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Benjamin F. Jones

Professor of Strategy; Faculty Director, Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI)

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Sure, Industry Outsiders Can Bring Fresh Ideas. But Are They Better Entrepreneurs?

New insights from a definitive study on what successful startup founders have in common.

Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones

December 6, 2018

Innovation

Podcast: Why It’s Crucial for Startups to Define Their Identity Early

Plus, dispelling a pervasive myth about successful entrepreneurs.

Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones and Rick Desai

November 8, 2018

Entrepreneurship

How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?

A definitive new study dispels the myth of the Silicon Valley wunderkind.

Researchers: Pierre Azoulay, Benjamin F. Jones, J. Daniel Kim and Javier Miranda

May 15, 2018

Entrepreneurship

Take 5: Make Your Big Idea a Success

Kellogg faculty share what it takes to find, foster, and sell innovation.

Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones, Mark McCareins, Pete Slawniak, Brian Eng, Jeffrey Cohen, Bryony Reich and Loran Nordgren

January 4, 2018

Innovation

The Surprisingly Short Journey from Ivory Tower to Patent Office

Scientific research leads to marketplace innovations more frequently and quickly than expected.

Researchers: Mohammad Ahmadpoor and Benjamin F. Jones

November 2, 2017

Innovation

Take 5: How Power Dynamics Shape Our Behavior

Power—or the lack of it—impacts everything from snack choices to economic growth.

Researchers: Derek D. Rucker, Loran Nordgren, Adam Waytz, Benjamin F. Jones and Brayden King

September 7, 2017

Organizations

The Science Behind the Growing Importance of Collaboration

Plus, ideas for designing spaces that encourage employees to team up in unique ways.

Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones

September 6, 2017

Take 5: How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Advice from Kellogg faculty experts on starting and running your own business.

Researchers: Scott R. Baker, Sean Johnson, Benjamin F. Jones, David Schonthal, Nicole Staple and Gabriel Vehovsky

May 8, 2017

Entrepreneurship

Take 5: How to Encourage Innovative Thinking

Kellogg faculty on what it takes to ensure your new product or great idea takes off.

Researchers: Brian Uzzi, Benjamin F. Jones, Kelly Goldsmith, Klaus Weber and Loran Nordgren

April 7, 2017

Innovation

Finding the Right Partner Can Make or Break Your Startup

A Q&A on why you should “date before you marry” with an entrepreneur who took the plunge.

Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones and Nicole Staple

February 3, 2017

Entrepreneurship

What Happens to Innovation When the Financial Incentives Change?

There are ways to split the pie that encourage innovation.

Researchers: Hans K. Hvide and Benjamin F. Jones

June 6, 2016

Innovation

Four Ways Cuba Can Become More Business-Friendly

What will it take to make the country attractive to investors?

Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones and Russell Walker

September 8, 2015

A Virtuous Mix Allows Innovation to Thrive

The right mixture balances conventionality, novelty, and collaboration

Researchers: Brian Uzzi, Satyam Mukherjee, Michael Stringer and Benjamin F. Jones

November 4, 2013

Age and Great Invention

Scientists who make breakthroughs are older than ever

Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones

May 19, 2011

Innovation

And the Poor Get Poorer

The economics of higher global temperatures.

Researchers: Melissa Dell, Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken

March 1, 2010

Social Impact

Science as Team Sport

Collaborating at a distance pays off

Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones, Stefan Wuchty and Brian Uzzi

October 10, 2008

Do Leaders Matter?

The sudden death of a president can trigger sweeping, unexpected changes in a nation’s economy

Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken

June 1, 2007

Leadership