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Toby E. Stuart - Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, US

Toby E. Stuart Toby E. Stuart

Professor | Leo Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation | Faculty Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship | Distinguished Teaching Fellow | Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, UNITED STATES

Social

Areas of Expertise (2)

Entrepreneurship

Corporate Strategy

About

Toby E. Stuart is the Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation and the Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. Previously, he taught at Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he received his first chaired, full professorship at the age of 32.

Stuart is the recipient of the 2007 Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, which is granted every other year to recognize one individual’s contributions to entrepreneurship research. He has received teaching awards at Columbia Business School and Berkeley Haas. He has won the Administrative Science Quarterly’s Scholarly Contribution (best paper) award, and other recognitions for scholarly contributions. He is a Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Center for Corporate Reputation.

Much of Stuart’s research has examined social networks, particularly their role in entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy. In some of his current projects, he is investigating email networks and employment outcomes in a variety of companies; the referral network among doctors in the U.S. healthcare system; matching in a few online networks; and the collaboration network in the academic life sciences.

At Harvard and Columbia, he served as course head for Entrepreneurship and Strategy Formulation, respectively. He has taught MBA and executive courses in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, innovation and technology strategy, leadership, venture capital and private equity, and entrepreneurship. He launched and remains Co-director of the Executive Program in Corporate Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also the Founding Faculty Director of the Program on Competitive Strategy and Innovation at Berkeley Haas; and he has Co-directed Harvard Business School’s Creating Corporate-Level Advantage Strategy Program for senior executives. He has served as a consultant or executive educator at dozens of companies around the world. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors of HNTB Holdings and also advises a number of startups. He is on the Advisory Boards of ShanghaiTech School of Entrepreneurship and Management, PhilDev and Skydeck, a startup incubator at UC Berkeley.

Education (2)

Stanford University, Graduate School of Business: PhD, Business

Carleton College: BA, Economics

Summa Cum Laude

Honors & Awards (17)

Oliver Williamson Award, the highest faculty prize at Berkeley-Haas

2016

Chiet Award for Teaching Excellence in the Executive MBA program, Haas School of Business

2015

Chiet Award for Teaching Excellence in the Full time MBA program, Haas School of Business

2014

Fellow, the Reputation Institute, Oxford University

2012

Elected to Sociological Research Association

2009

University of Southern California’s Grief Award for Research Impact for paper in Entrepreneurship

2008

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship

2006

Administrative Science Quarterly’s Award for Scholarly Contribution

2006

Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Columbia Business School

2004

NSF Research Grant

2003

Voted “outstanding faculty member” by MBA students in Business Week’s Guide to the Best Business Schools

2001

Research grants from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

FMC Scholar, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

1997

State Farm Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

1994

Doctoral Program Merit Scholarship, Stanford University

1992

Awarded stipend to participate in Stanford Seminar on Social Theory

1992

National Doctoral Fellowship, AACSB

1991

Selected External Service & Affiliations (9)

  • Doctoral Policy Committee, Harvard Business School
  • EM Unit Doctoral Coordinator, Harvard Business School
  • Academic Director, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School
  • Head of Management Department doctoral program, Columbia Business School
  • Chair of Management Department search committee, Columbia Business School
  • Head of doctoral program in O&M group, Chicago
  • Administrative head of O&M group, Chicago
  • Editorial Board Member: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Administrative Science Quarterly, Industrial and Corporate Change
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer: American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Law and Economics, Sociological Quarterly.

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 2010

2012 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business 2012 – present, Leo Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Haas School of Business 2012 – present, Faculty Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship 2010 – 2012, Visiting Professor, Haas School of Business 2006 – 2010, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School 2004 – 2006, Arthur J. Samberg Professor of Leadership and Strategy; Academic Director, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School 2000 – 2003, Fred Steingraber A.T. Kearney Professor of Organizations & Strategy, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago 1999, Associate Professor of Organizations & Strategy, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago 1995 – 1999, Assistant Professor of Organizations & Strategy, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago 1989 – 1991, Research Associate, Graduate School of Business, Harvard University

Media Appearances (5)

UC Berkeley Researchers: Opioid Addiction Is A Family Affair

KCBS Radio  radio

2019-08-02

Researchers Toby Stuart and Mathijs de Vaan of Berkeley Haas have uncovered another possible reason the opioid crisis has gotten so bad in the U.S.: family connections.

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Is the Opioid Epidemic Driven By Family Consumption?

The Crime Report  online

2019-07-19

The study, conducted by Mathijs de Vaan and Toby Stuart, sociologists at the Haas School of Business of the University of California at Berkeley, found that if one family member uses prescription opioids, it’s likely that others in the family will soon be using them, too. The researchers analyzed hundreds of millions of medical claims and nearly 14.5 million opioid prescriptions in Massachusetts between 2010 and 2015.

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Building Diversity: The People That Analytics Often Leaves Behind

Knowledge @ Wharton  online

2017-06-08

Facebook’s global director of diversity Maxine Williams recounted at the Wharton People Analytics Conference how in a previous position with a global law firm, she spent two years living in Geneva. She submitted the necessary paperwork to rent an apartment there. After she had moved in, the cleaning person for the previous tenant knocked on the door to see if the new renter wanted to continue the service.

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Want to launch your own business? Working for a startup is a great way to begin

The Globe and Mail  online

2016-09-06

If you want to become an entrepreneur, there are few better ways to learn than going to work at a startup. Doing so will give you a fantastic network of future collaborators and provide you with the essential skills needed for running your own firm.

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The Tampon of the Future

The New York Times  print

2016-04-01

'“Men had more helpful social networks for getting ideas and commercial activities off the ground,” said Toby Stuart, a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, who was an author of the study. “A prominent male faculty member may make noise at a university’s technology-transfer office if he doesn’t get what he wants, and he also has relationships outside the university and he’s more likely to know venture capitalists.” Meanwhile, “a female professor doesn’t tend to know as many people in industry...'”

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Selected Papers & Publications (8)

Does Intra-household Contagion Cause an Increase in Prescription Opioid Use? American Sociological Review

Toby Stuart, Mathijs de Vaan

2019

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Status Spillovers Administrative Science Quarterly

Toby E Stuart, Pierre Azoulay, Brian Reschke

2017

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The Matthew Effect and Lucan Lawyer: Outlining an Ecological Approach to Status Research Journal of Management Inquiry

Toby E Stuart, Brian Reschke

2017

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Social Influence Given (partially) Deliberate Matching: Career Imprints in the Creation of Academic Entrepreneurs American Journal of Sociology

Pierre Azoulay, Christopher C Liu, Toby E Stuart

2017

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The Role of Optimal Distinctiveness and Homophily in Online Dating ICWSM

Danaja Maldeniya, Arun Varghese, Toby E Stuart, Daniel M Romero

2017

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Who Cooks the Books in China, and Does It Pay? Strategic Management Journal

Toby E Stuart, Yanbo Wang

2016

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An Intraorganizational Ecology of Individual Attainment Organization Science

Toby E Stuart, Chris Liu and Sameer Srivastava

2015

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3D Robotics: Disrupting the Drone Market California Management Review

Toby Stuart and Chris Anderson

2015

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