Principal Research Associate, Enterprise Innovation Institute
Phone: (404) 894-6111
Jan L. Youtie, Ph.D., is manager of policy services and principal research associate in Innovation Partners, a unit of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). She also is an adjunct professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, teaches in the School of City and Regional Planning, and is a co-founder of the program in Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Dr. Youtie’s research focuses on technology-based economic development, emerging-technology assessment, manufacturing competitiveness, regional innovation clusters, and innovation and knowledge measurement and evaluation. She has been principal investigator in studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, European Commission, U.N. Development Program, Aspen Institute, Southern Technology Council, and Georgia Research Alliance among others. Her research received the Lang Rosen Gold Award for best article by the Journal of Technology Transfer, and it also has appeared in Research Policy, Economic Development Quarterly, Technovation, Evaluation and Program Planning, Nature Nanotechnology, and many other journals. She holds a doctorate in political science from Emory University.
Ph.D., 1981, Emory University, Political Science
M.A., 1979, Emory University, Political Science
B.S., 1977, Emory University, Political Science
Senior Research Associate, Enterprise Innovation Institute (formerly Economic Development Institute) Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992 to 1999, Principal Research Associate, 1999 to present, Manager Policy Services, 2006 to present
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998 to present
Assistant Director, A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service, Kennesaw State College, 1990-1992
Vice President, Bank Earnings International, 1982-1990
Senior Research Associate, Electronic Banking, Inc., 1981-1982
Shapira, P., Youtie, J., Carley, S. forthcoming. Prototypes of emerging metropolitan nanodistricts in the United States and Europe. Les Annales d'Economie et de Statistique. In press.
Shapira, P., Youtie, J., Kay, L. 2011. Building Capabilities for Innovation in SMEs: A Cross-Country Comparison of Technology Extension Policies and Programs" International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, 3-4, 254-272.
Shapira, P., Youtie, J., Kay, L. 2011. National innovation systems and the globalization of nanotechnology innovation. Journal of Technology Transfer. doi: 10.1007/s10961-011-9210-0
Youtie, J., Porter, AL., Shapira, P., Tang, L., Benn, T. 2011. The Use of Environmental Health and Safety Research in Nanotechnology Research, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2011, 11, 158-166.
Youtie, J. Corley, E. 2010. Federally-Sponsored Multidisciplinary Research Centers: Learning, Evaluation, and Vicious Circles. Evaluation and Program Planning, Vol 34 No. 1, pp. 13-20.
Shapira, P., J. Youtie, and A.L. Porter. 2010. The Emergence of Social Science Research in Nanotechnology. Scientometrics. 85(2): 595-611.
Roper S., Youtie J., Shapira P. and Fernandez-Ribas A, 2010. Knowledge, Capabilities and Manufacturing Innovation: A USA-Europe Comparison, Regional Studies, Vol. 44, No. 3, April, 2010, pp. 253-279.
Subramanian, V, Youtie, J., Porter, AL, Shapira, P, 2010. Is there a shift to “active nanostructures”? Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2010, pp. 1-10.
Porter, AL, Youtie, J. 2009. Where does nanotechnology belong in the map of science? Nature Nanotechnology. Vol. 4, September 2009, 534-536.
Porter AL, Youtie, J. 2009. How interdisciplinary is nanotechnology? Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 11, No. 5, July 2009, pp. 1023-1041.
Shapira, P., Youtie, J. 2008. Learning to Innovate: Building Regional Technology Development Learning Networks in Midsized Cities, European Planning Studies, Vol. 16, No., 9, October 2008, pp. 1207-1228.
Youtie, J., Shapira, P. 2008. Building an innovation hub: A case study of the transformation of university roles in regional technological and economic development. Research Policy, Vol. 37, No. 8, September 2008, pp. 1188-1204.
Shapira P. and Youtie, J, 2008. Nanodistricts in the United States, Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 3, August 2008, pp. 187-199.
Youtie, J., Shapira, P., Porter, A.L., 2008. Nanotechnology publications and citations by leading countries and blocs, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 10, No. 6, August, 2008, pp. 981-986.
Youtie, J., Iacopetta, M, Graham, S., 2008. Assessing the Nature of Nanotechnology: Can We Uncover an Emerging General Purpose Technology? Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 33, No. 3 June, 2008, pp. 315-329.
