Immigrant and ethnic minority entrepreneurship; role of social networks in entrepreneurship; mentoring and entrepreneurship; factors influencing entrepreneurial intentions among employees and unemployed; role of education, experience, and culture in influencing entrepreneurial intentions and behavior, and new venture growth; dynamics of family businesses; women entrepreneurs.
Dr. Dhar's research interests are in the areas of location-based services and advertising, distributed, mobile and pervasive computing. In addition, he is also interested in entrepreneurship in high technology and information technology outsourcing. He serves as a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking. Dr. Dhar has several years of industrial experience in software development, enterprise resource planning, consulting for Fortune 500 and high-tech industries including product planning, design, information systems management and advising for start-up companies. Research Website
My research focuses on issues around branding. I investigate how firms can successfully introduce new brand extensions, create brand value in both the offline and online environments, and create strong employer brands. Moreover, I investigate the effects of corporate social responsibility and the evolving service-dominant logic in marketing on brand value creation.
Xiaohong "Iris" Quan:
Dr. Xiaohong "Iris" Quan's research and publications involve topics on the relationship between social networks and entrepreneurship, immigrant entrepreneurs and professionals in Silicon Valley and their connection to their home countries, business model innovation and intellectual property protection in IT industry, and multinational corporations' research and development activities in emerging countries.
Robert Chapman Wood:
Robert Chapman Wood studies innovation processes in large firms, examining how the rules of the game within firms can be modified, especially in ways that will allow continual innovation. With support from the consulting firm Xynteo and the Global Leadership and Technology Exchange (an international consortium), he examines how companies can re-engineer value chains to cope with the world's environmental crises. Research Website