Edward Roberts

David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology
Founder and Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Biography | Selected Publications

"Entrepreneurial Ideation and Organizational Performance: Imprinting Effects." Eesley, Charles, David H. Hsu, and Edward B. Roberts. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Forthcoming.

"Contingent Effects of Top Management Teams on Venture Performance: Aligning Founding Team Composition with Innovation Strategy and Commercialization Environment." Eesley, Charles, David H. Hsu, and Edward B. Roberts (2014). Strategic Management Journal, 34: 1798-1817. (2014)

"Are You Experienced or Are You Talented?: When Does Innate Talent vs. Experience Explain Entrepreneurial Performance?" Eesley, Charles, and Edward B. Roberts (2012). Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 6: 207-219. (2012)

"Credit System Reform and Alumni Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Tsinghua University." Yang, D., et al. (July 2011). Working Paper.

"Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT – An Updated Report." Eesley, Charles, and Edward B. Roberts (2011). Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship Research, 7(1-2): 1-149. (2011)

Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT – An Updated Report Roberts. Roberts, Edward B., and Charles EesleyBoston: NOW Publications, 2011.

"Entrepreneur Central: My View." Roberts, Edward B. (July/August 2009). Technology Review, 112(4): M4.

"Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT." Roberts, Edward B., and Charles Eesley (February 2009). Kauffman Foundation.

Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT. Roberts, Edward B., and Charles Eesley. Kansas City: Kauffman Foundation, 2009.

"Corporate Venture Capital (CVC): Seeking Innovation and Strategic Growth." MacMillan, Ian, Edward B. Roberts, Val Livada, and Andrew Wang. Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Standards & Technology Special Report GCR 08-916, June 2008.

"Corporate Venture Capital (CVC): Seeking Innovation and Strategic Growth." MacMillan, Ian, Edward B. Roberts, Val Livada, and Andrew Wang (June 2008). National Institute of Standards & Technology Special Report GCR 08-916.

"Entrepreneurs from Technology-Based Universities: Evidence from MIT." Hsu, David H., Edward B. Roberts, and Charles E. Eesley (June 2007). Research Policy, 36(5), 768-788.

"What We Learned About Invention and Innovation." Roberts, Edward B. (January/February 2007). Research-Technology Management, 50(1): 35-54.

"Global R&D Activities of Japanese MNCs in the US: A Triangulation Approach." Kurokowa, Sam, Satoshi Iwata, and Edward B. Roberts (2007). Research Policy, 36: 3-36. (2007)

"Making System Dynamics Useful: A Personal Memoir." Roberts, Edward B. (Summer/Fall 2007). System Dynamics Review, 23(2-3): 119-136.

"Technology Alliances and Networks: An External Link to Research Capability." Soh, Pek-Hooi, and Edward B. Roberts (November 2005). IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 52(4): 419-428.

"Reflections on Corporate Venture Capital." Livada, V., and Edward B. Roberts (2005). NVCA Today, 6. (2005)

"E-Business Transformation via Alliance Clusters." Ghandour, Fares A., Paulina Swartz, Heidi M. Grenek, and Edward B. Roberts (December 2004). Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 16(4): 435-455.

"A Perspective on 50 Years of the Engineering Management Field." Roberts, Edward B. (November 2004). IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 51(4): 398-403.

"Success Factors in High Technology." Roberts, Edward B. In The MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel Tenth Anniversary Colloquium, June 8, 2004, 28-31.

"Linkage, Leverage and Leadership Drive Successful Technological Innovation." Roberts, Edward B. (May/June 2004). Research/Technology Management, 47(3): 9-11.

"An Introduction and Celebration." Roberts, Edward B. International Journal of Technology and Innovation Management Education, 1(1): 1-2. (2004)

"Overcoming Weak Entrepreneurial Infrastructures for Academic Spin-Off Ventures." Degroof, Jean-Jacques, and Edward B. Roberts (Summer 2004). Journal of Technology Transfer, 29(3-4): 327-352.

"Technology Transfer from Japanese Universities to Pharmaceutical Companies." Roberts, Edward B., and Michiru Fukuda (2004). International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 3(3): 243-262. (2004)

"Ally or Acquire? Case Studies of Compaq and Cisco as Additional Tests of the External Technology Life Cycle Model." Liu, Wing-Ki, and Edward B. Roberts (August 2003). MIT Sloan School Working Paper #4421-03.

