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Michaël Bikard

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

MS (ESCP Europe), PhD (MIT)

Dr Michaël Bikard researches the emergence of new ideas and their commercialisation through various channels, including entrepreneurship. His research has received a number of awards, including first place in the MIT Sloan Doctoral Research Forum, the MIT Energy Fellowship, the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, the J Robert Beyster Fellowship and an NSF SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant.

He aims to uncover the circumstances in which good ideas are ignored and the circumstances in which they have a deep economic impact. He has developed a new method to address these questions, using simultaneous discoveries in science to conduct the first “twin studies” of new ideas.

Dr Bikard holds a PhD from the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 


Creativity at the knowledge frontier : the impact of specialization in fast- and slow-paced domains

Teodoridis F; Vakili K; Bikard M

Administrative Science Quarterly 2018 In press

When collaboration bridges institutions: the impact of industry collaboration on academic productivity

Vakili K; Teodoridis F; Bikard M

Organization Science 2018 Online first

When Generalists Are Better Than Specialists, and Vice Versa

Teodoridis F; Bikard M; Vakili K 2018


Can specialization foster creativity? : mathematics and the collapse of the Soviet Union

Teodoridis F; Vakili K; Bikard M

Academy of Management Proceedings 2017 Vol 2017:1 p 16768


Exploring tradeoffs in the organization of scientific work: Collaboration and scientific reward

Bikard M; Murray F; Gans J

Management Science 2015 Vol 61:7 p 1473-1495


An economy on the road to independence?

Bikard M

In Dieckhoff A eds., 'Routledge Handbook of Modern Israel, Routledge, 2013


  • Executive MBA core course, Developing Entrepreneurial Opportunities, C032 J AUT14

  • MBA core course, Discovering Entrepreneurial Opportunities, C160 SUM15 (5 streams)


  • EMBALS2015, Developing Entrepreneurial Opportunities, London Business School, Summer 2014

  • MBA2015, Discovering Entrepreneurial Opportunities, London Business School, Summer 2014

Research Awards

  • 2014: AOM TIM Division Best Dissertation Award Finalist

  • 2013: Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Grant

  • 2013: MIT Sloan Doctoral Thesis Prize, 1st place

  • 2012: NSF SBE Research Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (#1158763)

  • 2012: AOM Best Papers Proceedings

  • 2012: Best Student Paper Award Finalist AOM TIM Division

  • 2012: J. Robert Beyster Fellowship

  • 2012: Best Student Paper Award Nominee DRUID Annual Conference

  • 2011: Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship

  • 2011: INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Finalist

  • 2011: Roberts E-Center Fund Award

  • 2011: REER Conference Best Student Paper Award Finalist

  • 2009: MIT Energy Fellowship

  • 2007-2012: MIT Sloan Doctoral Fellowship

Research Interests

  • Economics of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Production and commercialisation of new scientific knowledge