Ibrahim Shaikh

Associate Professor

PhD (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York)

Management, Faculty of

Singer Hall 346


1 506 458 7671

Dr. Ibrahim Shaikh joined the Faculty of Management in 2015. His research is concerned with helping strategic leaders and corporate directors of high-tech companies use entrepreneurship and innovation to create shared societal prosperity. He uses both quantitative and qualitive research methods to investigate how business and society can translate radical R&D to ethically transition to a more inclusive, fair, and sustainable form of capitalism. His most recent stream of research is in the areas of open social innovation, stakeholder-theory, digital ecosystems, national competitiveness, sustainability.

Dr. Shaikh uses open social innovation and experiential education to teach strategic management and entrepreneurship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. To this end, his students use the theories they learn in class to address real live social challenges such as climate change, affordable housing, indigenous rights, etc. by engaging external stakeholders and incubating region-specific business model innovations that benefit the New Brunswick ecosystem.

Previously Dr. Shaikh worked for the FDIC, a major US bank-regulatory agency, and he has interned with the US Department of Commerce. He firmly believes a good research scholar excels in conducting practical and relevant research, experiential teaching, and compassionate service to the profession and community.


Shaikh A.I., and Randhawa K. (2022). Industrial R&D and national innovation policy: an institutional reappraisal of the US national innovation system. Industrial and Corporate Change. 1-24.

Shaikh, Ibrahim; Randhawa, Krithika (2022). Managing the risks and motivations of technology managers in open innovation: Bringing stakeholder-centric corporate governance into focus. Technovation 114, 102437. (ABDC listed A journal)

Shaikh, I.A. & O’Connor, G.C. (2020). Understanding the motivations of technology managers in radical innovation decisions in the mature R&D firm context: An Agency theory perspective. Journal of Engineering & Technology Management, 55, 101553. (ABDC listed B journal)

Shaikh, I. A., Drira, M., & Hassine, S.B. (2019). What motivates independent directors to take long-term risks? Economic incentives vs. Fiduciary Duty. Journal of Business Research, 101, 218-228 (ABDC listed A journal)

Shaikh, I.A., O'Brien, J. P., & Peters, L. (2018). Inside directors and the underinvestment of financial slack towards R&D-intensity in high-technology firms. Journal of Business Research, 82, 192-201. (ABDC listed A journal)

Shaikh, I. A., & Peters, L. (2018). The value of board monitoring in promoting R&D: a test of agency-theory in the US context. Journal of Management and Governance, 22(2), 339-363. (ABDC listed C journal)

Chari, M. D., & Shaikh, I.A. (2017). Defying Distance? Cross‐Border Acquisitions by Emerging‐Economy Firms. Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(2), 173-186. (ABDC listed B journal)

Peters, L.S, O’Connor, G.C & Shaikh, I.A. (2018). An Examination of Organizational Systems used to Sustain Breakthrough Innovation. In Basu Sharma and Martin Wielemaker (Eds.) Aspects of Entrepreneurship: Practice and Passion. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 89-129.

Shaikh, I., & Peters, L. S. & J.P. O’Brien (2015). Importance of Inside Directors in Managing Financial Slack in R&D-intensive Firms. In Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (Vol. 2015, No. 1, p. 18214). ---AOM-Best Paper Proceedings-2015.

Peer-reviewed conference presentations

AOM 2020: ‘The Double-edged sword of retaining Inside directors on the Board for a firm’s R&D-intensity.

WOIC 2019/Garwood Center Hass School of Business-Berkeley: “A National Innovation Systems approach to managing the risks of open innovation: a critical examination of the United States ecosystem” – (I am sole author). Emerging Research Scholar Paper Award-Finalist. Awarded by Henry Chesbrough.

AOM 2018: “Motivating Radical Innovation: An Agency theory Exploration.”

SMS 2017: ‘The Governance of Radical Technological Innovation’.