"Managing R&D Alliances Within Government: The "Virtual Agency" Concept." Castro, Miguel, Roger S. Foster, Kevin Gunn, and Edward B. Roberts (August 2003). IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 50(3): 297-306.

"Acquisitions and Alliances in the Aerospace Industry: An Unusual Triad." Antoine, Albert, Carl B. Frank, Hideaki Murata, Edward B. Roberts (2003). International Journal of Technology Management, 25(8): 779-790. (2003)

"Networks of Innovators: A Longitudinal Perspective." Soh, Pek-Hooi, and Edward B. Roberts (2003). Research Policy, 32: 1569-1588. (2003)

"First-Mover Advantages in Regimes of Weak Appropriability: The Case of Financial Services Innovations." Lopez, Luis E., and Edward B. Roberts (December 2002). Journal of Business Research, 55(12): 997-1005.

"Managerial Determinants of Industrial R&D Performance: An Analysis of the Global Chemicals/Materials Industry." Roberts, Edward B., and Paulo Roberto Bellotti (February 2002). Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 69(2): 129-152.

"Privatization Processes and the Redefinition of Corporate R&D Boundaries." Munari, Federico, Edward B. Roberts, and Maurizio Sobrero (January 2002). Research Policy, 31(1): 31-53.

"Strategic Management of Supplier-Manufacturer Relations in New Product Development." Sobrero, Maurizio, and Edward B. Roberts (January 2002). Research Policy, 31(1): 159-182.

Innovation: Driving Product, Process and Market Change. Roberts, Edward B. (ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.

"Benchmarking Global Strategic Management of Technology." Roberts, Edward B. (March/April 2001). Research/Technology Management, 44(2): 25-36.

"The Trade-off Between Efficiency and Learning in Interorganizational Relationships for Product Development." Sobrero, Maurizio, and Edward B. Roberts (April 2001). Management Science, 47(4): 493-511.

"Ally or Acquire? How Technology Leaders Decide." Roberts, Edward B., and Wing-Ki Liu (Fall 2001). MIT Sloan Management Review; 43(1): 26-34.

Managerial Applications of System Dynamics. Roberts, Edward B. (ed.). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1978. (1999)

"The Importance of Listening to the Voice of the Customer." Roberts, Edward B. (1999). Wirtschafts Politische Blaetter, 43(1-2): 44-48. (1999)

"The Effects of Social Capital on the Technological Performance of the Firm: A Longitudinal Analysis." Roberts, Edward B., and P. Soh (February 1998). MIT ICRMOT Working Paper #174-98.

"Technology Strategy in Defence Industry Acquisitions: A Comparative Assessment of Two Giants." Advani, Rahul N., Michael Anderson, Stephen Bowling, Donna Doane, and Edward B. Roberts (1998). International Journal of Technology Management, 15(8): 781-804. (1998)

"Modeling the Diffusion of Financial Innovations." Roberts, Edward B., and L. Lopez (October 1997). MIT Sloan School Working Paper #3994.

"Globalizing the Emerging High-Technology Company." Roberts, Edward B., and Todd A. Senturia (November 1996). Industrial Marketing Management, 25(6): 491-506.

"Policies and Structures for Spinning Off New Companies from Research and Development Organizations." Roberts, Edward B., and Denis E. Malone (January 1996). R&D Management, 26(1): 17-48.

"Managing Technological Innovation for Global Advantage." Roberts, Edward B. In Roberts, Edward B. (ed.), Generating Technological Innovation. Madrid: Fundacion COTEC, 1996, 17-51.

"Benchmarking the Strategic Management of Technology - II." Roberts, Edward B. (March/April 1995). Research/Technology Management, 38(2): 18-26.

Alternative Futures for the Department of Energy National Laboratories. Roberts, Edward E., R. Galvin, et. al. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Energy, February 1995.

"Benchmarking the Strategic Management of Technology - I." Roberts, Edward B. (January/February 1995). Research/Technology Management, 38(1): 44-56.

