Erik Gordon

Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan

Professor Gordon’s areas of interest are entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, the biomedical industry (pharmaceuticals, devices and biotechnology), venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and digital and mobile marketing. He also is a professor at the School of Law. He has served on the faculty and as Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Division of Business & Management (Carey Business School) at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught in the business and medical schools and at the University of Florida, where he also served as director of the Center for Technology & Science Commercialization Studies and as Director of MBA Programs. He has served as an adviser or co-founder to numerous companies. He is frequently quoted in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters and other outlets, and speaks before industry and governmental groups. His degrees are in economics and law.

Past Appearances

Knowledge@Wharton: September 5, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jonathan Barnett (Professor of Law, University of Southern California), Steve Goldbach (Principal & Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLC), Geoff Tuff (Principal, Deloitte), Jonathan Handel (Of Counsel; Lecturer in Law, USC Gould School of Law and Southwestern Law School, TroyGould), Robert Boland J.D. (Athletics Integrity Officer; CEO and Principal, Penn State University; Boland Sports Practice), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Mori Taheripour (Facutly Member at the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania), Americus Reed (Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School), and Ken Shropshire (Wharton Professor Emeritus; CEO of the Global Sport Institute, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, September 5, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: August 6, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Joel Trachtman (Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University), Richard Southall (Professor; Director, Department of Sport and Entertainment Management, Univ. of South Carolina; College Sport Research Institute), Ann Harrison (William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management; Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; Author of “The Factory-Free Economy: Outsourcing, Servitization, and the Future of Industry”, The Wharton School, Unniversity of Pennsylvania), Paul Haagen (Law Professor; Director of Center for Sports Law and Policy, Duke), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Sarah Light (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton), Andrew Brandt (Director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law; ESPN NFL Business Analyst; Podcast host of “The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt”, Villanova University), John Sculley (Author; Former CEO of Apple), and John Paul MacDuffie (Professor of Management; Director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI), the Wharton School; Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management) on the Monday, August 6, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, August 6, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: July 30, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Robert Litan (Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution), Gad Allon (Jeffrey A. Keswin Professor, Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, Director of the Management and Technology Program, University of Pennsylvania), Michael Greenberger (Professor of Law; Founder and Director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland), Andrea Matwyshyn (Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Mark Cohen (Director of Retail Studies, Columbia University Graduate School of Business), and James Cox (Law Professor, Duke) on the Monday, July 30, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, July 30, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: June 13, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Brenda Curtis (Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania), Anna-Lisa Cox (Author and Non-Resident Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University), Yeonmi Park (Student; Author of “In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom”, Columbia University), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), Richard Dasher (Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University), and Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies) on the Wednesday, June 13, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: May 22, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Julian Cardenas Garcia (Research Professor; Former Career Diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, University of Houston Law Center), Ray Wimer (Assistant Professor of Retail Practice, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University), Todd Berreth (Assistant Professor, Art + Design, North Carolina State University College of Design), Grace Cho (Founder, CEO, Orangenius), Dorothy Kronick (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Mark Cohen (Director of Retail Studies, Columbia University Graduate School of Business), Peter Fader, and Jason Riis (Marketing Lecturer, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, May 22, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: December 15, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Alexandra Dean (Founding Partner; Contributor, Businessweek; Director/Screenwriter/Producer, “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”, Reframed Picture), Tamim Bayoumi (Deputy Director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department; Author of “Unfinished Business: The Unexplored Causes of the Financial Crisis and the Lessons Yet to Be Learned”, International Monetary Fund (IMF)), Lily Batchelder (Professor of Law and Public Policy; Affiliated Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Service, NYU School of Law), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), and Jennifer Blouin (Associate Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School) on the Friday, December 15, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, December 15, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: October 17, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Maryn McKenna (Journalist; Author of “Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats”), William McLaury (Assistant Professor, Rutgers Business School), Mark Schwartz (Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara PC), Eileen Feikens (Director of College Counseling, Dwight Englewood School), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), Lisa Cook Ph.D. (Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity), and Eric Furda (Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania) on the Tuesday, October 17, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: September 12, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Franklin Foer (National Correspondent; Fellow at the New America Foundation; Author of “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech”, The Atlantic), Anita Durst (Founder, Artistic Director, Chashama), Thomas Jeitschko (Professor of Economics; Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Michigan State University), Andy Rappaport (Co-Founder, Minnesota Street Project), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), R. Polk Wagner (Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School), and William Black (Associate Professor of Economics and Law, The University of Missouri– Kansas City) on the Tuesday, September 12, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: April 12, 2016

Host Dan Loney is joined by Nanci Weissgold (Partner, Alston & Bird), Karen Panetta (Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Robert Field (Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health), Louis Rulli (Practice Professor of Law; Director of Clinical Programs, University of Pennsylvania Law School), and Clifford Fishman (Professor of Law, The Catholic University of America) on the Tuesday, April 12, 2016 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Knowledge @Wharton: December 15, 2015

Host Dan Loney is joined by Assel Mukhametzanova (Kazakhstan Student), Martin Ford (Author of “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future”), Doug Kramer (Deputy Administrator, US Small Business Administration), Alan Ruby (Graduate School of Education Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), and Emilie Feldman (Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, December 15, 2015 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Professor Gordon’s areas of interest are entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, the biomedical industry (pharmaceuticals, devices and biotechnology), venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and digital and mobile marketing. He also is a professor at the School of Law. He has served on the faculty and as AssociateRead More

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