Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Program 2017-2018 Annual Review

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:

Professor Suho Han

Suho Han Joins the Whitman School as an Assistant Professor

David Lucas, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow David Lucas Awarded Prestigious Grants

Alex Mckelvie

Entrepreneurship Program Named “National Model Entrepreneurship Program”

Todd Moss & the CASSE Capstone class

A United Nations Project Marks a Decade of Global Sustainability Research and Practice at the Whitman School

TCU Team Tasty Buddies

Students Compete in TCU Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Online Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship Launches

Alex Kotakis

Syracuse University Project Advance Challenges Young Entrepreneurs

City of Dubai

The Unforgettable Experience of an International Residency in Dubai

Professor Johan Wiklund

International Attention for Study of Entrepreneurship and Well-Being

Drone in flight

Whitman School Drone Research Goes Global

South Side Innovation Center

Southside Innovation Center a Host Site for Business Growth Accelerator Program

WISE Logo

WISE Women’s Business Center Relocates, Gaining Space for Growth

Saudi Arabia Visit Group Photo

Igniting the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Saudi Arabia

Dorothy Deng

From Whitman to Silicon Valley

D'aniello interns

Whitman Students Honored with D’Aniello Internships

Inspire Team

Student Start-Ups Take On the Panasci Business Plan Competition

Mark and Michael Falcone

Leaders Share Entrepreneurial Success with Students

Sharks in water

The Whitman School Hosts Third Annual Orange Tank Competition

Gerald T. Halpin and wife

Gerald T. Halpin ’50 (A&S) Named Orange Entrepreneur of the Year

Features Whitman School alumni and says "Alumni of the week".

Alumni Profile: Katherine Villeda Najera ’14

 

Alexander McKelvie

Alexander McKelvie

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.
Alexander McKelvie