"Large Company Efforts to Invest Successfully in Small Firms." Roberts, Edward B., and Ian C. Yates (Spring 1995). Journal of Private Enterprise, 10(2): 47-80.

"Seeking Global Technological Advantage." Roberts, Edward B. (Fall 1995). IEEE Engineering Management Review, 23(3): 4-13.

"Global Benchmarking Study on the Strategic Management of Technology: The Case of Singapore." Roberts, Edward B., P.-K. Wong, and L. Loh (September 1994). MIT ICRMOT Working Paper #114-94.

​"Strategic Management of Technology: Global Benchmarks." Roberts, Edward B. In Strategic Management of Technology: Global Benchmarking. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Industrial Liaison Program, December 10, 1992, 12-22.

"The Success of High-Technology Firms: Early Technological and Marketing Influences." Roberts, Edward B. (July/August 1992). TIMS/ORSA Interfaces, 22(4): 3-12.

"How to Succeed in Business: An Interview with Edward B. Roberts." Solomon, S.D. (February/March 1992). Technology Review, 95(2): 52-59.

"A Theory of Service Delivery and Its Application to the Drop-out Phenomenon." Levin, Gilbert, and Edward B. Roberts. In Levine,  R. L., and H. E. Fitzgerald (eds.), Analysis of Dynamic Psychological Systems, Volume 2: Methods and Applications. New York: Plenum Press, 1992, 263-301.

"How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying: Listen to the Customer's Voice." Roberts, Edward B. (Fall 1992). Benchmark, 9(3): 16-18.

"Strategic Alternatives for Technology-Based Product and Business Development." Roberts, Edward B. In Kochan, Thomas A., and Michael Useem (eds.), Transforming Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992, 337-350.

"The Technological Base of the New Enterprise." Roberts, Edward B. (August 1991). Research Policy, 20(4): 283-298.

"Strategy for Corporate Alliance in the Biotechnology Industry." Mizouchi, R., and Edward B. Roberts (March 1991). Business Review, 38(4): 89-99.

"Audiotape: Managing Technology in a Recession." Roberts, Edward B. In British Airways Business World Series, London: January 1991.

"An Environment for Entrepreneurs." Roberts, Edward B. Manning, Kenneth R. (ed.), MIT: Shaping the Future. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991, 139-162.

Entrepreneurs in High Technology: Lessons from MIT and Beyond. Roberts, Edward B. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

"High Stakes for High-Tech Entrepreneurs: Understanding Venture Capital Decision-Making." Roberts, Edward B. (Winter 1991). Sloan Management Review, 12(2): 9-20.

"Product Strategy and Corporate Success." Roberts, Edward B., Marc H. Meyer (Spring 1991). IEEE Engineering Management Review, 19(1): 4-18.

"Strategic Transformation and the Success of High-Technology Companies." Roberts, Edward B. In Gold, B. (ed.), On the Increasing Role of Technology in Corporate Policy. Geneva: Special Publication of International Journal of Technology Management, Inderscience Enterprises, 1991, 59-80.

"Technological Entrepreneurship: Birth, Growth, and Success." Roberts, Edward B. (Winter 1991). MIT Management Review, 21-26.

"Evolving Toward Product and Market-Orientation: The Early Years of Technology-Based Firms." Roberts, Edward B. (December 1990). Journal of Product Innovation Management, 7(4): 274-287.

"Initial Capital for the New Technological Enterprise." Roberts, Edward B. (May 1990). IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 37(2): 81-94.

"Resolving 'The Innovation Dilemma:' Corporate Development of New Technology-Based Product Lines and Businesses." Roberts, Edward B. In Dorgham, M. A. (ed.), First International Forum on Technology Management. London: Inderscience, 1990, 145-169.

"The Personality and Motivations of Technological Entrepreneurs." Roberts, Edward B. (September 1989). Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 6(1): 5-23.

"Managing Technological Innovation in the Medical Devices Industry." Roberts, Edward B. (July-August 1989). Research/Technology Management, 32(4): 34-41.

