Andrew B. Hargadon
Professor of Technology Management
Research Expertise: The effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies
Professor Andrew Hargadon has written extensively on knowledge and technology brokering and the role of learning and knowledge management in innovation.He has published numerous articles and chapters in leading scholarly and applied publications.
Hargadon is at the forefront of teaching, research and practice in cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship, and is founding director of two key centers at UC Davis—the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Energy Efficiency Center. These centers are dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and innovation through educational programs bridging science, engineering and business. They provide a successful framework for university scientists and engineers to move their ideas out of the lab and into the world.
Hargadon received the 2009 Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award in recognition for his strong entrepreneurship curriculum and success with the two centers.
Hargadon received his doctoral degree from the Management Science and Engineering Department in Stanford University’s School of Engineering, where he was named Boeing Fellow and Sloan Foundation Future Professor of Manufacturing. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University’s Product Design Program in the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Prior to his academic appointment, Hargadon worked as a product designer at Apple Computer and taught in the Product Design program at Stanford University.
A senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, Hargadon is the author of How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate (Harvard Business School Press, 2003).
His most recent book is Sustainable Innovation: Build Your Company’s Capacity to Change the World (Stanford University Press, 2015).
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Most of the opportunities and threats driving sustainability will come in large, mature markets like energy, transportation, agriculture and construction, writes Professor Andrew Hargadon in this excerpt from his new book Sustainable Innovation: Build Your Company’s Capacity to Change the World.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market
(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
In the Wall Street Journal, UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon dispels the myth of the lone inventor: “Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and now their modern counterparts were able to create one breakthrough after another because they built innovation strategies around recombining existing technologies rather than inventing new one.” In this innovation-as-building-block view of the world, building blocks don’t ever get used up.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon is cited in a column about the Direxion iBillionaire Index that tracks an index made of 30 large-cap stocks that appear to be the favorites of people like Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, David Einhorn and George Soros.
Story about the UC Davis Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy, which connects students, researchers and faculty with industry representatives and investors. UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon is quoted in the story about the academy, which is organized by the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Research from UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon in cited in a story about a study that examined two common types of generalized reciprocity: paying it forward and rewarding reputation.
Cathie Anderson’s column includes items about Barobo Inc. founder Graham Ryland and Davis Roots. Ryland graduated from the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s UC Entrepreneurship Academy. Barobo was one of the first startups to graduate from Davis Roots, a nonprofit business accelerator bridging the city of Davis and UC Davis. UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon helped found Davis Roots, which is incubating its third class of entrepreneurs.
Story about Davis Roots, a nonprofit business accelerator bridging the city of Davis and UC Davis, incubating its third class of entrepreneurs. UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon helped found Davis Roots.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professors Kimberly Elsbach and Andrew Hargadon have suggested that people find ways to balance workday activities with a mix of “mindful” (cognitively demanding) and “mindless” (cognitively facile) activities. Giving the mind a rest from high-stakes responsibilities and strategically doing simple (but necessary) administrative or hands-on tasks give us freedom to take control of our schedules and maintain momentum with less cognitive strain.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon is quoted in a story about the innovation process.
Story about Davis Roots offering a hands-on introductory programming classes. Davis Roots, a nonprofit business accelerator bridging the city of Davis and UC Davis, was founded by UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon.
Ideas alone are good but not good enough – it takes collaboration to make things happen. That theme was heard throughout UC Global Health Day 2014, including in the morning plenary that included UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon, who explored the discovery of penicillin, why this lifesaving antibiotic took so long to get to market, and what steps must be taken to advance the pace of global health innovation.
Andrew Hargadon, a professor of management at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, presented at the annual UC Global Health Day in which he emphasized the need to take action.
Andrew Hargadon, a professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, is one of the speakers at a forum discussing the role universities can play in economic development. The forum is an outgrowth of a book called “Public Universities and Regional Growth,” which focuses on six University of California campuses.
Profile of Andrew Hargadon, a professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and faculty director of the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon writes a column about climate change.
People often think entrepreneurship is a one-idea, one-shot game: you have a great idea and you pursue it until it makes you rich or makes you run back home. That’s a shame because it keeps people from exploring entrepreneurship as a career. It’s like thinking the only career in music is to be frontman in a rock band. In truth, most entrepreneurs take part in multiple startups before launching their own, and they play many different roles besides the star.
Faculty director Andrew Hargadon talks about the benefits of the entrepreneurship academies and moving research out of the labs.
