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William R. Kerr

Marvin Bower Fellow & Associate Professor of Business Administration

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 William R. Kerr Biography

William Kerr is the D’Arbeloff Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Bill is the co-director of Harvard’s Managing the Future of Work initiative and the faculty chair of the Launching New Ventures program for executive education. Bill is a recipient of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship and Harvard's Distinction in Teaching award.

Bill's research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation. One research strand examines the role of immigrant scientists and entrepreneurs in US technology development and commercialization, as well as the subsequent diffusion of new innovations to the immigrants’ home countries. A second research strand considers agglomeration and entrepreneurship, with special interest in how government policies aid or hinder the entry of new firms, cluster formation, and growth. A final interest area is entrepreneurial finance and angel investments.

Kerr is a Research Fellow of the NBER and Bank of Finland, has received several awards for his research papers, and serves on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals. Bill has worked extensively with the World Bank, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and the National Science Foundation.

He has worked with firms worldwide. Past projects include business plan development for start-up ventures in Hong Kong, establishing a corporate entrepreneurship and CVC unit within a Korean chaebol, and evaluating the acquisition of early-stage communications companies for a US multinational entering the Asian market. He also advised the governments of South Africa and Singapore on the economic benefits from telecom market deregulation.

Bill received his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and his B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.

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William R. Kerr

Marvin Bower Fellow & Associate Professor of Business Administration

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William R. Kerr Biography

William Kerr is the D’Arbeloff Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Bill is the co-director of Harvard’s Managing the Future of Work initiative and the faculty chair of the Launching New Ventures program for executive education. Bill is a recipient of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship and Harvard's Distinction in Teaching award.

Bill's research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation. One research strand examines the role of immigrant scientists and entrepreneurs in US technology development and commercialization, as well as the subsequent diffusion of new innovations to the immigrants’ home countries. A second research strand considers agglomeration and entrepreneurship, with special interest in how government policies aid or hinder the entry of new firms, cluster formation, and growth. A final interest area is entrepreneurial finance and angel investments.

Kerr is a Research Fellow of the NBER and Bank of Finland, has received several awards for his research papers, and serves on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals. Bill has worked extensively with the World Bank, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and the National Science Foundation.

He has worked with firms worldwide. Past projects include business plan development for start-up ventures in Hong Kong, establishing a corporate entrepreneurship and CVC unit within a Korean chaebol, and evaluating the acquisition of early-stage communications companies for a US multinational entering the Asian market. He also advised the governments of South Africa and Singapore on the economic benefits from telecom market deregulation.

Bill received his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and his B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.

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  • William Kerr: High-Skilled Migration to the United States
    Economist Bill Kerr (Harvard Business School) talks about high-skilled migration to the United States at Brookings Institution's Migrants, Refugees...

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  • How to book William R. Kerr?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like William R. Kerr for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for William R. Kerr, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for William R. Kerr or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book William R. Kerr?

    Booking fees for William R. Kerr, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire William R. Kerr, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for William R. Kerr?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like William R. Kerr for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book William R. Kerr for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent William R. Kerr or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for William R. Kerr or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

William R. Kerr is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book William R. Kerr for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. William R. Kerr generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nitin Nohria, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Robert Eccles, Michael Porter and Michael Chu. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling William R. Kerr for an upcoming event.

William R. Kerr Speaker Videos

  • William Kerr: High-Skilled Migration to the United States
    Economist Bill Kerr (Harvard Business School) talks about high-skilled migration to the United States at Brookings Institution's Migrants, Refugees & The Economy event.

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