Last updated on: 11/2/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Nathan Furr, MBA, PhD Biography

Title:
Assistant Professor of Strategy at INSEAD (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The $50 billion global PV industry is fast approaching a critical juncture in its history. Buoyed by climate change, national security concerns and slowing productivity in traditional, fossil fuel-based power generation, PV has emerged over the last 20 years as an economically and environmentally sustainable source of energy…

As North America prepares to enter the worst recession since the Great Depression, the ability of its economy to survive this financial malaise will be inextricably linked to the development of a dynamic PV industry.”

“PV Innovation in North America,” www.greentechmedia.com, Dec. 1, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor of Strategy, INSEAD (Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires), 2015-present
  • Visiting Professor, Stanford University, 2008-present
  • Board Observer and Advisor, Kickstart Seed Fund, 2008-present
  • Instructor, Business Management, Brigham Young University, 2009-2015
  • Former Senior Consultant, Greentech Media
  • Former Advisor, New Ventures
  • Former Senior Venture Advisor, 030
  • Former consultant, Monitor Group
  • Former Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Stanford University
  • Recipient, Organization and Innovation Research Grant, National Science Foundation, 2007
  • Former Teaching Assistant, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Education:
  • PhD, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Stanford University, 2009
  • MBA, Brigham Young University, 2004
  • MA, English, Brigham Young University, 2000
  • BA, Honors English, Brigham Young University, 1998
Other:
  • His wife, Susannah Furr, founded the Pronk clothing line