Batten Institute

Batten Institute Research Fellows

Research Fellows

Since 1999, the institute has supported more than 80 experts and promising pioneers in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. You can view a list of all Batten Research Fellows below.

Batten Fellows

Braden (Brad) R. Allenby

Focus: Earth Systems Management, 2001

George E.L. Barbee

Focus: Innovating with Customers, 2000

Rahul Basole

Focus: Visualizing the Start-Up Genome: Mapping Traits of Successful Start-Ups, 2016

Jan Bena

Focus: Diversity of Innovators’ Human Capital and the Value of Innovation, 2018

Arthur P. Brief

Focus: Demographically Diverse Work Environments, 2002

Joel Brockner

Focus: The Implications of Crisis Management for Corporate Innovation, Creativity, and Change

Clair Brown

Focus: Innovation Dynamics in the Electronics Sector, 2002

Barie Carmichael

Focus: Inherent Negatives as a Basis for Strategic Innovation, 2005

Beatrice Boulu-Reshef

Focus: Affordable Loss Reasoning in Entrepreneurial Decision Making, 2011

Sayan Chatterjee

Focus: Post-Merger Integration, 2001

Rashed Chowdhury

Focus: Stakeholder Entrepreneurship, 2013

Susan Cohen

Focus: Accelerated Learning: The Case of Entrepreneurial Ventures Participating in Seed Accelerators, 2012

Cindy Eddins Collier

Focus: Innovative Perspectives on the Health Care System, 2002

Jim Collins

Focus: Creating a Good to Great Experience, 2005

Marcia Conner

Focus: Creating a Learning Culture, 2002

Alex Cowan

Focus: Software Innovation Processes, 2015

Robert L. Cross

Focus: Social Network Analysis, 2004

Waverly Ding

Focus: Differential Effect of Entrepreneurship Experience on Men and Women's Job Searches, 2017

Charles Eesley

Focus: Economic Impact of University Alumni Entrepreneurs: UVA and Stanford, 2009

Vihang R. Errunza

Focus: Managerial Ownership, Firm Value, and Growth, 2003

Daniel Forbes

Focus: Exploring the Ethics of Entrepreneurial Work, 2013

Robert Friedel

Focus: Creativity Through Collaborative Endeavors, 2006

William Gartner

Focus: Entrepreneurial Narrative, 2012

George Geis

Focus: Technology Entrepreneurship, 2013

Michael Gelb

Focus: Discover Your Genius, 2002

Gerd Gigerenzer

Focus: Consumer Responses to Product Innovation, 2004

James H. Gilmore

Focus: Creation, Customization, and Commercialization in the Experience Economy, 2003

Malcolm Gladwell

Focus: The Business Implications of Blink, 2005

Tony Golsby-Smith

Focus: Using Strategic Conversations to Generate Corporate Innovation, 2008

Jerry Goodstein

Focus: Values-Based Strategies for Building Stakeholder-Firm Commitment and Enhancing Organizational Performance, 2002

Roger H. Gordon

Focus: Corporate Taxation, 2001

Donald C. Hambrick

Focus: Strategy and Economic Rationality, 2003

John D. Helferich

Focus: Design Strategies for Retail Customization, 2008

Lutz Hilderbrandt

Focus: Driving Innovation Through Marketing and R&D Synergies, 2003

Yael Hochberg

Focus: U.S. Seed Accelerator Rankings Project and Data Collection, 2013

Rolf Hüppi

Focus: Capitalizing on Intangibles in Global Strategic Management, 2004

Michael C. Jensen

Focus: The Agency Costs of Overvalued Equity, 2003

Stylianos (Stelios) Kavadias

Focus: Organization Structure, Incentives, and the Innovation Portfolio, 2008

Ronald L. Kerber

Focus: Corporate Product Creation, 2004

Mark P. Kritzman

Focus: Required Returns on Equity Across Countries and Models, 2004

Graciela Kuechle

Focus: Developing a Mathemathical Model of Effectuation, 2011

Elena Kulchina

Focus: Founders’ Impact in Their Firms After Founding and What Functional Roles Entrepreneurs Take in Their Firms, 2017

Ingmar Leliveld

Focus: Organic Growth Strategies, 2007

Chris Lotspeich

Focus: Innovation, Systems Analysis and Environmental Issues in Business, 2002

Dali Ma

Focus: Positive Psychological Traits in Social Structure: A Life-Course Analysis of the Origin of Entrepreneurship, 2012

Joel Makower

Focus: The Business Case for Sustainability, 2006

John May

Focus: Angel Investors Program, 2002

David E. Martin

Focus: The Accounting and Financial Effects of Intellectual Property, 2004

Pedro Medina

Focus: The Economic and Social Impact of Entrepreneurship Education, 2003

Michael Meyer

Focus: Developing Insight and Inspiring Innovation, 2003

Danny Miller

Focus: Creativity Through Collaborative Endeavors, 2007

Hentry Mintzberg

Focus: Designing Strategy, Designing Global Management Education, 2003

Debanjan Mitra

Focus: Big Data, Text Mining, and Customer-Based Service Innovation Management, 2016

Rafi Mohammed

Focus: Integrating On-line Off-line Businesses, 2001

Mary Altomare Nattrass and Brian F. Nattrass

Focus: Values-Driven Innovation and Sustainable Business Practices, 2001

William H. Newman

Focus: New World Enterprise, 2002

Siobhán O’Mahony

Focus: What Kind of Village Fosters Entrepreneurs’ Venture Development?, 2018

Miguel Palacios

Focus: Human Capital Contracts, 2001

Taylor Randall

Focus: Managing Product Variety, Supply Chain Management, 2002

Mary Varney Rorty

Focus: Strategic Change in Health Care Organization, 2002

Robert H. Rosen

Focus: Leading Organic Growth, 2005

Saras D. Sarasvathy

Focus: What Makes Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial?, 1999

Michel Schlosser

Focus: Sustainable and Responsible Global Leadership, 2008

Carl J. Schramm

Focus: Technology Transfer and the Role of the Entrepreneur, 2003

John Seely Brown

Focus: Learning in the Innovation Process, 2002

Reinhard Selten

Focus: Consumer Responses to Product Innovation, 2004

Walt Shill

Focus: Testing Personal Managerial Principles Through Business Simulation, 2004

Wesley Sine

Focus: Regional Institutional Factors and Their Impact on Entrepreneurs in Mexico, 2016

Larry L. Smith

Focus: Crisis Leadership, 2003

Howard Stevenson

Focus: Insights on Global Entrepreneurship: Education, Policy and Practice, 2003

Charles (Chic) Thompson

Focus: Creative Leadership, 2004

P. Jeffrey Trimmer

Focus: Management of the Extended Enterprise, 2002

Siddharth Vedula

Focus: Using Systems-Based Approaches to Quantify the Performance and Efficiency of Start-Up Ecosystems, 2016

Scott Wallace

Focus: Employer Initiatives in Redefining Health Care, 2008

Veronica Warnock

Focus: Markets in Human Hope, 2007

Robert Wiltbank

Focus: Leading Organic Growth, 2005

Heather Wishik

Focus: Exemplary Global Managers, 2001

Paul Junger Witt

Focus: Innovation and the Business of Film, 2003

Sonia Wong

Focus: The Development of China's Stock Market, 2003

Andy Wu

Focus: Organizational Decision-Making and Information: Angel Investments by Venture Capital Partners, 2017

Yi Zhang

Focus: Affective and Cognitive Processes in Innovative Problem Solving, 2014

Mitchell Zuckoff

Focus: Idea Entrepreneurs, Business Fads, and Business Scandal, 2003