"Inter-Firm Technological Collaboration: The Case of Japanese Biotechnology." Mizouchi, Ryosuke, and Edward B. Roberts (1989). International Journal of Technology Management, 4(1): 43-61. (1989)

New Strategies for New Challenges: Corporate Innovation in the United States and Japan. Branscomb, L., et. al. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1999. (1989)

"Technology and Industrial Innovation in Sweden: A Study of Technology-Based Firms Formed Between 1965 and 1980." Utterback, J.M., et al. (February 1988). Research Policy, 17(1); 15-26.

"Managing Invention and Innovation." Roberts, Edward B. (January/February 1988). Research/Technology Management, 31(1): 11-29.

​"Focusing Product Technology for Corporate Growth." Meyer, Marc H., and Edward B. Roberts (Summer 1988). Sloan Management Review, 29(4): 7-16.

"Technological Innovation and Medical Devices." Roberts, Edward B. In Ekelman, K. B. (ed.), New Medical Devices: Invention, Development, and Use. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1988, 35-47.

"FDA Regulation of Product Risk and Its Impact Upon Young Biomedical Firms." Hauptman, Oscar, and Edward B. Roberts (June 1987). Journal of Product Innovation Management, 4(2): 138-148.

"The Financing Threshold Effect on Success and Failure of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Start-Ups." Roberts, Edward B., and Oscar Hauptman (March 1987). Management Science, 33(3): 381-394.

Generating Technological Innovation. Roberts, Edward B. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Management of Technology: The Hidden Competitive Advantage. Edwards, Robert B., et al. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1987.

"Managing Technological Innovation: A Search for Generalizations." Roberts, Edward B. In Roberts, Edward B. (ed.), Generating Technological Innovation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987, 3-21.

"Strategic Alliances: Setting the Stage." Roberts, Edward B. In Strategic Alliances: New Competitive Muscle. New York: Business Week, October 1986, 1-29.

"New Product Strategy in Small Technology-Based Firms: A Pilot Study." Meyer, Marc H., and Edward B. Roberts (June 1986). Management Science, 32(7): 806-821.

"The Process of Technology Transfer to the New Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Firm." Roberts, Edward B., and Oscar Hauptman (June 1986). Research Policy, 15(3): 107-119.

"Audiotape: People Make it Happen." Roberts, Edward B. In Innovation Action Series. Corning, NY: Corning Glass Works, 1986.

"Health Information Systems." Roberts, Edward B. (May 1985). Medical Care, 23(5): 672-676.

"Strategic Alliances Between Large and Small Firms." Roberts, Edward B. (May 1985). MIT Enterprise Forum Reporter, 4(9).

"Entering New Businesses: Selecting Strategies for Success." Roberts, Edward B., and C.A. Berry (Spring 1985). Sloan Management Review, 26(3): 3-17.

"Managing Biomedical Innovation: Linkages Between Large and Small Companies." Roberts, Edward B. In Proceedings of the Proprietary Association Research and Scientific Development Conference, December 1984, 13-26.

"Improving Research Productivity." Roberts, Edward B. (November 1984). TAPPI Journal, 67(11): 44-47.

"Skills Requirements for the Strategic Management of Technology." Roberts, Edward B. In Taking Technology to the Marketplace. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Canadian Research Management Association, October 1984, 13-31.

"Lessons from 10 Case Studies in Innovation." J.J. Smith, et al. (September-October 1984). Research Management, 27(5): 23-27.

"Strategic Management of Technology." Roberts, Edward B. In Global Technological Change: Symposium Proceedings. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Industrial Liaison Program, June 1983, 209-222.

"Business Planning in the Start-Up High-Technology Enterprise." Roberts, Edward B. In Hornaday, J.A. et al. (editors), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 1983. Wellesley, MA: Babson College, 1983, 107-117.

"Comparison of New Technology-Based Firm Formation in Sweden and Massachusetts." Utterback, J.M., et al. In Hornaday, J.A., et al. (eds.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 1983. Wellesley, MA: Babson College, 1983, 519-528.

"R&D in the Context of the Whole Organization." Roberts, Edward B. In Research and Development: Key Issues for Management. New York: The Conference Board, 1983, 42-46.

"Representing Decision Processes." Roberts, N., et al. In Introduction to Computer Simulation: The System Dynamics Approach. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1983, 373-393.

"Why Do Occupational Physicians Need to be Better Managers?" Stearns, N., and Edward B. Roberts (March 1982). Journal of Occupational Medicine, 24(3): 219-224.

