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Robert D. Hisrich is the Bridgestone Chair of International Marketing and Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University. He is also president of H&B Associates, a marketing and management consulting firm he founded.
Professor Hisrich received his B.A. from DePauw University, his M.B.A. 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 Kent State University, Dr. Hisrich was the Garvin Professor of Global Entrepreneurship and Director of the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. Before Thunderbird, he 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); the Queensland University of Technology (Australia); The University of Puerto Rico; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Hisrich has authored or co-authored more than thirty books, including Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing, and Managing a New Enterprise (translated into nine languages and now in its seventh edition), The 13 Biggest Mistakes that Derail Small Businesses and How to Avoid Them and Marketing. 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, an Institute of International Entrepreneurship and Management in Russia, and an Entrepreneurship Center in Ukraine.