Michael Song, Ph.D.
Charles N. Kimball, MRI/Missouri Endowed Chair in
Management of Technology and Innovation
Professor of Marketing
Areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, innovation management, global market opportunity analysis, R&D resource allocation and project selection, marketing strategy
Michael Song is a leading scholar and educator in the fields of innovation management and entrepreneurship. Dr. Song is director of Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and chair of the Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC’s Henry W. Bloch School of Management. He also holds the Charles N. Kimball, MRI/Missouri Endowed Chair in Management of Technology and Innovation. Dr. Song currently serves as scientific advisor at the Institute for Governance Studies at the University of Twente (the Netherlands), adjunct professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (China) and senior fellow in entrepreneurship research at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Dr. Song has been ranked as the world’s no. 1 innovation management scholar by the Journal of Product Innovation Management, recognized as one of the “Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business” over a 10-year period by Essential Science Indicators, honored as one of the top 20 technology management scholars by R&D Management and noted as being the most published scholar at the Journal of Product Innovation Management over the last 20 years.
Dr. Song has been a co-founder of two companies, an expert witness in the fields of innovation management and global marketing and a consultant on innovation and global marketing strategy.
Dr. Song founded the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005. The Institute has been ranked among the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the nation by the Princeton Review in 2009, 2011, and 2012 (graduate and undergraduate programs). He has also created numerous academic programs in entrepreneurship and innovation, including two doctoral programs in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Prior to joining UMKC, he held the Michael and Myrna Darland Endowed Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and was professor of marketing at the University of Washington between 2000 and 2004. He was on the faculty at Michigan State University (1996-2000) and at University of Tennessee/Knoxville (1991-1995). Dr. Song received an M.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Song serves as an associate editor and editorial board member of several academic journals. He has published over 100 articles in top academic journals, including Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Product Innovation Management.