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Nile Hatch


Nile W. Hatch is an associate professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy and is the Farr research fellow at the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. He joined the Marriott School faculty in 2000 in strategic management and joined the entrepreneurship group in 2007 when it was created. He teaches entrepreneurship, innovation, and the economics of strategy. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Brigham Young University. Before coming to the Marriott School, he taught strategy at the University of Illinois. His research focuses innovation as a learning process to resolve uncertainty, find the unknown and unmet needs of customers, how they innovate to solve them, and how they compete with rivals once they enter. I address this process of innovating through learning through the lenses of learning curves, disruptive innovation, the social value of innovation, cognition in innovation, entry timing, competition, and trust as learning through repeated interaction. His research has appeared in the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Harvard Business Review, Management Science, Journal of Mechanical Design, Sloan Management Review, and the Strategic Management Journal.