More than 700 people are expected to attend the combined CleanStart and AgStart Showcase on Oct. 16 at the McClellan Conference Center.
Put on by the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance, the daylong showcase will feature speakers, presentations by promising companies and discussions about growing businesses.
University of California Davis Professor Andrew Hargadon will give a presentation on entrepreneurship.
For years, the University of California, Davis, has turned out a steady stream of young entrepreneurs, many of whom take their talents, and their ventures, to the startup-rich Bay Area. Anthony Costello and Professor Andrew Hargadon, two business experts with deep Davis ties, want to see more of those fledgling enterprises stay nearer to the nest.
Something quietly happened this summer amid all the hoopla surrounding Tesla’s soaring stock price and Elon Musk’s next visions that puts both the panacea hypothesis in stark relief and our efforts to promote sustainable innovation in context, according to UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon in his series for Capital Public Radio.
For much of the past decade, venture capitalists showered dollars upon clean-technology startups with promising-sounding ideas in areas like solar, electric cars and biofuels.
That era appears to have ended. Professor Hargadon comments on clean tech and the funding shift.
“When you map out what makes venture capital work, and you map out what the clean-tech sector is like, it doesn’t fit very well. Companies take a long time to grow. Customers don’t turn over (to new energy products) that fast,”
- Professor Andrew Hargadon.
Story about Davis Roots, a nonprofit business accelerator bridging the city of Davis and UC Davis. UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon helped found Davis Roots.
The bigger challenge with innovation is not coming up with new ideas, but rather putting yourself in the right position to see what’s already out there and bring it together in a way that works for you, according to UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon as part of his series for Capital Public Radio.
Sacramento’s high-tech community scored a rare hit Friday – one of its own went public.
Professor Andrew Hargadon
Co-Authors: Cross, R., S. Parise
Professor Andrew Hargadon
Baked into most stories of technology revolutions is the misconception that new technologies disrupt older ones because of some distinctive advantage. Sometimes it’s just the opposite, according to UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon as part his series for Capital Public Radio.
Sometimes innovation requires constraints, according to UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon in his series for Capital Public Radio.
Davis Roots, co-founded by Professor Andrew Hargadon, is fertile soil for growing start-ups in Davis as an incubator for technology spun out from UC Davis.
New, radical, disruptive ideas are the foundation of innovation—at least that’s the common assumption. But what if that’s wrong? If it’s not the new ideas, what distinguishes those individuals and companies that change the world from those that don’t? Looking at the most radical and disruptive idea in modern medicine—the advent of penicillin—Hargadon offers another perspective on what makes innovation work, and what we can do about it.
Innovation is about making the possible desirable and the desirable possible. But which direction innovation takes depends in large part on how we express those desires.
I wrote earlier about the market for lemons, in which information asymmetry prevents the emergence of market alternatives to Genetically Modified Organism-based foods.
“The SacBee today has a nice description of MicroMidas, UCD and Child Family Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship alum: Micromidas plans to turn cardboard into oil substitute.”
“A recent Kauffman report offers new and valuable insights into where venture-driven growth comes from. Literally. Not from what attributes of social media founders or which San Francisco coffee shops, but rather which sectors of the economy and which regions of the country. The findings are surprising and important for entrepreneurs thinking of starting a business, and policymakers thinking of helping them.”
“I’m not a big fan of ideas. Sure, ideas are great — some of my best friends are ideas. But managers tend to let our national obsession about having new ideas distract them from the hard work of building good products and successful ventures around what are almost always old ideas. So it was fun to see the great design OXO have at a competitor who claimed to ‘own’ an idea that both had built products around.”
“Submitted for your consideration: the Nightingale Ratio as the number of people helping others do something to the number of people actually doing that thing. In this case, the number of people helping entrepreneurs start something relative to the number of entrepreneurs actually starting something.”
“I wrote yesterday on the race to the bottom — how corporations play states, and even cities, off one another in pursuit of the most lucrative benefits. At the same time, they complain about the burdensome taxes and regulations of California. But, as my colleague Martin Kenney so nicely notes in a recent column, California seems to be holding its own in spite of playing hard to get.”
$1 Million Grant to Help Develop Sustainable Agricultural Businesses, Provide Innovative Technologies
UC Davis is one of six recipients nationwide, and the only one in California, to receive a $1 million award in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration’s 2012 i6 Challenge Grant competition.
The university has used the grant to establish the Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center.
