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Gary Dushnitsky

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

BA and MSc (Tel Aviv), PhD (New York)

Dr Gary Dushnitsky’s work focuses on the economics of entrepreneurship and innovation. He explores the shifting landscape of entrepreneurial finance, exploring such topics as corporate venture capital, crowdfunding and angel investors. His research has appeared in leading academic journals, including Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal and Nature Biotechnology.

He is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. He also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Dushnitsky has received several academic distinctions, including the 2013 SMS Emerging Scholar Award, the 2009 Kauffmann Junior Faculty Fellowship and several best dissertation prizes. He serves as a senior editor at Organization Science and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and is an elected officer of the international Strategic Management Society.

He advises corporations in the high-tech, food, clean technology and pharmaceutical sectors on a host of corporate venturing issues, and has been involved in several industry reports, as well as keynotes and panels such as the YPO, World Economic Forum, OECD, EVCA, BVCA and others.  His studies have been covered in the business media, including Businessweek, Dow Jones News, Entrepreneur magazine and the Financial Times.


  • Financing the Entrepreneurial Business

  • Pathways to Startup Success

Executive: Various client engagements focused on

  • Agility

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Driving Innovation

Research Awards

  • Strategic Management Society Emerging Scholar Award, 2013 ($5K)

  • London Business School Term Associate Professorship of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, 2012-2014.

  • Nokia Siemens Network Award for Best Paper in Technology Management, EURAM 2012.

  • London Business School Research and Materials Development Grant (£10k), 2012.

  • Chris Ingram Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Leadership Fund (£20k), 2010-11.

  • London Business School M Lab Grant (£3k), 2011.

  • London Business School Research and Materials Development Grant (£6k), 2010-11.

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Business Venturing, 2009.

  • Kaufman Junior Faculty Fellowship ($50k), 2009-2011.

  • Distinguished Paper Award (BPS Division).AoM, 2008

  • Sumantra Ghoshal Practice & Research Award (BPS Division).AoM, 2007

  • Best Paper Award, Israel Strategy Conference, 2007

  • Research Grant, Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs (WEP), 2004 - 2010.

  • Heizer Award for Best Dissertation (1st place; Ent.Division). AOM, 2005

  • Best Dissertation Award (1st place; TIM Division). AoM, 2005

  • Best Dissertation Award (Finalist, 1-of-5; BPS Division). AoM, 2005

Research Interests

  • Economics of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Corporate strategy in knowledge industries
  • Venture capital
  • Crowd funding
  • Intellectual property rights