William Kerr

Professor at Harvard University

William Kerr is a Professor at Harvard Business School, where he leads the Launching New Ventures program and the Managing the Future of Work initiative. He has received Harvard s Distinction in Teaching award and advised firms and governments worldwide. Bill is the author of The Gift of global Talent: How Migration Shapes Business, Economy & Society, which explores the impact of skilled migration on the global economy. His broader research focuses on how companies and economies explore new opportunities, innovate, and generate growth. Bill is a recipient of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship.Bill and his family live in Lexington, MA. They enjoy outdoor sports and trail running, are active members of their local church, and maintain close ties to his wife s home country of Finland. Bill grew up in Alabama and remains a passionate college football fan.