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Jason Davis
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
and Family Enterprise


Jason Davis is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD where he teaches courses in the strategic management of innovation and entrepreneurship. Jason's research focuses on how organizations develop technological innovations in dynamic market ecosystems with underlying digital technologies such as computing and communications, mobile applications, and social media. Through detailed field studies of innovative relationships between established firms in the computing and communications industry, big data research on entrepreneurial innovation on mobile application platforms, and theoretical research using computational simulation and formal models of organizational and network structures, he tries to understand why some firms are much more successful in taking advantage of and creating innovations than others.  Prior to joining INSEAD, Jason was an associate professor of technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy in the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Jason earned PhD and MA degrees from Stanford University, where his research was supported by the National Science Foundation. He also earned MS and SB degrees from Caltech and MIT where he did thesis research in computation theory and molecular biology. His research has been published in top academic journals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, American Economic Review, and Academy of Management Review. Jason is currently a member of the editorial boards of Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization. He has received multiple research awards including the AOM Academy-Wide Newman Award for Best Paper from a Dissertation (2009), the TIM Division Best Doctoral Dissertation Award (2009), the TIM Division Best Paper Award (2009), the OMT Division Best Paper Award (2008), and the ACAC Competitive Advantage Best Paper Award (2014). Jason also received an Honorable Mention Award for the Granovetter Prize for best article in Economic Sociology from the American Sociological Association (2012). He is also the recipient of the Academy of Management's Technology Innovation Management Emerging Scholar Award (2012). Recently, Jason was selected to receive the ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution (2015) given to “the most significant paper published in ASQ five years earlier.”  His research has also been featured in a variety of popular and industry publications like Forbes, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Sloan Management Review, Computer World, and Technology Review. Jason has also consulted, advised, or spoken about his research at multiple high-tech companies including Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, Google, Broadcom, ESI, Sun Microsystems, Tesla, and various startups.