Professor of Marketing

Charles N. Kimball, MRI/Missouri Endowed Chair in Management of Technology and Innovation

Dr. Michael Song
    • Twice Ranked as the World’s #1 Innovation Management Scholar first in 2007 and again in 2012 Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2012, Vol. 29(2), 319–331 and Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2007, Vol. 24, 214-229.

    • For the past 10 years, ranked as one of the 50 top ranking researchers in management of technology and innovation by the International Association of Technology Management in 2004 and 2009

    • Among the “Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business” over a 10-year period. Essential Science Indicators.

    • The most published scholar at the Journal of Product Innovation Management over the last twenty years.   Journal of Product Innovation Management 24 (3), 193–213.

Contact Information

335A Bloch Executive Hall
Henry W. Bloch School of Management
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Phone: (816)235-5841
Fax: (816)235-6529
Email: songmi@umkc.edu

 

Dr. Michael Song is a leading scholar and educator in the fields of innovation management and entrepreneurship. Dr. Song is Director of Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Chair of Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Missouri-Kansas City.  He also holds the Charles N. Kimball, MRI/Missouri Endowed Chair in Management of Technology and Innovation. Dr. Song currently serves as Scientific Advisor at the Institute for Governance Studies at the University of Twente (the Netherlands), Distinguished Honorary Professor at Xi’An Jiaotong University (China), and Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship Research at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, among others.  

 

Dr. Song has been ranked as the “World’s Number One Innovation Management Scholar” by the Journal of Product Innovation Management, in 2007 and again in 2012. He is recognized as one of the “Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business” over a 10-year period by Essential Science Indicators. For the past 10 years, Dr. Song has been ranked as one of the 50 top ranking researchers in management of technology and innovation by the International Association of Technology Management in 2004 and 2009.   He has been honored as one of the top 20 technology management scholars by R&D Management, and noted as being the most published scholar at the Journal of Product Innovation Management over the last 20 years.

 

Dr. Song has been a co-founder of two companies, an expert witness in the fields of innovation management and global marketing, and a consultant on innovation and global marketing strategy.  

 

Dr. Song founded the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005. In 2011, the institute was ranked as the world's #1 university in innovation management research by the Journal of Product Innovation Management. In 2011, it was also ranked as the #14 undergraduate program and as the #21 graduate program for entrepreneurship in the US by The Princeton Review. In 2009, the Institute was ranked as one of the top 25 Entrepreneurial Colleges out of 2,300 university programs in the United States by The Princeton Review.

 

Dr. Song has received numerous international awards and honors for his academic research, contribution to the practice, and teaching. Based on academic journal publication record over a 10-year period, the International Association of Technology Management has twice honored Dr. Song with Excellence in Research Awards for being in the top percentile of thousands of researchers in the international field of Technology Innovation Management. In 2005, the American Marketing Association honored Dr. Song with the Excellence in Research Award for his outstanding research which has significantly influenced the direction of global marketing within the last 10 years. In 2010, Dr. Song was honored by the Board of Governors of the IEEE Technology Management Council with the “Best Paper Award for 2008” for his outstanding contributions to the journal of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Dr. Song’s research publications have also won more than 10 best research article awards from prestigious organizations such as the Academy of Management, American Marketing Association, and Product Development and Management Association.

 

Dr. Song has developed a service innovation model, a risk diagnostic and management model for product and service innovation, global market assessment tools and diagnostic models designed to help companies achieve innovation success, and a portfolio innovation system for integrating market development with service quality and supply chain management into the portfolio innovation process. Dr. Song’s current research interests focus on service innovation, innovation management, marketing strategies for emerging markets, technology entrepreneurship, valuation of new ventures and emerging technologies, risk assessment, methods for measuring values of technology, and product portfolio management.

 

Prior to joining UMKC, he held the Michael and Myrna Darland Endowed Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and was professor of marketing at the University of Washington between 2000 and 2004. He was on the faculty at Michigan State University (1996-2000) and at University of Tennessee/Knoxville (1991-1995).  Dr. Song received an M.S. from Cornell University and an MBA and Ph.D. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

 

Dr. Song serves as an associate editor and editorial board member of several academic journals. He has published over 100 articles in top academic journals, including Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Product Innovation Management.

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