University of Maryland
Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the M&O Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park.
His research interests include industry emergence, technological choice, technological failure and the role of entrepreneurship in the emergence of new industries.Kirsch is also interested in methodological problems associated with historical scholarship in the digital age. His most recent book, Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation (Stanford University Press, 2019), examines the causes of technology-based financial bubbles. With the support of grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Library of Congress, he is currently building a digital archive of the Dot Com Era that will preserve at-risk, born-digital content about business and culture during the late 1990s. He is currently the co-editor of ASQ’s book review program.