The PhD Specialization in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business aims to “understand the environmental conditions and capabilities that influence new knowledge creation and entrepreneurship, as well as how entrepreneurial firms create and appropriate value”. Doctoral students investigate the intersection of business strategy and entrepreneurship, including the “nature of firms’ competitive advantage, corporate and global scope, knowledge creation and transfer within firms and corporate growth with mergers, acquisitions and inter-firm alliances”.

PhD in Entrepreneurship at Ohio State University

Areas of faculty research

  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Minority- and women-owned businesses
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Earnings effects of entrepreneurial experience
  • Venture capital
  • Mobility of human capital
  • Knowledge transfer to new ventures
  • Alternative theories of entrepreneurial action
  • Academic entrepreneurship
  • Agent-based simulation modeling applications to entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship education and learning
  • Entrepreneurial behavior
  • Entrepreneurial failure

Students pursuing the PhD in Entrepreneurship at Ohio State have access to the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, which helps students “connect with start-up companies and gain hands-on experience where they cultivate the skills and business acumen needed to be a successful entrepreneur”. Moreover, students focused on technology entrepreneurship leverage the Center for Innovation Strategies which facilitates the OSU innovation ecosystem and promotes innovation research and applied practice. Finally, scholars of entrepreneurial leadership benefit from the ‘Lead Read Today’, an OSU platform that provides evidence-based leadership and management best practices.