In addition to his industry experience, Joel has maintained a full-time career as an academic since the year 2000.
His research has emphasized topics central to the strategies of companies in the IT industry. This has included open source software, open innovation strategies, standards competition and intellectual property. He has also researched other topics related to innovation, entrepreneurship and international business.
Today he is a (tenured) associate professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at San José State University, College of Business, Department of Organizaton & Management. He teaches M.B.A. courses in technology strategy and the undergraduate capstone strategy course. He previously taught at the business schools of UC Irvine, Pepperdine University and Temple University.
His full academic curriculum vitae is available online.