The following is a list of the leading academics who nominated companies that were included in the inaugural CNBC Disruptor 50 list of private companies with the greatest potential to disrupt the public giants.
Ron Adner, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Steve Blank, Consulting Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Henry Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
Anne Marie Knott, Professor of Strategy, Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis
Rita McGrath, Faculty Member of Executive Education, Columbia School of Business
Saras D. Sarasvathy, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia