Erin L. Scott


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Erin L Scott is a Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  

Scott’s work focuses on uncertainty and strategic development in early-stage ventures. Most recently, her work was featured in the Harvard Business Review, Management Science, and Strategy Science. At MIT Sloan, she teaches Entrepreneurial Founding & Teams, Entrepreneurial Strategy, as well as assorted MBA entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy electives. In addition, Scott mentors MIT startups and consults for ventures within the broader ecosystem.

Scott holds a BE and an MBA-MS in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively. A recipient of the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, she earned her PhD in strategy from Washington University in St. Louis. Scott then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Innovation Policy and the Economy Group. She began her academic career at the National University of Singapore. 


Scott wins 2021 Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award


"Choosing Technology: An Entrepreneurial Strategy Approach."

Gans,Joshua S., Michael Kearney, Erin L. Scott, and Scott Stern. Strategy Science Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021): 39-53. NBER Preprint.

"Entrepreneurial Uncertainty and Expert Evaluation: An Empirical Analysis."

Scott, Erin L., Pian Scott, and Roman M. Lubynsky. Management Science Vol. 66, No. 3 (2020): 1005-1015. Download Paper.

"Gender Gap in High-Growth Ventures: Evidence from a University Venture Mentoring Program."

Scott, Erin L., and Pian Shu. American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings Vol. 107, No. 5 (2017): 308-311. Download Paper.

"Strategy for Start-ups."

Gans, Joshua, Erin L Scott, and Scott Stern. Harvard Business Review, May 2018.

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