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:
- Protecting intellectual property from imitation by rivals;
- Selecting strategic partners;
- Overcoming technical and language barriers; and
- 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 Trends, Customer Insights, Case 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.