Toby E. Stuart

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business
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Dr. Toby E. Stuart is the Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation and Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Previously, he has been: The Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School; the Arthur J. Samberg Professor and Faculty Director of the Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School; and the Fred G. Steingraber-A.T. Kearney Professor of Leadership & Strategy at University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.
 
He received his first chaired, full professorship at the University of Chicago at the age of 32. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He holds an A.B., summa cum laude, in economics from Carleton College.
 
Professor Stuart is the recipient of the 2007 Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, which is granted every other year to recognize one individual’s contributions to entrepreneurship research. He has received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School and the Cheit Award for Teaching Excellence at Berkeley Haas. He has won the Administrative Science Quarterly’s Scholarly Contribution (best paper) award, and other recognitions for scholarly contributions. He is a Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Center for Corporate Reputation. Much of Professor Stuart’s research has examined social networks, particularly their role in entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy. In some of his current projects, he is investigating email networks and employment outcomes in a variety of companies; the referral network among doctors in the U.S. healthcare system; matching in a few online networks; and the collaboration network in the academic life sciences.
 
At Harvard Business School and Columbia Business Schools, he served as course head for Entrepreneurship and Strategy Formulation, respectively. He has taught MBA and executive courses in the areas of corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, innovation and technology strategy, leadership, venture capital and private equity, and entrepreneurship. He launched and remains co-director of the Executive Program in Corporate Strategy at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business; he is the founding faculty director of the Program on Competitive Strategy and Innovation at Haas; and he has co-directed Harvard Business School’s Creating Corporate-Level Advantage Strategy Program for senior executives. He has served as a consultant or executive educator at dozens of companies around the world. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors of HNTB Holdings and also advises a number of startups, including OvaScience (Ticker: OVSC), Kyruus, and GoEuro. He is on the Advisory Boards of ShanghaiTech School of Entrepreneurship and Management, PhilDev and Skydeck, a startup incubator at UC Berkeley.
Academic Background 

PhD, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

BA, Economics, Carleton College

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

Board interlocks and the propensity to be targeted in private equity transactions

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Matthew: Effect or Fable?

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Inside the Black Box of the Corporate Staff: Social Networks and the Implementation of Corporate Strategy

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From Bench to Board

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Discretion Within Constraint: Homophily and Structure in a Formal Organization

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Awards & Honors 
  • Elected to Sociological Research Association, 2009
  • University of Southern California's Grief Award for Research Impact for paper in Entrepreneurship, 2008
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, 2006
  • Administrative Science Quarterly's Award for Scholarly Contribution, 2006
  • Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Columbia Business School, 2004
  • NSF Research Grant, 2003
  • Voted "outstanding faculty member" by MBA students in Business Week's Guide to the Best Business Schools, 2001
  • Research grants from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998
  • FMC Scholar, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1997
  • State Farm Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1994
  • Doctoral Program Merit Scholarship, Stanford University, 1992
  • Awarded stipend to participate in Stanford Seminar on Social Theory, 1992
  • National Doctoral Fellowship, AACSB, 1991
  • Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Carleton College, 1989
  • Unanimous distinction on senior thesis, Carleton College, 1989
  • A.M. Harrison Prize awarded to outstanding economics major, Carleton College, 1989
Academic Background 

PhD, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

BA, Economics, Carleton College

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

Board interlocks and the propensity to be targeted in private equity transactions

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Matthew: Effect or Fable?

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Inside the Black Box of the Corporate Staff: Social Networks and the Implementation of Corporate Strategy

VIEW PAPER

From Bench to Board

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Discretion Within Constraint: Homophily and Structure in a Formal Organization

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