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Organizations, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Research spans the study of technical work; technology's effects on individuals and teams; the formation and growth of entrepreneurial firms; and strategy and innovation in technology-based firms.

Some projects examine the role of technology in the work of engineers, including the interplay between workplace technologies and engineering knowledge, on-the-job learning, problem-solving and coordination. Other research investigates the dynamics of globally distributed work teams; the implications of contracting and outsourcing; human-robot interaction in the workplace; and evidence-based management.

At the firm-level, research examines how entrepreneurial firms gain financing, build alliance networks and grow. Other investigations center on established firms, including creating successful R&D collaborations across businesses, effectively competing against other firms and entering new markets. Researchers also study strategies that enable established organizations to discover, develop and commercialize technologies.

The department is home to premier teaching programs in these areas including Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the Center for Work, Technology and Organizations (WTO), a world-class center dedicated to understanding how work is changing and how to design more effective organizations and technologies.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 -
12:30 to 15:30

From Opportunity to Strategy: How executives create a system of interdependent strategic decisions

Monday, May 22, 2017 -
09:30 to 12:30
Friday, November 4, 2016 -
12:30 to 15:30

Expert Crowdsourcing with Flash Teams and Organizations

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"How to tame a turf war in a global economy"

A study led by MS&E professor Pamela Hinds, sheds light on the tensions that arise at global technology companies whose talented minds are often scattered among offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 -
12:00 to 15:00

Competitive intelligence: How executives think about competition and implications for firm innovation

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 -
09:00 to 12:00

Private Organizational Influence on Public Policy through Advisory Committees 

Friday, September 11, 2015

MS&E's Assistant Professor, Chuck Eesley has been awarded the inaugural Schulze Distinguished Professorship Award. The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation supports innovative and accomplished scholars at leading universities.


Professor Eesley's research focuses on the influence of the external environment on entrepreneurship. Specifically, he investigates the types of environments that encourage the founding of high growth, technology-based firms.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Congratulations to Tina Seelig, professor of the practice in Stanford’s Department of Management Science & Engineering and STVP Executive Director, on the

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 -
13:30 to 16:30

Women's Ascents to Executive Leadership in the Middle East and North Africa: The Potential of Swift Moves in the Face of Stagnated Progress

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 -
13:00 to 16:00

What is the role of the state on entrepreneurship and venture performance?


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