Pierre Azoulay


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

 

Pierre Azoulay

Pierre Azoulay is the International Programs Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

His current research focuses on empirical studies of the supply of biomedical innovators, particularly at the interface of academia and the biopharmaceutical industry. He also is 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 investigated the impact of superstar researchers on the research productivity of their colleagues, and the outsourcing strategies of pharmaceutical firms, in particular the role played by contract research organizations in the clinical trials process.

At MIT Sloan, he teaches courses on competitive strategy and innovation strategy to the EMBA students and Sloan Fellows, as well as a PhD class on the economics of ideas, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

He holds a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures de Gestion from the Institut National des Télécommunications, an MA from Michigan State University, and a PhD in management from MIT.


Faculty Media

  • Data Made to Matter Podcast: Big Payoffs from Public Science

    Prof. Pierre Azoulay on why many modern miracles of science wouldn't have been possible without NIH funding.


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  • The Internet of “Stuff Your Mom Won’t Do for You Anymore”

    Platforms are what our friend Pierre Azoulay, an economist at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, calls “the internet of things your mom won’t do for you anymore.”


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  • Ideas, Then Tech

    MIT Sloan's Pierre Azoulay takes a broad, conceptual view of how CUs need to embrace technology to drive innovation and market success.


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  • Scientists Are Trying to Figure Out the Best Way to Spend Money on Science

    A provocative new study by two biologists appears at first glance to highlight a worrisome paradox: As the nation's investment in the science that underlies new therapies has increased over the...


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  • Three Questions: Pierre Azoulay on the Value of Funding the NIH

    New study shows publicly funded research spurs private drug development.


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  • 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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  • Scientific Drought, Golden Eggs, and Global Leadership — Why Trump’s NIH Funding Cuts Would Be a Disaster

    The president’s proposal has far-reaching implications for public health, research and drug development, and keeping America at the forefront of innovation.


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  • Determining the Effect of Scientific Retractions

    Research measures “citation penalty” for authors of recanted work.


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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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Contact Information

Office:
Phone: (617) 258-9766
Fax: (617) 253-2660
Email: pazoulay@mit.edu
Website: http://pazoulay.scripts.mit.edu/
Support Staff
Name: Natalia Kalas
Phone: (617) 253-6621

Teaches In

Advanced Management Program May 29-Jun 29, 2018

Developing and Managing a Successful Technology Strategy Oct 23-24, 2017 | Mar 20-21, 2018 | Jun 26-27, 2018 | Oct 9-10, 2018

Platform Strategy: Building and Thriving in a Vibrant Ecosystem Oct 25-26, 2017 | Apr 10-11, 2018 | Jun 7-8, 2018 | Oct 23-24, 2018

Faculty Insights

Pierre Azoulay on Platform Strategy: Building and Thriving in a Vibrant Ecosystem.

Data Made to Matter Podcast: Big Payoffs from Public Science

Prof. Pierre Azoulay on why many modern miracles of science wouldn't have been possible without NIH funding.