Sloan Distinguished Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Pierre Azoulay is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and an Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Azoulay teaches courses on strategy and technology strategy at MIT Sloan. Previously, he was an associate professor of management at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. His research centers on how organizational design and social networks influence the productivity of research and development in the healthcare sector. Currently, Azoulay is studying the impact of superstar researchers on the research productivity of their colleagues in the academic life sciences. He also is interested in the topic of academic entrepreneurship, having recently concluded a major study of the antecedents and consequences of academic patenting. In the past, he has investigated the outsourcing strategies of pharmaceutical firms, in particular the role played by contract research organizations in the clinical trials process. He is a faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Azoulay holds a Diplôme D’études Supérieures de Gestion from the Institut National des Télécommunications, an MA in telecommunications from Michigan State University, and a PhD in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
General Expertise: Alliances; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Clinical trials; Compensation; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; Econometrics; Economics of organizations; Employee motivation; Employment relations; Human resource management; Incentives, corporate; Incentives, customer; Industrial economics; Innovation; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Labor market policy; Management of technology; Non-market strategy; Patents; Pharmaceutical; Research and development; Social networks; Strategic management; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer
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