Robert McNamee

  • Department of General/Strategic Management
In his dual roles as Academic Director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategic Management, Dr. McNamee is responsible for managing and developing Entrepreneurship and Innovation focused programs for the Fox School of Business and Temple University. Dr. McNamee's research focus is in the areas of knowledge exchange, creativity, innovation, and organizational learning. In order to gather data and enhance the impact of this research, Dr. McNamee partners with the Industrial Research Institute and has co-founded a number of research-on-research working groups over the last several years to study knowledge networks, collaboration, and enterprise social computing as drivers of innovation and R&D productivity. Dr. McNamee's research has been published in both top-tier scholarly journals (e.g., Organization Science; Research Policy) as well as practitioner oriented journals (e.g., Research Technology Management) and his solo-authored paper on cross- cultural cognitive differences in the evaluation of creative ideas was nominated for the prestigious Temple/AIB best paper award for the Academy of International Business in 2010. Previous to entering academia, Robert worked for nearly 10 years as a systems integrator, technical sales manager, and strategic marketing director in the knowledge management industry.