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Fabrizio came to the Boston University Questrom School of Business in 2011 from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She received her PhD and MA from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her BA from Wesleyan University. Her areas of interest involve knowledge exploitation, firm strategy, innovation, intellectual property rights, and environmental policy. In addition, she has received various awards for her scholarly work, including the Crawford Dissertation Fellowship and the Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship.

  • PUBLICATIONSOpen or Close


      Fabrizio, K., Poczter, S., & Zelner, B. (2017). Does innovation policy attract international competition? Evidence from energy storage. Research Policy, 46 (6), 1106-1117.

      Chatterji, A., & Fabrizio, K. (2016). Does the Market for Ideas Influence the Rate and Direction of Innovative Activity? Evidence from the Medical Device Industry. Strategic Management Journal, 37 (3), 447-465.

      Chatterji, A., & Fabrizio, K. (2014). Using Users: When Does External Knowledge Enhance Corporate Product Innovation?. Strategic Management Journal, 35 (10), 1427-1445.

      Fabrizio, K., & Tsolmon, U. (2014). An Empirical Examination of the Procyclicality of R&D Investment and Innovation. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 96 (4), 662-675.

      Fabrizio, K. (2013). The Effect of Regulatory Uncertainty on Investment: Evidence from Renewable Energy Generation. Journal of Law Economics Organization, 4 (29), 765.

      Hawn, O., Fabrizio, K., & Hawn, O. (2013). Enabling Diffusion: How Complementary Inputs Moderate the Response to Environmental Policy. Research Policy, 42 (5), 1099-1111.

      Fabrizio, K., & Chatterji, A. (2012). How Do Product Users Influence Corporate Invention?. Organization Science, 4 (23), 971.

      Fabrizio, K. (2012). Institutions, Capabilities, and Contracts: Make or Buy in the Electric Utility Industry. Organization Science, 5 (23), 1264.

      Fabrizio, K., & Thomas, L. (2012). The Impact of Local Demand on Innovation in a Global Industry. Strategic Management Journal, 33 (1), 42-64.

      Fabrizio, K. (2009). Absorptive Capacity and the Search for Innovation. Research Policy, 2 (38), 255.

      Fabrizio, K., & Di Minin, A. (2008). Commercializing the Laboratory: Faculty Patenting and the Open Science Environment. Research Policy, 5 (37), 914.

      Fabrizio, K., Chatterji, A., Mitchell, W., & Schulman, K. (2008). Physician-Industry Cooperation in the Medical Device Industry. Health Affairs, 6 (27), 1532.

      Fabrizio, K., Rose, N., & Wolfram, C. (2007). Has Restructuring Improved Operator Efficiency in the Electricity Industry?. American Economic Review, 4 (97).

      Fabrizio, K., & Mowery, D. (2005). Defense-Related R&D and the Growth of the Postwar Information Technology Industrial Complex in the United States. Revue D’Economie Industrielle, (112), 27.

      Fabrizio, K. (2007). University Patenting and the Pace of Industrial Innovation. Industrial and Corporate Change, 4 (16), 505.


      Fabrizio, K. (2005). Electric Power. In The Limits of Market Organization. United States: Russell Sage Foundation.

      Fabrizio, K. (2007). The Federal Role in Financing Major Innovations: Information Technology During the Postwar Period. In Lamoreaux and Sokoloff (Ed.), Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present. United States: The MIT Press.

      Fabrizio, K. (2006). The Use of University Research in Firm Innovation. In H. Chesbrough, W. Vanhaverbeke, and J. West (Eds.), Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm. United States: Oxford University Press.


      SMS Annual Conference, SMS, Committee Chair. (January 29, 2015 - December 29, 2017).

      Academy of Management, AoM - BPS Division, Committee Member. (June 1, 2012 - August 31, 2014).

      SMS Annual Meeting, Strategic Management Society, Sustainability Session Track Chair, Committee Chair. (June 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013).

      Academy of Management, AoM, Dissertation Award - TIM Division, Committee Chair. (June 1, 2011 - August 31, 2013).


    Fabrizio, K. Research Policy, Associate Editor. (January 29, 2014 - Present).

    Fabrizio, K. Strategic Management Journal, Editorial Board Member. (October 1, 2013 - Present).

  • AWARDS AND HONORSOpen or Close

    Richard Nelson Prize, Research Policy, Research. (May 13, 2015).

    Award recognizes a research paper in (alternating years) Research Policy or ICC that has made a substantial contribution to the literature.

    Broderick Prize for Excellence in Research Scholarship, Boston University, Research. (May 13, 2013).