Toby E. Stuart

Toby E. Stuart
Professor Leo Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Faculty Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship

Toby E. Stuart is the Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation; Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship; Dean, External Affairs; and Chair of the Department of Management and Organizations at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He holds an A.B., summa cum laude, in economics from Carleton College.

Much of Professor Stuart’s research has examined social networks, particularly their role in entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy. In current projects, he is investigating email networks, organizational structure and employment outcomes in a variety of companies; matching in online networks; entrepreneurship in technology; and the collaboration network in the academic life sciences. He currently serves as a Department Editor at Management Science, an editorial board member at the Strategic Management Journal, among other editorial roles.