About the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group

Northeastern was one of the first universities to create a formal entrepreneurship program, dating back to 1958. Today, the D’Amore-McKim Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group (E&I) is at the forefront of academic research, curricula, and experiential learning not only in entrepreneurship, but also in corporate innovation. Award-winning scholars and recognized industry leaders come together to form the backbone of E&I’s commitment to conduct impactful research, and to teach, guide, and mentor the next generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. 

Research conducted by our faculty includes organizational strategies to respond to technology-driven transformations, digital platforms and crowdsourcing, innovation through acquisitions and alliances, new product development processes, entrepreneurship, managing venture growth, family business, new business models, and dynamic competition. E&I faculty publish in leading scholarly journals and also in the leading practitioner-oriented publications.

The E&I Group offers an array of courses in both innovation and entrepreneurship topics that prepare our students to become entrepreneurs or agents of change and progress in established organizations. At the undergraduate level, our entrepreneurship programs are divided into three tracks: venture capital-backed ventures, owner-managed and family businesses, and social ventures. Minors and major concentrations are both available. At the graduate level, E&I offers two concentrations in the MBA program: entrepreneurship and corporate innovation. In addition, the group offers two unique programs: the Master of Science in Innovation which focuses on corporate innovation and the Master of Science in Technological Entrepreneurship which focuses on emerging technology ventures.  

Complementing our research and academic programs, E&I has spearheaded the creation of a vibrant entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem on campus and beyond. This includes the IDEA Student-Led Venture Accelerator, the MOSAIC guild of expertise-based service providers, The McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network, and the Entrepreneurship Club. Our research, educational approach, and support ecosystem have resulted in multiple awards and recognitions, including being ranked a top 10 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in 2018 by The Princeton Review.

Randomized Insights: Field Experiments in Understanding Knowledge Production in the Sciences
Kevin Boudreau, Lakhani, K.
Science                                                              
2018
 
Goal-Relatedness and Learning: Evidence from Hospitals
Clark, J. R., Venkat Kuppuswamy, Staats, B.
Organization Science
2018
 
Testing the Theory of Consumer Discrimination as an Explanation for the Lack of Minority Hiring in Hollywood Films
Venkat Kuppuswamy, Younkin, P.
Management Science (forthcoming)
 
Stepping Across for Social Approval: Ties to Independent Foundation’s Boards after Financial Restatements
Razvan Lungeanu, Paruchuri, S., Tsai, W.
Strategic Management Journal
2018
 
Thinking Broad and Deep: Why Some Directors Exert an Outsized Influence on Strategic Change
Razvan Lungeanu, Zajac, E.
Organization Science (forthcoming)
 
Familiarity, Creativity, and the Adoption of Category Labels in Technology Industries
Zunino, D., Fernando Suarez, Grodal S.
Organization Science
2018
 
The Hybrid Trap: Why Most Efforts to Bridge Old and New Technology Miss the Mark
Fernando Suarez, Utterback, J., Von Gruben, P., and Kang, H.Y.
MIT Sloan Management Review
2018
 
An Integrative Perspective of Organizational Responses: Routines, Heuristics and Improvisations in a Mount Everest Expedition
Fernando Suarez, and Montes, J.
Organization Science (forthcoming)
 
Institutional Deterioration and Entrepreneurial Investment: The Role of Political Connections
Ge, J., Stanley, L., Kimberly Eddleston, Kellermanns, F.
Journal of Business Venturing
2017

Examining Alliance Portfolios Beyond the dyads: The Relevance of Redundancy and Nonuniformity Across and Between Partners
Hoehn-Weiss, M., Samina Karim, Lee, C.H.
Organization Science
2017

Restructure or reconfigure? Designing the Reorg That Works For You
Girod, S. J.G., Samina Karim
Harvard Business Review
2017

A Behavioral Theory of Social Performance: Social Identity and Stakeholder Expectations
Nason, R. S., Sophie C. Bacq, Gras, D. M.
Academy of Management Review
2017

Delaying change: Examining How Industry and Managerial Turbulence Impact Structural Realignment
Samina Karim, Carroll, T. N., Long, C. P.
Academy of Management Journal
2016

A Case Study of Crowdsourcing Gone Wrong
Fixson, S. K., Tucker J. Marion
Harvard Business Review
2016

Customizing your Social Strategy to the Platform
Tucker J. Marion, Roberts, D., Candi, M., Gloria Barczak
MIT Sloan Management Review
2016

New Books

The Innovation Navigator: Transforming Your Organization in the Era of Digital Design and Collaborative Culture
Tucker J. Marion, Fixson, S.
University of Toronto Press
2018
Recognized as leaders in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation, our distinguished faculty serve in a number of key editorial positions on academic journals, university presses and other scholarly outlets.

Academy of Management Review: Kimberly Eddleston, Editorial Board Member; Fernando F. Suarez, Editorial Board Member

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management: John Friar, Editorial Board Member Ralph Katz, Editorial Board Member; Tucker Marion, Editorial Board Member

Journal of Business Venturing: Kimberly Eddleston, Associate Editor; Sophie Bacq, Editorial Board Member

Journal of Product Innovation Management: Tucker Marion, Editorial Board Member; Marc Meyer, Editorial Board Member

Management Science: Kevin Boudreau, Associate Editor

Organization Science: Samina Karim, Editorial Board Member

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal: Kimberly Eddleston, Editorial Board Member

Strategic Management Journal: Samina Karim, Associate Editor, Kevin Boudreau, Editorial Board Member

Strategic Organization: Samina Karim, Editorial Board Member

Strategy Science: Samina Karim, Editorial Board Member
Kimberly A. Eddleston: Selected 2016 Academic Scholar, Cornell University, Smith Family Business Initiative

Kimberly A. Eddleston: 2016 Best Qualitative Paper Award, European Academy of Management

Kimberly A. Eddleston: 2016 Family Owed Business Institute Scholar Award, Grand Valley State University, Family Enterprise Research Conference

Kimberly A. Eddleston: 2016 Schulze Best Research Contribution Award, Schulze Foundation

Kimberly A. Eddleston: 2016 Schulze Best Teaching Exercise Award, Schulze Foundation

Marc H. Meyer: 2016 Entrepreneur in Residence, SeoulTech

Samina Karim: Chair of the Competitive Strategy Interest Group, Strategic Management Society

Susan Montgomery: “International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers” (2004-2016 Editions), Law Business Research, Inc.

Susan Montgomery: “World’s Leading Trademark Law Practitioners” Euromoney/Managing Intellectual Property

Susan Montgomery: “World’s Leading Women in Business Law” Legal Media Group

Susan Montgomery: WTR Global 1000 – Silver Ranking, World Trademark Review

Upcoming Events

Oct 18

CEOs and executives from top life science companies will convene in one room to discuss healthcare innovation at this year’s economic forum curated by the German-American Business Council.