Toby E. Stuart

Professor and Leo Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
Toby E. Stuart


Ph.D., Stanford Graduate School of Business

Summary of Experience

Professor Stuart specializes in intellectual property, corporate strategy, and entrepreneurship, and has conducted analyses of firms' incentives to innovate. He has provided expert consulting services to numerous companies, and teaches M.B.A., doctoral level, and executive education courses in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, technology strategy, and entrepreneurship.

Professor Stuart's academic research focuses on the formulation of firm strategies in a number of industries; the formation, governance, and consequences of strategic alliances; organizational design and new formation in established firms; and venture capital networks and the role of networks in the creation of new firms. He is a recipient of the Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship and of Administrative Science Quarterly's Scholarly Contribution Award for best paper.

A prolific author, Professor Stuart has published several book chapters and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Research Policy and Industrial and Corporate Change. He is a past or present editorial board member of these journals, and a former associate editor of the American Journal of Sociology.

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