Research & Publications


1. “A Taste for Science? PhD Scientists’ Academic Orientation and Self-Selection into Research Careers in Industry.” (with H. Sauermann), 2010, Research Policy, 39(3):422-434.

2. “Science PhD Career Preferences: Levels, Changes, and Advisor Encouragement.” (with H. Sauermann), 2012, PLOS One, 7(5)

3. “Increasing Web Survey Response Rates in Innovation Research: An Experimental Study of Static and Dynamic Contact Design Features.” (with H. Sauermann), 2013, Research Policy, 42(1), 273-286.

4. “Lens or Prism? Patent Citations as a Measure of Knowledge Flows from Public Research.” (with W. Cohen), 2013, Management Science, 59(2):504-525.

5. “Not All Scientists Pay to Be Scientists: PhDs’ Preferences for Publishing in Industrial Employment.” (with H. Sauermann), 2014, Research Policy, 43(1):32-47.

6. “Founder or Joiner? The Role of Preferences and Context in Shaping Different Entrepreneurial Interests.” (with H. Sauermann), 2015, Management Science, 61(9):2160-2184.

7. “Founders and Joiners.” (with H. Sauermann), 2015, Science, 348:1200-1201.
(Editor-invited and peer-reviewed research vignette highlighting the policy implications of my research on joiners for STEM doctorate careers in entrepreneurship. Part of issue’s cover feature on university entrepreneurship.)

8. “Why Pursue the Postdoc Path?” (with H. Sauermann), 2016, Science, 352:663-664.
(Supplementary Materials, including regression analyses)

9. “Encouraging Entrepreneurship in University Labs: Research Activities, Research Outputs, and Early Doctorate Careers“, 2017, PLOS One, 12(2), Feb. 8.

10. “The Declining Interest in an Academic Career” (with H. Sauermann), 2017, PLOS ONE, 12(9), Sept. 18.

11. “Learning in Online Forums” (with G. DeSanctis, A. Fayard, and J. Lu), 2003, European Management Journal, 21(5), 565-577.



Ex Ante Career Preferences and Sorting into Startup Employment”, with H. Sauermann (target journal Management Science)

“Re-Examining Patents as Measures of Firm Invention” (in preparation for submission to Research Policy)

“Firm Orientation and the Use of External Knowledge” (in preparation for submission to the Strategic Management Journal)

“Taste for Science, Taste for Commercialization, and Hybrid Scientists”, with H. Sauermann (target journal Management Science)



“The Early Careers of STEM Doctorates” with Henry Sauermann

“Preferences, Ability, and Career Choice” with Henry Sauermann

“The Founding Team of University Spinouts” with Diane Burton

“Immigration Policies and the STEM Doctorate Workforce” with John Skrentny

“Experiments in Entrepreneurial Identity and Creativity” with Jack Goncalo

“The Evolving University Research Enterprise” with Janet Bercovitz and Maryann Feldman


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