Green Power Sources, Baby Products and Cancer Treatment Win at Big Bang! Business Plan Competition
Bay Area MBA–Led Team Takes First in Medical Technology Track
By Karen Nikos
The biggest bang in this year’s UC Davis Big Bang! Business Plan Competition came from the S2E Energy founder with a thin, transparent material designed to conduct the sun’s power more cheaply and efficiently than existing solar technology. As first-prize winner, Jon Servaites took home $10,000 at the May 25 finals of the 12th annual competition, which is organized and run by UC Davis MBA students.
Second prize of $4,500 went to the creator of Happy Baby Vending machines, for on-the-go access to diapers, organic snacks and other baby products.
Many of us lament the dramatic contrast between our vacations and the faster pace of our work lives, but are generally remiss to change because of feelings of career vulnerability or weakness that we fear it could project. However it is increasingly clear that our personal and professional lives stand to benefit from change that eases these mounting pressures and strains. It is time to embrace “slow work.”
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Professor of Technology Management / Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship / Founder and Director, UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship / Founding Director, UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center
UC Davis MBA students experience firsthand what it takes for an idea to become a product in the market. They emerge having actually built businesses from the ground up, and developed close and lasting relationships with faculty, their peers and the entrepreneurial community both on and off the campus.
Business Accelerator Davis Roots Opens with Two Start-ups
Historic Hunt-Boyer Mansion Home for Early Stage Ventures
Davis Roots, a new nonprofit business accelerator bridging the city of Davis and the University of California, Davis, officially opened at the historic Hunt-Boyer Mansion on April 30. The enterprise was built to support start-ups with the goal of keeping them in Davis once they succeed, and already has two new companies ready to move in.
A new small-business accelerator is taking root in Davis with the goal of growing local firms and keeping them in the city. This article reports on Davis Roots, the nonprofit business accelerator recently founded by Professor Andrew Hargadon and local entrepreneur Anthony Costello.
Davis Roots, the UC Davis startup accelerator just opened this month, is already getting attention and partners. This article in the Sacramento Business Journal reports on the new organization, founded by Professor Andrew Hargadon and local entrepreneur Anthony Costello, and the companies newly on board.
The bond between the Davis business community and UC Davis got a bit stronger this week. This article reports on Davis Roots, a nonprofit business accelerator, recently co-founded by Professor Andrew Hargadon and local entrepreneur Anthony Costello to nurture startups and keep them in Davis.
The basic idea behind Davis Roots is to help good ideas grow into companies—ones that would be located in or near Davis. Andrew Hargadon (pictured) co-founded Davis Roots with Anthony Costello, and on this edition of Davisville, Hargadon explains how the new nonprofit “accelerator” will work.
Professor Andrew Hargadon researches and teaches on innovation and entrepreneurship. He describes how he draws from theory and experience to help students figure out how to be successful. “Our MBAs get first-hand glimpses into some of the cutting-edge research happening, and the challenge of trying to figure out the best way to move those ideas out of the laboratory and into the market.”
In this blog post, Professor Andrew Hargadon discusses how the interdisciplinary culture carried on since UC Davis was founded as a land grant institution—with its mission to diffuse practical agriculture, science and engineering knowledge—makes it the ideal place to solve today’s sustainability challenges.
In Executive Education at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, we’ve noticed a heightened interest in custom programs on the topic of “innovation.” I use quotations for a reason: the deeper I delve into what our clients seek to resolve, the more I find that they are grappling with issues around risk taking, collaboration, or faster decision making–not the stereotypical Eureka!/light bulb image conjured by the term.
Innovation Networks: Connect Your Way to a Better Idea
Wendy Beecham discusses the topic of “innovation” with advice from expert, Professor Andrew Hargadon
In Executive Education at the UC Davis GSM, we’ve noticed a heightened interest in custom programs on the topic of “innovation.” I use quotations for a reason: the deeper I delve into what our clients seek to resolve, the more I find that they are grappling with issues around risk taking, collaboration, or faster decision making–not the stereotypical Eureka!/light bulb image conjured by the term.
How Breakthroughs Happen:
The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate
Harvard Business Review Press, 2003
Did you know that the incandescent lightbulb first emerged some thirty years before Thomas Edison famously ‘turned night into day’? Or that Henry Ford’s revolutionary assembly line came from an unlikely blend of observations from Singer sewing machines, meatpacking, and Campbell’s Soup?
In this fascinating study of innovation, engineer and social scientist Andrew Hargadon argues that our romantic notions about innovation as invention are actually undermining our ability to pursue breakthrough innovations.
