Patrick J. McHugh Professor of the Practice in Engineering

Patrick McHugh is Director of the IE Brown Executive MBA program and lecturer in the School of Engineering. He has over 25 years of industry experience with technology companies, including executive roles at three venture-backed firms selling data security solutions. Earlier initiatives include building a call center automation services practice for GTE (winner of the GTE Chairmans Leadership Award) and an on-line financial services offering while at IBM Credit Corp. He is the recipient of 2 patents in the area of call center automation and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Materials Engineering from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in business from Bentley University. His research interests are in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, and social networks.

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scholarly work

Perrault, E.; McHugh, P. “Toward a life cycle theory of board evolution: considering firm legitimacy” accepted for publication December 2014, Journal of Management and Organizations (in publication).

McHugh, P; Jackson, A. “Prediction Market Accuracy: The Impact of Size, Incentives, Context and Interpretation.”  Journal of Prediction Markets. 6:2:22-46. September 2012 (cited 3 times).

Culnan, M; McHugh, P; and Zubillaga, J. “How Large U.S. Companies Can Use Twitter and Other Social Media to Gain Business Value.”  MIS Quarterly Executive. 9:4: 243-259.  December 2010 (cited 252 times).

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Patrick's research interests are in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, and social networks & information systems.

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