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Lois Peters

Lois S. Peters

Associate Professor, Enterprise Management and Organization Area Coordinator


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Behavior

Areas of Instruction

  • Innovation
  • Commercialization of Emerging Technology
  • Emotional Underpinning of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business - Global Studies of Innovation
  • National Innovation Systems
  • Globalization of R&D, Science and Technology Policy


  • Ph.D., New York University
  • B.S. Cum Laude, Washington Square University College

Research & Publications

  • Grabbing Lightning: Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation, Jossey-Bass, 2008 (with G. O’Connor, A. Paulson and R. Leifer)
  • "Outsourcing a Core Competency," Research Technology Management, 2007 (with Shreefal Mehta)
  • "Rejoinder to Establishing an NPD Best Practices Framework," Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2006
  • "The Role of Incubators in the Entrepreneurial Process," Journal of Technology Transfer, 2004 (with M. Rice and M. Sundararajan)
  • "Acquisition of Resources for Commercializing Emerging Technologies: Comparing Large Firms with Startups," PICMET ’03, 2003 (with M. Sundararajan)
  • "Managing Interdisciplinary, Longitudinal Research on Radical Innovation: Methods for the Study of Complex Phenomena," Organization Science, 2003 (with G. Colarelli O’Connor, M.P. Rice, and R.W. Veryzer)
  • "Intra-Organizational Networking for Innovation-Based Corporate Entrepreneurship," submitted, Journal of Business Venturing, 2008 (with D. Kelly and G. Colarelli O’Connor)
  • "Drivers of Growth for Firms in Different Sub-sectors of the Nanotechnology Industry: Implications for R&D Management," working paper, 2007 (with M. Sundararajan)
  • "Role of Emotions in the Entrepreneur’s Opportunity Recognition Process," working paper, presented at AOM, August 2007, (with M. Sundararajan)
  • "Corporate Transformation Through Radical Innovation," working paper, 2007
  • "Corporate Growth and Renewal through Radical Innovation," working paper, 2006
  • "A Dynamic Capability Model for Radical Innovation, working paper," 2006 (with G. Colarelli O’Connor)
  • "Impact of Sub-Sector Differences & R&D Intensities on Nanotech Firms’ Growth-Size Relationships," working paper, 2005, (with Malavika Sundararajan)

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