Matthew J. Higgins

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Matthew J. Higgins

Chair and H. Brent Beesley Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy; Director, Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation

Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation

Faculty, Tenure Track

Matthew J. Higgins is Chair and H. Brent Beesley Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, MA) and an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich, Germany). He previously served as an Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation at the Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business.

His research interests center primarily on firm responses to productivity changes (and challenges) and the performance implications of these decisions. This includes understanding the interrelationship between internal R&D and the use of external technology markets through acquisitions, alliances, licensing and corporate venture capital. Utilizing a novel risk model, this also includes whether