Jack  Brittain
  • Pierre Lassonde Presidential Chair in Entrepreneurship, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, David Eccles School of Business
  • Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • Professor Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Research Statement

Strategic change in dynamic business environments; power, politics and strategic change; and large scale organizational change.

Research Keywords

  • Technology Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Commercialization of Technology
  • Change Management


  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2012) Creating Start-ups Based on University Research. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2012.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2012) Technology Development and University Accelerators: It’s About the Technology. Panel, Presented, 06/05/2012.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2012) Papers, Patents … and Products. Panel, Presented, 06/2012.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2012) Integrating University Commercialization with the State Economic Development Ecosystem . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/25/2012.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2012) Research Universities: Utah’s Secret Weapon for Economic Development. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/15/2012.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2011) Universities Economic Development Potential. Panel, Presented, 11/14/2011.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2011) Commercializing University Biotechnology Innovations. Panel, Presented, 10/24/2011.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2011) Utah’s Innovation Ecosystem and USTAR. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/11/2011.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2011) Commercializing University Inventions and Economic Development. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/05/2011.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2011) Ethical Issues in Medical Commercialization. Panel, Presented, 09/22/2011.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2011) Effective University Commercialization. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/12/2011.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2011) Utah’s Model for Technology Commercialization and Economic Development . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/08/2011.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2011) Building an Effective University Technology Commercialization Program . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/26/2011.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2011) Establishing a University-Business Economic Development Partnership. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/21/2011.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2010) Organizing University Commercialization as Part of the State Ecosystem. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2010.
  • JACK W BRITTAIN (2010) Utah’s Experience Developing a Commercialization Program Focused on Start-ups. Panel, Presented, 04/21/2010.


  • Western Innovation Network Architecture. Jack Brittain, Greg Jones and SCI staff, University of Utah Research Foundation, 02/2012.
  • Carter Racing. Jack Brittain, Sim Sitkin, Duke University, 08/1989. Case is available for license from Delta Leadership in North Carolina.

Software Titles

  • Western Innovation Network Collaboration Platform. An internet platform facilitating university collaboration for the commercialization of technology. Release Date: 09/2012.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • China
  • Japan
  • Mexico


  • “De Novo Charters Research Review: Economic Environment and Regulatory Impediments” (with John Bessey). Included in the written testimony of Matt Browning on behalf of National Association of Industrial Bankers and Utah Bankers Association, United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on Oversight of the FDIC Application Process, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Published, 07/13/2016.
  • Brittain, J., & Harlan D. Platt and Marjorie B. Platt (editors). (2004). Gillette Metal Fabrication. (pp. 343-357). Casebook on Corporate Renewal, University of Michigan Press. Teaching - other, Published, 2004.