My research program consists of two main research streams. The first concentrates on extending understanding of academic entrepreneurship and university-industry technology transfer. The second stream focuses on issues of organizational structure and inter-organizational contractual relationships.
organizational economics, contractual relationships, university-industry technology-transfer, entrepreneurship, high growth ventures, innovation strategy, and franchising
BUSM 4001 - Professional Business Plan Development
Using a business plan development model, this capstone course integrates the accounting, finance, management and marketing principles learned previously and incorporates social reasonability and values driven leadership. Objectives focus on the development of professional skills, e.g., time management, career management, team building, through a combination of classroom and experiential learning.
MBAX 6160 - Entrepreneurship: High Growth Companies
Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
Explores the initial decisions that set a foundation for business growth, the pros and cons of alternative growth strategies, organizational scaling tactics, and the keys to realizing value. Studying 'adolescent' firms that are past the initial start-up stage but haven't evolved into mature businesses, we will focus on key choices founders face in scaling their businesses, investigating growth-related stumbling blocks and discussing alternative strategies that may be used to overcome these obstacles.
ORMG 7320 - Doctoral Seminar: Macro Aspects of Entrepreneurship
Critically investigates major issues in organization theory and provides students with experience in comprehensively surveying literature in subject areas such as organization design, power, culture, innovation, technology, environment, size, and strategy. Instructor consent required.
ORMG 7800 - Doctoral Proseminar: Management
Provides an orientation to doctoral level study for all students in management. Through critical analysis of articles and student and faculty presentations, students learn about reading and writing research articles and gain an overview of the management discipline.