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See Sooner, Act Faster: How Vigilant Leaders Navigate Digital Turbulence

Published Research

How Vigilant Leaders Thrive in an Era of Digital Turbulence George Day, The Wharton School, and Paul Schoemaker, Senior Fellow, Mack Institute MIT Press, 2019 When turbulence is the new normal, an organization’s survival depends on vigilant leadership that can anticipate threats, spot opportunities, and act quickly when the time is right. In See Sooner, Act Faster, strategy ...Read More

Financing Local Innovation

Funded Research Proposal

What is the impact of financing on innovation, and how do entrepreneurs strategically access credit? Innovative ventures need advance financing, but they face unique obstacles to credit access. Read More

Talent Poaching for Innovation

Funded Research Proposal

We will examine the cost of inventor mobility from a talent poaching perspective. It is either prohibitively costly or impossible to contract over all states of the world (Grossman and Hart, 1986; Tirole, 1999). Read More

Exploring Power and Innovation in Multi-party Alliances

Funded Research Proposal

This research project seeks to explore how differences within the members of a multi-party alliance (MPA) – specifically differences in power – impact innovative outcomes of the alliance using a unique dataset of over 345,000 pages of project documents covering approximately 3000 MPAs. Read More

What is the Importance of Pivoting for Firm Growth?

Funded Research Proposal

Does pivoting matter? How does it affect investment in innovation and firm performance? My goal is to analyze the relevance of pivoting for the development of a small firm into a mature one and to provide a better understanding of what constitutes a small firm. Read More

Leapfrogging for Last-Mile Delivery in Health Care

Funded Research Proposal

Lowering the cost and increasing the speed of last mile delivery are major challenges for the distribution channels of most industries. These challenges are even more severe in developing countries, where a large part of the population is located in rural areas, and where the lack of physical infrastructure results in a sizable part of ...Read More