Robert Eberhart
Associate Director of Research  on Entrepreneurship and Society - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

My research focuses on the influence of institutional change on entrepreneurship, what drives institutional change, and the effect of those changes on the types of ventures that are founded and their performance. I also build on theories of institutions to discern how entrepreneurship is transforming society. Before my academic career,  I spent 10 years in the semiconductor industry before I founded and ran a successful company in Tokyo. I make use of those experiences to inform my scholarship. Since earning my Ph.D. in 2014, I have published in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science, and others. My academic work has won numerous awards from the Academy of Management, Responsible Research in Management, the Western Academy of Management, among others. I am on the editorial board of Organization Science, and the research committee of the OMT division of AOM. My articles have also appeared in academic books by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Springer Publications. 


Lake Tahoe Conference: Reversing the Arrow - How Entrepreneurship Affects Society
August ,2021
RRBM 2020 Award Presentatiosn
July 2020
Academy of Management
Annual Conference
August 2021


New Publication - November 2020

Certification Relics: Entrepreneurship amidst Discontinued Certifications

Robert N. Eberhart

Graduate School of Business

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305

Daniel Armanios

Department of Engineering and Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Organization Science, forthcoming

ABC News Interview

Should Facebook be regulated as a media company?

New Video Discussion

Strategic Management Journal - VIDEO

"The Dark Side of Institutional Intermediaries: Junior Stock Exchanges and Entrepreneurship"

w/ C. Eesley

Interview at European Entrepreneurship Forum

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Policy Presentation at Mitsubishi Research Center Symposium with M. Cusumano

I presented a perspective on how open innovation can work - or miss - their targets. Thanks to Shigeo Kagami for inviting me.


Research insights from institutional perspectives were incorporated into policy efforts through a bi-lateral commission with members appointed by the US State Department and METI 

Sweden Royal Institute of Technology

My research is assisting the institute to revise it country's bankruptcy laws. The report was handed over to Mikael Damberg, Minister of Enterprise and Innovation, at the 17 October, 2017. The report, "Entreprenörskap i det 21 århundradet, SOU 2016:72 (Entrepreneurship in the 21st century)" may be downloaded at the government’s webpage: