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Through commitment to rigorous, interdisciplinary analysis of issues of substantial relevance and in close collaboration with the industry, we aspire to stimulate fresh educational content, inspire business leaders, develop effective management tools and practices, and inform current public policy debates.
Our research is organized into three tracks:
Peer-to-peer accommodation rentals, budget airlines, Islamic banking, microbreweries, income generation associations in rural Africa, ride-sharing businesses, organic supermarkets, biotechnology and social venture capital are among the many organizational forms that have emerged recently to exploit some market opportunity by means of a radically different business model often to the detriment of an incumbent population of firms. In this track, we probe such questions as
Growth ecosystems are engines of start-up formation, scaling, talent development and technical and social progress. They have become indispensible elements in the economic development strategies of governments around the world.
In such systems, venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) play prominent roles. Our research investigates the inner workings of VC/PE firms, their operational mechanics and their value generation.
We also analyze:
An important component of our research agenda concerns explaining the origin and early life of a firm and how firms compete, regenerate and stay entrepreneurial as they evolve.
Some of the key questions we examine include: