Joseph Jacobs Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies; Professor of Strategy; Faculty Research Director, Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Olav Sorenson’s primary stream of research pertains to economic geography, focusing on how entrepreneurship influences the growth and competitiveness of regions within countries, and on why some regions appear more supportive to entrepreneurs than others. He has called attention to unexpected consequences of the fact that social capital plays an important role in entrepreneurial success. His secondary streams of research have addressed the relationships between basic science and innovation and how organizations can better learn from their interactions with customers and from their manufacturing experience.
Steady employment is rare — a condition some U.S. workers also endure
As with scientific research, it’s hard to distinguish correlation from causation
How unknown individuals turn into influencers on a platform for programmers
VC money for tech pushes up costs for everyone else
The most lucrative career paths avoid young, small firms