"A Systems View of the Smoking Problem." Homer, J., et al. (1982). International Journal of Bio-Medical Computing, 13: 69-86. (1982)

"Factors Affecting Research and Development Performance." Roberts, Edward B. In Suh, N.P., and B.M. Kramer (eds.), Cooperative Research. Washington, D.C.: National Science Foundation, 1982, 145-156.

"Technology and Industrial Innovation in Sweden." Martin, A. et al. In Vesper, K.H. (ed.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 1982. Wellesley, MA: Babson College, 1982.

"The Development of Biomedical Technologies." Roberts, Edward B. In McNeil, B.J., and E.G. Cravalho (eds.), Critical Issues in Medical Technology. Boston: Auburn House, 1982, 3-22.

"Licensing: An Effective Alternative?" Roberts, Edward B. (September 1981). Les Nouvelles, 16(3): 226-230.

"Commercial Innovation from University Faculty." Roberts, Edward B., and Donald Peters (July 1981). Research Policy, 10(2): 108-126.

"A System Dynamics View of Substance Abuse." Hirsch, Gary, Edward B. Roberts, and Gilbert Levin. In Lowinson, J.H., and P. Ruiz (eds.), Substance Abuse in the United States. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1981, 109-125.

Biomedical Innovation. Roberts, Edward B., Robert I. Levy, Stan N. Finkelstein, Jay Moskowitz, and Edward J. Sondik (eds.). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1981.

"Biomedical Innovation: The Challenge and the Process." J. Moskowitz, et al. In Roberts, Edward B. et al. (ed.), Biomedical Innovation. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1981, 1-17.

"Critical Functions: Needed Roles in the Innovation Process." Roberts, Edward B., and Alan Fusfeld. In Katz, R. (ed.), Career Issues in Human Resource Management. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1981, 182-207.

Federal Research on the Biological and Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation. Roberts, Edward B., et. al. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1981.

"Influences on Innovation: Extrapolations to Biomedical Technology." Roberts, Edward B. In Roberts, Edward B., et al. (eds.), Biomedical Innovation. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1981, 50-74.

"Staffing the Innovative Technology-Based Organization." Roberts, Edward B., and Alan R. Fusfeld (Spring 1981). Sloan Management Review, 22(3): 19-34.

"New Ventures for Corporate Growth." Roberts, Edward B. (July/August 1980). Harvard Business Review, 58(4): 134-142.

"Small Can Be Beautiful: Getting New Ventures Off the Ground." Roberts, Edward B. (June 1980). Management Review, 69(6): 51-56.

"Bibliography on Research and Development System Dynamics." Roberts, Edward B. (Spring 1980). Newsletter of the TIMS College on Simulation and Gaming, 4(2): 8-10.

"Venturing for Innovation." Roberts, Edward B. In Opportunities in Innovation. New York: Sperry Corporation, 1980, 44-53.

"Stimulating Technological Innovation: Organizational Approaches." Roberts, Edward B. (November 1979). Research Management, 22(6): 26-30.

"Managing New Technical Ventures." Roberts, Edward B. In Technology, Innovation and Corporate Strategy: Seminar Proceedings. Cambridge: M.I.T. Industrial Liaison Program, November 1978, 87-133.

"What Do We Really Know About Managing R&D?" Roberts, Edward B. (November 1978). Research Management, 21(6): 6-11.

"A Correlation of R&D Laboratory Performance with Critical Functions Analysis." Rhoades, Richard G., Edward B. Roberts, and Alan R. Fusfeld (October 1978). R&D Management, 9(1): 13-17.

"A Systems Intervention for Improving Medical School-Hospital Interrelationships." Stearns, N., et al. (June 1978). Journal of Medical Education, 53: 464-472.

"Critical Functions: The Key to Managing Teamwork in the Innovation Process." Roberts, Edward B., and A. Fusfeld. In Proceedings of the International Electronics Convention, Boston: May 1978.

"Improving the Role of Technology Forecasting and Planning: How to Put Technology into Corporate Planning." Roberts, Edward B., and A. Fusfeld. In Proceedings of the International Electronics Convention, Boston: May 1978.

