Professor Tyler Wry studies hybrid ventures, which are organizations that simultaneously pursue goals associated with different meaning systems: for example, biotechnology companies that integrate scientific discovery and technology commercialization, and social enterprises that work to generate profits while addressing social issues. These organizations have the potential to generate important commercial and social innovations, but also face a number of unique challenges, particularly in the startup stage of development. Building on this, Tyler’s research focuses on how hybrids emerge, attract resources, and succeed in competitive marketplaces.
Tyler’s work has appeared in outlets such as the Academy of Management Annals, the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Business Venturing, and Organization Science. He is also a member of the Academy of Management Journal and the Academy of Management Review Editorial Boards. In his spare time, Tyler is a tired dad who enjoys an occasional game of squash.