Porter, A.L., Youtie, J., Shapira, P., Schoeneck, D., 2008. Refining search terms for nanotechnology. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 10, No. 5 May, 2008, pp. 715-728.
Youtie, J., Shapira, P. 2008. “Mapping the Nanotechnology Enterprise: A Multi-indicator Analysis of Emerging Nanodisticts in the US South.” Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2008, pp., 209-223.
Shapira, P., Youtie, J., Cheney, D., 2007. The Future of Manufacturing, International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2007, pp. 235-239.
Youtie, J., Shapira, P., Urmenbetova, A., Wang, J. 2007. “Advanced Technology and the Future of U.S. Manufacturing” International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy. Vol 3, No. 3, 2007, pp. 311-331.
Youtie, J., Shapira, P., Laudeman, G., 2007. “Supply, Demand, and ICT-based Services: A Local Level Perspective,” Telecommunications Policy, Vol 31, No. 6-7, 2007, pp. 347-358. Earlier version at http://www.cherry.gatech.edu/lagrange/publications.htm
Youtie, J., Libaers, D., Bozeman, B. 2006. “Institutionalization of University Research Centers: The Case of the National Cooperative Program in Infertility Research.” Technovation, Vol 26, No. 9, September 2006, pp. 1055-1063.
Shapira, P., Youtie, J., Yogeesvaran, K, Jaafer, Z. 2006. “Knowledge Economy Measurement: Methods, Results and Insights from the Malaysian Knowledge Content Study. Research Policy,” Vol. 35, 2006, pp. 1522-1537.
Shapira, P., Youtie, J., 2006. “Measures for knowledge-based economic development: Introducing data mining techniques to economic developers in the state of Georgia and the US South,” Technological Forecasting and Social Change., Vol. 73, 2006, pp. 950-965.
Shapira P., Youtie, J., Mohapatra, S., 2003. “Linking Research Production and Development Outcomes at the Regional Level.” Research Evaluation, Vol., 12, No. 2, August, 2003, pp. 105-116.
Youtie, J. 2000. “Field of Dreams Revisited: Economic Development and Telecommunications in LaGrange, Georgia,” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 22, 2000, pp. 146-153.
Shapira, P., Youtie, J. “Teaching with Internet and Multimedia Technologies.”Journal of Planning Education & Research. Vol. 21, 2001, pp. 71-83.
Youtie, J., Bozeman, B. and Shapira, P., 1999. “Using an Evaluability Assessment to Select Methods for Evaluating State Technology Development Programs: The Case of the Georgia Research Alliance,” Evaluation and Program Planning, Vol. 22, 1999, pp. 55-64. Earlier version at http://www.cherry.gatech.edu/mod/pubs/ttconf1.html
Youtie, J., Shapira, P., 1998. “Evaluating Industrial Modernization: Methods, Results and Insights from the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Alliance,” Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 23 No. 1, 1998, pp. 17-27.
Springfield, R., and Youtie, J., 1998. “Evaluation of Industrial Modernization Programs: A Field Agent’s Perspective,” Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 23 No. 1, 1998, pp. 43-47.
Shapira, P., Youtie, J., 1998. “Contrasting perspectives on the evaluation of industrial modernization: Introduction to the symposium” Vol. 23 No. 1, 1998, pp, 3-6.
Youtie, J., Shapira, P., 1997. “Tracking Customer Progress: Measuring the Impacts of Industrial Extension,” Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 43-52, 1997.
Shapira P, Kingsley G, Youtie J, 1997. Manufacturing partnerships: Evaluation in the context of government reform Evaluation and Program Planning Vol. 20 No. 1, 1997, pp. 103-112.
Shapira, P., Youtie, J., Roessner, J.D., 1996. “Current Practices in the Evaluation of U.S. Industrial Modernization Programs,” Research Policy, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1996, pp. 185-214. Earlier version at: http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~ps25/mod/respol1.htm
Youtie, J., Read, W. 1996. "Regulatory Reform and the Promise of New Telecommunications Infrastructure in New Jersey." The Information Society, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1996, pp. 425-437.
Read, W., Youtie, J., 1995. “Telecommunications and Economic Development: Assessing Public Strategies, Industrial and Corporate Change,” Vol. 4 No. 4, 1995, pp. 667-670.
