Interim Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

Professor of the Practice of Strategy

Professor of Philosophy

Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Fuqua

Jon Fjeld has been teaching entrepreneurship and strategy, and leading the entrepreneurship efforts at Fuqua since 2005. He has created a three course sequence called the Program for Entrepreneurs (www.dukep4e.org) that applies a disciplined approach to entrepreneurial ventures ranging from social ventures to life science and technology start-ups. In addition, he teaches strategy and entrepreneurship at all levels of the university from undergraduate to executive MBA. His primary focus is studying innovation in large and small firms as well as the methodology of strategy research.

Before returning to academia, he spent over twenty years in marketing, engineering and general management in start-ups and public companies. From December, 2000, until July, 2004, he served as vice president of engineering for Align Technology in Santa Clara, CA. Between 1995 and 2000, he served as CEO of two RTP venture backed firms: Geomagic, a 3D software company and NetEdge Systems, a data networking equipment company. Prior to that, Fjeld spent 13 years at IBM, where he served in a number of management and executive positions within the networking and software business units. He began his professional career as an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Duke University.

Fjeld holds a Ph.D. (1977) and MA in philosophy from the University of Toronto, an MBA from Duke University, an MS in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA in mathematics and philosophy from Bishop’s University.

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