Charles (Chuck) Eesley 

Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Dept. of Management Science & Engineering (MS&E)


Allan Afuah U of Michigan 

Rodrigo Canales Yale

Andrew King Dartmouth 

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra University of South Carolina

Andreas Gast McKinsey & Co 

Andrew von Nordenflycht Simon Fraser University Canada

Anthony Frost University of Western  Ontario

Chris Tucci EPFL Lausanne

David Hsu Wharton

Ethan Mollick, Wharton

Florian Zettlemeyer, UC Berkeley

Geoffrey Parker Tulane

Henry Bresman INSEAD

Henry Mintzberg McGill

Fernando Suarez Boston University

Jeff Furman Boston University

Jordan Siegel  HBS

Karim Lakhani HBS

Kevin Boudreau LBS 

Kwanghui Lee Melbourne Business School

Lin Xu Babson College

Lourdes Sosa LBS

Margaret Kyle LBS

Marshall Van Alstyne Boston University

Mary Tripsas HBS

Matthew Bidwell, Wharton

Nicola Lacetera Case Western Reserve University

Omar Toulan McGill

Pierre Azoulay MIT Sloan School

Ramana Nanda HBS

Sarah Kaplan Wharton

Scott Rockart Duke University

Sinan Aral NYU

Sonali Shah U. Washington

Steve Kahl U. Chicago

Sung Joo Bae, University of Hong Kong

Xudong Gao Tsinghua University China 

Yaichi Aoshima Hitotsubashi University Japan

Assistant Professor
Stanford University
Department of Management Science & Engineering (MS&E)

BioI am an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E). My research and teaching interests focus on institutions and technology entrepreneurship. I want to find out which individual attributes, strategies and institutional arrangements optimally drive high growth entrepreneurship, and ultimately economic growth.  

In particular, my research focuses on the determinants of high-growth, innovative firm creation across institutional contexts. I examine how the environment influences entrepreneurs and firms. My work spans two outcomes in particular: individual decisions to choose high-tech entrepreneurial activities and the strategies and outcomes of the firms that are established. I received the 2010 Best Dissertation Award in the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management and am recipient of the 2007 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship award. My work has been generously funded by Sequoia Capital,, the Kauffman Foundation, the MIT Entrepreneurship Center and Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). 

I earned my B.S. from Duke University and doctorate from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

I've created a spreadsheet of entrepreneurship literature organized by doctoral course syllabus. It is available for download here. Along the rows are individual papers listed on syllabi. Along the columns are the different doctoral course syllabi from different professors and universities. The sheet is sorted so that the most frequently cited (core) papers are at the top.

Individual- and Firm-Level Micro Data 
(related to entrepreneurship, with thanks to Kevin Boudreau and Ramana Nanda)
US Data
and LBD (panel micro data from US Census Bureau- require federal clearance)
Kauffman Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation data
However, County Business Patterns has aggregated firm size data from the LBD available online
Self Employment Data
and Characteristics of Business Owners Survey from US Census Bureau
Entrepreneurship Facts
and Data from US Small Business Administration
Bureau of Labor Statistics
(Self-Employment data from Current Population Survey; also NLS)
(Public and Private Companies in 'Technology' Industries)
Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics
Panel Study of Income Dynamics
(has Data on whether respondent is Self-Employed)
Survey of Income and Program Participation
(has data on self-emploment earnings)
(Database on US Scientists and Engineers collected by the NSF)
(Stanford Project on Emerging Companies)
Kauffman Firm Survey
(panel data on ~ 5000 businesses founded in 2004)
Business Plan Archive
(Business Plans and related documents from dot com era)
Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity

Biotech Data

China Data

Chinese Health and Nutrition Survey
National Bureau of Statistics Household Survey
Life Histories and Social Change in Contemporary China
(note: The above datasets cannot distinguish self-employment and firm formation. Some of them cannot distinguish self-employment and managers.)

International Data

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
AMADEUS (for European company financials)
Statistics Denmark
British Household Panel Survey
Center for Monitoring the Indian Economy - CMIE (see Prowess and FirstSource)
Annual Survey of Industries and Economic Census in India, compiled by Central Statistical Office
NASSCOM and STPI for data on Indian Software and Services Industry

Venture Capital and Small Business Finance

Survey of Consumer Finances (conducted by US Federal Reserve Board)
Survey of Small Business Finances (in US)
VentureXpert (Data on Venture and Buyout deals)
National Venture Capital Association (in US)
Angel Capital Association (in US)
Kauffman Foundation's Angel Investor Performance Project
European Venture Capital Association
Indian Venture Capital Association
MIT Sloan's Entrepreneurial Finance course (available through MIT's Opencourseware) (Research, Ratings and Reviews of funding sources)

Stock Exchanges

International Stock Exchanges and Stock Exchange-Related data
US Securties and Exchange Commission (Public Filings for IPOs available through EDGAR)
Securities and Exchange Board of India

Macro Financial Indictors

Demeriguc-Kunt and Levine's Book which has the World Bank's Financial Structure Database on a CD
Bank of International Settlements (BIS)
IMF International Financial Statistics
Global Finacial Data (Historical Financial Data going back to 1600s)

Innovation-Related Data

Major Innovations from 1600 - today (and cross-country technology adoption from 1880)
Jacob Schmookler's book on invention and economic growth has historical historical data on invention
US Patent Office
NBER Patent Database
searchable by inventor
Innovations in Emerging Markets (Blog by World Bank and IFC Researchers)

Other Resources

Kauffman Foundation (Entrepreneurship related resources and data)
WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

NBER data
World Bank Research Datasets
Resources for Economists on the Internet (hosted by American Economics Association)
Creative Capitalism blog (Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and several economists)




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