Email: nurahmed(AT)MIT.edu

I am a Postdoctoral associate at MIT Sloan. I completed my PhD in Strategy from Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada, where I was a Research Fellow at the ScotiaBank Digital Banking Lab. My focus is broadly on Innovation and Technology Strategy.

My research examines firms’ innovation and technology strategy, more specifically corporate science and R&D disclosure strategy. I examine the factors that motivate firms to pursue basic scientific research and voluntarily disclose internal research in the public domain (e.g., publications, patents). To this end, I build a research program of corporate R&D using Artificial Intelligence as an empirical context. Further, I examine the role of specialized assets like computing power and data in innovation processes. Drawing on strategic management literature, and using Big Data, Machine learning (NLP) and interviews, I build testable models of the world that can help managers to make decisions.

Previously I worked for Samsung R&D Lab in Bangladesh, India, and South Korea. My research is partly informed by experiences at such corporate labs.

My working papers have been recognized at multiple conferences such as Best PhD Paper Prize (nominated, SMS), Max Boisot Award (finalist, EGOS), Best Paper in Strategy (won, AMCIS), Honorable Mention (won, ASAC) among others.

My research has also received media coverages from outlets like VentureBeat, Scientific American, Axios, Marginal Revolution. Two prestigious AI reports also cited my work: The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Stanford AI Index (2021).

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I have received an R&R from SMJ.

I recently chair-ed the organizing committee of the 3rd Toronto Fintech Conference.