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John Friar

John Friar

Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship



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3Qs: Tech sector ‘bubble-​​ing’ over?

The leading social-​​media news site, Mash­able, recently released an info­graphic com­paring the suc­cesses and fail­ures of new new-​​venture com­pa­nies today to those in the dot-​​com era of the late 1990s and early– 2000s, beg­ging the ques­tion, “Are we in a tech bubble?” John Friar, an exec­u­tive pro­fessor of entre­pre­neur­ship at North­eastern and an expert in tech­nology strategy for start-​​up com­pa­nies, explains what it means to be in a tech bubble, if the world is in fact in one, and how start-​​ups can avoid the worst fall-​​out from a bursting bubble.

John Friar

University celebrates 50 years of educating future entrepreneurs

The year 2008 marked the 50th anniver­sary of entre­pre­neur­ship edu­ca­tion at North­eastern. Over the half-century—highlighted by inno­v­a­tive part­ner­ships, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary pro­grams and world-​​​​class faculty—generations of stu­dents have gained promi­nence as founders […]

Selected Publications

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Long-term jobs fix needed

Worcester Telegram and Gazette.


Instilling the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your R&D Team: What Large Firms Can Learn from Successful Start-ups

(with Marion, T., and Dunlap-Hinkler, D.) IEEE TRANSACTIONS on Engineering Management, 58(4), 819 - 820.


Recovering from a Recession: the Role of startups

Pioneer Institute White Paper Series (78), 13.

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