Read, W., Youtie, J., 1995. “Policy Strategies Along the Information Superhighway,” Review of Policy Research, Vol. 14 No. 1-2, March 1995, pp. 99-106.
Read, W., Youtie, J. 1995. "LaGrange, Georgia’s ‘Field of Dreams’: Economic Development and Telecommunications in a Rural Area" Economic Development Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, Winter 1995, pp. 70-75.
Read, W., Youtie, J. 1994. "Texas Telecom Corridor" Economic Development Review, Vol. 12, No. 3, Summer 1994, pp. 27-31.
Read, W., Youtie, J. 1993. “Public versus private enterprise: the lessons of high-tech Singapore” Intermedia, Vol. 21, No. 6, November/December 1993, pp. 22-24.
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Youtie, J., Shapira, P. 2011. Metropolitan Development of Nanotechnology: Concentration or Dispersion? In S. Cozzens & J. Wetmore (Eds.) The Yearbook on Nanotechnology in Society: Volume 2 Equity and Equality. New York: Springer.
Shapira, P., Youtie J., and S. Carley. 2011. Nanodistricts. In D. Guston & J. G. Golson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. Sage Publications.
Shapira, P., Youtie, J. 2011. United States. In D. Guston & J. G. Golson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. Sage Publications.
Shapira, P., Youtie, J. 2010. The Innovation System and Innovation Policy in the United States, in Rainer Frietsch and Margot Schüller (Eds.) Competing for Global Innovation Leadership: Innovation Systems and Policies in the USA, EU and Asia. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IRB.
Youtie, J., Shapira, P. 2007. “Innovation Strategies and Manufacturing Practices: Insights from the 2005 Georgia Manufacturing Survey” in G. Susman (ed), Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the Global Economy. North Hampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.
Youtie, J, Shapira, P., Laudeman, G. 2004. “Reducing Barriers to User Access: The LaGrange Public Internet Initiative” in E. Bucy and J. Newhagen (ed), Media Access: Social and Psychological Dimensions of New Technology Use. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Earlier version at http://www.cherry.gatech.edu/lagrange/publications.htm
Read, W., Youtie, J., 1996. Telecommunications Strategy for Economic Development, Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers.
Lipis, A.H., Marschall, T.R., Linker, J.H., Electronic Banking. New York, Wiley, 1985.
Linker, J, 1983. Public intervenors and the public airwaves: The effect of interest groups on FCC decisions, in J.J. Havick, (ed), Communications Policy and the Political Process. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
SPONSORED RESEARCH, GRANTS (SELECTED)
Co-Principal Investigator, Research Collaboration: Social and Ethical Aspects of Contributorship, National Science Foundation (2010-2012)
Principal Investigator: UK-US Collaboration Development Award (CDA), British Embassy and British Consulate (2010).
Senior researcher, Analysis of the evolution of the costs of research – trends, drivers and impacts (COST), European Commission (2009-2011)
Co-Principal Investigator, Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (2010-2015, senior researcher, (2005-2009)
Co-Principal Investigator, Nanotechnology’s Transition from Discovery to Commercialization in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: An Exploration of Evidence from Novel Unstructured Sources, National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, Social and Ethical Issues Seed Grant Competition.
Co-Principal Investigator, Project on the Assessment of Fifteen Nanotechnology Science and Engineering Centers’ (NSECs) Outcomes and Impacts: Their Contribution to NNI Objectives and Goals, National Science Foundation (2009-2010)
Senior Researcher, Analysis of the evolution of the costs of research - trends, drivers and impacts, European Commission, (2009-2011).
Senior Researcher Evaluating the Impact of MEP Services on Establishment Performance, NIST Manufacturing Extension Program, (2009)
Co-Principal Investigator, Mod Measurement and Analysis of Highly Creative Research in the US and Europe, National Science Foundation (2007-2010)
Senior researcher, Making an Impact: Assessing the Benefits of Ohio’s Investments in Technology-based Economic Development Programs, Ohio Department of Development (2009)
Senior researcher, Study on Knowledge Content in Key Economic Sectors in Malaysia, U.N. Development Program (2007, 2002)
Country Correspondent, ERAWATCH (European research policy network). US research system assessment, European Commission, (2007-2013)
Country Correspondent, PROINNOWATCH, TrendChart, European Commission, (2007-2010)
Co-Principal Investigator, Technology Extension System Development for Chile, Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO), (2007-8)
Principal Investigator, Intellectual Capital Partnership Program, University System of Georgia, workforce studies on energy and environment (2008), aerospace (2007), logistics (2005), bioscience (2003, 2008), supply and demand of university graduates (1998, 1999, 2001, 2003);
Eureka! Winning Ways: Analysis of Early Client and Center Experiences, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, (2008)
Correlates of Innovation Activity and Performance: A US-Europe Comparison, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, (2008)
Product and Service Innovation, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, (2006)
Co-Director, Knowledge Mapping of Nanotechnology in the Southern United States, Southern Technology Council (2005).
