions, and their implications for how firms compete and build competitive advantage. I am also interested in using field experiments in close collaboration with companies to explore these questions. What do you think is your most exciting contribution to academia? That as market ...
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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 and the ...
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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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