• Phone: 617-358-6649
  • E-Mail:  kfab@bu.edu
  • Office: 639A
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University School of Management
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

Profile Summary

Fabrizio came to the Boston University School of Management in 2011 from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She received her PhD and MA from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her BA from Wesleyan University. Her areas of interest involve knowledge exploitation, firm strategy, innovation, intellectual property rights, and environmental policy. In addition, she has received various awards for her scholarly work, including the Crawford Dissertation Fellowship and the Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship.

  • Current CoursesOpen or Close

    GSM SI917 A1 Research Seminar in Technology

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Hawn, O., Fabrizio, K., Hawn, O., (2013). Enabling Diffusion: How Complementary Inputs Moderate the Response to Environmental Policy. Research Policy, 42(5), 1099-1111.

      Fabrizio, K., (2013). The Effect of Regulatory Uncertainty on Investment: Evidence from Renewable Energy Generation. Journal of Law Economics Organization, 4(29), 765.

      Fabrizio, K., (2012). Institutions, Capabilities, and Contracts: Make or Buy in the Electric Utility Industry. Organization Science, 5(23), 1264.

      Fabrizio, K., Chatterji, A., (2012). How Do Product Users Influence Corporate Invention?. Organization Science, 4(23), 971.

      Fabrizio, K., Thomas, L., (2012). The Impact of Local Demand on Product Innovation in a Global Industry. Strategic Management Journal, 33(1), 42-64.

      Fabrizio, K., Thomas, L., (2012). The Impact of Local Demand on Innovation in a Global Industry. Strategic Management Journal, 1(33), 42.

      Fabrizio, K., (2009). Absorptive Capacity and the Search for Innovation. Research Policy, 2(38), 255.

      Fabrizio, K., Di Minin, A., (2008). Commercializing the Laboratory: Faculty Patenting and the Open Science Environment. Research Policy, 5(37), 914.

      Fabrizio, K., Chatterji, A., Mitchell, W., Schulman, K., (2008). Physician-Industry Cooperation in the Medical Device Industry. Health Affairs, 6(27), 1532.

      Fabrizio, K., Rose, N., Wolfram, C., (2007). Has Restructuring Improved Operator Efficiency in the Electricity Industry?. American Economic Review, 4(97), .

      Fabrizio, K., (2007). University Patenting and the Pace of Industrial Innovation. Industrial and Corporate Change, 4(16), 505.

      Fabrizio, K., Mowery, D., (2005). Defense-Related R&D and the Growth of the Postwar Information Technology Industrial Complex in the United States. Revue D’Economie Industrielle,

      Fabrizio, K., Tsolmon, U., (Accepted). An Empirical Analysis of R&D and Innovation Pro-cyclicality. Review of Economics and Statistics,

      Fabrizio, K., Chatterji, A., (Accepted). Using Users: When Does External Knowledge Enhance Corporate Product Innovation?. Strategic Management Journal,

    Book Chapters:

      Fabrizio, K., (2007). Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present, in The Federal Role in Financing Major Innovations: Information Technology During the Postwar Period, Lamoreaux and Sokoloff , : The MIT Press.


      Fabrizio, K., (2006). Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, in The Use of University Research in Firm Innovation, H. Chesbrough, W. Vanhaverbeke, and J. West, : Oxford University Press.


      Fabrizio, K., (2005). The Limits of Market Organization, in Electric Power : Russell Sage Foundation.


  • Conference ActivitiesOpen or Close

      Academy of Management, AoM - BPS Division, Committee Member. (June 1, 2012 - August 31, 2014).

      SMS Annual Meeting, Strategic Management Society, Sustainability Session Track Chair, Committee Chair. (June 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013).

      Academy of Management, AoM, Dissertation Award - TIM Division, Committee Chair. (June 1, 2011 - August 31, 2013).

  • Editorial And Review ActivitiesOpen or Close

    Fabrizio, K., Strategic Management Journal, Editorial Board Member. (October 1, 2013 - Present).

  • Awards and HonorsOpen or Close

    Broderick Prize for Excellence in Research Scholarship, Boston University, Research. (May 13, 2013).