Maria Roche is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. Her research focuses on the micro-geography of innovation and the determinants of what inventions are made available on the market for technology. Her work, published at The Review of Economics and Statistics, Management Science (forthcoming), Organization Science and Research Policy, has been featured in The Atlantic, The WSJ, and Handelsblatt (a.o.). Maria Roche earned her PhD in Management (Strategy and Innovation) at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, where she was a recipient of a NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant. She earned an MS in Business Administration and a BA in International Cultural and Business Studies at the University of Passau, Germany. Born in Canada and raised in Germany, Maria has lived and worked in five countries gathering professional experience in various industries such as venture capital and film.