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Jim Dougherty

Senior Lecturer
Contact Information
Office: E62-479
Tel: (617) 715-4845
E-mail: jpd2@mit.edu
Group(s)

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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Scott Stern

School of Management Distinguished Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management
Contact Information
Office: E62-476
Tel: (617) 253-3053
Fax: (617) 253-2660
E-mail: sstern@mit.edu
Support Staff

Name: Christine Haynes
Tel: (617) 253-6621
E-mail: cmhaynes@mit.edu

Group(s)

Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Biography

Scott Stern is the School of Management Distinguished Professorand Chair of the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Stern explores how innovation—the production and distribution of “ideas”—differs from more traditional economic goods, and the implications of these differences for entrepreneurship, business strategy, and public policy. His research in the economics of innovation and entrepreneurship focuses on the drivers of commercialization strategy for technology entrepreneurs, the determinants of R&D productivity in both the public and private sector, and the role of incentives and organizational design on the process of innovation.

He works widely with both companies and governments in understanding the drivers and consequences of innovation and entrepreneurship, and has worked extensively in understanding the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in competitiveness and regional economic performance.

Stern started his career at MIT, where he worked from 1995 to 2001. Before returning to MIT in 2009, he held positions as a professor at the Kellogg School of Management and as a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Stern is the director of the Innovation Policy Working Group at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2005, he was awarded the Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship.

Stern holds a BA in economics from New York University and a PhD in economics from Stanford University.

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