Andrew Hargadon, PhD

Andrew Hargadon

Andrew Hargadon, PhD is the Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Technology Management at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis and a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. Professor Hargadon's research focuses on the effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies. He has written extensively on knowledge and technology brokering and on the role of learning and knowledge management in innovation. He has published numerous articles and chapters in leading scholarly and applied publications. As the founding director of two key centers at the UC Davis—the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Energy Efficiency Center—Professor Hargadon is at the forefront of teaching, research, and practice in cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship. He received the 2009 Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award in recognition for his strong entrepreneurship curriculum and success with the two centers. Professor Hargadon received his doctoral degree from the Management Science and Engineering Department in Stanford University's School of Engineering, where he was named Boeing Fellow and Sloan Foundation Future Professor of Manufacturing. He received his BS and MS degrees from Stanford University's Product Design Program in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Prior to his academic appointment, he worked as a product designer at Apple, Inc. and taught in the Product Design program at Stanford University. Professor Hargadon is the author of How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate (Harvard Business School Press 2003). (Davis, CA)