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Associate Professor of Management
Jennifer Lynn Woolley is an Associate Professor of Management at Santa Clara University. Her research focuses on the emergence of firms, industries, and technologies around the world. One stream of research examines the emergence of nanotechnology entrepreneurship and the infrastructure necessary to support such activity such as government policies, professional conference, knowledge creation and transfer. A related research stream looks at social entrepreneurship around the world, particularly the areas of social value creation and variation in business models. She also examines different aspects of the innovation process concerning online collaboration technologies, de-escalation of commitment, and effective decision-making. Dr. Woolley's research has been published in Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Advances in International Management Research Series. She has presented her work at many conferences including the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Corporate Social Responsibility Americas annual conferences. She presented her research to the Federal Reserve Board and Kauffman Foundation.
Dr. Woolley also participated in the creation of the California Program for Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University, an intensive training program for non-matriculating entrepreneurs. Among the awards she has received are The EGOS Best Paper Award, The Heizer Award for Outstanding Research, Research Promise Award (AOM ? IDEA Awards), Booz-Allen Hamilton/Strategic Management Society PhD Fellowship Award, the Ray Watson Doctoral Fellowship, a Kauffman Foundation Fellowship, and the Regents Fellowship at UCI. She earned her doctorate at University of California, Irvine. Before returning to academia, Professor Woolley worked as a financial consultant and analyst with Ericsson Wireless, Ashley Kumar & Company, and Westhold Corporation.
Updated Summer 2013