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 H. Phan is Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Medicine. He is Core Faculty in the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, and Affiliate Faculty at the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare at the Whiting School of Engineering.  He is Visiting Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. His academic and professional work focuses on the commercialization of innovation in the healthcare industry. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed research papers, abstracts, and conference proceedings and is author of 9 books. Phil has served on peer review panels for the National Academies of Sciences, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, National Science Foundation, and Science Foundation Ireland.  He is co-founder of P4 Microbiome Inc, a company developing antimicrobial therapies for the gut, and Pistevo LLC, a company developing an enhanced solution for hospitals to reduce billing fraud while maximizing reimbursement. 

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


    Selected publications
    • Chan, C.S. Richard, Pankaj C. Patel, Phillip H. Phan (2020) Do differences among accelerators explain differences in the performance of member ventures? Evidence from 117 accelerators in 22 countries, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 14: 224-238
    • Sim, Ming Ann, Soo-Hoon Lee, Phillip H. Phan, Aisah Lateef (2020), Quality improvement at an acute medical unit in an Asian Academic Center: A mixed methods study of nursing work dynamics, Nursing Outlook, 68(2): 169-183
    • Xian, Sun, Soo-Hoon Lee, Phillip H. Phan (2019) Family firm R&D investments in the 2007–2009 Great Recession, Journal of Family Business Strategy, 10(4): 1-9
    • Lee, Siu Yin, Soo-Hoon Lee, Jenny H. H. Tan, Howard S. L. Foo, Phillip H. Phan, Alfred W. C. Kow, Sein Lwin, Penelope M. Y. Seah and Siti Zubaidah Mordiffi (2018) Factors associated with prolonged length of stay for elective hepatobiliary and neurosurgery patients: a retrospective medical record review, BMC Health Services Research, 18(1): 5-14
    • Lee, Soo-Hoon, Sanjay V. Desai, Phillip H. Phan (2017) The impact of duty cycle workflow on sign-out practices: a qualitative study of an internal medicine residency program in Maryland, USA, BMJ Open, 7(5): 1-8
    • Litwin, Adam Seth, and Phillip H. Phan (2013) Quality over Quantity: Reexamining the Link between Entrepreneurship and Job Creation, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Vol.66, No.4, pp 54-65
    • Walls, Judith, Pascual Berrone, and Phillip H. Phan (2012) Corporate Governance and Environmental Performance: Is There Really a Link? Strategic Management Journal, Vol.33, No.8, pp 885-913
    • Xu, Dean, Changhui Zhou and Phillip H. Phan (2010) A real options perspective on sequential acquisitions in China, Journal of International Business Studies, Vol.41, No1, pp. 166-174


    • Entrepreneurial Ventures
    • Research and Policy Seminars in Health
    • Social Innovation and Business Sustainablity
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Innovation for Humanity
    • Discovery to Market
    • Networked Organizations

    Honors and distinctions

    • Haniel-Stiftungsgastprofessur, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin (2004)
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Business Venturing (2001-2015)
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Financial Stability (2003-2019)
    • Robert Bosch Foundation Public Policy Fellow, The American Academy in Berlin (2007)
    • Tommie Goh Distinguished Visiting Professor, Singapore Management University (2008)
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Technology Transfer (2011-)
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Family Business Strategy (2014-2020)
    • Editor-in-Chief, Academy of Management Perspectives (2014-)
    • Academic Editor, Medicine® (health services research) (2014-)
    • STaRs Visiting Professor, University of Bergamo, Italy (2019)

    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