On the October 28 EEF webinar Prof. Scott Stern of MIT Sloan discussed entrepreneurial strategy. In recent years, he has developed a popular elective course on this topic, described as follows:
"Entrepreneurial Strategy provides students with a set of powerful conceptual frameworks that allow entrepreneurs to evaluate and implement key strategic choices: the selection of novel technological and market opportunities, the organization and funding of early-stage ventures, and the development of a commercialization path." (scott-stern.com/scottstern-teaching/)
Scott Stern is the David Sarnoff Professor of Management and Chair of the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He explores how innovation and entrepreneurship differ from more traditional economic activities, and the consequences of these differences for strategy and policy. His research in the economics of innovation and entrepreneurship focuses on entrepreneurial strategy, innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems, and innovation policy and management. He has worked widely with practitioners in bridging the gap between academic research and the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship, advising start-ups and other growth firms in the area of entrepreneurial strategy, as well as working with governments and other stakeholders on policy issues related to competitiveness and regional performance. In recent years, Stern has developed a popular new MIT Sloan elective, Entrepreneurial Strategy, co-founded the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program, advised the development of the Social Progress Index and served as the lead MIT investigator on the US Cluster Mapping Project.