View All Batten Research Fellows

  • The Batten Fellows Program brings prominent and high-potential thought leaders to the Darden School of Business for short and long-term visits. 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.

    Braden (Brad) R. Allenby
    Focus: Earth Systems Management
    Year: 2001

    George E.L. Barbee
    Focus: Innovating with Customers
    Year: 2000

    Rahul Basole
    Focus: Visualizing the Start-Up Genome: Mapping Traits of Successful Start-Ups
    Year: 2016

    Jan Bena
    Focus: Diversity of Innovators’ Human Capital and the Value of Innovation
    Year: 2018

    Arthur P. Brief
    Focus: Demographically Diverse Work Environments
    Year: 2002

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

    Clair Brown
    Focus: Innovation Dynamics in the Electronics Sector
    Year: 2002

    Barie Carmichael
    Focus: Inherent Negatives as a Basis for Strategic Innovation
    Year: 2005

    Beatrice Boulu-Reshef
    Focus: Affordable Loss Reasoning in Entrepreneurial Decision Making
    Year: 2011

    Sayan Chatterjee
    Focus: Post-Merger Integration
    Year: 2001

    Rashed Chowdhury
    Focus: Stakeholder Entrepreneurship
    Year: 2013

    Susan Cohen
    Focus: Accelerated Learning: The Case of Entrepreneurial Ventures Participating in Seed Accelerators
    Year: 2012

    Cindy Eddins Collier
    Focus: Innovative Perspectives on the Health Care System
    Year: 2002

    Jim Collins
    Focus: Creating a Good to Great Experience
    Year: 2005

    Marcia Conner
    Focus: Creating a Learning Culture
    Year: 2002

    Alex Cowan
    Focus: Software Innovation Processes
    Year: 2015

    Robert L. Cross
    Focus: Social Network Analysis
    Year: 2004

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

    Charles Eesley
    Focus: Economic Impact of University Alumni Entrepreneurs: UVA and Stanford
    Year: 2009

    Vihang R. Errunza
    Focus: Managerial Ownership, Firm Value, and Growth
    Year: 2003

    Daniel Forbes
    Focus: Exploring the Ethics of Entrepreneurial Work
    Year: 2013

    Robert Friedel
    Focus: Creativity Through Collaborative Endeavors
    Year: 2006

    William Gartner
    Focus: Entrepreneurial Narrative
    Year: 2012

    George Geis
    Focus: Technology Entrepreneurship
    Year: 2013

    Michael Gelb
    Focus: Discover Your Genius
    Year: 2002

    Gerd Gigerenzer
    Focus: Consumer Responses to Product Innovation
    Year: 2004

    James H. Gilmore
    Focus: Creation, Customization, and Commercialization in the Experience Economy
    Year: 2003

    Malcolm Gladwell
    Focus: The Business Implications of Blink
    Year: 2005

    Tony Golsby-Smith
    Focus: Using Strategic Conversations to Generate Corporate Innovation
    Year: 2008

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

    Roger H. Gordon
    Focus: Corporate Taxation
    Year: 2001

    Donald C. Hambrick
    Focus: Strategy and Economic Rationality
    Year: 2003

    John D. Helferich
    Focus: Design Strategies for Retail Customization
    Year: 2008

    Lutz Hilderbrandt
    Focus: Driving Innovation Through Marketing and R&D Synergies
    Year: 2003

    Yael Hochberg
    Focus: U.S. Seed Accelerator Rankings Project and Data Collection
    Year: 2013

    Rolf Hüppi
    Focus: Capitalizing on Intangibles in Global Strategic Management
    Year: 2004

    Michael C. Jensen
    Focus: The Agency Costs of Overvalued Equity
    Year: 2003

    Stylianos (Stelios) Kavadias
    Focus: Organization Structure, Incentives, and the Innovation Portfolio
    Year: 2008

    Ronald L. Kerber
    Focus: Corporate Product Creation
    Year: 2004

    Mark P. Kritzman
    Focus: Required Returns on Equity Across Countries and Models
    Year: 2004

    Graciela Kuechle
    Focus: Developing a Mathemathical Model of Effectuation
    Year: 2011

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

    Ingmar Leliveld
    Focus: Organic Growth Strategies
    Year: 2007

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

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

    Joel Makower
    Focus: The Business Case for Sustainability
    Year: 2006

    John May
    Focus: Angel Investors Program
    Year: 2002

    David E. Martin
    Focus: The Accounting and Financial Effects of Intellectual Property
    Year: 2004

    Pedro Medina
    Focus: The Economic and Social Impact of Entrepreneurship Education
    Year: 2003

    Michael Meyer
    Focus: Developing Insight and Inspiring Innovation
    Year: 2003

    Danny Miller
    Focus: Creativity Through Collaborative Endeavors
    Year: 2007

    Hentry Mintzberg
    Focus: Designing Strategy, Designing Global Management Education
    Year: 2003

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

    Rafi Mohammed
    Focus: Integrating On-line Off-line Businesses
    Year: 2001

    Mary Altomare Nattrass and Brian F. Nattrass
    Focus: Values-Driven Innovation and Sustainable Business Practices
    Year: 2001

    William H. Newman
    Focus: New World Enterprise
    Year: 2002

    Siobhán O’Mahony
    Focus: What Kind of Village Fosters Entrepreneurs’ Venture Development?
    Year: 2018

    Miguel Palacios
    Focus: Human Capital Contracts
    Year: 2001

    Taylor Randall
    Focus: Managing Product Variety, Supply Chain Management
    Year: 2002

    Mary Varney Rorty
    Focus: Strategic Change in Health Care Organization
    Year: 2002

    Robert H. Rosen
    Focus: Leading Organic Growth
    Year: 2005

    Saras D. Sarasvathy
    Focus: What Makes Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial?
    Year: 1999

    Michel Schlosser
    Focus: Sustainable and Responsible Global Leadership
    Year: 2008

    Carl J. Schramm
    Focus: Technology Transfer and the Role of the Entrepreneur
    Year: 2003

    John Seely Brown
    Focus: Learning in the Innovation Process
    Year: 2002

    Reinhard Selten
    Focus: Consumer Responses to Product Innovation
    Year: 2004

    Walt Shill
    Focus: Testing Personal Managerial Principles Through Business Simulation
    Year: 2004

    Wesley Sine
    Focus: Regional Institutional Factors and Their Impact on Entrepreneurs in Mexico
    Year: 2016

    Larry L. Smith
    Focus: Crisis Leadership
    Year: 2003

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

    Charles (Chic) Thompson
    Focus: Creative Leadership
    Year: 2004

    P. Jeffrey Trimmer
    Focus: Management of the Extended Enterprise
    Year: 2002

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

    Scott Wallace
    Focus: Employer Initiatives in Redefining Health Care
    Year: 2008

    Veronica Warnock
    Focus: Markets in Human Hope
    Year: 2007

    Robert Wiltbank
    Focus: Leading Organic Growth
    Year: 2005

    Heather Wishik
    Focus: Exemplary Global Managers
    Year: 2001

    Paul Junger Witt
    Focus: Innovation and the Business of Film
    Year: 2003

    Sonia Wong
    Focus: The Development of China's Stock Market
    Year: 2003

    Andy Wu
    Focus: Organizational Decision-Making and Information: Angel Investments by Venture Capital Partners
    Year: 2017

    Yi Zhang
    Focus: Affective and Cognitive Processes in Innovative Problem Solving
    Year: 2014

    Mitchell Zuckoff
    Focus: Idea Entrepreneurs, Business Fads, and Business Scandal
    Year: 2003