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Ajay Agrawal

Ajay Agrawal

    Ajay Agrawal

    Peter Munk Professor of Entrepreneurship 
    Professor of Strategic Management

    Degrees: PhD in Strategy & Business Economics, University of British Columbia
    Visiting Scholar, PhD dissertation research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    M.Eng./MBA, University of British Columbia,
    MBA program Visiting Scholar, London Business School
    BSc, University of British Columbia
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    Bio

    Ajay Agrawal is the Peter Munk Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management where he conducts research on the economics of artificial intelligence, science policy, entrepreneurial finance, and geography of innovation. Professor Agrawal is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, co-founder of The Next 36 and NextAI, and founder of the Creative Destruction Lab.

    Academic Positions

    2014-present  Professor of Strategic Management; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    2008-2014  Associate Professor of Strategic Management; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    2003-2008  Assistant Professor; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    2001-2003  Assistant Professor; Queen's School of Business, Queen's University
    1998  Lecturer; Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

    Non-Academic Positions

    2017-present  Co-Founder of Next AI;Next Canada
    2012-present  Founder and Academic Director;Creative Destruction Lab at Rotman School of Management
    2008-present  Research Associate;National Bureau of Economic Research
    2010-present  Co-Founder and Academic Director;The Next 36
    1998-present  Board of Advisors;MotionMetrics, Vancouver, Canada (robotics)
    2006-2008  Faculty Research Fellow;National Bureau of Economic Research
    2008  Expert Witness;Copyright Board of Canada - NRCC Multi-Channel Subscription Radio Services Tariff 4
    2004-present  Advisor;Kingston Software Factory, Kingston, Canada (software incubator)
    2002  Advisor;CITO, Ottawa, Canada (university technology transfer)
    2000  Board of Advisors;Extramedia, Zurich, Switzerland (digital media)
    1995  Consultant;BC Research Inc., Vancouver, Canada (biotechnology, alternative energy)
    1989-1995  Engineer (summers);AGI Engineering, Seattle, WA

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Honors and Awards

    2017  Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award; Rotman School of Management
    2013-2018  Principal Investigator Award; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    2013  Professor of the Year (Awarded by MBA Class of 2013); Rotman School of Management
    2012  Professor of the Year (Awarded by MBA Class of 2012); Rotman School of Management
    2011  'Professor of the Year' and 'Most Challenging Professor' (Awarded by MBA Class of 2011); Rotman School of Management
    2010  Martin-Lang Award for Excellence in Teaching; Rotman School of Management
    2009  Principal Investigator (2009-2012); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Award
    2005  Research Grant (2005-2010), Senior Investigator; National Science Foundation
    2005  Connaught Research Grant Award (2005-2007); University of Toronto
    2004  Research Award, three-year grant, single author applicant (2004-2007); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    2003  Nominated for Polanyi Prize in Economics
    2003  Nominated for 2003 Teaching Excellence Award; Queen’s University Commerce Society
    2002  New Researcher Award; Queen’s University, School of Business
    2002  Research Award (INE), three-year grant, single author applicant (2002-2005); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    2002  D.I. McLeod Research Fellowship
    2002  Best Paper; Academy of Management, BPS Division
    2002  Top Nominee, 2002 Teaching Excellence Award; Queen’s University Commerce Society
    2001  Short-listed for Young Economist Essay Prize; European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE)
    2001  Best Student Paper Award 2001; Portland International Conference for Management in Engineering and Technology (PICMET)
    2000  Best Dissertation Award Runner-up; jointly awarded by INFORMS and the Academy of Management, Technology and Innovation Management Division
    2000  Nominated for the Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award
    1999  Entrepreneurship Research Fellowship; University of British Columbia
    1998  Entrepreneurship Research Fellowship; University of British Columbia
    1995  International Business Scholarship; University of British Columbia

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Professor Agrawal teaches the Creative Destruction Lab course and has taught 'Competition and Strategy in Creative Industries' and 'Corporate Strategy' in the MBA program and 'Economics of Innovation' in the PhD program at the Rotman School of Management. He also taught 'Technology Strategy' (MBA), 'Business Strategy' (undergraduate) and 'Economics of Innovation' (Ph.D.) at Queen's University. Professor Agrawal’s research explores the economics of artificial intelligence, science policy, entrepreneurial finance, and geography of innovation.  

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