Paige A. Clayton

Paige Clayton is a PhD candidate in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received the 2014 Nancy W. Stegman Fellowship. Her research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, economic development, and science and technology policy. She is from Atlanta, Georgia and graduated with high honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. While at Georgia Tech, Paige received the Liam Rattray Award and the Provost Undergraduate Research Award.

Paige's three essay dissertation contributes understanding of how industries develop in a geographically defined ecosystem, how entrepreneurial support organizations provide resources to start-ups that help new firms survive, and how technological diffusion occurs across different types of organizations (public and private) and locations.