"Strategies for Improving Research Utilization." Roberts, Edward B., and A. Frohman (March/April 1978). Technology Review, 80(5): 32-39.

"A Medical Education Program Strategy for Community Hospitals." Stearns, N., Edward B. Roberts, and T. Bergan (January 1978). The Hospital Medical Staff, 7(1): 20-25.

"Some Insights into Implementation." Roberts, Edward B. In Roberts, Edward B. (ed.), Managerial Applications of System Dynamics​. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1978, 155-161.

"Systems Analysis of Workload Fluctuations: A Case Study of the Precision Company." Roberts, Edward B. In Roberts, Edward B. (ed.), Managerial Applications of System Dynamics. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1978, 163-184. (1978)

Videotape Series: (1) Designing Medical Organizations: Underlying Concepts. Roberts, Edward B. Atlanta: National Medical Audio-Visual Center, National Library of Medicine, 1978.

"Videotape Series: (2) Designing Medical Organizations: To Matrix or Not." Roberts, Edward B. Atlanta: National Medical Audio-Visual Center, National Library of Medicine, 1978.

"Strategies for Effective Implementation of Complex Corporate Models." Roberts, Edward B. (November 1977). TIMS-ORSA Interfaces, 8(1): 26-33.

"Generating Effective Corporate Innovation." Roberts, Edward B. (October/November 1977). Technology Review, 80(1): 26-33.

Technological Change and the Traditional Firm: Implications for Government Policy. Sirbu, M. et al. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Center for Policy Alternatives, CPA 77-ll, May 1977.

"Systems Analysis of Apparel Company Problems." Roberts, Edward B. (Summer 1977). DYNAMICA, 3(Part 3): 105-131.

The Formation of a Technology Oriented Complex: Lessons from North American and European Experience. Sirbu, ​M. A., R. Treitel, W. Yorsz, and Edward B. Roberts. Cambridge, MA: MIT Center for Policy Alternatives, CPA 76-8, December 30, 1976.

Nuclear Medicine Research: An Evaluation of the ERDA Program. Potchen, E., et al. U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration, ERDA-76/135, August 1976.

"On Modelling." Roberts, Edward B. (January-March 1976). Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 9(1-2): 231-238.

"Creating More Effective R&D Plans for the Future." Roberts, Edward B. In Business Challenges: An M.I.T. Perspective. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Industrial Liaison Program, 1976, 3-37.

"Strategic Modelling for Health Care Managers." Roberts, Edward B., and Gary B. Hirsch (Winter 1976). Health Care Management Review, 1(1): 69-77.

"Systems Intervention: New Help for Hospitals." Stearns, N., et al. (Fall 1976). Health Care Management Review, 1(4): 9-18.

The Dynamics of Human Service Delivery. Levin, Gilbert, Edward B. Roberts, et al. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing, 1976.

"Videotape Series: (1) Strategic Planning: A Framework for Management Decision-Making. Roberts, Edward B. Atlanta: National Medical Audio-Visual Center, National Library of Medicine, 1976.

Videotape Series: (2) Organizing for Strategic Planning. Roberts, Edward B. Atlanta: National Medical Audio-Visual Center, National Library of Medicine, 1976.

Videotape Series: (3) Implementing Strategic Planning. Roberts, Edward B. Atlanta: National Medical Audio-Visual Center, National Library of Medicine, 1976.

"Technology Strategy for the European Firm." Roberts, Edward B. (August 1975). Industrial Marketing Management, 4(4): 193-198. ​

The Persistent Poppy: A Computer-Aided Search for Heroin Policy. Roberts, Edward B., Gilbert Hirsch, and Gary B. Levin. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing, 1975.

"Videotape: Technical Venture Strategies." Roberts, Edward B. Cambridge: M.I.T. Center for Advanced Engineering Studies, 1975.

"A Simple Model of R&D Project Dynamics." Roberts, Edward B. (October 1974). R&D Management, 5(1): 1-15.

"Diagnostic Report of the A.I.D. Organizational Change Modelling Project." Killingsworth, W., et al. Cambridge, MA: Pugh-Roberts Associates, Inc., 1974.

