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Janet Bercovitz

Associate Professor of Business Administration


Educational Background

Ph.D., Business and Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley, 1999
M.B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1988
B.S., Organic Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, 1984

Positions Held

Representative at Large, Cooperative Strategies Interest Group,, Strategic Management Society, 2014 to present
Miller Faculty Fellow in the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership, University of Illinois, 2010
Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2009
Associate Professor, Duke University, 2001-2005
Assistant Professor, Duke University, 1997-2000
Market Analyst/Consultant, Technology Forecasters, 1988-1990
Chemist, American Pharmaseal, 1985-1986

Recent Publications

Argyres, N., Bercovitz, J. Forthcoming. Franchisee Associations as Sources of Bargaining Power? Some Evidence. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy

Bercovitz, J., Tyler, B. 2014. Who I Am and How I Contract: The Effect of Contractors" Roles on the Evolution of Contract Structure in University-Industry Research Agreements.. Organization Science, 25: 1840-1859

Feldman, M., Desrochers, P., Bercovitz, J. 2014. Knowledge for the World: A Brief History of Commercialization at John Hopkins University. In Thomas J. Allen Rory O"Shea (Ed.), Building Technology Transfer within Research Universities, 156-191. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Service Activities

Associate Editor, Journal of Technology Transfer, 2011-present
Editorial Board Member, Organization Science, 2007-present
Editorial Board Member, Strategic Management Journal, 2007-present

Teaching and Research Interests

Research interests include organizational structure, contractual relationships, franchising, technology-transfer, business strategy, transaction cost economics, and entrepreneurship