D. Thompson, PhD, is coauthor, with Ian (Mac) C. MacMillan, of The
Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook. He is also co-founder
and director of the Wharton Social Entrepreneurship Program. His current
research is focused on social entrepreneurship, future market growth, and
investment under conditions of high uncertainty. He has extensive experience in
Africa and works around the world with organizations intent on growth in value.
James is published in the Harvard Business Review, Journal of
Management, Long Range Planning, Management Science, Organization
Science, and the Research-Technology Management Journal.
M., MacMillan, I. C., & Thompson, J. D. (2013). Escaping the prior
knowledge corridor: What shapes the number and variety of market
opportunities identified before market entry of technology start-ups? Organization
Science, 24(1), 280-300.
M., MacMillan, I. C., & Thompson, J. D. (2012). From Minds to Markets:
How Human Capital Endowments Shape Market Opportunity Identification of
Technology Start-Ups. Journal of Management, 38(5), 1421-1449.
J.D., I.C. MacMillan, 2010. Making Social Ventures Work. Harvard Business
Review, 09/2010, pp. 66 – 73.
J. D. and I. C. MacMillan (2010). "Business Models: Creating New
Markets and Societal Wealth." Long Range Planning 43(2-3): 291-307.
M., MacMillan, I. C., & Thompson, J. D. (2008). Look before You Leap:
Market Opportunity Identification in Emerging Technology Firms. Management
Science, 54(9), 1652-1665.
I. C., van Putten A., McGrath R., Thompson J.D. 2006. Convincing your CFO:
Using Real Options Discipline for Highly Uncertain Technology Investments.
Research-Technology Management: Industrial Research Institute.
/ Book Chapters
C. Macmillan, James D. Thompson, The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook.
Wharton Digital Press, 2013
F., et al: The new social
entrepreneurship: what awaits social entrepreneurial ventures? Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006
Best Paper: Thought Leader category of the Entrepreneurship Division at
the US Academy of Management (with Marc Gruber and Ian C. MacMillan)
Best Paper in Innovation by the European Business School (with Marc Gruber
and Ian C. MacMillan)