Innovation Management and Design Engineering Research

Research in technology innovation and entrepreneurship applies a social science lens to decision making relative to technology design, investment, deployment, and adoption.

Faculty and students in technology innovation and entrepreneurship conduct both quantitative and qualitative social science research relevant to the advancement and adoption of both incremental and disruptive technologies. Levels of analysis vary from ecosystem studies, to institutional considerations of government agencies, corporations, and technology transfer offices, to individual considerations of venture funders, technology entrepreneurs, corporate intrapreneurs, product designers and managers, technology transfer leaders, and end users.

Current faculty research focuses on entrepreneurial ecosystems, sustainability decision making, and responsible innovation and design.

The group’s research is supportive of Brown’s broader entrepreneurship initiatives directed by the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.  


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