Immigrant and ethnic minority entrepreneurship; role of social networks
in entrepreneurship; mentoring and entrepreneurship; factors influencing
entrepreneurial intentions among employees and unemployed; role of education,
experience, and culture in influencing entrepreneurial intentions and behavior,
and new venture growth; dynamics of family businesses; women entrepreneurs.
Dr. Dhar's research interests are in the areas of location-based services
and advertising, distributed, mobile and pervasive computing. In addition,
he is also interested in entrepreneurship in high technology and information
technology outsourcing. He serves as a member of the editorial board of
International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking. Dr.
Dhar has several years of industrial experience in software development,
enterprise resource planning, consulting for Fortune 500 and high-tech industries
including product planning, design, information systems management and advising
for start-up companies.
Fabian Eggers studies topics around and in the field of entrepreneurial
marketing including the marketing and entrepreneurship interface, entrepreneurial
growth, the concepts of entrepreneurial and market orientation, and innovation
My research focuses on issues around branding. I investigate how firms
can successfully introduce new brand extensions, create brand value in both
the offline and online environments, and create strong employer brands.
Moreover, I investigate the effects of corporate social responsibility and
the evolving service-dominant logic in marketing on brand value creation.
Xiaohong "Iris" Quan:
Dr. Xiaohong "Iris" Quan's research and publications involve topics on the relationship between social networks and entrepreneurship, immigrant entrepreneurs and professionals in Silicon Valley and their connection to their home countries, business model innovation and intellectual property protection in IT industry, and multinational corporations' research and development activities in emerging countries.
Prof. Joel West is internationally known for his research on open innovation,
open source software and open standards. His co-edited volume, Open Innovation:
Researching a New Paradigm (Oxford, 2006) is among the most-cited innovation
books of the past decade. His research on entrepreneurship focuses on high-tech
startups in the telecommunications industry.
Robert Chapman Wood:
Robert Chapman Wood studies innovation processes in large firms, examining
how the rules of the game within firms can be modified, especially in ways
that will allow continual innovation. With support from the consulting firm
Xynteo and the Global Leadership and Technology Exchange (an international
consortium), he examines how companies can re-engineer value chains to cope
with the world's environmental crises.