Andrew Nelson is the Randall C. Papé Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Professor of Management at the University of Oregon. He 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 social dimensions of science and technology, including the development and commercialization of innovations and the relationships between occupations and technological change. His ongoing research projects focus on the fields of electronic music, 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 a Senior Editor at Organization Science. He is a prior Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) and serves on the editorial boards of AMJ and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

From 2017-2022, Andrew served as Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oregon. In this role, he helped to launch UO's $1B Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, he authored the UO's innovation strategic plan, and he led the Provost's Innovation Initiative. From 2015-2022, Andrew also served as Academic Director of the UO's Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, expanding it's mission to serve all UO students and launching a new cross-campus undergraduate minor and graduate specialization.

An award-winning teacher, Andrew leads undergraduate, MBA, PhD and executive education courses in entrepreneurship, technology commercialization and 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.

My latest article on occupations, technology reemergence, and the music synthesizer (from ASQ)

Some AMJ "From the Editors" guidance on publishing qualitative research

Some musings on technology and occupations in Footnotes

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