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William F Hamilton

Ralph Landau Professor Emeritus of Management and Technology

Research Interests: entrepreneurship, technological innovation, technology strategy and planning


PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1967; MBA, University of Pennsylvania, 1964; MS, University of Pennsylvania, 1964; BS, University of Pennsylvania, 1961

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1967-present (named Ralph Landau Professor of Management and Technology, 1978; Director, Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Program, 1978-present; Associate Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the National Health Care Management Center, 1975-78; Director of Research and Development, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, 1972-74; Senior Research Associate, Management Science Center, 1967-69).

Other Positions

Special Assistant to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1974-75; Senior Operations Analyst, University City Science Center, 1967-70; Research Engineer, Sun Oil Company, 1961-64

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership

Director, Neose Technologies, 1991-present; Director, Marlton Technologies, 1988-present; Director, Hunt Manufacturing, 1986-present; Director, Centocor, 1985-present; Director, Digital Lightwave, 1997-present