Neil Thompson

Assistant Professor, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson is an Assistant Professor of Innovation and Strategy at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Thompson researches how innovation happens and what's its effects are. This includes work around cutting-edge technologies:  Moore's Law, Cloud Computing, and Synthetic Biology, as well as how firms race to come up with and patent their innovations.

Thompson is also the CoDirector of the Experimental Innovation Lab (X-Lab), which partners with companies to use randomized control trials to answer important questions in business innovation and strategy.

Before returning to academia, Thompson worked for such varied organizations as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Bain and Company, The United Nations, the World Bank, and the Canadian Parliament.

He received a BA in physics, and a BA (honors) in economics and international development from Queen's University, an MS in economics from the London School of Economics, an MS in computer science and an MA in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in business and public policy from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.

www.neil-t.com

www.BusinessExperiments.org

 

General Expertise: Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Artificial intelligence; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Computers; Corporate strategy and policy; Data analytics; Data mining; Developing countries, economics; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; Economics; High technology / Hi-tech; High technology companies; Information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Internet; Management of technology; Open innovation; Patents; Research and development; Robotics; Robots; Software; Statistics; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology transfer

     

For more background on this faculty member's research and academic initiatives, please visit the MIT Sloan faculty directory.

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Office: E62-486

Tel: (617) 253-7998

E-mail: NEIL_T@MIT.EDU

http://www.neil-t.com/

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