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Peter Davis, British, American research center director. Recipient J. Parker Bursk award, University Pennsylvania, 1969; Mariette and Douglass Russell fellow, Wharton School, 1967.


Davis, Peter was born on May 1, 1944 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. Arrived in the United States, 1966. Son of Douglas and Joan Florence (Scott) Davis.


Master of Arts, Cambridge University, 1965. Master of Science, London School of Economics, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1972.


Senior consultant Arthur D. Little Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972—1975. Assistant professor Wharton School University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1975—1980. Director Wharton Applied Research Center, since 1980.

Director Busch Center Wharton School, Philadelphia, 1979—1980, director Entrepreneurial Center. Board directors Spitz Space Systems Inc., Philadelphia, LaBarge Inc., St. Louis, Progress Investment Associates, Inc., St. Louis, Philadelphia Export Network.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Designing a National Scientific and Technological Communication System, 1976. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Married Ellen Ruth Bear, January 7, 1967. Children: Andrew Scott, Jonathan Michael.

Douglas Davis

Joan Florence (Scott) Davis

Ellen Ruth Bear

Andrew Scott Davis

Jonathan Michael Davis