Arthur A. Boni

The John R. Thorne Distinguished Career Professor of Entrepreneurship

PHONE

412-268-8685

OFFICE

GSIA - Tepper School of Business - Room 228F

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Entrepreneurship

EDUCATION

University of California, San Diego - Ph D (Engineering Science) - 1968
University of Southern California - MS - 1964
Carnegie Mellon - BS - 1961

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Entrepreneurship and new venture creation, commercialization of technology and biotechnology, venture capital investing, innovation and entrepreneurship in organizations, leadership and broad-based ownership in entrepreneurial organizations.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Emerging Business Models and Strategies to Accelerate Innovation in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

    Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, 2016

  • Biotechnology lessons for robotics: Adapting new business modeld to accelerate innovation

    (author(s): Arthur Boni, Chris Moehle) Journal of Commercial Biotechnology 20(4), 2014; 37-44

  • Building, Managing, and Motivating Great Teams
    Biotechnology Entrepreneurship: Starting, Managing, and Leading Biotechnology Companies

    (author(s): Arthur Boni, Laurie Weingart, Gergana Todorova) Elsevier, 2014

  • A Business Perspective on IP: Open Innovation vs.Open Source in Commercializing Biomedical Opportunities

    Journal of Commercial Biotechnology 19, 2013; 55-59

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Consumer Preferences for Adoption of Natural Gas Derived Liquid Transportation Fuels

    TBD

  • Value-based Pricing for Biopharma Drugs

    Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

  • Innovation Strategy Dashboard - merging innovation theory with practice
    eventually hope to include as multiple book chapters

    (author(s): Arthur Boni, Tim Cunningham) California Management Review

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers - Outstanding Contributions to Enterprise Creation (2011)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Various, Committee Member, MEAC Undergraduate Academic Actions (2011 - )
  • Various, Faculty Advisor, BioPharma and Healthcare Club Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club (2011 - )
  • Center for Machine Learning in Healthcare (CMLH), Task Force Member, Review 10 proposals submitted for funding. Recommend funding (or not) based on technology merit and business/commercial potential (2016 - 2016)
  • New MBA option for Translational Medicine, Special Institutional Assignment, Worked with Dean's Office (Laurie Weingart) to develop and implements a now Entrepreneurship Track option in translational medicine in partnership with UPitt School of Medicine. (2015 - 2016)
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PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Biotechnology Innovation Organizaton (BI0), Chairperson, Organized special session at annual meetings, Special Session on Emerging Topics in Biotechnology Entreperneurship (2014 - )
  • Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Committee Member, Program Advisory Committee (2013 - 2015)
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Committee Member, Business Plan Competition (2011 - 2014)

CONSULTING

  • WeSpeke, Inc. (August 2011 -)
  • Pittsburgh Equity Partners (September 2009 -)
  • Clear Count Medical Solutions, Inc. (August 2004 - September 2014)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Task Force Member, Working Group on Disciplined Entrepreneurship (March 2015 -)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, Special Section Editor for Startups and From the Boardroom (January 2015 -)
  • Journal Article Reviewer, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, Editorial Advisory Board (January 2008 -)
  • Chairperson, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Biotechnology Entrepreurship Boot Camp (September 2004 - June 2016)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Commercialization Innovation: Strategy (45807)
    2016 Mini 1 Section: A
  • The Business Healthcare Innovations (45906)
    2016 Mini 1 Section: A
  • Designing and Leading a Business-Special Section (45994)
    2016 Mini 3 Section: A
    2016 Mini 4 Section: A
    2015 Mini 3 Section: A
    2015 Mini 4 Section: A
  • Commercialization and Innovation: Strategy (45807)
    2015 Mini 1 Section: A
    2015 Mini 2 Section: M
    2014 Mini 1 Section: A
    2013 Mini 1 Section: A
    2012 Mini 1 Section: A
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