Pierre Azoulay


Sloan Distinguished Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

 

Pierre Azoulay joined the MIT Sloan School faculty in July 2006. In his research, he investigates how organizational design and social networks influence the productivity of R&D in the health care sector. Currently, he is studying the impact of superstar researchers on the research productivity of their colleagues in the academic life sciences. He is also interested in the topic of academic entrepreneurship, having recently concluded a major study of the antecedents and consequences of academic patenting. In the past, he has researched the outsourcing strategies of pharmaceutical firms, in particular the role played by contract research organizations in the clinical trials process. He teaches courses on strategy and technology strategy.

Professor Azoulay is also a faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. From 2001 and 2006, he was Associate Professor of Management at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.


Faculty Media

  • How the 'Matthew Effect' Helps Some Scientific Papers Gain Popularity

    A new study co-authored by an MIT economist reports that high-status authorship increases how frequently papers are cited in the life sciences but finds some subtle twists in how this happens. "We...


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  • Studying scientists with Pierre Azoulay

    Pierre Azoulay, an economist at MIT Sloan, studies how life scientists work - or, more precisely, what makes them work well.


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  • Scientists: This man has your number

    Attention, star scientists: Pierre Azoulay is watching you. Not literally, of course: Azoulay, an economist, inhabits an office tucked away in the MIT Sloan School of Management, far from any lab....


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  • Should scientists handle retractions differently?

    etractions, with a twist: Even valid older research, when intellectually related to a retracted study, loses credibility — especially if the retracted paper involves malfeasance. The fallout...


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