Andrew Hargadon is the Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship, Professor of Technology Management at the Graduate School of Management at University of California, Davis, a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation and Faculty Director of the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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 the role of learning and knowledge management in innovation and has published numerous articles and chapters in leading scholarly and applied publications.
As the founding director of two key centers at the University of California, Davis—the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Energy Efficiency Center— Hargadon is at the forefront of teaching, research, and practice in cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship.
The Institute is dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and innovation through educational programs bridging science, engineering, and business and they provide a successful framework for university scientists and engineers to move their ideas out of the lab and into the world. He received the 2009 Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award in recognition for his strong entrepreneurship curriculum and success.
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 bachelor's and master's 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 Computer and taught in the Product Design program at Stanford University.
He is the author of How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate (Harvard Business School Press 2003).
Teaching Field: organizational behavior, techonology management, entrepreneurship
Research Expertise: organizational behavior, technology management, managing new product development, innovation factors in the design of technology, innovations in green technology and energy efficiency, technology commericalization
Business of Innovating: Bringing Low-Carbon Solutions to Market
Pew Center on Global Climate Change, October 2011
Policy Levers for Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Clean Technology
Thoughtbook: Kauffman Foundation, February 2011
A History Lesson for the Clean Tech Revolution
Kauffman Foundation, 2010
Technology Policy and Global Warming: Why New Innovation Models are Needed
Research Policy, 2010, (email to request a copy)
Leading with Vision: The Design of New Ventures
Design Management Review Winter 2005
Clean Energy & Fuel Cells: Implications for Innovation Strategies from Historic Technology Transitions
Public Fuel Cell Alliance, 2004
Brokers of Innovation: Lessons from the past
Focus,Vol VIII/1, 2004
Technology Brokering and Innovation in a Product Development Firm
with R. I. Sutton (1997), Administrative Science Quarterly, 42: 716-749.
Andrew B. Hargadon
Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship
Professor, Graduate School of Management
Faculty Director, Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Associate Director, Energy Efficiency Center
Office: Gallagher Hall Room 3316
Phone: (530) 752-2277 | Fax: (530) 752-2924
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UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Gets $2 Million to Boost Entrepreneurship Studies
A $2 million gift to boost entrepreneurship studies at UC Davis was announced this week by the university's Graduate School of Management.
(Sacramento Bee, November 3, 2009)
Interview with ictQATAR
Interview with ictQATAR, on innovation in green technology and energy efficiency.
(ictQATAR, October 19, 2009)
The Networked Path to Breakthroughs - Interview with Andrew Revkin, Dot Earth, in Santa Fe, N.M., for the first "Summer School on Global Sustainability." (New York Times, July 17, 2009)
Photograph by Jamie Kripke
UC Davis's Energy Efficiency Center Makes Conservation Sexy - Professor Andrew Hargadon believes energy efficiency can be sexy -- and he's winning fans at Chevron, Samsung, and Wal-Mart, and in Silicon Valley. (Fast Company, May 1, 2009)
Hargadon is Named Educational Leader - Professor Andrew Hargadon, UC Davis Graduate School of Management is among the 2009 winners of the Olympus Innovation Awards.
(Davis Enterprise, March 29, 2009)
Environmental Demand Drives Eco-friendly Products
As public demand for eco-friendly products increases, businesses rush to fill the gap with "green" products touting a lower carbon footprint. Professor Hargadon comments on the eco products trend. (NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, August 15, 2008)