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The early diffusion of smart meters in the US electric power industry 2017 3805 The impact of new technologies within and across industries is only felt through their widespread diffusion, yet studies of technology diffusion are scarce compared to other aspects of the innovation process. The electric power industry is one indust...
When innovative research fails: exploring the role of principal investigators 2021 154 There is a small but growing body of literature that examines the role of principal investigators in publicly funded R&D projects. In this dissertation I discuss the literature on principal investigators and R&D project failure and found there is lim...
Immigrant innovative activity among entrepreneurial firms: a study of European firms 2021 35 This dissertation investigates the commercialization efforts of immigrant-founded knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship (KIE) firms in Europe. Founders of KIE firms have a higher receptiveness to technological opportunities and the exploitation of suc...
Firm social capital and the innovation process 2019 550 This dissertation conceptualizes, measures, and evaluates social capital as a productive input for innovative firms. First, a theoretical production function is conceptualized that considers social capital as an input into the production of three imp...
Government support of innovation in small business: North Carolina’s Green Business Fund 2016 1029 This dissertation examines, from an economic program evaluation perspective, North Carolina’s Green Business Fund (the Fund), a state-level grants program to provide support for small businesses conducting R&D related to sustainability technologies. ...
An economics perspective of patenting behavior in small entrepreneurial firms 2020 139 This dissertation explores the use of patents as an Intellectual Property Protection Mechanism (IPPM) among small entrepreneurial firms both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. I borrow from the patenting and firm signaling literature to...