Maria P. Roche

Assistant Professor 

 Harvard Business School | Strategy Unit

I am an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. My research focuses on the commercialization of specialized knowledge and the specific role of micro-geography in innovation. My work, published at The Review of Economics and Statistics, Management Science, Organization Science, and Research Policy, has been featured in The Atlantic, the WSJ, the Handelsblatt, a.o.. I serve on the editorial review boards of Organization Science, and Strategy Science.

I received my PhD in Management (Strategy & Innovation) from the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. I completed my undergraduate studies in International Cultural and Business Studies and my master’s studies in Business Administration at the University of Passau, Germany. Over the past years, I have lived and worked in five countries gathering experience in different industries, including venture capital and film.