2015 01 12 MICHEL SALOFF COSTE VISIT STVP AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY
STVP accelerates entrepreneurship education at Stanford and around the world.
As the entrepreneurship center in Stanford’s School of Engineering, the Stanford Technology Ventures Program delivers courses and extracurricular programs to Stanford students, creates scholarly research on high-impact technology ventures, and produces a large and growing collection of online content and experiences for people around the world.
STVP faculty, Ph.D. students, visiting scholars and industry partners are committed to basic and applied research that enhances our understanding of how new technology businesses, in both established and startup firms, form, survive and grow. These insights are then shared in leading academic publications, our teaching materials, popular media, and in the training of future professors of entrepreneurship.
STVP’s research is unique in its emphasis on combining theoretical ideas with field-based understanding of real-world challenges of technology firms, all in the context of a leading engineering school in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our research projects examine a range of topics, such as:
strategic interaction and competition
partner relationships and network formation
globalization and policy development
Our research relies on a variety of methods, including large-scale statistical analysis, laboratory experiments, simulation and multiple case studies, a method pioneered by a number of our faculty. In addition, STVP research focuses on a variety of technologies with particular emphasis on information and web technologies, medical devices, clean-tech energy and robotics.
STVP’s home department, Management Science & Engineering (MS&E), is home to leading researchers in the field of organization studies, with no other U.S. department offering a higher ratio of faculty who are acknowledges experts in the qualitative field methods.
STVP’s doctoral program prepares students to conduct research in technology entrepreneurship and business strategy. Most program graduates pursue academic careers at leading business and engineering schools, or explore career opportunities in industry. Our doctoral students are enrolled in the MS&E in the following concentrations:
Organization, Technology and Entrepreneurship
Theory and methodological training in organizational behavior and theory, strategy and entrepreneurship
Focus on strategy in technology-based companies
Policy and Strategy
Theory and methodological training in organizational theory, strategy and economics
Focus on business policy and technology policy decisions
Our doctoral students combine studies in engineering, management, sociology, psychology and economics to gain a unique and balances perspective. Our students not only take courses in MS&E, but also have access to Stanford’s entire organization studies community, one of the largest and most highly regarded in the country. The faculty welcomes applications from students with either social science or technical degrees — the blending of engineering and social science is the department’s trademark.
STVP doctoral students typically complete degree requirements in four to five years. Students complete both a written comprehensive exam and a second-year paper, displaying both a literature review covering the first two years of coursework, and some original analysis in organizational studies. Visit the MS&E website for more information.
Our PhD graduates hold positions in leading universities and private industry around the world.
WCRS is co-sponsored by STVP, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (University of Washington), the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship (University of Oregon), the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (USC), the Don Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (UC Irvine), and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Stanford Project on Japanese Entrepreneurship Academic Conference
STVP presents an annual conference featuring contributions related to entrepreneurship, institutions, and Japan, such as empirical studies, case studies, political and social institutional studies in Japan, and new research methodology including experimental design. This event was previously presented in collaboration with the Stanford Project on Japanese Entrepreneurship.
Conference attendees include scholars from Japan, the Unites States and Europe. STVP invites papers from management, strategy, organizations, sociology, political science and economics. Details for next year’s event will be available in late 2014.
Stanford Social Science and Technology Seminar
The Social Science and Technology Seminar is co-sponsored by STVP and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).
Seminars take place at Stanford on select Wednesdays from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.