Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Technology is an interdisciplinary theme of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Its vision is to collaborate for thought leadership and to create a hub of cutting-edge research, innovative teaching, and collaborative industry engagement for the study and understanding of evolving economies and quality of life around the world.
Cornell has a rigorous presence in many areas that makes us a leader in the understanding of innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology:
- Artificial intelligence
- Business school
- Organizational behavior
Investment in IET Research
By supporting seminars, PhD courses, and workshops to facilitate research and conversation while establishing the college’s authority in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology
Coordination of IET Activities and External Outreach
By making connections between the college and potential partners or tech companies looking for engagement opportunities with students and faculty on IET management topics
Coordination and Development of IET Curricula
By creating programming and courses that provide the college’s students and executive education participants access to specialized content and IET faculty
Entrepreneurship as a salve for Romani unemployment
Johnson PhD student Grady Raines and Professor Wesley Sine have received IET funding to study unemployment among the Romani ethnic group in Europe. Romani have endured formal and informal discrimination since the 14th century, leading to widespread economic hardship. This project seeks to explore entrepreneurship as a possible remedy.
The role of structural holes in shaping behavior on creative projects
Johnson PhD student Andrew Foley and professor Gautam Ahuja will write a conceptual paper examining models of brokerage focused on structural holes. While the tertius gaudens (TG) model shows brokers retaining power and control by maintaining separation, the authors argue that the tertius iungens (TI) approach, connecting disjunct individuals, is more appropriate in the context of creative projects.
How award-givers affect innovation
Johnson PhD student Cathy Lu and Nolan Assistant professor Heeyon Kim explore the intention of award-givers to promote innovation by curbing conventional or outdated ideas from winning. The authors question whether this approach indeed drives innovation, and will bring their findings to the Academy of Management’s August 2022 symposium “Cultural Production, Creativity, and Networks.”
A diverse, university-wide program that finds and fosters the entrepreneurial spirit in participants from every college, every field, and in every stage of life.
Providing 80 detailed metrics for 129 economies in 2019, the GII has become one of the leading references for measuring an economy’s innovation performance.
The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship engages leading industry experts and faculty to educate students and provide them with experiential opportunities to learn all aspects of entrepreneurship.
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