Professor Andrew Hargadon recently partnered with local entrepreneur Anthony Costello to found Davis Roots, a nonprofit business accelerator with the goal of helping start-ups get up and running and keep them in Davis. This article examines how Davis Roots fits in with the local business economy, and how having a place for young businesses on the U.C. Davis campus can help build a community that sticks around.
Professor Andrew Hargadon shares his thoughts on idea networks and innovation on the Dot Earth blog as they relate to an earlier post about the company Ecovative, which uses fungi to create custom packaging and a bio-degradable solution to foam.
Professor Andrew Hargadon discusses Ecovative Design, a company which uses fungi to create custom packaging and a bio-degradable solution to foam, on the Dot Earth blog. He compares their work to that of MicroMidas, a West Sacramento-based company that produces biodegradable plastics out of organic wastewater streams.
by Professor Andrew Hargadon
Editor’s Note: Global climate change—and efforts to mitigate it—are creating an increasingly uncertain future for businesses. Although the long-term effects of a warming planet are difficult to predict, new policies, technologies and market preferences are already altering the competitive landscape of entire industries. The result: new challenges and new opportunities for companies that effectively produce and manage low-carbon innovations.
Building on Success
$5 Million Commitment Establishes New Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
by Angela Hokanson
UC Davis has launched a new interdisciplinary institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship, with the help of a $5 million commitment from alumni Mike and Renée Child.
The Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which is housed at the Graduate School of Management, will help to integrate innovative and entrepreneurial thinking and actions across the university, and strengthen UC Davis’ role as a vital player in catalyzing economic development in the region, state and beyond.
This article reports on the new interdisciplinary institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship at UC Davis, with the help of a $5 million commitment from alumni Mike and Renee Child. The institute will strengthen the coordination of entrepreneurship and innovation activities across UC Davis’ colleges, schools, centers and organized research units, becoming the university’s unifying structure for these pursuits.
This article reports on the launch of a new institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship at UC Davis. The Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was made possible through a $5 million commitment from alumni Mike and Renee Child, both 1976 UC Davis graduates.
UC Davis has landed a $5 million commitment with which to create a new institute for innovation and entrepreneurship. The commitment from UC Davis alums Mike Child and Renee Child will transform the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship into a larger institute that can do much more, and which will have stable funding for years to come. “UC Davis is home to an amazing array of expertise across disciplines,” Hargadon said in the release. “This institute will help our faculty and students translate their knowledge and skills into ventures that improve society and add value to the economy.”
Professor Andrew Hargadon’s 7 Key Principles for Low-Carbon Business Innovation
New Report for Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Low-carbon energy is a key pathway toward sustained economic growth. To help pave this road, Professor Andrew Hargadon, director of The Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has authored a study for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, in partnership with Hewlett-Packard, that highlights the most effective ways that companies are bringing low-carbon technologies to market and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- AlwaysOn 2012 Power Players in Greentech: The University Players.
- Charles M. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship, UC Davis Graduate School of Management, 2010-present.
- Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2009.
- Chancellor’s Fellow, UC Davis, 2005-present.
- Vanguard Award for the Energy Efficiency Center, Comstock’s Magazine, 2006.
- Professors of Manufacturing Fellow, Stanford Integrated Manufacturing Association.
- Boeing Fellow, Future Professors of Manufacturing, Stanford Integrated Manufacturing Association.
The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship serves as the nexus for entrepreneurship education and research—and as a springboard for entrepreneurial initiatives on the UC Davis campus.
To accomplish this, the institute brings science, engineering and business students and faculty together with experienced entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders in an highly collaborative environment that blends effective theory with hands-on participation and solution-driven innovation.
“Entrepreneurs build networks that didn’t exist before,” says Prof. Andrew Hargadon, director of the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship, in an interview with the editor of North Carolina State University’s Center for Innovation Management Studies Technology Management Report (p. 6-9). Hargadon has been researching the innovation process since 1996 when CIMS helped to fund his dissertation on technology brokering.
Professor Andrew Hargadon’s views on innovation of new energy technologies are quoted in New York Times’ Andrew Revkin’s Dot Earth blog post about President Obama’s State-of-the-Union call for a new “Sputnik moment” to drive the country’s energy innovation imperative.
Prof. Andrew Hargadon’s blog rated among the “50 Best International Business Blogs You Aren’t Reading Yet”. In his blog he writes about entrepreneurship, technology innovation, management, and sustainability
For academic scientists with an idea they think might have commercial potential, figuring out whether and how to move it from the university lab to the marketplace is a formidable challenge. Andrew Hargadon, the Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Davis, and director of the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship, offers insight into the process in a series of entries on his blog.
