Susan Cohen
Department of Management

Assistant Professor

C205 Benson Hall
630 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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PhD, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013

MBA, Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1997

BA, Mathematics, University of Michigan


University of Georgia Innovation, Creativity, and Design Thinking Research Community Seed Grant, 2021

Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship, The Kauffman Foundation, 2018

Robins School MBA Professor of the Year, The University of Richmond’s Robin’s School, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Grant, The Kauffman Foundation, 2014

Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, Technology & Innovation Management, 2014

Batten Fellow, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, 2012

Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012


Academy of Management, Technology and Innovation Management Interest Group
  • Representative-at-large (Elected)
  • Member of research committee (Appointed)

Strategic Management Society, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group
  • Representative-at-large (Elected)

Areas of Expertise

  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture finance and acceleration
  • Industry evolution
  • Corporate strategy

Research Interests

I study innovaiton and organizaitonal learning across several contexts - from entrepreneurs in accelerator programs to large corporations making technological transitions.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Editorial Appointments

Editorial Review Boards

  • Organization Science. 2020 - 2022
  • Strategic Management Journal. 2021-2023
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. 2021- 2023