Amol M. Joshi, Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill), is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in Oregon State University's College of Business (COB). Dr. Joshi researches how inventors create and commercialize new products and technologies. He has 13 years of prior experience as an inventor and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. Dr. Joshi co-invented two patents for voice products. In 1999, he co-founded BeVocal, a speech recognition software startup (acquired by Nuance Communications) and served as VP of Sales & Marketing (1999-2003).
Dr. Joshi enjoys helping aspiring entrepreneurs here in the Pacific Northwest and from around the world pursue their business dreams. Dr. Joshi is fluent in Japanese and has managed international R&D alliances with high-tech firms in Japan, India, Singapore, and the U.S. During 2009-2010, he helped train 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, he taught Executive MBA courses on strategy to senior executives in Vietnam. Since joining OSU in 2014, he has taught undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. courses in strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He teaches MBA students in Corvallis, Portland, and Bend through in person and eCampus courses.
Dr. Joshi has received multiple honors for his research, teaching, and service activities, including: the Scholarly Impact Award (2019), 2 Prominent Scholar Awards (both in 2019), the External Service Award (2019), the Betty and Forrest Simmons Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2017), the Byron L. Newton Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2016), and a Newcomb Associates Award (2015). He is a 2016 Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellow and a 2010 Kauffman Dissertation Fellow in Entrepreneurship Research.
Dr. Joshi seeks to have a positive impact on innovation policy and economic development. He has published his research in the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ), the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), the Journal of Management, Research Policy, and Small Business Economics (SBE). He currently serves on the Editorial Review Boards of SMJ, JIBS, Organization Science, and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice. Since 2013, he has served on the External Advisory Board of Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical & Computer Engineering. In 2018, Dr. Joshi was 1 of 13 researchers nationwide appointed to an independent Study Committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that is evaluating the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy.