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Carsrud, Dr. Alan


TRS 2-065



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Dr. Carsrud is Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy and holds the Loretta Rogers Chair in Entrepreneurship Research in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto. He also is Docent-for-Life in Entrepreneurship at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland.  Prior to joining Ryerson in 2009 he was Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Professor of Hospitality Management, Clinical Professor of Management, and Founding Executive Director of the Eugenio Pino & Family Global Entrepreneurship Center at Florida International University in Miami.  Until 2002 he was Senior Lecturer & Academic Coordinator of the Price Center at the Anderson School at UCLA and Senior Lecturer in Technology Entrepreneurship in Department of Electrical Engineering in the Samueli School at UCLA.  At UCLA he founded The Family & Closely-held Business Program, the UCLA Venture Development Program and the UCLA Global Access Program.  The latter two helped create new technology based ventures in Australia, Chile, Finland, France, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States. He has directed the graduate entrepreneurship programs at the University of Southern California and the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Bond University (Australia), Pepperdine University, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Anahuac University (Mexico City) and Australian Graduate School of Management (Sydney).  He has served on the boards of the Science Parks of Finland, the International Council for Small Business, the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, the Family Enterprise Research Conference, and the Family Firm Institute where he is also a Fellow. He was on the start up team at People Express Airlines and Founding Director of CytoSignal, a biotech firm in California. He has helped to launch over 200 technology firms world-wide. He was on the Board of Directors Stonefield Josephson Accountants (Los Angeles) and HUB Capital Ltd. (Brisbane, Australia) and Andean Mining Technologies (Santiago, Chile). He currently is on the board of United Enterprise Fund (UEF) (New York City). He has co-authored, with Malin Brännback, Entrepreneurship (published by Greenwood in 2007) and Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind: Inside the Black Box (published by Springer in 2009). He was Founding Associate Editor of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and was on the editorial boards of Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, International Journal of Techno-entrepreneurship, Family Business Review and the Journal of Small Business Management. He has published over 170 articles, books, and chapters on entrepreneurship, family business, clinical psychology, social psychology as well as developed dozens of teaching cases and educational materials in family business and entrepreneurship. His research has appeared in Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Family Business Review, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Enterprising Culture, New Biotechnology, Screenings, VINE-International Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, Raised in the family ranching business, he was a licensed Clinical Psychologist with Health Service Provider status in Texas for 20 years serving as Chief Psychologist for the Travis Unit of The Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.