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Andrew Hargadon
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.

Courses Taught

  • Management of Innovation
  • Business Development Clinics for MBAs
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship Academy
  • Food + Health Entrepreneurship Academy
  • Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy
  • UC Entrepreneurship Academy

Research Expertise

Organizational behavior, technology management, managing new product development, innovation, technology commercialization


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Stanford University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S., Engineering, Stanford University

Fast Facts

  • UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow
  • Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation
  • Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award
  • Leads the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Business Development programs and academies, which connect MBA students and investors with scientists and engineers from around the world to develop the commercial potential of their research breakthroughs