Amol M Joshi

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Amol M. Joshi, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Oregon State University’s College of Business.

I investigate how inventors create and commercialize new products and technologies (See Publications and Patents).

My research addresses four main problems associated with managing innovation globally across organizational boundaries and national borders:

  1. Protecting intellectual property from imitation by rivals;
  2. Selecting strategic partners;
  3. Overcoming technical and language barriers; and
  4. Discovering and exploiting new entrepreneurial opportunities.

I developed my expertise in innovation management over a 13-year career as an engineer, entrepreneur, and executive in venture capital-funded startups and high-growth public companies in the telecommunications, electronics, software, and semiconductor industries. I am the co-inventor of four audio communications products. I co-founded BeVocal, a speech recognition software startup (acquired by Nuance Communications) and served as the company’s VP of Sales & Marketing from 1999-2003. In 2004, I was named one of Silicon Valley’s “Top 40 Business Leaders Under 40” by the San Jose Business Journal. (See Keynote Speeches, and industry talks on Technology & Market TrendsCustomer InsightsCase Studies, and New Product Introductions)

I have a global perspective. I am fluent in Japanese and have managed international R&D alliances with high-tech firms in Japan, India, Singapore, and the U.S. During 2009-2010, I trained over 50 teams of scientists in Austria and Denmark on the best practices for spinning-off and launching new ventures from university and government research labs. During 2012-2013, I taught Executive MBA courses on Business Policy & Strategy to senior executives in Vietnam. 

Beyond OSU
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2011)
  • MBA, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College (1998) 
  • MS in Engineering Sciences, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College (1997)
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Highest Honor, Georgia Institute of Technology (1992)



Academic Positions:

  • Assistant Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, College of Business, Oregon State University (2014-Present)
  • Assistant Professor of Management, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2011-2014)
  • Instructor and Graduate Research Fellow, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008-2010)

Industry Experience:

  • Senior Vice President of Business Operations, 4INFO, Inc., Palo Alto, CA (2006-2007)
  • Vice President, Media Server Business Line, AudioCodes, Ltd., Research Triangle Park, NC (2005-2006)
  • Vice President of Marketing, BayPackets, Inc., Fremont, CA (2003-2005)
  • Co-Founder and ​Vice President of Sales & Marketing, BeVocal, Inc., Mountain View, CA (1999-2003)
  • Asia Sales Manager​, Brooktrout Technology, Inc.​,​ Needham, MA (1998-1999)
  • Director of Business Development, Asia-Pacific Region​, Netpower, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA and Tokyo, JAPAN (1997-1998)
  • Program Manager, Interactive Media Division​, Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA (1996)
  • Research Engineer, Central Research Lab, Matsushita Electric Works (Panasonic Corp.), Osaka, JAPAN (1992-1995)
Honors and Awards: 


  • Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (1 of 7 nationwide), $35,000 (2016)
  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Innovation Corps, $50,000 (2015)
  • Newcomb Associates Award for Outstanding Research, College of Business, Oregon State University (2015)
  • Shirley M. Lee Award for Research Excellence, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2011-2012)
  • ​Runner-Up, Academy of International Business (AIB) Best Conference Paper Prize for Amol M. Joshi and Nandini Lahiri, “Information Asymmetry and Partner Selection in International Alliances” (2012)
  • Finalist (1 of 7 worldwide), Academy of Management Wiley-Blackwell Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Business Policy and Strategy (2012)
  • Finalist (1 of 8 worldwide), INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition (2010)
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (1 of 15 nationwide) for Entrepreneurship Research, $20,000 (2010-2011)
  • Peggy Lee & Sunil Wahal Award for Most Outstanding Ph.D. Student, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School (2009-2010)
  • UNC Provost’s Future Faculty Fellowship (1 of 25 university-wide) for Research Excellence (2010)
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Honorarium for research project on “Historical Perspectives on Entrepreneurship,” $3,000 (2011-2012)
  • UNC CIBER Grant for Global Innovation Research, $3,000 (2010-2011)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant #CCS600658001C for Master’s thesis research, Dartmouth College (1995-1997)


  • Betty and Forrest Simmons Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, College of Business, Oregon State University, (2016-2017)
  • Byron L. Newton Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of Business, Oregon State University, (2015-2016)
  • “Professor of the Semester” Award for Teaching Excellence in Full-Time MBA Core Program, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2013)
  • “Professor of the Semester” Award for Teaching Excellence in Executive MBA Programs, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2012)


  • ​Best Reviewer Award, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, Global Strategy (2013)
  • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference (2012)

Faculty Advisor and Graduate Committee Chair, MBA Integrated Business Project (IBP) Teams, Oregon State University (2015-Present) 

Committee Member, MBA Integrated Business Project (IBP), Oregon State University (2014-2015)

College of Business Faculty Representative, Marine Sciences Initiative (MSI) Learning Models Working Group, Oregon State University (2014-Present)

University Honors College Faculty Mentor (2015-Present)

Editorial Review Board Member:

Ad Hoc Reviewer for the following Peer-Reviewed Academic Journals:

  • Strategic Management Journal (SMJ) (2010-2013)
  • Research Policy (RP) (2011-Present)
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE-TEM) (2011-Present)
  • ​Industrial and Corporate Change (ICC) (2012-Present)
  • Journal of Management Studies (JMS) (2013-Present)
  • Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) (2013-2015)
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP) (2015-Present)
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (2017-Present)
  • Small Business Economics (2017-Present)

Advisory Boards:

My Publications

Journal Articles

A. Joshi and Lahiri, N., Language friction and partner selection in cross-border R&D alliance formation, Journal of International Business Studies, no. 46, pp. 123-152 (Lead Article), 2014.

Conference Papers


A. Joshi, Inouye, T., and Robinson, J., Glass Ceiling Effects for Minority and Women Technology Entrepreneurs, Rutgers Advanced Institute for the Study of Entrepreneurship and Development (RAISED). Newark, NJ, 2017.

Book Chapters

A. Joshi, Innovation Policy, in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave, 2014, p. 5.

Magazine Articles