“This series of posts (finally) puts to words the approach, the ideas, and the tools developed and tested in the programs of the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship.
Our work focuses on the first of three critical moments in the life of a new venture—the entrepreneurial leap. This is the moment (that can take months, or more if not careful) when the original entrepreneurs make the decision whether to start a new venture or not, and take the first steps that, often unknowingly, send them down paths they may take years, if ever, to recover from.”
Professor Hargadon is quoted in Financial Times article about innovation at Apple and the mobile product and services market. What Apple does, he says, “is identify a vision, then assemble the right team to pull that off.” Rather than reorganizing existing assets to try to come up with a new vision, Prof Hargadon says technology companies must have the vision and then assemble the assets needed from outside and inside in order to make it real.
In this article, Professor Andrew Hargadon argues that the selection of policy analogues (old bottles) into which we fit our (still hotly contested) climate change policy objectives (new wine) asks a particularly and immediately appropriate set of questions.
Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart, who holds the Chevron Chair in Energy Efficiency, participated in a roundtable discussion on “California’s Smart Energy Investments: Enabling the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency.” View a video of the event, which was moderated by Professor Andrew Hargadon.
In an effort to boost employment, promote cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy, and give the U.S. a global competitive advantage, governors across the nation are looking to implement policies that spur clean tech innovation.
In February, Professor Andrew Hargadon, director of the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship, participated in “Spurring Business Start-ups and Innovation in Clean Technology,” a National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices Webcast co-sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.
Ben Horowitz of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz posted on Ron Conway and his network (Ron Conway Explained), asserting that the value of social capital (connections) often exceeds the financial capital (cash) that is needed to help startups get off the ground. Professor Andrew Hargadon co-writes this article.
GSM Professor Andrew Hargadon and director of the UC Davis Center for Entrpreneurship shares “7 Ways to Make Students More Entrepreneurial” in this Chronicle of Higher Education commentary.
Established in 2006, with a challenge grant from the California Clean Energy Fund and Professor Andrew Hargadon as founding director, the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) is the first university-based organization to focus on the transfer of energy saving technology into the marketplace.
Professor Andrew Hargadon, the founding director of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC), was featured in the May issue of Fast Company. The article recognized Hargadon’s leadership at the forefront of the energy efficiency wave by fostering networks linking entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists and business students.
Professor Andrew Hargadon, faculty director of the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship, was honored in March with the 2009 Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award for inspiring innovative thinking in students and for his potential to make even greater contributions to the field in the future.
Hargadon, a former design engineer for IDEO Product Development and Apple Computer, was recognized for his leadership of the center, which has had notable success in moving technologies from university labs to the marketplace.
Andrew Hargadon, Associate Professor and faculty director of the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship, delivered the closing keynote address at National Instrument’s NIWeek 2008 in Austin, Tex., in August. The three-day event is the world’s leading graphical system design conference and exhibition. It brings together more than more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, educators and developers for interactive technical sessions, exhibitions and workshops on the latest technologies for control design, measurement, automation, manufacturing and testing.
Associate Professor Andrew Hargadon and Alan Meier, a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—both of whom are associate directors of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center—were awarded a $10,000 grant from the Industry-University Cooperative Research Program and received matching funds from the California Clean Energy Fund to host the Energy Efficiency Technology Impact Summit at UC Davis on February 13.
Faculty Research Fall 2007/Winter 2008
Demand for Soft Skills to Grow
Gov. Schwarzenegger Joins California Clean Energy Fund and UC Davis to Launch Premier Energy Efficiency Center
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited UC Davis to celebrate a $1 million grant from the California Clean Energy Fund to establish the new UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, the world’s leading university center of excellence in energy efficiency headed by GSM Associate Professor Andrew Hargadon with GSM alumnus Ben Finkelor as program director.
When Collections of Creatives Become Creative Collectives: A Field Study of Problem Solving at Work
Organization Science, 2006
This paper by Professor Andrew Hargadon and Associate Professor Beth Bechky introduces a model of collective creativity that explains how the locus of creative problem solving shifts, at times, from the individual to the interactions of a collective.
“Rip. Mix. Burn.” Innovations in business borrow existing ideas from different worlds, mix them in news ways, and create supportive communities to nurture them to fruition, says Associate Professor Andrew Hargadon, in his book, How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate, published by the Harvard Business School Press.