Emily Cox Pahnke is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. Her research focuses on innovation and resource assembly in entrepreneurial ventures. Current research projects are set in the medical device, venture investing, and affective computing industries. Professor Pahnke explores questions such as when partners harm rather than help new ventures, how new ventures can attract high quality resources, and when entrepreneurs are accurate in their assessment of potential partner’s quality. To study these issues, she draws on extensive fieldwork and archival data.
Professor Pahnke’s research has been funded by the Kauffman Foundation and the National Science Foundation. She was the recipient of the Industry Study Association’s Best Dissertation Award and was a finalist for the Technology and Innovation Management division of the Academy of Management’s Best Dissertation Award. Professor Pahnke holds a PhD in Management Science and Engineering and an MA in Sociology from Stanford University as well as MBA and BS degrees from Brigham Young University.
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