James M. Wilson III, PhD, teaches research methods, innovation, and the capstone courses in Bay Path University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy from Clark University, and his MBA, an MS in resource economics, and PhD in strategic management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is also a graduate of the Exeter Humanities Institute.
Dr. Wilson has worked at the Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research as a senior project analyst focusing on the forecasting supply and demand of educators for the National Center for Education Statistics. He has founded and sold a number of businesses in software development and Web site development. He is currently working on startups in a social networking site for professionals; a company that provides small businesses access to manufacturing resources in China; and a communications firm focusing on the “slow food” movement. He also consults with numerous small businesses in Northampton, MA.
His research ranges from an ethnography examining the reasons for the differing success of Tokyo Disney to Disneyland Paris, an ethnography of the agency issues inherent in rock-and-roll production, a case study of the organizational economics of symphony orchestras, theoretical work on the synthesis of various market theories, and a statistical analysis of the factors influencing motion picture box office revenues.
His teaching interests include the development of live cases for the MBA program to develop critical thinking. He has also led students in the graduate program on study tours in Beijing and Shanghai, China, and Bangalore, India.