The field of entrepreneurship is evolving at record pace. The number of universities and colleges developing new entrepreneurship programs and student interest in entrepreneurship as a vocation and mindset is staggering. Luckily, Syracuse University has been well ahead of the curve in terms of focusing on entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) program is approaching its 25th anniversary and continues to be a global leader in entrepreneurship research, teaching and outreach. Entrepreneurship is now front-andcenter in the academic strategic plans of both the Whitman School of Management and Syracuse University.
The EEE program had another outstanding academic year in 2017-18. EEE continued to grow the number of students with whom we’ve worked – in formal classes, as well as outside of the classroom. Our scholarly work also continued to be a shining star for others, with academic journal leadership positions, a large number of publications, engagement in public discourse on important topics, and working with Ph.D. students. We also continued to lead the way in the community, supporting women, military veterans and those who are underserved, and have shared new innovations and ideas around the world. As a result of these efforts the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship named the EEE program a National Model Entrepreneurship Program in January.
Within the pages of this year’s report, you’ll read about some of the academic leaders, such as Professors Maria Minniti and Johan Wiklund, who continue to be globally recognized for their scholarship. You’ll also read about some of the new EEE faculty members, learn about our work in sustainability, see some of the new programmatic offerings that we’ve rolled out in various geographic locations, and read about some of our student and alumni success stories.
The EEE program at the Whitman School continues to push for excellence, supporting and cultivating new entrepreneurs, business leaders and scholars. We’re proud of our success and are pleased to share our stories with you, our community. Thank you for all you do to support our efforts today and in the future.
To read about some of our accomplishments during the 2017-18 academic year, please click the links below:
Suho Han Joins the Whitman School as an Assistant Professor
Postdoctoral Research Fellow David Lucas Awarded Prestigious Grants
Entrepreneurship Program Named “National Model Entrepreneurship Program”
A United Nations Project Marks a Decade of Global Sustainability Research and Practice at the Whitman School
Students Compete in TCU Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition
Online Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship Launches
Syracuse University Project Advance Challenges Young Entrepreneurs
The Unforgettable Experience of an International Residency in Dubai
International Attention for Study of Entrepreneurship and Well-Being
Whitman School Drone Research Goes Global
Southside Innovation Center a Host Site for Business Growth Accelerator Program
WISE Women’s Business Center Relocates, Gaining Space for Growth
Igniting the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Saudi Arabia
From Whitman to Silicon Valley
Whitman Students Honored with D’Aniello Internships
Student Start-Ups Take On the Panasci Business Plan Competition
Leaders Share Entrepreneurial Success with Students
The Whitman School Hosts Third Annual Orange Tank Competition
Gerald T. Halpin ’50 (A&S) Named Orange Entrepreneur of the Year
Alumni Profile: Katherine Villeda Najera ’14
Alex McKelvie is Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Master’s Education, and the Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Alex has taught a broad array of courses dealing with different aspects of entrepreneurship, including strategic planning, growth, family business, and corporate entrepreneurship. At Syracuse, Alex has taken a leading role in developing and teaching world-class programs, including designing new courses and training programs for Syracuse University’s Institute for Veteran and Military Families. Alex has received teaching awards from Syracuse University, the Whitman School of Management, the EEE Department, and from his former university in Sweden. He has worked with many entrepreneurial startups during this time as well. His scholarly work deals with questions regarding two main areas: how and why do firms grow, and how do entrepreneurs make decisions about opportunities. Alex’s research has received a number of major international awards, including best doctoral dissertation in Entrepreneurship from the National Federation of Independent Businesses and multiple awards at the leading Entrepreneurship conferences. Alex has published his work in many of the most important Entrepreneurship journals and is on the editorial boards of multiple journals. His work has also been profiled in Forbes, BloombergBusinessWeek, and Inc. magazine, among other outlets. He is a Fortune Insider and on the CNBC Disruptor Advisory Council.
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