Arthur A. Boni

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The John R. Thorne Distinguished Career Professor of Entrepreneurship

  • Carnegie Mellon - B.S. - 1961
  • University of Southern California - M.S. - 1964
  • University of California, San Diego - Ph.D. - 1968
Areas of Expertise:
  • Entrepreneurship
Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Entrepreneurship and new venture creation, commercialization of technology and biotechnology, venture capital investing, innovation and entrepreneurship in organizations, leadership and broad-based ownership in entrepreneurial companies, and biopharmaceutical and alternative energy industries.
Published Papers: 
  • Science Lessons: What Biotech Taught Me About Management by Gordon Binder and Philip Bashe
    J. Commercial Biotechnology, 2008.

  • An Integrated Model of University Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Education
    Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth 16, 2005; 241-274.
    (with: S. Thomas Emerson)

  • An Integrated Model for University Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurial Education
    Kauffman Conference on Technology Commercialization, Tucson AZ, January 2004.

  • Invited to organize and lead a special course for bioscience entrepreneurs at each Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) annual international meeting starting in 2005
  • Invited speaker and organizer for sessions at annual meetings and symposia such as Association of University Technology Managers (1999, 2000, 2003, 2004), Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association (1998-2003), and American Chemical Society (1991)
  • Invited special edition editor and organizer for Progress in Energy and Combustion Science (1990)
  • Invited plenary lecture at Brisbane Coal Technology Conference in 1990
  • Selected to organize and chair development of research and development plans for National Science Foundation (1975), US Department of Energy (1976, 1979), and Electric Power Research Institute (1987)
Editorial Boards:
  • Journal of Commercial Biotechnology
  • Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, 2008-Present
  • Pittsburgh Equity Partners, LP
  • ClearCount Medical Solutions, Inc.
  • Advisory relationships with technology and biotechnology companies on corporate strategy, partnering, licensing, and intellectural property. Numerous advisory roles in economic development organizations in Pittsburgh. Carnegie Science Center Awards for Excellence, Chair Entrepreneurship Awards Committee. National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance Olympus Awards Committee, Member of Project Olympus Executive Board, School of Computer Science.
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