CET, the Chair in Corporate renewal and Entrepreneurial strategies in Technology, is a research laboratory newly established at EPFL. CET is led by Professor Anu Wadhwa and focuses on research at the intersection of management of technology, strategic management and entrepreneurship. The common theme underlying these research areas addresses a key challenge confronting firms in high technology environments - how can technology-based firms successfully create new knowledge and sustain continuous innovation? This is an important issue to focus on especially in technological landscapes where continuous knowledge creation and innovation have become imperatives for growth and competitive advantage.
Current projects pursued by CET can be classified broadly under the following themes:
* Corporate Entrepreneurship
* Interorganizational Relationships and Innovation
* New Venture Evolution and Performance
The mission of CET is to become a center of excellence in research and teaching in the areas of corporate innovation and entrepreneurial activities, with a strong emphasis on relevance to practice in high technology contexts.
Dr. Wadhwa graduated with a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Washington Business School, Seattle, USA. Her research examines patterns and processes of entrepreneurship in established firms, the impact of corporate entrepreneurship on organizational innovation, and the role played by venture capitalists in new venture evolution. Dr. Wadhwa's research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Review of Business Research and Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Her work was recognized in several forums she was a finalist in the TIM Division's best dissertation competition in 2006 and received the Babson Conference 2006 award for excellence in research on corporate entrepreneurship. She is also an active presenter and reviewer at conferences including the SMS Conference, the Babson conference and the AoM meetings. Dr. Wadhwa also holds graduate degrees in International Business and Computer Science, and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering.
- Corporate entrepreneurship
- Strategic renewal
- Venture capital
- Corporate venture capital
- Innovation management
P. Moser; O. H. D. Isaksson; R. W. Seifert : Inventory dynamics in process industries: An empirical investigation; International Journal Of Production Economics. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijpe.2017.06.019.
A. P. Petkova; A. Wadhwa; X. Yao; S. Jain : Reputation And Decision Making Under Ambiguity: A Study Of Us Venture Capital Firms' Investments In The Emerging Clean Energy Sector; Academy Of Management Journal. 2014. DOI : 10.5465/amj.2011.0651.
S. Basu; A. Wadhwa : External Venturing and Discontinuous Strategic Renewal: An Options Perspective; Journal Of Product Innovation Management. 2013. DOI : 10.1111/jpim.12039.
A. Wadhwa; S. Basu : Exploration and Resource Commitments in Unequal Partnerships: An Examination of Corporate Venture Capital Investments; Journal Of Product Innovation Management. 2013. DOI : 10.1111/jpim.12037.
C. Phelps; R. Heidl; A. Wadhwa : Knowledge, Networks, and Knowledge Networks: A Review and Research Agenda; Journal of Management. 2012. DOI : 10.1177/0149206311432640.
S. Basu; A. Wadhwa; S. Kotha : Corporate Venture Capital: Important Themes And Future Directions; Handbook of Corporate Entrepreneurship; Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Academic Publishing, 2011.
A. Wadhwa; C. Phelps : An Option to Partner: A Dyadic Analysis of CVC Relationships; Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. 2009. DOI : 10.5465/AMBPP.2009.44257945.
A. Wadhwa; C. Phelps; S. Kotha : Creating Exploratory Innovations by Learning from Entrepreneurial Ventures; New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship: Recognizing, Seizing and Executing Opportunities; Springer, 2008.
B. Polat; A. Wadhwa : Can Successful Founders Hold on to Their Seats after Going Public? The Impact of Venture Capitalists on Founder Turnover; Review of Business Research. 2008.
A. Wadhwa; S. B. Kotha : Knowledge Creation Through External Venturing: Evidence from the Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturing Industry; Academy of Management Journal. 2006.
A. Wadhwa : Instructor Resource Manual for Cases; Strategic Management: An Integrated Approach; Houghton Mifflin, 2004.