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Ben­jamin F. Jones

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

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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