Distinguished Scholar Series
This year’s Distinguished Scholar Series is organized around the theme of networks and cross-sectoral collaboration in innovation.
Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
J. Peter Murmann: "The Co-development of Industrial Sectors and Academic Disciplines"
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch reception following
J. Peter Murmann is the Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Australian School of Business, and R. Graham Whaling Visiting Professor, The Wharton School. Professor Murmann is the Schumpeter Prize-winning author of Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: The Co-evolution of Firms, Technology, and National Institutions.
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
Roger Geiger: "The Past and Present of the Innovative University"
3:30-5 p.m. Reception following
Roger Geiger, Distinguished Professor, The Pennsylvania State University. Professor Geiger is the leading historian of the American research university and its historical and contemporary role in economic development. He is the author of numerous books, including Tapping the Riches of Science: Universities and Economic Development (with Creso Sá); Knowledge and Money: American Research Universities and the Paradox of the Marketplace; To Advance Knowledge: The Growth of American Research Universities, 1900-1940; Research and Relevant Knowledge: The American Research Universities since World War II; and The Future of the American Public Research University.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Brian Uzzi: "Atypical Knowledge and Scientific Impact"
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lunch afterward in McGuire Center
Brian Uzzi, Richard L. Thomas Distinguished Chair in Leadership, Professor of Sociology, and Co-director of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Northwestern University. Additionally co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology.
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