Phillip Phan

Phillip Phan, PhD

Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Academic AreaManagement & Organization
Academic AreaInnovation & Entrepreneurship
Academic AreaHealth
Areas of InterestStrategic Management, Technology Entrepreneurship

Phillip Phan is Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Medicine, Whiting School of Engineering Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, and the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.  He is Associate Director at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. His research focuses on governance and innovation management in healthcare He has published more than 190 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and conference proceedings and is author of 8 books.  He is Editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives, Academic Editor of Medicine® (non-clinical medicine section), and Associate Editor of the Journal of Technology Transfer. He serves on review panels for the National Academies of Sciences, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, National Science Foundation, and Science Foundation Ireland.

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  • Ph. D, University of Washington - Seattle
  • BBA, Hospitality Management School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii - Manoa


    Selected publications


    • Entrepreneurial Ventures
    • Policy and Research Seminar in Healthcare
    • Innovation for Humanity
    • Commercializing Innovation in Health
    • Health Care Overview Bootcamp

    Honors and distinctions

    • Editor-in-Chief, Academy of Management Perspectives
    • Academic Editor, Medicine
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Technology Transfer
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Family Business Strategy
    • Robert Bosch Foundation Public Policy Fellow, The American Academy in Berlin
    • The Stephan Schrader Best Paper Award for, "Scientists or entrepreneurs: Rent (mis)appropriation from discoveries made in university labs." Academy of Management, Technology & Innovation Management Division, Philadelphia (2007)
    • 23rd Annual Strategic Management Society Conference recipient for the paper "“University Technology Transfer: The Intersection between Strategy, Structure, and Pay and the Link to Licensing Revenues and Firm Creation”, 6th Annual McKinsey/SMS Best Conference Paper  (2003)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Trustees' Faculty Service Achievement Award (2002 and 2004) 

    Impact and engagement 


    Co-founder of: 

    • P4 Microbiome Inc., developer of antimicrobials for the gastrointestinal tract
    • Pistevo LLC, developer of AI solutions to improve medical billing accuracy
    • FKP Consulting LLC, consultancy devoted to vascular and interventional radiology.
    • Mentor, A-Level Capital
    • Editor, (Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange)

    In the media