Rory O'Shea

Visiting Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Rory O'Shea

Rory O'Shea is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Rory is also a tenured faculty member at the Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin, Ireland.

His research is primarily focused on the commercialization of academic research, with a particular emphasis on the optimal organizational and financial mechanisms for transferring university-based IP into knowledge-based start-ups. He also studies the clustering effect of high tech regions with a particular focus on the interface of university-industry-government relations. Rory’s other research area examines the critical junctures and resource assembly processes in the creation and development of technology-based ventures.

Rory has published widely in leading journals and influential volumes such as Organization Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy, R&D Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, Edward Elgar, Routledge, Forbes, Open Access Press, and Cambridge University Press.

Rory teaches courses in the area of business strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. He has a particular interest in the entrepreneurial education of undergraduate and postgraduate scientists and engineers.

Prior to entering academia, Rory worked as a management consultant in the Communications and High-Technology industry group with Accenture.

He holds a BComm, an MSc in business, and a PhD in managerial economics from University College Dublin.

General Expertise: Economic development; Initial Public Offerings (IPOs); Intellectual property; Open innovation; Technology transfer


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