Awards and Activities

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award (Social Sciences), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut, April 2015.
  • Named a founding Honorary President of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR), June 2013.
  • Grillo Family Faculty Award for Teaching, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut, 2011.
  • Inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, March 29, 2011.
  • University of Connecticut Alumni Association 2007 Faculty Excellence Award in Research (Humanities/Social Sciences).
  • Co-recipient of the 2006 Schumpeter Prize of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society.
  • Provost’s Research Excellence Award, University of Connecticut, 2006.
  • Named Adjunct (Honorary) Professor in Strategy and Business History, Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.  Adjunct Professorship transferred to the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization, effective 1 July 2011.
  • Grillo Family Faculty Award for Research, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut, 2005.
  • Chancellor’s Research Fellowship, 2002-2003.
  • Voted “Most Appreciated Faculty Member” by the Association of Graduate Economics Students, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut, 1997-98 and 2000-01.
  • Newcomen Award for the best paper in Business History Review, 1992.

Highlights of recent professional activities.

  • Panelist, seminar on “Is Big Business Bad? The Law and Economics of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Antitrust,” International Center for Law & Economics, November 22, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Invited Participant, Conference on the “New Enlightenment,” July 1-2, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Keynote address, Scientific Workshop on the 4th Industrial Revolution: Business Model Innovation, Local Ecosystems and Global Competition, March 23, 2018, University of Trento, Italy.
  • Keynote address, WINIR Symposium on the Legacy of Ludwig Lachmann, April 12, 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa.  Related podcast interview.
  • Invited written evidence, UK House of Lords inquiry into online platforms and the EU Digital Single Market, January 2016.
  • Invited participant, International Colloquium on Capitalism and the Corporation: Today and Yesterday, October 23-25, 2014, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
  • Invited speaker, International Workshop on Institutions and Economic Change, September, 20-21, 2013, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK.
  • Keynote Lecture, Ratio Institute Colloquium for Young Social Scientists 2013: Technological Discontinuities and Industrial Transformation, August 23, 2013, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Director, Intensive Course on Modularity and Design for Innovation, Fourteenth Trento Summer School, Programme in Adaptive Economic Dynamics, University of Trento, July 1-12, 2013, Trento, Italy.
  • Breakfast Keynote, "The Digital Inventor: How Entrepreneurs Compete on Platforms," February 24, 2012, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA.
  • Sponsored talk on "Insights from Joseph Schumpeter for these Trying Economic Times," November 8, 2011, BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • Keynote address, Conference on "Open Source, Innovation, and New Organizational Forms," August 1, 2011, Institutions and Political Economy Group, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Invited speaker, conference on “Institutions and National Competiveness,” August 9-11, 2010, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Invited speaker, conference on "The Future of Industry and Innovation in Asia: Firms, Networks and Alliances," July 8-9, 2010, Stanford University.
  • Visiting International Fellow, Advanced Institute of Management Research (UK), June 2010. Visited Lancaster, London, and Edinburgh.
  • Invited participant, Searle Research Roundtable on The Limits of Antitrust Revisited, Northwestern University School of Law, October 29-30, 2009, Chicago.
  • Endowed Lecture on Joseph Schumpeter, Engineering Program and Department of Economics, Union College, October 1, 2009, Schenectady, New York.
  • Invited speaker, Symposium on Joseph Schumpeter: His Work and Legacy, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, April 18, 2008, Harvard University.
  • Invited speaker, International Workshop on Marshall and the Marshallians on Industrial Economics, Hitotsubashi University, March 15-16, 2008, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Invited speaker, Kyoto International Conference on Evolutionary Dynamics of Business Groups in Emerging Economies, Kyoto University and Doshisha University, November 26-28, 2007, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Invited speaker, 7th International Symposium on Evolutionary Economics “Evolutionary Theory, Self-Reproduction and Economic Development,” Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Science, September 14-15, 2007, Pushchino, Russia.
  • Keynote lecturer, international workshop on “Internal Organisation, Cooperative Relationships among Firms and Competitiveness,” January 19-20, 2007, Lucca, Italy.
  • Invited Lecturer, European Summer School in the New Institutional Economics, May 15-20, 2006, Cargèse, Corsica.
  • Delivered two days of lectures on the economics of organization at Beijing Jiaotong University, March 22 and 24, 2005, Beijing, China.
  • Inaugural Lecture as Adjunct (Honorary) Professor in Strategy and Business History, Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, January 7, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Director, Intensive course in institutional economics, Fifth Trento Summer School, Programme in Adaptive Economic Dynamics, University of Trento, June 28-July 9, 2004, Trento, Italy.
  • Delivered the Graz Schumpeter Lectures, June 3-8, 2004, Graz, Austria.
  • Invited participant, National Science Foundation workshop on Science of Design: Software-Intensive Systems," November 2-4, 2003, Airlie, Virginia.
  • Presenter and panelist, Leverhulme conference on "Digital Transformations: ICT's Impact on Productivity: Economies, Industries and Firms," London Business School, October 1, 2003.
  • Keynote speaker, international conference on The Evolution of Institutions and the Knowledge Economy, October 4-5, 2002, Debrecen, Hungary.
  • Panelist, Professional Development Workshop on "Research on Technology Standards: Present Perspectives and Future Agenda," Academy of Management annual meeting, August 5, 2001, Washington, DC.
  • Keynote speaker, Second Brazilian Seminar on the New Institutional Economics, March 21-23, 2001, Campinas, Brazil.
  • Invited speaker, George Mason University Conference on Dynamic Competition and Public Policy, December 16-17, 1998, Washington, DC.
  • Faculty speaker, first annual Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Foundation graduate student workshop, August, 7-8, 1998, Airlie, Virginia.
  • Invited speaker, Economic Outlook Conference, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC), May 16, 1998, Xiamen, China.
  • Keynote address, annual meeting of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), September 5, 1995, Juan-les-Pins, France.
  • "Book launch" of Langlois and Robertson, Firms, Markets, and Economic Change, Institute of Economic Affairs, June 29, 1995, London.