The goal for the seminar is to engage with leading scholars in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. Even in the current challenging circumstances, the seminar remains committed to advancing the research and teaching mission of TIES as well as the broader MIT community. The TIES Seminar will continue to take place in the form of online presentations. Please contact Stephanie Taverna (staverna@mit.edu) if you wish to be added to the mailing list to receive the participation link.

*This Spring, due to changes with the Sloan course schedule, seminar times have been moved to 11:45a-1:00p.*

Current Seminars

  • March 1, 2021

    Janet Vertesi, Associate Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

    Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA’s Teams

    Discussant: N/A

  • March 29, 2021

    Wendy Bradley, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Business Economics, SMU Cox School of Business

    The Pirate Bay & Box Office Buccaneers

    Discussant: Scott Stern

  • April 12, 2021

    Laura Huang, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

    Collective Folly and Individual Wisdom: How Decision Framing Impacts Entrepreneurial Investment Decisions

    Discussant: Basima Tewfik

  • April 26, 2021

    Ina Ganguli, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Why U.S. Immigration Barriers Matter for the Global Advancement of Science

    Discussant: Danielle Li

  • May 3, 2021

    Melinda Baldwin, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland

    In Referees We Trust? Scientific Autonomy, Public Accountability, and the Rise of 'Peer Review'

    Discussant: Fiona Murray

  • May 10, 2021

    John Van Reenen, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics


    Discussant: Pierre Azoulay

  • May 17, 2021 Special Fireside Chat

    Dr. Robert Krim,  Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, College of Business, Framingham State University

    ‘Boston Made’ Waves of Innovation - from Revolution to Robotics: Innovations That Changed the World 

    Host: Phil Budden