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Rosemarie Ziedonis is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation and Academic Director for Entrepreneurship at Questrom. She has a Ph.D. in Business and Public Policy from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to joining Questrom, she served on the faculty at the University of Oregon, the Wharton School, and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where she co-directed the Program for Law, Economics, and Technology.

Her research examines the value and strategic use of intellectual property, and broader aspects of innovation policy and management. Findings from her studies have been published in a wide range of journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Organization Science, Management Science, the Rand Journal of Economics, Research Policy, Science and the Strategic Management Journal. She is an Associate Editor at Management Science, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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      Hochberg, Y., Serrano, C., & Ziedonis, R. (In Press). Patent Collateral, Investor Commitment, and the Market for Venture Lending. Journal of Financial Economics.

      Hochberg, Y., Serrano, C., & Ziedonis, R. (2015). Intangible but Bankable. Science, 348 (6240), 1202.

      Ganco, M., Ziedonis, R., & Agarwal, R. (2015). More Stars Stay, but the Brightest Ones Still Leave: Job Hopping in the Shadow of Patent Enforcement. Strategic Management Journal, 36 (5), 659-685.

      Hsu, D., & Ziedonis, R. (2013). Resources as Dual Sources of Advantage: Implications for Valuing Entrepreneurial-Firm Patents. Strategic Management Journal, 7 (34), 761-781.

      Agarwal, R., Ganco, M., & Ziedonis, R. (2009). Reputations for Toughness in Patent Enforcement: Implications for Knowledge Spillovers via Inventor Mobility. Strategic Management Journal, 13 (30), 1349-1374.

      Benson, D., & Ziedonis, R. (2010). Corporate Venture Capital and the Returns to Acquiring Portfolio Companies. Journal of Financial Economics, 3 (98), 478-499.

      Benson, D., & Ziedonis, R. (2009). Corporate Venture Capital as a Window on New Technologies: Implications for the Performance of Corporate Investors When Acquiring Startups. Organization Science, 2 (20), 329-351.

      Ziedonis, R. (2008). On the Apparent Failure of Patents: A Response to Bessen and Meurer. Academy of Management Perspectives, 4 (20), 21-29.

      Ziedonis, R. (2004). Donít Fence Me In: Fragmented Markets for Technology and the Patent Acquisition Strategies of Firms. Management Science, 6 (50), 804-820.

      Hall, B., & Ziedonis, R. (2001). The Patent Paradox Revisited: An Empirical Study of Patenting in the U.S. Semiconductor Industry, 1979-95. Rand Journal of Economics, 1 (32), 101-128.

      Linden, G., Mowery, D., & Ziedonis, R. (2000). National Technology Policy in Global Markets: Developing Next-Generation Lithography in the Semiconductor Industry. Business and Politics, 2 (2), 93-113.


      Galasso, A., & Ziedonis, R. (In Press). Patent Rights and Innovative Activity: Evidence from the Semiconductor Industry. In Peter Mennell and David Schwartz (Ed.), Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law, Vol 2 - Analytical Methods. United States: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

      Ziedonis, R. (2009). In Intellectual Property and Innovation. United States: in S. Shane, ed., The Handbook on Technology and Innovation Management. John Wiley & Sons.
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      Ziedonis, R. (2009). In Intellectual Property Regimes and Firm Strategy: Putting Hall and Ziedonis (2001) in Perspective (pp 313-340). United States: J. Nickerson and B. Silverman, ed., Advances in Strategic Management: Economic Institutions of Strategy.
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      Ziedonis, R. (2003). In Patent Litigation in the US Semiconductor Industry. United States: W. Cohen, S. Merrill eds. Patents in the Knowledge-Based Economy, National Academies Press.
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      Ziedonis, R., & Hall, B. (2003). In The Effects of Strengthening Patent Rights on Firms Engaged in Cumulative Innovation: Insights from the Semiconductor Industry (Vol 13). United States: G. Libecap, ed., Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth, Elsevier Science Publishing.
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    Ziedonis, R. Management Science, Business Policy Division, Associate Editor. (January 1, 2015 - Present).

    Ziedonis, R. Strategy Science, Editorial Board Member. (January 1, 2014 - Present).

    Ziedonis, R. Strategic Management Journal, Editorial Board Member. (January 1, 2005 - Present).