Andrew Nelson is the Randall C. Papé Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Professor of Management at the University of Oregon. He also serves as the University of Oregon's Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and as Academic Director of the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship. Andrew received his PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, where he subsequently served as a Lecturer. He also holds an MSc (with distinction) from Oxford University and a BA (with honors and distinction) from Stanford.

Andrew's research explores the development and commercialization of technological innovations. His ongoing research projects focus on the fields of music synthesis, information technology, green (sustainable) chemistry, and biotechnology. Among other outlets, his work appears in the Academy of Management Journal, Research Policy, Organization Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, and in his book, The Sound of Innovation: Stanford and the Computer Music Revolution (MIT Press, 2015). His research has been highlighted in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and on National Public Radio, among other outlets. Andrew also serves as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal and on the editorial board of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

An award-winning teacher, Andrew leads undergraduate, MBA, PhD and executive education courses in entrepreneurship and in organization theory. With colleagues at Stanford University and UC Davis, he also is the author of Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise (McGraw-Hill), now in its 5th edition in multiple translations and used in entrepreneurship courses worldwide.


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