Andrew Nelson is Assistant Professor of Management and Bramsen Faculty Fellow in innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. He received his PhD in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, where he subsequently served as a Lecturer. Andrew also holds an MSc (with distinction) from Oxford University and a BA (with honors and distinction) from Stanford.

Andrew's research explores how organizational context shapes the development and commercialization of technological innovations. His ongoing research projects focus on the fields of digital music, information technology, green (sustainable) chemistry, and biotechnology. Among other outlets, his work appears in the Academy of Management Journal, Research Policy, and in his forthcoming MIT Press book, The Sound of Innovation: Stanford and the Computer Music Revolution. His research has won awards from the Academy of Management, the Industry Studies Association, and the Kauffman Foundation. Andrew also serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

An award-winning teacher, Andrew leads undergraduate, MBA, PhD and executive education courses in entrepreneurship and in organization theory. With Tom Byers (Stanford University) and Dick Dorf (University of California, Davis), he is the author of Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise, published by McGraw-Hill and used in entrepreneurship courses worldwide.

Watch my TEDx talk on interdisciplinarity and innovation here or download the transcript.

Contact: Prof. Andrew Nelson
Lundquist College of Business
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
T: 541.346.1569
E: ajnelson (at)