Co-Director, Georgia Manufacturing Survey (2010, 2008, 2005, 2002,1999, 1996, 1994)
Assessing the Value of Information and its Impact on Productivity in Small and Midsize Manufacturers, Advanced Technology and the Future of US Manufacturing, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (2004)
Senior researcher, NICHD Research Centers/Network Program Review: National Cooperative Program for Infertility Research, National Institutes of Health (2003-2004).
Co-Principal Investigator, Impacts of Public Information Infrastructure Access, evaluation involving surveys, case studies, National Science Foundation (2001-2004).
Co-Principal Investigator, Special Studies and Analysis, Manufacturing Futures Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology (2003-2004), involving technology futures workshop, pilot protocol examining role of information in productivity, product and services innovation.
Director, bibliometric analysis of the nanotechnology industry for the Georgia Research Alliance (2004)
Principal Investigator, cluster analysis of electronic chip design industries for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (2001-2002)
Principal Investigator, technology infusion project, to benchmark technology development programs in U.S. states for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, (2000).
Principal Investigator, Mid-sized Cities Technology Development project, to enhance technology-based economic development activities in mid-sized cities in Georgia, develop a European network of mid-sized cities, and organize workshops for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (2001-2003)
Senior researcher, Contractor Change at the Department of Energy’s Multi-program Laboratories, involving focus groups, case studies, Office of Science, Department of Energy, (2001).
Principal Investigator, Innovative Local Economic Development Programs, involving 25 case studies, U.S. Economic Development Administration (1998-1999).
Principal, case study evaluations of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, successful projects (1997), exemplary projects (1998), third party partnerships (1998), transformed firms, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (1999).
Senior Researcher, Ring Around Georgia, NTIA/Department of Commerce
Project Director, Manufacturing Assistance Program Needs Assessment Guide, Aspen Institute (1994-1995)
SERVICE, HONORS, AWARDS
Society for Nanotechnology and Emerging Technologies, Program Committee 2011.
Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation, Program Committee 2009, 2011.
Journal of Technology Transfer, Ad hoc reviewer
International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, Ad hoc reviewer
International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Ad hoc reviewer
International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, Ad hoc reviewer
Telecommunications Policy, Ad hoc reviewer
R&D Management, Ad hoc reviewer
Economic Development Quarterly, Ad hoc reviewer
Evaluation and Program Planning, Ad hoc reviewer
Research Policy, Ad hoc reviewer
Foresight, Ad hoc reviewer
Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Ad hoc reviewer
Technology Forecasting & Social Change, Ad hoc reviewer
Reviewer for NSF-CAREER Proposal, 2002, 2009
Peer Recognition Award, Enterprise Innovation Institute, 2007
Journal of Technology Transfer Lang Rosen Gold Award for best paper, 1997, 1998
Member, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program Evaluation Review Committee (2005-2006), Center Panel Reviews (1998), Evaluation Working Group (1993-1999)
Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Affiliate (2005-2010)
Working group member, National Innovations Initiative, Council on Competitiveness (2004).
Special assistant to Governor’s task force on technology and telecommunications (2003), natural gas deregulation (2001-2002).
Director, Telecommunications/Technology technical advisory committee, Georgia Rural Development Council (2000).
Co-organization, Innovations in Economic Development Forum, (2004-2011).
Co-organization, Transatlantic Workshop on Nanotechnology Innovation and Policy (2010)
Co-organization, workshops on Telecommunications, Rural Georgia, and the New Economy, sponsor: Georgia Department of Community Affairs (1999-2000);
Co-organization, Atlanta Workshops on the Evaluation of Industrial Modernization, Aberdeen Woods, GA, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997.