Alan Carsrud, 2010 Co-host
Alan L. Carsrud, Ph.D. holds the Loretta Rogers Chair in Entrepreneurship Research and is Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He is also Docent at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. He was formally Professor and founding Executive Director of the Eugenio Pino & Family Global Entrepreneurship Center at Florida International University. Prior to that, he was Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator of the Price Center at the Anderson School at UCLA and Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at UCLA. He founded the UCLA Venture Development and Global Access Programs, which help create new, technology-based ventures in Australia, Chile, Finland, France, Italy, Mexico and the United States. In addition, he created the Family and Closely-Held Business Program at UCLA.
He was on the start-up team at People Express Airlines and served as Founding Director of CytoSignal, a biotech firm in Irvine, California. He was on the Board of Stonefield Josephson, Accountants (Santa Monica), HUB Capital Ltd. (Brisbane, QLD), and Andean Mining Technologies (Santiago, Chile). He is currently on the Board of Directors of United Enterprise Fund (UEF) in New York City. Professor Carsrud directed the graduate entrepreneurship programs at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Southern California. He taught at Pepperdine University, Nangang Technological University in Singapore, Anahuac University (Mexico City), and the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney. He co-hosted the 2007 annual meeting of the Family Firm Institute. Additionally, Professor Carsrud served as Vice-President for both the International Council for Small Business and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and was on the Board of Directors of the Family Firm Institute. Dr. Carsrud was Founding Associate Editor of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and was on the editorial board of Family Business Review, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, and the Journal of Small Business Management.
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