Stern has worked widely with practitioners in bridging the gap between academic research and the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship. This includes advising start-ups and other growth firms in the area of entrepreneurial strategy, as well as working with governments and other stakeholders on policy issues related to competitiveness and regional performance. In recent years, Stern has developed a popular new MIT Sloan elective, Entrepreneurial Strategy, co-founded the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program, advised the development of the Social Progress Index, and served as the lead MIT investigator on the US Cluster Mapping Project.
Stern wins 2021 Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award
Erin Scott and Scott Stern have each won the 2021 Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award from the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management, for their Entrepreneurial Strategy course developed with co-winner Joshua Gans (University of Toronto) and first launched at MIT Sloan and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
This annual award, sponsored by Yeshiva University, honors development and implementation of an innovation in entrepreneurship pedagogy. Evaluation of entrepreneurship courses is based on the innovativeness of the content and pedagogical process, demonstrated and potential impact and transferability, and the course’s relevance (to both students and entrepreneurial practice). The award committee recognized Entrepreneurial Strategy as “one of the very finest innovations in the area of entrepreneurship this year.”