Kevin Boudreau, Associate Professor (Entrepreneurship & Innovation) & NBER

Professor Boudreau is an Associate Professor at DMSB. He is also affiliated with the College of Computer & Information Science and the department of Economics of the College of Social Science and Humanities. He is P.I. of the Internet of Things (IoT) Open Innovation Lab and part of the IoT Research Center of the School of Engineering at the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. He is also an research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Institute of Quantitative Social Science and a research associate of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard University.

Prior to joining Northeastern, he taught at HBS, LBS, and HEC in areas of Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship to MBAs and Executive MBAs, along with empirical research and methods courses. Dr. Boudreau holds a PhD in Behavioral and Policy Sciences (Strategic Management) from MIT, an M.A. (Economics) from the University of Toronto, and a B.A.Sc. (Engineering) from the University of Waterloo.

He serves as associate editor in at Management Science in the Strategy department, Innovation and Entrepreneurship department, and ad hoc in the Information Systems department. He is also on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal. He has held several positions in the AoM TIM and STR/BPS divisions.

Dr. Boudreau’s advances understanding the design and management of new forms of organization, innovation, entrepreneurship enabled by digital platforms and the large-numbers of actors working on them. His research has been generously supported by Google, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Microsoft, the Paris Chamber of Commerce, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Management Lab, and the Kauffman Foundation.

Prior to entering academia, he held engineering, leadership and consulting positions at the Economist Intelligence Unit, Qualcomm, Braxton Associates Strategy Consultants, Nortel Networks, and the Canadian Space Agency. He has started several technology companies. He has also holds advisory board positions in several other private and public government organizations, related to research interests on platforms and data and analytics businesses.