Fellows & Grantees

John Walsh

Abe Fellowship 2001
Project Title
Patenting and Innovation in the U.S. and Japan
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Illinois / Chicago


Dr. John P. Walsh is a Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an International Affiliated Fellow at Japan’s National Institute for Science and Technology Policy. He received his PhD in sociology from Northwestern University. He studies the organization of innovation in science and technology. Recent work includes studies of the organization of creativity and of misconduct in science, the division of innovative labor across firms, university-industry linkages in the US and Japan, and country and industry differences in the role of patents in firm strategy. His work has been published in Science, American Sociological Review, Research Policy, Social Studies of Science, and Management Science. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, the Matsushita Foundation and the Japan Foundation, and he has done consulting for the National Academy of Sciences, the OECD, the European Commission and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.