Jonathan Sims

Assistant Professor

Academic Division: Management
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Bio

Dr. Jonathan Sims joined the Management Division at Babson College in the Fall of 2013 as Assistant Professor of Strategy. Dr. Sims' research and teaching lies at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship, and open innovation. Broadly, he is interested in how entrepreneurial companies develop and implement technology strategies in cooperation with external communities. Jonathan holds a Ph.D. in Management from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Political Science from Emory University. In 2011, Jonathan was inducted into the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Faculty Honor Roll in recognition for outstanding teaching performance. In 2010, he was recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer by the Business Policy and Strategy division of the Academy of Management. Prior to returning to academia, Jonathan was an entrepreneur and independent consultant to both non-profit and for-profit ventures, as well as a program manager for the Office of the CIO at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Texas at Austin
  • MBA, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
  • BA, Emory University

Academic Interests

Strategy

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • MBA 7201: BOS CAPSTONE: THE CEO
  • MOB 7202: BOS STRATEGY
  • ASM 3300: STRATEGIC PROBLEM SOLVING

Degree Courses 2015-2016

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bogers, M., Zobel, A., Afuah, A., Almirall, E., Brunswicker, S., Dahlander, L., Frederiksen, L., Gawer, A., Gruber, M., Haefliger, S., Hagedoorn, J., Hilgers, D., Laursen, K., Magnusson, M., Majchrzak, A., McCarthy, I.P., Moeslein, K.M., Nambisan, S., Piller, F.T., Radziwon, A., Rossi Lamastra, C., Sims, J.P., Ter Wal, Anne L. J., (2017). The open innovation research landscape: established perspectives and emerging themes across different levels of analysis. Industry and Innovation, 24(1), 8-40. link
  • Sims, J.P., Seidel, V.P. (2016). Organizations coupled with communities: The strategic effects on firms engaged in community-coupled open innovation. Industrial and Corporate Change link
  • Seidel, V.P., Langner, B., Sims, J.P. (2016). Dominant Communities and Dominant Designs: Community-Based Innovation in the Context of the Technology Life Cycle. Strategic Organization link

Book Chapters

  • West, J., Sims, J.P. (in press). How Firms Leverage Crowds and Other Virtual Communities for Innovation. In Christopher Tucci (Ed.), Creating and Capturing Value through Crowdsourcing, Allan Afuah, Christopher L. Tucci and Gianluigi Viscusi (eds). Forthcoming in Creating and Capturing Value Through Crowdsourcing (In: Afuah, A., Tucci, C. L. and Viscusi, G., eds.) link

Presentations

  • Working with Open Innovation Communities
    Sims, J. Working with Open Innovation Communities Connected Commons, Babson College (2016)
  • Community at Babson, in Research, and between Us
    Sims, J. Community at Babson, in Research, and between Us Santiago, Chile Babson Alumni Club, Santiago, Chile (2016)
  • Strategic Open Sourcing: Observations on Open Source Development of Machine Learning Toolkits on GitHub
    Sims, J., Briskman, J. Strategic Open Sourcing: Observations on Open Source Development of Machine Learning Toolkits on GitHub Open and User Innovation Conference, Harvard University (2016)
  • Issue-based Problem Solving: From Management Consulting to the Management Classroom
    Sims, J. Issue-based Problem Solving: From Management Consulting to the Management Classroom Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Canton, Ohio (2016)
  • Building Community and Trust in the Sharing Economy
    Sims, J., Erzurumlu, S. Building Community and Trust in the Sharing Economy Sustainability, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship Conference 2016, Denver, CO (2016)
  • Cooperative and Competitive dynamics among Community Allies
    Sims, J. Cooperative and Competitive dynamics among Community Allies Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society , Denver, CO (2015)
  • Ebola: Developing a Framework for Solving Big, Societal Problems
    Bhardwaj, G., Sims, J. Ebola: Developing a Framework for Solving Big, Societal Problems Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society , Denver, CO (2015)
  • Researching Open Innovation: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches at Different Levels
    Sims, J. Researching Open Innovation: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches at Different Levels 2015 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2015)
  • What is New About ‘Openness’? Implications for Value Creation and Value Capture
    Sims, J. What is New About ‘Openness’? Implications for Value Creation and Value Capture 2015 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2015)
  • Inbound, Outbound, and Coupled Open Innovation Practices in a Community Setting
    Sims, J. Inbound, Outbound, and Coupled Open Innovation Practices in a Community Setting 2nd Annual World Open Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA (2014)
  • Strategic Implications of Community Engagement: The Performance Consequences of Open Innovation Exchange Relationships
    Sims, J. Strategic Implications of Community Engagement: The Performance Consequences of Open Innovation Exchange Relationships 34th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society: Strategies in a World of Networks, Madrid, Spain (2014)
  • Innovation and the Modern Firm: How firms Benefit from the Contributions of Communities
    Sims, J. Innovation and the Modern Firm: How firms Benefit from the Contributions of Communities 2014 Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Is it Better to Give than Receive? Exchange Relationships between Firms & An Open Source Community
    Sims, J. Is it Better to Give than Receive? Exchange Relationships between Firms & An Open Source Community 2014 Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Evolution of Coupled Engagement between SMEs and an Open Source Community
    Sims, J. Evolution of Coupled Engagement between SMEs and an Open Source Community 12th Annual Open and User Innovation Workshop, Boston, MA (2014)
  • Meaningful Connections: Practical Job Design Ideas for Prosocial Relationships in Management Education
    Sims, J., Rosso, B. Meaningful Connections: Practical Job Design Ideas for Prosocial Relationships in Management Education Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL (2013)
  • Meaningful Connections: Practical Job Design Ideas for Prosocial Relationships in Management Education
    Sims, J., Rosso, B. Meaningful Connections: Practical Job Design Ideas for Prosocial Relationships in Management Education First Annual Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference, Orlando, FL (2013)
  • Firm Engagement with an Open Source Community: Preliminary findings from the Drupal Community
    Sims, J., Rosso, B. Firm Engagement with an Open Source Community: Preliminary findings from the Drupal Community Conference on Open Innovation: The Journey from Ideation to Innovation, Austin, TX (2012)
  • How Innovative are Innovation Communities, and when do Firms Care?
    Sims, J. How Innovative are Innovation Communities, and when do Firms Care? 2012 Annual Open and User Innovation Workshop, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Connecting Today with ‘Someday:’ Practical Ideas for Pro-Social and Relational Job Design in Management Education
    Sims, J., Dekas, K., Rosso, B. Connecting Today with ‘Someday:’ Practical Ideas for Pro-Social and Relational Job Design in Management Education OBTC 2012, Ontario, Canada (2012)

Service

  • Advisory Committee on Education Abroad
    (current)
  • Course Coordinator for Strategic Problem Solving (ASM3300)
    (current)
  • Faculty Advisor to the Business in Asia Society
    (current)
  • Faculty Workload and Compensation Committee
    (2016)