Bryan K. Ritchie

Associate Professor of International Relations

Associate Director of the Office of Biobased Technology

Co-director of the Michigan Center for Innovation & Economic Prosperity

Bryan K. Ritchie (Ph.D. Emory University) is associate professor of international relations and political economy at the James Madison College, Michigan State University. His research focuses on the political economy of innovation, entrepreneurship, technological development, skills education and training, and social capital, particularly in Southeast Asia. His research has been published by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and journals such as International Organization, World Development, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Journal of East Asian Studies. He has received many awards and grants, including Michigan State’s Teacher-Scholar award, the Council of Graduate School’s Distinguished Dissertation in the Social Sciences, and grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Earhardt Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Dr. Ritchie received an MBA from Brigham Young University and has had extensive experience in the computer industry, including management and consulting roles for firms such as Novell, Iomega, 3Com, USRobotics, and Megahertz. He is an entrepreneur who has started and managed multiple companies. He currently directs the external strategy for Michigan State University’s Office of Biobased Technologies and co-directs the operation of the Michigan Center for Innovation and Economic Prosperity.

Bryan K. Ritchie
302 Case Hall
James Madison College
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48825
Phone: (517) 353-8614
Fax: (517) 432-1804

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