- Professor of Technology Management, Graduate School of Management
- Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Management
Andrew Hargadon is the Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Technology Management at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. His research focuses on the effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies. Hargadon is the founding director of two key centers at UC Davis—the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Energy Efficiency Center. He has published numerous articles and chapters in leading scholarly and applied publications, and is the author of Sustainable Innovation: Build Your Company’s Capacity to Change the World (Stanford University Press, 2015) and How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate (Harvard Business School Press, 2003). Prior to his UC Davis appointment, Hargadon worked at Apple Computer and Stanford University. He received his master’s in mechanical engineering and his Ph.D in organizational behavior from Stanford University.