Silicon Valley Immersion Week
Strategy in Competitive Markets | UC Berkeley Executive Education


Booth School of Business

Toby E. Stuart is the Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation; Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship; Dean, External Affairs; and Chair of the Department of Management and Organizations at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Previously, he has been: The Charles Edward Wilson Professor at Harvard Business School; Samberg Professor and Faculty Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School; and the Steingraber-A.T. Kearney Professor of Leadership & Strategy at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He holds an A.B., summa cum laude, in economics from Carleton College.

At Harvard Business School and Columbia Business Schools, he was course head for Entrepreneurship and Strategy Formulation, respectively. He has taught MBA and executive courses in corporate strategy, M&A, innovation and technology strategy, leadership, venture capital and private equity, and entrepreneurship. He launched the Executive Program in Corporate Strategy at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business; the Program on Competitive Strategy and Innovation at Haas; and he has co-directed Harvard Business School’s Creating Corporate-Level Advantage Strategy Program for senior executives. He has served as a consultant or executive educator to many companies around the world.

Currently, Stuart is a member of the board of directors (audit committee) at HNTB Holdings. He is cofounder of AuptiX, a VC-backed startup in freight logistics. He has advised many new ventures, including OvaScience (Ticker: OVAS), rbidr, Execonline, Kyruus, and GoEuro. He has served on boards or advisory boards of several non-profits, including Planned Parenthood, ShanghaiTech School of Entrepreneurship and Management, PhilDev and Skydeck.

Professor Stuart is the recipient of the 2007 Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, which is granted every second year to recognize one individual’s contributions to entrepreneurship research. He has received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School; the Award for Teaching Excellence at Cornell / NY-Tech; and the Cheit Award for Teaching Excellence for multiple courses at Berkeley Haas. He has won the Administrative Science Quarterly’s Scholarly Contribution (best paper) award, and other recognitions for scholarly contributions. He is a Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Center for Corporate Reputation.

Much of Professor Stuart’s research has examined social networks, particularly their role in entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy. In current projects, he is investigating email networks, organizational structure and employment outcomes in a variety of companies; matching in online networks; entrepreneurship in technology; and the collaboration network in the academic life sciences. He currently serves as a Department Editor at Management Science, an editorial board member at the Strategic Management Journal, among other editorial roles.

Toby Stuart serves as Faculty Director for the following Custom Programs:

  • IT Operations Bootcamp for Facebook
  • Bank of America Growing Your Business Program
  • Cementos Argos
  • CKGSB Doctor of Business Administration Program
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Novartis Leadership for Scientists
  • Young President's Organization

Awards & Honors

  • Elected to Sociological Research Association, 2009
  • University of Southern California's Grief Award for Research Impact for paper in Entrepreneurship, 2008
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, 2006
  • Administrative Science Quarterly's Award for Scholarly Contribution, 2006
  • Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Columbia Business School, 2004
  • NSF Research Grant, 2003
  • Voted "outstanding faculty member" by MBA students in Business Week's Guide to the Best Business Schools, 2001
  • Research grants from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998
  • FMC Scholar, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1997
  • State Farm Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1994
  • Doctoral Program Merit Scholarship, Stanford University, 1992
  • Awarded stipend to participate in Stanford Seminar on Social Theory, 1992
  • National Doctoral Fellowship, AACSB, 1991
  • Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Carleton College, 1989
  • Unanimous distinction on senior thesis, Carleton College, 1989
  • A.M. Harrison Prize awarded to outstanding economics major, Carleton College, 1989

Read about executive education

Other experts

Biography Daria Dzyabura joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Marketing in July 2012. Professor Dzyabura's research focuses on methods for analyzing complex decision-making rules and developing efficient forecasting methods for multi-faceted buying sit...
Donna Ruane Morrison, is an Associate Professor at the McCourt School Public Policy at Georgetown University. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Research in Children in the U.S. (CROCUS), the Department of Psychology, and the Georgetown Law Center. Professor Morrison holds a Ph.D. ...
Christina Hachikian is the executive director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She leads the center’s global work as the hub for people solving complex social and environmental problems. In particular, she is responsible fo...