Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship

John H. Friar

209 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000

617.373.4784
j.friar@northeastern.edu


Profile

Education

PhD in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MBA, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
AB, Harvard University

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Friar has researched and written on the subjects of marketing strategy, management of innovation, and technology strategy, with emphases on radical innovations and start-up companies.

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor Friar has been involved in the start-up of several companies and currently serves on the board of several others. He has held positions in planning, marketing, and finance at N.A. Philips Corp. and was a software engineer at Draper Laboratories. Professor Friar has also taught at Clark and Brandeis University, Melbourne University in Australia, and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. An active consultant, he has special interest in the medical electronic, computer, and telecommunications industries.

Services to the Profession

Professor Friar is a member of the editorial board for IEEE Transactions.

Awards & Recognition

Recipient, Two awards from the University of Vermont for the Best Cases in the Family Business Case Competition, Jan. 2013

Pioneer Institute Research Grant 2009-10, and 2007-08

NCIIA Course Development Grant 2008-09

Publications

Selected Publications

Wiseman, F., Friar, J. (2014). Ranking College Football Programs based upon Athletic Performance and Academic Success. The Sports Journal.

Friar, J., Clark, E., Eddleston, K. (2013). Ruma's Fruit and Gift Basket: Will Dad Ever Talk to Me? Case Research Journal, 33(2).

Dunlap, D., Marion, T., Friar, J. (2013). The Role of Cross-National Knowledge on Organizational Ambidexterity: A Case of the Global Pharmaceutical Industry. Management Learning.

Marion, T., Friar, J., Cullinane, T. (2012). A multi-disciplinary new product development course for technological entrepreneurs. Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 13(Fall), 71-89.

Marion, T., Dunlap, D., Friar, J. (2012). The University Entrepreneur: A Census and Survey of Attributes and Outcomes. R&D Management, 42(5), 401-419.

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Eddleston, Kimberly (Presenter Only), Marion, Tucker (Presenter Only), Friar, John (Presenter Only), U.S. Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, "Challenges for entrepreneurs in managing interorganizational relationships and innovation", U.S. Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Fort Worth, Texas. (January 2014).

Marion, Tucker, Eddleston, Kimberly, Friar, John, U.S. Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, "Interorganizational relationships of new ventures: The good, bad, and ugly", U.S. Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Fort Worth, Texas. (January 2014).

Marion, Tucker, Eddleston, Kimberly, Friar, John, Southern Management Association, "New venture alliances: When collaborations tarnish", Southern Management Association. (November 2013).

Marion, Tucker (Presenter & Author), Friar, John (Author Only), Karmarthi, Sagar (Author Only), Zeid, Abe (Author Only), IPDMC, "The Application Of Engineering Methods To The Discovery And Commercialization Of Mass Customized Cancer Therapeutics", EIASM, Paris, France. (June 24, 2013).

Dunlap, Denise, Marion, Tucker, Friar, John, Innovation Networks Conference, "The Role of Cross-National Knowledge on Organizational Ambidexterity: A Case of the Global Pharmaceutical Industry", Northeastern University, Boston, MA. (May 2013).