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Christian Catalini

Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
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Office: E62-480
Tel: (617) 253-6727
E-mail: catalini@mit.edu
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Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Biography

Christian Catalini is an Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Christian’s main areas of interest are the economics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and scientific productivity. His research focuses on crowdfunding and online entrepreneurial finance, how proximity affects the recombination of ideas, the adoption of technology standards, science and technology interactions. In 2009-10 he was a visiting scholar at Harvard IQSS. He has presented his research on proximity and innovation at a variety of institutions including Harvard University, MIT, Yale University, and London Business School.

Christian holds a BE in international markets and new technologies, and an MSc in economics and management of international markets and new technologies from Bocconi University, Milan, and a PhD in strategic management from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

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Jim Dougherty

Senior Lecturer
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Office: E62-479
Tel: (617) 715-4845
E-mail: jpd2@mit.edu
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Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Biography

Jim Dougherty is a Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Dougherty has extensive experience working directly with investors to execute highly successful turnarounds of troubled companies. Great Hill Partners recruited Dougherty to be their first-ever Operating Partner. He has stabilized and recapitalized such companies as Gartner, IntraLinks, Prodigy, and Small Business ISP. At Lotus Development Corporation Dougherty was the founder of eApps (Internet Division), and he created the NOTES: NEWSSTAND business publishing service which was later sold successfully.

He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dougherty holds a BA in government from Framingham State University, an MA in international economics from Columbia University, and a Graduate Certificate of Special Studies in finance and administration from Harvard University.

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