Associate, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
Affiliate, Institute for Sustainable Energy
Affiliate, Initiative on Cities
Paul McManus is a Master Lecturer and award-winning faculty in the Strategy & Innovation Department at the Boston University’s Questrom School of Business where he teaches a range of required and advanced courses in strategy, innovation management, energy/sustainability and entrepreneurship at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels.
McManus’ interests lie in the intersection of strategy, innovation, and organizations with a focus on strategic transformation/implementation, i.e. the reinvention of the core in response to disruptive change in economic, social and environmental factors at the edge; work that is increasingly focused on digitally-enabled business models and ecosystems. His advanced teaching and advisory work spans the for-profit, non-profit, and public sectors and focuses on new value creation through strategic innovation, cross-sector collaboration/co-development and multi-sided platform/ecosystem development.
Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University full-time in 2006, McManus spent six years in the venture capital industry with Boston Millennia Partners, a $740M venture capital fund with international investments in early-stage technology ventures in the information technology, telecommunications, medical device, life sciences and healthcare services industries.
Previously, McManus spent eight years as a strategy, innovation and organizational/human capital consultant to the Global 1000, government ministries, quasi-government economic development agencies, and start-ups across North and South America, Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East. He began his career in the high-tech industry with Digital Equipment Corporation where he spent fifteen years in various roles in corporate venture development, product management, R&D and engineering.
McManus received an MBA from Boston University in 1986 and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1977.
MBA, Boston University, 1986.
BS, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1977.
GSM EM765 A1
Country Environment and Multinational Strategy
GSM EM775 A4
New Venture Creation in a Global Economy
GSM SI750 B1
Competition, Innovation, and Strategy
GSM SI836 F1
Foundations of Environmental Sustainability
GSM SI859 A1
GSM SI859 F1
SMG SI430 A1
Multidisciplinary Sustainable Energy Practicum
SCOPE: A Smart-city Cloud-based Open Platform and Ecosystem, NSF. (February 15, 2014 - Present).
McManus, P. The Utility of the Future Study, MIT, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, One-Time Editorship (Edited One Issue, Edition, Etc.), Appointed, Academic. (July 1, 2015 - Present).
Member of the Faculty Advisory Committee
2013 Henry Morgan Award for Service to the Entrepreneurship Program, Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Service, University. (May 16, 2013).
2010 Broderick Prize, School of Management, Service, University. (May 16, 2010).
For Service to Graduate Programs
Voted faculty of the year by the MBA class of 2009
Board of Advisors, Greentown Labs, Somerville, MA