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Michael Leatherbee
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Michael Leatherbee is a faculty member at Universidad Católica de Chile, where he researches how innovation and entrepreneurship policies affect new-venture performance. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Organizations from Stanford University. His publications are available in The Review of Financial Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Outside academia, his entrepreneurial experience includes founding a hardware design and manufacturing company that earned multiple innovation awards. He is Academic Director of the Evidence-based Innovation Policy Research Lab and AUKAN, the innovation management-consulting arm of the School of Engineering. He is President of Start-Up Chile’s International Advisory Board, President of Chile’s Strategic Program for Mountain Tourism, Innovation Councilor at CORFO, and Councilor of the Chile-California Council. He has been recognized with awards such as “2019 Teaching Excellence”, “2012 Dreaming Chile from California”, “2007 Engineer Entrepreneur of the Year”, “2004 Young Leader” and “2000 Entrepreneurial Spirit.”