John Walsh


Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
Office Location: DM Smith 201


Dr. John P. Walsh is a Professor in the School of Public Policy. He teaches and does research on science, technology and innovation, using a sociological perspective that focuses on organizations and work to explain how research organizations respond to changes in their policy environment. Recent work includes studies of university-industry linkages in the US and Japan, the effects of research tool patents on biomedical researchers and country and industry differences in the role of patents in firm strategy. His work has been published in Science, American Sociological Review, Research Policy, Social Studies of Science, and Management Science. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, the Matsushita Foundation and the Japan Foundation, and he has done consulting for the National Academy of Sciences, the OECD, the European Commission and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Ph.D. Northwestern University, Sociology
  • M.A. Northwestern University, Sociology
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati, Sociology
Areas of
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Japan
  • Organizations
  • Patent Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Science
  • University-Industry Relations
  • Work


Research Fields:
  • S&E Organizations, Education, Careers and Workforce
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
  • Asia (East)
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Innovation
  • Science and Technology


  • PUBJ-8000: Joint GT/GSU PhD Program
  • PUBP-3130: Research Methods
  • PUBP-4410: Science,Tech& Pub Policy
  • PUBP-6014: Organization Theory
  • PUBP-6401: Sci,Tech & Public Policy
  • PUBP-8101: Workshop Pub Pol Res I
  • PUBP-8102: Workshop Pub Pol Res II
  • PUBP-8500: Research Seminar
  • PUBP-8801: Special Topics
  • PUBP-8823: Special Topics