Prominent Global Entrepreneurship Scholar Named Associate Dean For Graduate And International Programs
Kent State’s College of Business Administration welcomed new Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D., who was also appointed the Bridgestone Chair in International Marketing, on March 1.
Hisrich, former Director of the Walker Center of Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management, received his B.A. in English and Science from DePauw University and his MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in marketing from the University of Cincinnati. Hisrich also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Chuvash State University (Russia) and the University of Miskolc (Hungary).
His global experience includes being a visiting and honorary professor at more than eight universities in six different countries. Dr. Hisrich has authored or co-authored 36 books, including International Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing, and Managing a Global Venture (3rd edition). His other books include Corporate Entrepreneurship, Technology Entrepreneurship: Value Creation, Protection, and Capture (2nd edition), Governpreneurship: Establishing a Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Government, Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing, and Managing a New Enterprise (translated into thirteen languages and now in its ninth edition), Entrepreneurial Finance: A Global Perspective and Marketing for Entrepreneurs and SMEs: An International Approach .
Hisrich has written more than 300 articles on entrepreneurship, international business management, and marketing, which have appeared in such journals as The Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, American Psychologist, California Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Marketing and Journal of Marketing Research.
“Dr. Hisrich is a renowned global entrepreneurship scholar whose books have been translated for use in Europe, the Middle East and Asia,” said Deborah Spake, dean of the College of Business Administration. “In addition, his experience as President of H&B Associates, a consulting firm involved in the founding of several successful ventures brings the perfect mix of scholarship and practice to lead the College’s graduate and international programs. I am delighted that Bob will be joining the College as Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs and Bridgestone Chair of International Marketing.”
The addition of Hisrich comes after former Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, Donald R. Williams, Ph.D., accepted the position of Chair of the College of Business Administration’s Department of Economics.
As the Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, Hisrich has direct oversight of the International Programs Office, Graduate Programs Office, and the Global Management Center. Hisrich will also be the Committee Chair for the College’s Graduate Council, MBA Subcommittee, Ph.D. Subcommittee and International Faculty Advisory Committee (ad hoc). Hisrich is a member of the Graduate Educational Policies Council, Graduate Studies Academic Advisory Council and the College of Business Leadership Council.