"Foreword." Roberts, Edward B. In Putt, W. (ed.), How to Start Your Own Business. Cambridge, MA: The M.I.T. Press, 1974, ix-xiv. (1974)

"Insights into Innovation." Roberts, Edward B. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh National Conference on the Administration of Research, Denver: Denver Research Institute, 1974, 45-48.

"The Dynamics of R&D Strategy." Weil, H., Edward B. Roberts, and T. Bergan. In Proceedings of the 1973 Summer Simulation Conference, Montreal: July 1973.

"Correlatie Tussen Innovaties en Investeringen in R&D Ontbreekt." Roberts, Edward B. (August 1972). Financieel-Economisch Magazine, 3(15): 16-21.

"Narcotics and the Community: A System Simulation." Levin, Gilbert, Gary Hirsch, and Edward B. Roberts (June 1972). American Journal of Public Health, 62(6): 861-873.

"Influences upon Performance of New Technical Enterprises." Roberts, Edward B. In Technical Entrepreneurship: A Symposium. Milwaukee: Center for Venture Management, 1972, 126-149.

"Internal Entrepreneurship: Strategy for Growth." Roberts, Edward B., and Alan L. Frohman (Spring 1972). The Business Quarterly, 37(1): 71-78.

"Some Characteristics of Technical Entrepreneurs." Roberts, Edward B., and H. Wainer (August 1971). IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, EM-18(3): 100-108.

"System Simulation of Program-Patient Interaction." Kligler, D. et al. In Proceedings of the 1971 Summer Simulation Conference, Boston: July 1971.

"Le Controle de l'Advancement des Travaux de Recherche et Developpement." Roberts, Edward B. (May/June 1971). Synopsis, 3(131): 19-32.

"Implementing New Educational Technology for the Military." Roberts, Edward B., and H. Weil (April 1971). Naval War College Review, 23(8): 22-28.

"System Simulation in Watershed Planning." Roberts, Edward B. In Proceedings of a Symposium on Lake Cochituate and its Watershed, Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College Environmental Center, 1971, 31-36.

The Care and Feeding of Entrepreneurs: A Technology Management Seminar. Roberts, Edward B. New York: Technology Communications, Inc., 1971.

"Videotape: Making Entrepreneurs a Corporate Asset." Roberts, Edward B. New York: The Innovation Group, 1971.

"How to Succeed in a New Technology Enterprise." Roberts, Edward B. (December 1970). Technology Review, 73(2): 22-27.

"Analyse Fonctionelle des Problemes d'une Entreprise de Confections." Roberts, Edward B. (January/February 1970). Direction et Gestion.

"The Management of Department of Defense Laser Research Contracts." Davis, Jr., William A., and Edward B. Roberts (January 1970). Journal of Business, 43(1): 44-55.

Financing New Technological Enterprise: Report of the Panel on Venture Capital. Roberts, Edward B. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1970.

"Unutilized Ideas in University Laboratories." Peters, Donald H., and Edward B. Roberts (June 1969). Academy of Management Journal, 12(2): 179-191.

"Exploratory and Normative Technological Forecasting: A Critical Appraisal." Roberts, Edward B. (Fall 1969). Technological Forecasting, 1(2): 113-127.

"Foreword." Roberts, Edward B. In Cetron, M., et al. (eds.), Technical Resource Management: Quantitative Methods. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1969, v-vii.

"Recognizing and Keeping Entrepreneurs." Roberts, Edward B. (1969). Innovation, no. 7: 46-53. (1969)

"Successful Technical Entrepreneurship." Roberts, Edward B. In New Business: Innovative Technology, Management and Capital. Boston: Boston College Press, 1969, 43-52.

Systems Simulation for Regional Analysis: An Application to River Basin Planning. Hamilton, H., S. E. Goldstone, J. W. Milliman, A. L. Pugh III, E. B. Roberts, A. Zellner (eds). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1969.

"New Enterprises on Route l28." Roberts, Edward B., and H. Wainer (December 1968). Science Journal, 4(12): 78-83.

"A Systems Study of Policy Formulation in a Vertically Integrated Firm." Roberts, Edward B., Dan I. Abrams, and Henry B. Weil (August 1968). Management Science, 14(12): B674-B694.

"Myths of Research Management." Roberts, Edward B. (August 1968). Science & Technology, no. 80: 40-46.

