I am a PhD Candidate at MIT Sloan interested in innovation, technology strategy and entrepreneurship.
In my research, I focus on the antecendents and consequences of new digital knowledge in innovation-driven organizations. My dissertation focuses on the "digitization of geography", large projects to map the surface of the earth (through satellite images or volunteer communities), and estimates their impacts for innovation and firm performance. My work is primarily empirical, with a focus on causal, econometric modeling supplemented by qualitative interviews and archival analysis.
In my job-market paper, I study Landsat, a NASA satellite mapping project and show that unintended variations in the extent of the mapping effort had important consequences for the discovery of new deposits and entrepreneurship in the gold-exploration industry. I also have a working paper (currently R&R Management Science), that investigates the impact of intellectual-property on digitized books on Wikipedia.