Anthony Briggs

Anthony Briggs

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-4993
Fax: 780.492.3325
Department: Strategic Management and Organization
Office: 4-20E Business
Office Hours: By appointment
Address: University of Alberta
4-20E Business
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2R6


Anthony R. Briggs is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Management and Organization Department at the Alberta School of Business and an Assistant Director at the Technology Commercialization Centre

He has led the following initiatives:

Tony holds a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management where he studied how some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs identify and develop breakthrough innovations. He has published in leading journals like Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. In 2014 he received the Donald and Margaret MacKenzie Undergraduate Distinguished Teaching Award. 

Prior to his doctorate, Tony received an M.S. from MIT Sloan, where he researched the impact of patent constraints on innovation, and also assisted in the design of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the Licensing Executives Society surveys. He also holds an MBA in Finance from University of British Columbia, and a B.Sc. Hons. in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta.

Tony was a patent licensing officer in Canada and the US, most recently at Harvard Medical School, and has consulted with numerous U.S. SBIR grant companies on patent licensing and technology strategy. His research examines how highly novel information is shared and assessed in uncertain environments. He conducts related work on problems of uncertain property rights and patents.

Personal Interests

I am married to Claire and have three children: Virginia, Rosalie and Pierce.