"Entrepreneurship and Technology: A Basic Study of Innovators." Roberts, Edward B. (July 1968). Research Management, 11(4): 249-266.

Follow-on Contracts in Government-Sponsored Research and Development: Their Predictability and Impact." Dyer, W., and Edward B. Roberts (Winter 1968). Industrial Management Review, 9(2): 41-55.

A Systems Analysis of Multi-Laboratory Management. Roberts, Edward B., and S. Pathak. M.I.T. Research Report to Office of Naval Research, September 1967.

"Facts and Folklore in Research and Development Management." Roberts, Edward B. (Spring 1967). Industrial Management Review, 8(2): 5-18.

"Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurial Success." Roberts, Edward B., and H. Wainer. In Proceedings of the 20th National Conference on the Administration of Research. Denver: Denver Research Institute, 1967, 81-90.

"The Problem of Aging Organizations: A Study of R&D Units." Roberts, Edward B. (Winter 1967). Business Horizons, 10(4): 51-58.

"Effects of Incentive Contracts on Research and Development: A Preliminary Research Report." Roberts, Edward B., and J. Sloat (December 1966). IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, EM-13(4): 181-187.

"Questioning the Cost/Effectiveness of the R&D Procurement Process." Roberts, Edward B. In Yovits, M.C., et al. (eds), Research Program Effectiveness. New York: Gordon & Breach Science Publishers, Inc., 1966, 93-113.

"Systems Concept in Corporate Management Education." Roberts, Edward B. In Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Training Directors' Conference, Flint, MI: General Motors Institute, 1966, 1.1-1.22.

"The Measurement and Improvement of R&D Marketing Effectiveness." Roberts, Edward B. In Changing Boundaries of the Defense Industries. Boston: Boston College Press, 1966, 14-20.

"Improving R&D Procurement." Roberts, Edward B. (Fall 1965). The Scanner, 5-6.

"Marketing and Engineering Strategies for Winning R&D Contracts." Roberts, Edward B. In Adaptability for Survival in the Defense Industries. Boston: Boston College Press, 1965, 93-113.

"The Dynamics of Research and Development." Roberts, Edward B. In Proceedings of R&D Symposium: Motivation and Support of R&D to Achieve National Goals, Washington, D.C.: National Security Industrial Association, 1965, 25-38.

"How the U.S. Buys Research." Roberts, Edward B. (September 1964). International Science and Technology, 33: 70-77.

"Research on the Management of Technology-Based Enterprises." Roberts, Edward B. (September 1964). IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, EM-11(3): 99-102.

"Research and Development Policy-Making." Roberts, Edward B. (June 1964). Technology Review, 66(8): 32-36.

"New Directions in Industrial Dynamics." Roberts, Edward B. (Fall 1964). Industrial Management Review, 6(1): 5-14.

Strategies for Survival in the Aerospace Industry. Roberts, Edward B. Cambridge, MA: Arthur D. Little, Inc., 1964.

The Dynamics of Research and Development. Roberts, Edward B. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1964.

"Industrial Dynamics and the Design of Management Control Systems." Roberts, Edward B. (December 1963). Management Technology, 3(2): 100-118.

Problems in Industrial Dynamics. Roberts, Edward B. Cambridge, MA: The M.I.T. Press, 1963.

"Model of a Research and Development Organization." Roberts, Edward B. M.I.T. Industrial Dynamics Research Memorandum D-511, October 23, 1962.

"Toward a New Theory for Research and Development." Roberts, Edward B. (Fall 1962). Industrial Management Review, 4(1): 29-40.

"Simulation Techniques for Understanding R&D Management." Roberts, Edward B. In 1959 IRE National Convention Record, Part 10. New York: Institute of Radio Engineers, 1959, 38-43.

 

Contact Information
Office: E62-440
Tel: (617) 253-4934
Fax: (617) 253-2660
Support Staff
Name: Kelly Basner
Tel: (617) 324-7626

Research Center(s)

General Expertise
Angel investing; Angel investing; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Hi technology companies; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Innovation; Innovation management; Management of technology; New venture development; New ventures; Research and development; Social entrepreneurship; Startups / Start-ups; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology transfer; Venture capital; Venture capital