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Christopher Hayter

Christopher Hayter
Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, College of Public Service & Community Solutions

School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus
411 N Central Ave, Ste 480
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0687

Christopher S. Hayter, PhD is an assistant professor at the Center for Organization Research and Design in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University, where he specializes in entrepreneurship, technology policy, and the organization of higher education and science. He is also affiliated with the ASU Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Studies (C-STEPS) and is a Senior Sustainability Scholar with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Prior to joining ASU, Chris spent 15 years managing complex science and entrepreneurship policy projects with organizations such as the New York Academy of Sciences, Council on Competitiveness, and National Academies Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy. He also spent five years in the private sector establishing and managing new resort ventures for a large hospitality company. He holds a PhD from George Washington University in Science Policy and Economics and is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

PhD, Public Policy, George Washington University, 2010

MA, International Science and Technology Policy: Economic Development, George Washington University, 2002

BS, Public Policy (Industrial Engineering minor), US Coast Guard Academy, 1996

Journal Articles


Chandran, V. G., C. S. Hayter and D. Ryan. 2015. Personal strategic alliances: Enhancing the scientific and technological contributions of university faculty in Malaysia. Economics of Innovation and New Technology 24(5):421-435. DOI: 10.1080/10438599.2014.988501. (link )

Hayter, C. S. 2015. Social networks and the success of university spin-offs: Toward an agenda for regional growth. Economic Development Quarterly 29(1):3-13. DOI: 10.1177/0891242414566451. (link )

Hayter, C. S. and A. N. Link. 2015. On the economic impact of university proof of concept centers. The Journal of Technology Transfer 40(1):178-183. DOI: 10.1007/s10961-014-9369-4. (link )


Bradley, S. R., C. S. Hayter and A. N. Link. 2013. Models and methods of university technology transfer. Foundations and Trends® in Entrepreneurship 9(6):571-650. DOI: 10.1561/0300000048. (link )

Bradley, S. R., C. S. Hayter and A. N. Link. 2013. Proof of concept centers in the United States: An exploratory look. The Journal of Technology Transfer 38(4):349-381. DOI: 10.1007/s10961-013-9309-8. (link )

Hayter, C. S. 2013. Conceptualizing knowledge-based entrepreneurship networks: Perspectives from the literature. Small Business Economics 41(4):899-911. DOI: 10.1007/s11187-013-9512-x. (link )

Hayter, C. S. 2013. Harnessing university entrepreneurship for economic growth: Factors of success among university spin-offs. Economic Development Quarterly 27(1):18-28. DOI: 10.1177/0891242412471845. (link )


Hayter, C. S. 2011. In search of the profit-maximizing actor: Motivations and definitions of success from nascent academic entrepreneurs. Journal of Technology Transfer 36(3):340-352. DOI: 10.1007/s10961-010-9196-1. (link )

Book Chapters


Hayter, C. S. 2015. Social responsibility and the knowledge production function of higher education: A review of the literature. Pp. 135-153 In: Antonelli, C. and A. N. Link eds., Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Knowledge. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-64099-2.


Hayter, C. S. and R. Hayter. 2013. Building organizational sustainability to public postsecondary education. Pp. 215-220 In: Madahavan, G., B. Oakley, D. Green, D. Koon and P. Low eds., Practicing Sustainability. Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4614-4349-0.