Elias G. Carayannis

Dr. Elias G. Carayannis
Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Information Systems & Technology Management
Funger Hall
2201 G Street NW
Suite 515-C
Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]

Dr. Elias G. Carayannis is full professor of science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as co-founder and co-director of the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) and director of research on science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, European Union Research Center, (EURC) at the School of Business of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Carayannis’ teaching and research activities focus on the areas of strategic government-university-industry R&D partnerships, technology road-mapping, technology transfer and commercialization, international science and technology policy, technological entrepreneurship and regional economic development.

Carayannis is the co-founder and co-director of the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) and Director of Research on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the European Union Research Center (EURC) at the GW School of Business.

He is fluent in English, French, German, Greek, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Dr. Carayannis is engaged with doctoral students and colleagues from around the world in the following areas of research:

Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • New Technology Ventures Formation and Financing;
  • Technology Innovation Metrics and Measurement;

International Science & Technology Policies and Practices

  • International Development and Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Transfer and Commercialization;
  • Strategic Government – University-Industry R&D Partnerships;
  • Regional Economic Development
  • Innovation Networks and Knowledge Clusters

ICT-enabled Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1990
B.S.C.E.E., National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1985

Dr. Carayannis has several publications in both academic and practitioner journals, including:

  • IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management
  • Research Policy
  • Journal of R&D Management
  • Journal of Engineering and Technology Management
  • International Journal of Technology Management
  • International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • International Journal of Technovation
  • Journal of Technology Transfer
  • Engineering Management Journal
  • Journal of Growth and Change
  • Review of Regional Studies
  • International Journal of Global Energy Issues
  • International Journal of Environment and Pollution
  • Le Progres Technique
  • Focus on Change Management

He has also published sixteen books to date on science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship with Springer Publishers, CRC Press, Praeger/Greenwood, Palgrave/MacMillan and Edward Elgar, and has several more projects under contract.

He has also published working papers with the World Bank and given invited lectures on a number of occasions at the World Bank, the IADB, the European Union, and several universities.

Dr. Carayannis has the following professional roles and affiliations:

  • Editor-in-chief of the Springer Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Editor-in-chief of the Palgrave Macmillan book series on Democracy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Growth
  • Editor-in-chief of the Springer Journal of Technology, Innovation and Education
  • Editor-in-chief of the Springer book series on Arts, Research, Innovation and Society
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Journal of the Knowledge Economy
  • Editor-in-Chief, Springer Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Systems View Across Time and Space
  • Editor-in-Chief of the IGI International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Edward Elgar Book Series on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Book Series on Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development
  • Visiting Professor at the Jonkoeping School of Entrepreneurship, Sweden
  • Visiting Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Southeastern European Research Center, Greece
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow at NIFU-STEP, Norway

He has consulted for a wide variety technology‑driven organizations in both government and the private sector, including the World Bank, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the US Agency for International Development, IKED, the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Program, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program, the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM), the USN CNO Office, Sandia National Laboratories’ New Technological Ventures Initiative, the General Electric Corporate Training & Development Center, Cowen & Co, First Albany International, and others.


Springer Technology, Innovation And Knowledge Management Book

Edward Elgar, Science, Innovation, Technology And Entrepreneurship

Springer, Encyclopedia On Creativity, Invention, Innovation And

Springer Journal Of Innovation And Entrepreneurship, A Systems
View Across Time And Space

Springer, Journal Of The Knowledge Economy

Igi, Journal Of Social Ecology And Sustainable Development

Springer, Arts, Research, Innovation And Society Book Series

Palgrave Macmillan, Democracy, Innovation And Entrepreneurship For
Growth Book Series

Springer, Journal Of Technology, Innovation And Education