Dr. Lia Sheer is an Assistant Professor of Innovation and New Ventures (Senior Lecturer, Tenure-Track) at the Coller School of Management of Tel-Aviv University. Her research focuses on organizing scientific discovery for innovation inside R&D firms. More specifically, she examines the interplay between corporate science, innovation, markets for technology, knowledge spillovers, as well as their aggregated effect on firm-level outcomes. As part of her research initiatives, she compiles open-source large-scale firm-level datasets. Her research has been featured in top academic journals, including American Economic Review, and Research Policy. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration (Strategy) from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. She was the 2020-2021 recipient of Fuqua's School of Business Best Dissertation Award. She earned an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a B.A. in Economics from Tel-Aviv University. Prior to academia, she worked in the Banking Industry and was an Economic Consultant in the Ministry of Defense Budget Department, Israel.
Dr. Lia Sheer
Fields of research
Managerial strategy, corporate research, technology and innovation, organizing for innovation, patents, markets for technology.
"Sitting on the fence: Integrating the two worlds of research and invention within the firm", Research Policy, 51(7):104550, September 2022
- "Knowledge spillovers and corporate investment in scientific research" (w/ A. Arora & S. Belenzon), American Economic Review, 111(3): 871-898, March 2021
- "Matching patents to Compustat firms, 1980-2015: Dynamic reassignment, name changes, and ownership structures" (w/ A. Arora & S. Belenzon), Research Policy, 50(5): 10421, 2021
- Dataset: DISCERN: Duke Innovation & SCientific Enterprises Research Network (w/ A. Arora & S. Belenzon). Zenodo: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4320782, December 2020
"More Startups Throw in the Towel, Unable to Raise Money for Their Ideas", The Wall Street Journal (June 9 2023)