How Social Scientist Cultivates Technology Passion - Ben Hallen

In Chapter 10 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, business school professor Ben Hallen answers "How Do You Keep Your Passion for Science and Technology Relevant in Your Pursuit as an Academic?" As an academic in a business school, Hallen's work is applied - what he learns gets applied to create value in business. Outside this, Hallen enjoys studying new technology companies and their respective innovation. He also applies his social science and engineering education to understand the behaviors driving technology adoption and growth. Hallen is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at University of Maryland. Hallen earned his PhD from Stanford University and its Stanford Technology Venture Program (STVP). He has been a startup CTO and graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science.