Barry Unger

Barry UngerAssociate Professor of Administrative Sciences

EdD, Harvard University
SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Alfred P. Sloan School of Management)

An accomplished expert on high technology and venture capital businesses, Dr. Unger has founded and participated in numerous companies, including Kurzweil Computer Products, Inc., which became Xerox Imaging Systems. He is a member of Boston University’s Faculty of Photonics, and cofounder and chair emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum. Unger served in President Carter’s administration as senior advisor on science and technology, and is the recipient of the Vincent A. Fulmer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Cohen, N., O. Okoro, D. Earle, P. Salkind, B. Unger, S. Yen, D. McHugh, S. Polterzycki, and A. Shelman-Cohen. “Fractal-Based Wideband Invisibility Cloak.” Article accepted by Fractals (in press, 2013).

“Challenges in Research on the Business Usage of Mobile and Social Media Initiatives.” Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing 6, no. 3 (Emerald Group Publishing, 2012): 162-163. ISSN 2040-7122.

“Building on the Taiwanese Smile Curve: Toward an Expanded Taxonomy For Sources Of Competitive Value In Products And Services.” Advances in Global Management Development, edited by E. Kaynak and T.D. Harcar, vol. XX (2011): 367–70.

“A Late-Night Conversation with the President of Georgia.” International Management Development Association Newsletter 5, no. 1, edited by G. Guner (2010).

Unger, B., Greiman, V.A., and Leybourne, S.A. “A Study of Post Investment Monitoring Practices in Life Science Venture Firms.” Journal of Transnational Management 15: 3–25 (2010).

Unger, B., Greiman, V.A., and Leybourne, S.A. “Post Investment Monitoring of Portfolio Companies by Life Science Venture Capital Firms and a Comparison to Project Management Issues,” edited by Kaynak and Harcar. Advances in Global Management Development XVIII: 518–530 (2009).


“Early Research Findings on Trends in Taiwanese Innovation Strategies.” Invited Presentation as a Taiwan Ministry of Education National Studies Scholar, National Taipei University, School of Management, New Taipei City, Taiwan, November 2011.

“Experiences in Introducing Case-Based Online Instruction.” Faculty Colloquium, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass., May 5, 2010. Co-presented with Leybourne, S. A.

“Introducing the Socratic Method in ‘Online’ Instruction: a Case-Based Course in the Management of Innovation, Working.” Instructional Innovation Conference, Boston University Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching, Boston, Mass., March 26, 2010. Co-presented with Becker, K., Hufsmith, S. C., and Leybourne, S. A.

“The Business Side of Photonics: Light Emitting Diodes and Their Rapidly Evolving Markets.” Photonics Research Forum, Boston University Photonics Center, February 24, 2010.