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Boyd Derek Cohen

Boyd Derek Cohen

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D. is recognized as a global thought leader in entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability and smart cities. Boyd has published his research in leading management journals including: Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Management Journal and Technovation. He also has a strong focus on influencing practice through, for example, as guest editor of a special issue of the California Management Review, as contributor to Fast Company and as a regular keynote speaker around the globe. Dr. Cohen also, co-authored the 2011 book, Climate Capitalism, and, in 2016, will be publishing his second book: Urban Entrepreneurship. He obtained his Ph.D. in business strategy & entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado in 2001. Prior to entering academia he was a change management consultant with Accenture and later co-founded several startups in the areas of green buildings, software and energy efficiency.

Ph D - Doctor of Philosophy | , University of Colorado

MA - Master of Arts | , University of South Carolina

BS - Bachelor of Science | , Miami University


Founder, sharing Economy Accelerator Barcelona , Sharing Economy Accelerator, Barcelona (2015-)

Advisory Board, Smart Cities Council (2013-)

Co-founder, CO2 Impact Social Carbon (2009-)

Co-founder, Visible Strategies (2007-2008)

Co-founder, Recollective Green Building Consulting (2006-2007)

Change Management Consultant, Accenture (1996-1998)


Director of Innovation & Associate Professor; Founding Academic Director of the Centre for Innovation in Cities, Universidad del Desarrollo, Colombia (2013-2015)

Associate Professor & Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship, Universidad San Andrés, Argentina (2012-2013)

Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia (2009-2011)

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship Program Director & Member of Centre for Sustainable Comunity Development, Simon Fraser University Entrepreneurship Program Founder (2006-2009)

Assistant Professor, University of Victoria Entrepreneurship, CSR, Strategy (2002-2006)

Assistant Professor, Instituto de Empresa, Sustainable Entrepreneurship (2001-2002)

Visiting Professor

Visiting professor, INCAE (2003-2005)

Journal Article, Scholarly

Munoz, P. , COHEN, B. A Compass for Navigating Sharing Economy Business Models. : California Management Review.

Muñoz, P. , COHEN, B. Sustainable entrepreneurship research: Taking stock and looking ahead. : Business Strategy and the Environment.

Muñoz, P. , Caccioti, G. , COHEN, B. The double-edged sword of purpose-driven behavior in sustainable venturing. : Journal of Business Venturing .

MUÑOZ ROMAN, P. , COHEN, B. (2017). Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead. : Business Strategy & the Environment.

COHEN, B. (2017). The Rise of Alternative Currencies in Post-Capitalism. : Journal of Management Studies.

MUÑOZ ROMAN, P. , COHEN, B. (2017). Narratives of Change: How Entrepreneurs Make Sense and Give Meaning to Sustainability. : Journal of Small Business Management.

COHEN, B. , Amoros, J. , , L. The generative potential of emerging technology to support startups and new ecosystems. : Business Horizons.

MUÑOZ ROMAN, P. , COHEN, B. (2017). Towards a Social-Ecological Understanding of Sustainable Venturing. : Journal of Business Venturing Insights.

COHEN, B. (2017). Mapping out the Sharing Economy: A Configurational Approach to Sharing Business Modeling. : Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

COHEN, B. , Muñoz, P. (2016). Entering Conscious Consumer Markets: Towards a New Generation of Sustainability Strategies. : California Management Review.

COHEN, B. , Muñoz, P. (2016). Sharing Cities and Sustainable Consumption and Production: Towards an Integrated Framework. : Journal of Cleaner Production.

COHEN, B. , Almirall, E. , Chesbrough, H. (2016). The City as a Lab: Open Innovation meets the Collaborative Economy. : California Management Review.

Muñoz, P. , COHEN, B. (2016). The Making of the Urban Entrepreneur. : California Management Review.

COHEN, B. , Muñoz, P. (2016). Towards a Theory of Civic entrepreneurship: Advancing the Role of Place in Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship. : Organization & Environment.

Lecuna, A. , COHEN, B. (2016). Characteristics of High Growth Entrepreneurs in Latin America. : International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.

Nyland, P. , COHEN, B. Collision Density: Driving Growth in Urban Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. : International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.

COHEN, B. , Amoros, E. (2014). Municipal Demand-Side Policy Tools and the Strategic Management of Technology Life Cycles. : Technovation.

COHEN, B. , Kietzmann, J. (2014). Ride On: Mobility Business Models for the Sharing Economy. : Organization & Environment.

COHEN, B. , Smith, B. , Mitchell, R. (2008). Toward a Sustainable Conceptualization of Dependent Variables in Entrepreneurship Research. : Business Strategy and the Environment.

COHEN, B. (2007). Journal Ratings and Footprints: a North American Perspective of Organizations and the Natural Environment Journal Quality. : Business Strategy & the Environment.

COHEN, B. , Winn, M. (2007). Market Imperfections, Opprtunity and Sustainable Entrepreneurship. : Journal of Business Venturing.

Mitchell, R. , COHEN, B. (2006). Stakeholder theory and the Entrepreneurial Firm. : Journal of Small Business Strategy.

COHEN, B. (2006). Sustainable Valley Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. : Business Strategy & the Environment.

Neck, H. , Meyer, D. , COHEN, B. , Corbett, A. (2005). An Entrepreneurial System View of New Venture Creation. : Journal of Small Business Management.

COHEN, B. , Dean, T. (2005). Information Asymmetry and Investor Valuation of IPOs: Top Management Team Legitimacy as a Capital Market Signal. : Strategic Management Journal.

Working Paper

COHEN, B. , Muñoz, P. Towards a Triple Embedded View of Entrepreneurship. : Academy of Mangement Perspectives.

Book, Scholarly

COHEN, B. (2017). Post-Capitalist Entrepreneurship: Startups for the 99%. : .

Book, Non-Scholarly

COHEN, B. (2016). The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur. : .

COHEN, B. , , . (2011). Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change. : .

Chapters in Scholarly Book

Mandakovic, V. , COHEN, B. , Amoros, J. (2015). Entrepreneurship, Regional Development and Culture. An institutional approach. : .