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Ph.D. Sonali K. SHAH Assistant Professor of Management, Department of Management & Organization, Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Seattle


 Graduated with a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering and a B.S in Economics (finance) from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Technology & Innovation Management from MIT
1996-1998 Analyst, Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Division
2000 Associate, McKinsey & Company
2003-2007 Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
since 2007 Assistant Professor, University of Washington


Industry Studies Association
Academy of Management
Strategic Management Society


How Communities Support Innovative Activities: An Exploration of Assistance and Sharing Among End-Users (with Nikolaus Franke). Research Policy, 32(1), pp. 157-178. 2003
Motivation, Governance, and the Viability of Hybrid Forms in Open Source Software Development. Management Science, 52(7), pp. 1000-1014. 2006
The Accidental Entrepreneur: The Emergent & Collective Process of User Entrepreneurship (with Mary Tripsas). Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. 1(1), pp. 123-140. 2007
Pre-Entry Knowledge, Learning & the Survival of New Firms (with John Dencker and Marc Gruber). Organization Science. 20(3), pp. 516-537. 2009


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Industry Studies Fellowship, 2008-2010
Thought Leader Award, Academy of Management, 2008 and 2010
Kauffman Foundation, Best Paper Prize, 2010
Charlene M. & Arthur Buerk Fellowship, University of Washington, 2010-2013