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Robert Seamans

Robert Seamans

Joined Stern 2009

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-58
New York, NY 10012

E-mail rseamans@stern.nyu.edu
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Robert Seamans joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in July 2009. Prior to joining NYU Stern, he worked for an economic consulting firm and a software start-up company.

Professor Seamans' research focuses on the actions that established firms take when threatened by new entrants to the market. He is particularly interested in how these actions affect diffusion of new technology. He also studies the importance of various types of finance to entrepreneurs.

Professor Seamans received his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, his M.A. in Economics from Boston University and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Research Interests

  • Business strategy
  • Entrepreneurship

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Strategy

Academic Background

Yale School of Management

M.A., Economics
Boston University

Ph.D., Business Administration
University of California, Berkeley

Awards & Appointments

UC Berkeley Competition Policy Center Dissertation Prize 2010
NET Institute Summer Research Grant 2010

Selected Publications

Fighting City Hall: Entry Deterrence and New Technology Upgrades in Local Cable TV Markets

Threat of Entry, Asymmetric Information and Pricing

R. Seamans & A. Chatterji
Credit Cards, Race, and Entrepreneurship

R. Seamans & F. Zhu
Technology Shocks in Multi-Sided Markets: The Impact of Craigslist on Local Newspapers