Robert D. Hisrich - "Entrepreneurs Beyond Borders"
DESCRIPTION: Bob will focus on how entrepreneurs can successfully do business beyond their borders--in other words, doing business with people who aren't like them! Bob will draw on his experience teaching, consulting and doing business in the far corners of the world--distilled in a number of practical take-aways!
Dr. Robert D. Hisrich is the Garvin Professor of Global Entrepreneurship and Director of the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also president of H&B Associates, a marketing and management-consulting firm he founded and has been involved in the start up of numerous global companies.
Professor Hisrich received his BA from DePauw University, his MBA, and Ph.D. 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 28 books including: Corporate Entrepreneurship (2012), International Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing and Managing a Global Venture, 2nd edition (2012), Technology Entrepreneurship: Value Creation, Protection, and Capture (2010), Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing, and Managing a New Enterprise (2010 - translated into 13 languages and soon to be in its 9th edition), The 13 Biggest Mistakes that Derail Small Businesses and How to Avoid Them, and The Woman Entrepreneur. Dr. Hisrich has written over 300 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 U.S. 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 teachers 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 U.S. and other countries.