About Us

Mission


Welcome to the virtual home of efforts at Harvard Business School to understand, contribute to, and shape the development of the commercial space economy. Here, you will find links to the research being done at the School, affiliated faculty and staff who are working on these topics, relevant events, and more. We hope, through our efforts and this site, to spur scholarship on commercial space, provide a focal-point for research-driven discussions of it, and help to open the space sector to a broad range of talented individuals.

Affiliated Faculty + Staff

Professor Choudhury

PRITHWIRAJ (RAJ) CHOUDHURY

Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
Unit: Technology and Operations Management

Raj studies how location, distance and geographic mobility affects knowledge worker productivity. His current research explores talent inclusion in emerging markets: how selection mechanisms and data analytics driven by AI can help firms identify and value from underutilized talent... View Profile

Professor Eisenmann

THOMAS R. EISENMANN

Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Unit: Entrepreneurial Management
With colleagues, Tom launched the MBA electives Making Markets, which focuses on marketplace design, Scaling Technology Venture, Entrepreneurial Sales & Marketing, and Product Management 101, in which students specify and supervise development of a software application... View Profile 
Alissa Haddaji

ALISSA J. HADDAJI

Senior Researcher, Harvard Business School
Unit: Business, Government, and the International Economy

Specialized in Space Risk Management, Alissa conducts research on the economic and business models of U.S. aerospace companies with Professor Weinzierl. She also coordinates and promotes Harvard's Space research network. Send Email

Professor Khanna

TARUN KHANNA

Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Unit: Strategy
Tarun studies the drivers of entrepreneurship in emerging markets as a means of economic and social development. He has taught courses on strategy, corporate governance, and international business to MBA and Ph.D. students and senior executives... View Profile
Professor Lankani

KARIM R. LAKHANI

Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Unit: Technology and Operations Management
Karim has partnered with NASA, Topcoder, and the Harvard Medical School to conduct field experiments on the design of crowd innovation programs. His research on digital transformation has shown the importance of data and analytics as drivers of business and operating model transformation and source of competitive advantage... View Profile
Professor MacCormack

ALAN D. MacCORMACK

MBA Class of 1949 Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Unit: Technology and Operations Management
Alan is an expert in the management of innovation and new product development, with a focus on the design and deployment of digital technologies. He is best known for his pioneering work on software development, where his research reveals the benefits of agile processes and the value of modular designs... View Profile
Professor Nanda

RAMANA NANDA

Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Unit: Entrepreneurial Management
Ramana's research examines financing frictions facing new ventures, with an aim to help entrepreneurs with fundraising and to shed light on how financial intermediaries, corporate R&D, and policy makers can improve the odds of selecting and commercializing the most promising ideas and technologies... View Profile
Professor Weinzierl

MATT WEINZIERL

Joseph and Jacqueline Elbling Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Unit: Business, Government, and the International Economy
Matt's research focuses on the optimal design of economic policy, in particular taxation, with an emphasis on better understanding the philosophical principles underlying policy choices. Recently, he has launched a set of research projects focused on the commercialization of the space sector and its economic implications... View Profile
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