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Ari Ginsberg

Ari Ginsberg

Joined Stern 1984

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-54
New York, NY 10012



Ari Ginsberg is professor of entrepreneurship and management at NYU's Stern School of Business, and former Chair of the Management and Organizations Department and Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He holds an Affiliate Professor appointment in the Technology Innovation and Management Department at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, where he currently serves as Academic Director of the Management of Technology Master of Science Program. Professor Ginsberg teaches courses on business strategy analysis, new enterprise development, corporate venturing and innovation, and technology entrepreneurship.

Professor Ginsberg's current research focuses on entrepreneurial investments by established corporations and the formation of innovation ecosystems in the cleantech sector. He has published numerous articles in leading scholarly journals and is the recipient of multiple academic awards for his work on entrepreneurial strategies and the management of innovation and change. He has also served on the editorial boards of the top academic journals in the field of business administration, including the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of International Business, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. In Strategies for New Venture Development, an edited volume of articles published by Edward Elgar in 2011, he explores the causes and consequences of deploying various types of strategies for achieving economic and institutional goals in early stage businesses.

As inaugural head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation area at the Stern School of Business, in 2000 he introduced an MBA degree specialization in entrepreneurship and innovation and founded a co-curricular new venture development program that provides students and alumni with workshops, mentoring and seed funding provided through a business plan competition. Supported by the New York State Research and Development Authority, in 2010 he co-designed an executive education program, called 'CleanTech Execs,' to prime seasoned managers to lead clean energy projects in New York City's key industries. In response to the growing number of NYU students interested in contributing to the growth of New York's technology start-up ecosystem, Professor Ginsberg created a new MBA course in 2011 that enables students to assess the commercial viability of new technologies invented by faculty at NYU, Polytech, and other local universities.

During his tenure at New York University, Professor Ginsberg has been the recipient of several honors, including the Citibank Excellence in Teaching Award, the Peter Drucker Fellowship, and the Harold Price Entrepreneurship and Innovation Professorship.

Professor Ginsberg received his MBA and Ph.D. in Strategic Planning and Policy from the University of Pittsburgh as well as a Master's Degree in Human Learning and Cognition from Columbia University.

Research Interests

  • Organizational Learning
  • Business Strategy
  • Technological Innovation
  • New Venture Development
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship

Courses Taught

  • Commercialization of Frontier Technologies
  • International Studies Program
  • MBA Business Strategy
  • MBA Corporate Venturing
  • MBA Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • MBA Technological Innovation

Academic Background

Ph.D., Strategic Planning, 1985

M.B.A., Information and Control, 1982

M.A., Human Learning, 1977

Awards & Appointments

Academic Director, Management of Technology M.S. Program NYU Tandon School of Engineering 2015
Affiliated Professor of Technology Management and Innovation NYU Tandon School of Engineering 2015
Distinguished Visiting Speaker Molson School of Business, Concordia University 2009
Fullbright Senior Specialist Grant in Entrepreneurship and Innovation U.S. Department of State Fullbright Program 2007
Best Paper Award Finalist Academy of Management International Management Division 2006
Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation NYU Stern School of Business 1999
Peter Drucker Fellowship NYU Stern School of Business 1998
Citation of Highest Quality Rating for Management Paper Emerald Management Review 1998
Citibank Excellence in Teaching Award NYU Stern School of Business 1996

Related News & Research

Professor Ari Ginsberg discusses corporate tax breaks in response to Amazon’s decision not to open headquarters in New York City

Professor Ari Ginsberg explains why he believes Amazon's canceled plans to build headquarters in New York City are a lost opportunity

NYC Driving Out Amazon is a Self-Inflicted Wound

Professor Ari Ginsberg comments on a recent report by Yelp predicting a forthcoming economic slowdown

Professor Ari Ginsberg is quoted in a story on how Amazon's new headquarters in New York will benefit the city

Professor Ari Ginsberg explains Long Island City's appeal as an office location for Amazon

Professor Ari Ginsberg is quoted in a story on how Amazon’s new offices may impact Long Island City

Professor Ari Ginsberg discusses how a potential conservative Supreme Court judiciary could impact the future of business

Professor Ari Ginsberg is interviewed about where Amazon might open its second headquarters

Professor Ari Ginsberg discusses possible outcomes of President Trump's meeting with Xi Jinping

Professor Ari Ginsberg shares his views on Snap Inc's presence in England

Professor Ari Ginsberg discusses the renegotiation of NAFTA

Professor Ari Ginsberg discusses how the renegotiation of the NAFTA trade deal could impact businesses

Professor Ari Ginsberg shares his views on Rocketrip, a corporate travel startup

Stern Faculty Offer Insights on the 2016 Presidential Election

Professor Ari Ginsberg comments on Donald Trump's reputation among small business owners and his presidential campaign

Professor Ari Ginsberg discusses "unicorn" business ventures

Prof. Ari Ginsberg discusses the growing popularity of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses for young children

Prof. Ari Ginsberg on Foursquare's business model

Areas of Expertise


  • Business Plans
  • New Ventures in Emerging Markets
  • Start-ups/New Ventures
  • Sustainability
  • Venture Capital/Financing


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Managing Change
  • Organizational Learning
  • Technology & Innovation