The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Robert D. Hisrich (1998)
entrepreneurship education
entrepreneurship in transition economies
financing & growing new ventures
international business and entrepreneurship
venture capital

Dr. Robert D. Hisrich is the associate dean and the Bridgestone Chair of the College of Business Administration at Kent State University in Ohio. Previously he served as the Garvin Professor of Global Entrepreneurship and director of the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also founder and president of H&B Associates, a marketing and management consulting firm. Professor Hisrich received his BA from DePauw University, MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and honorary doctorate degrees from Chuvash State University (Russia) and the University of Miskolc (Hungary). Prior to joining Thunderbird, Dr. Hisrich held the A. Malachi Mixon III Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hisrich was a Fulbright professor at the International Management Center in Budapest, Hungary in 1989. In 1990-91, he was again named a Fulbright professor in Budapest at the Foundation for Small Enterprise Economic Development, where he also held the Alexander Hamilton Chair in Entrepreneurship. Dr. Hisrich has held visiting professorships at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia); the Technical University of Vienna (Austria); the University of Limerick (Ireland); Donau University (Austria); Queensland University of Technology (Australia); the University of Puerto Rico; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has authored or co-authored 42 books, including Entrepreneurial Finance: A Global Perspective (2015); International Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing and Managing a Global Venture, 3rd edition (2015); Technology Entrepreneurship: Value Creation, Protection, and Capture, 2nd edition (2015); Advanced Introduction to Entrepreneurship (2014); Marketing for Entrepreneurs and SMEs: A Global Perspective (2014); and Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2014). Dr. Hisrich has written more than 350 articles on entrepreneurship, international business management, and venture capital, which have appeared in such journals as The Academy of Management Review, California Management Review, Columbia Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Venturing, Sloan Management Review, and Small Business Economics. He has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, and Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship. Besides designing and delivering management and entrepreneurship programs to US and foreign businesses and governments, particularly in transition economies, Dr. Hisrich has instituted academic and training programs such as the university/industry training program in Hungary, a high school teacher entrepreneurship training program in Russia, and an institute of international entrepreneurship and management in Russia. He has also been involved in starting and growing numerous ventures in the United States and abroad.

All Fellows
Mohan Nair
Steven T. Walsh
Nathan “Nth” Bar-Fields
Sahil Gupta
T.W. Kang
David Wimberly
Russell Kalmacoff
Ruzanna Tarverdyan
Finn Kydland
Manuel Heitor
Paul M. Joyal
Keenan D. Grenell
John Sibley Butler (1989)
Art Markman (2005)
John N. Doggett (1989)
Ning Zhang
Deog-Seong Oh
Sten Thore (1983) *Fellow Emeritus
Tim Raines
Nikhil Agarwal
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