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Toby Stuart is the Leo Helzel Professor of Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation at the Haas School of Business. His research examines social networks, status processes, and innovation and strategic dynamics in a variety of markets and contexts, including venture capital, the life sciences, and academe. Recent projects range from examinations of email networks in a group of large companies to the production of ideas in academic settings."  

  • “The evolution of venture capital investment networks.” (with Olav Sorenson). Administrative Science Quarterly. 2008.
  • “Governing strategic alliances,” Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 20, edited by Vincent Buskens, Werner Raub, and Chris Snijders, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 2003.
  • "Syndication networks and the spatial distribution of venture capital investments," (with Olav Sorenson.) American Journal of Sociology, 106: 1546-86, 2001.
  • "A structural theory of the rate and intensity of corporate innovation." Industrial and Corporate Change, 8, 4: 745-775, 1999.
  • "Positional causes and correlates of strategic alliances in the semiconductor industry." (with Joel Podolny.) Pages 161-182 in Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 16, edited by Steven Andrews and David Knoke, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1999.
  • "Networks, knowledge, and niches: Competition in the worldwide semiconductor industry, 1984-1991." (with Joel Podolny and Michael Hannan.) American Journal of Sociology, 102 (3): 659-689, 1996.

  • "A role-based ecology of technological change," (with Joel Podolny.) American Journal of Sociology, 100 (5): 1224-1260, 1995.






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