The PhD in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship Track – at Clemson University, Powers College of Business focuses on “preparing scholars to address questions of contemporary interest to entrepreneurship scholarship and practice, with particular emphasis on the cognitive, cultural, and social aspects of entrepreneurship that complement traditional economic perspectives”.

PhD Entrepreneurship Clemson University

Areas of faculty research

  • Entrepreneurial efforts to make their endeavors credible, meaningful, and appealing
  • Leadership in the entrepreneurial context
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • IPO pricing
  • Entrepreneurial behavior
  • Impact of CEOs in SMEs
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Cognition in top management teams
  • Language and symbols of entrepreneurs
  • Interpretations and responses of venture stakeholders
  • New market categories
  • Entrepreneurial identity
  • Entrepreneurial entry and opportunity realization

The PhD track in Entrepreneurship at Clemson University is in addition to the MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MBAe), which features teaching by successful practitioners and culminates with a business capstone course and pitch competition.

Moreover, the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership provides “educational, research, and service programs and career enhancement opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs“. Other entrepreneurial resources include a venture accelerator, innovation spaces, business plan competitions, hackathons, and an angel investor network. PhD students interested in researching information technology entrepreneurship can leverage Clemon’s Information Economy Project which focuses on empirically-driven law and economics analysis of the information sector.