The PhD program in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland in College Park, Smith School of Business “examines the creation, growth, transformation, and performance of firms and industries, including the effectiveness of various attributes and actions to gain a competitive advantage”. It operates under the Department of Management & Organization.

PhD Entrepreneurship University Maryland

Areas of faculty research

  • Entrepreneurial ability and market selection
  • University entrepreneurship policy
  • Industry evolution and entrepreneurship
  • Strategic innovation for firm renewal
  • New venture creation
  • High-tech entrepreneurship and strategy
  • Knowledge transfer between entrepreneurial universities and industrial firms
  • Role of startups in the economy
  • Commercialization of innovation
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Industry emergence
  • Entrepreneurial and technological failure
  • Internet technology entrepreneurship
  • Non-compete agreements and their enforceability

Besides the PhD program in Entrepreneurship, the University of Maryland also offers a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Technology Entrepreneurship with emphasis on experential learning. Moreover, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at UMD “educates, empowers and equips students with the business skills needed to be an entrepreneur and the resources necessary to make their business ideas a reality”. Additionally, UMD also has the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets to help researchers “explore the fundamental role that innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets play in the evolution of enterprise and markets”.