Francisco Veloso is the Dean at Imperial College Business School. Previously, he was the Dean at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, where he held the NOS Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Francisco also retains an adjunct appointment at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a tenured Full Professor.
Francisco´s research focuses on high tech innovation and entrepreneurship. He has several dozen publications in leading academic journals and has won several awards for his contributions. He regularly contributes as a consultant and advisor to a range of start-ups, established firms, universities and government around the world. He is currently a member of the RISE – Research, Innovation and Science Experts High-Level Advisory Body to European Commissioner Carlos Moedas.
Francisco has a PhD in Technology, Management and Policy from MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as an MSc in Technology Management and an Undergraduate Degree in Physics Engineering, both from the University of Lisbon.
Cheyre C, Kowalski J, Veloso FM, 2015, Spinoffs and the ascension of Silicon Valley, Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol:24, ISSN:0960-6491, Pages:837-858
et al., 2016, The effect of trade secret legal protection on venture capital investments: Evidence from the inevitable disclosure doctrine, Journal of Business Venturing, Vol:31, ISSN:0883-9026, Pages:524-541
et al., 2016, The Scientific Impact of Developing Nations, PLOS One, Vol:11, ISSN:1932-6203
Benner MJ, Veloso FM, 2008, ISO 9000 practices and financial performance: A technology coherence perspective, Journal of Operations Management, Vol:26, ISSN:0272-6963, Pages:611-629
Horta H, Veloso FM, Grediaga R, 2010, Navel Gazing: Academic Inbreeding and Scientific Productivity, Management Science, Vol:56, ISSN:0025-1909, Pages:414-429
Cheyre C, Klepper S, Veloso F, 2015, Spinoffs and the Mobility of US Merchant Semiconductor Inventors, Management Science, Vol:61, ISSN:0025-1909, Pages:487-506