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Drew Hess
Assistant Professor of Commerce
Phone: 434-243-2935 (office)
Office Location: 396
Ph.D., Strategic Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.B.A., Texas A&M University
B.A., Economics, Washington and Lee University
Areas of Expertise
Management, Organizational innovation, Research productivity of outstanding scientists, Strategic renewal
Professional Activities
Professor Hess specializes in strategy and researches a number of issues concerning organizational innovation. Specifically, in his research, he uses empirical methods to measure and analyze the role the individual plays in facilitating organizational innovation. He teaches strategy in the ICE program.
Professor Hess’ research has appeared in Strategic Management Journal; Organization Science; IEEE – Transactions on Engineering Management; MIT Sloan Management Review; and The Wall Street Journal. Based on his research, he was awarded the 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Industry Studies award for the best paper prize. While working toward his Ph.D., Professor Hess was also awarded a Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. Professor Hess is a recent graduate of Georgia Tech, where he received several awards for his teaching. Before his Ph.D. education, he worked in commercial banking at Fleet National Bank and Silicon Valley Bank.
Selected Publications
“When Are Assets Complementary? Star Scientists, Strategic Alliances and Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry,” Strategic Management Journal, 2011 (with F. T. Rothaermel).
“Intellectual Human Capital and the Diffusion of Biotechnology: Trends and Patterns, 1974-2006,” IEEE – Transactions on Engineering Management, 2011 (with F. T. Rothaermel).
“Combining Innovation Strategies,” MIT Sloan Management Review, 2010 (with F. T. Rothaermel).
“Finding an Innovation Strategy that Works,” The Wall Street Journal and MIT Sloan Management Review [joint publication], 2009 (with F. T. Rothaermel).
“Building Dynamic Capabilities: Innovation Driven by Individual, Firm, and Network Level Effects,” Organization Science, 2007 (with F. T. Rothaermel).