Chuck Eesley

Chuck Eesley is Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E). His research and teaching interests focus on institutions and technology entrepreneurship. He wants to find out which individual attributes, strategies and institutional arrangements optimally drive high growth entrepreneurship, and ultimately economic growth. In particular, Chuck’s research focuses on the determinants of high-growth, innovative firm creation across institutional contexts. He examines how the environment influences entrepreneurs and firms.

In 2010, Chuck received the Best Dissertation Award in the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management and he was recipient of the 2007 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship award. His work has been generously funded by Sequoia Capital,, the Kauffman Foundation, the MIT Entrepreneurship Center and Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Chuck earned his BS from Duke University and doctorate from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Main affiliation 
Research interests 
Institutional Change