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Dr Howard H Frederick[i] is Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship Education at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire, United States; and Research Professor at Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico. He was Professor of Entrepreneurship Education at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and was New Zealand’s longest-serving Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; and Director, New Zealand Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, at Unitec New Zealand in Auckland. He was previously Fulbright Professor in Austria, Mexico and the German Democratic Republic; Senior Scholar, University of Southern California, USA; and Professor and Chair in Global Communication, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.  Howard is a graduate of Stanford University, San Francisco State University and The American University, and has broad European, Latin American and Asia-Pacific experience. Fluent in several languages, he is recognised as an authority in the field of ICT, business innovation and economic development.  Author of 200+ journal articles and books; 40 years professor, teaching, executive education, research business development, entrepreneurship and multimedia communications; 15 years as company director; four of his own businesses; $1m+ external grant funding, he is a dynamic teacher whose keen insight has inspired thousands of students to launch their own social, business, and environmental ventures.

Dr Allan J O’Connor[ii] is an Associate Professor in Enterprise Dynamics at The University of South Australia, Australia. With qualifications that include a Master in Enterprise Innovation and a PhD that focused on issues of public policy for entrepreneurship education and economic development, he has developed undergraduate and postgraduate curricula in leading entrepreneurship programs in Australia. He has taught entrepreneurship topics that include New Venture Strategy, Innovation Management, Business Plan, Opportunity Evaluation, and Research Methods, since 2001. Entrepreneurship has been at the core of much of Allan’s life experience. Entrepreneurship has served as a means of transition. From leveraging his skills at age 18 as a musician to buy a business that supported his education and training in mechanical engineering, to undertaking an intrapreneurial venture to grow the market presence of his then-employer before later venturing out on his own to develop and market innovative products and consulting services, Allan has walked the path of innovation and entrepreneurship and faced market challenges that demand new thinking.

Allan now enjoys the thrill of higher learning and revels in the challenges of an entrepreneurial academic career. Increasingly, Allan is engaged in research designed to advise governments in matters of innovation and entrepreneurship that drives regional competitiveness. With the assistance of funding from the South Australian state government, in 2014–15 Allan led the development of the Australian Cluster Observatory, and has embarked on pioneering research into the entrepreneurial ecosystem in South Australia. His growing portfolio of more than fifty research publications including internationally peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and research reports, is testament to the significance of his research agenda and contribution to his research field.

Dr Donald F Kuratko[HF1] [iii] (known as ‘Dr. K’) is the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Executive Director, Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Dr Kuratko is considered a prominent scholar and national leader in the field of entrepreneurship. He has published more than 180 articles on aspects of entrepreneurship, new venture development, and corporate entrepreneurship. Professor Kuratko has authored 30 books, including the leading entrepreneurship book in North American universities today, Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice, tenth edition (South-Western/Cengage Learning, 2017).  Before coming to Indiana University, he was the Stoops Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at Ball State University.  The U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) has named him National Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educator and bestowed John E. Hughes Entrepreneurial Advocacy Award for his career achievements in entrepreneurship.

[i] Author’sLastName, A. [Albert]. (n.d.) Posts [LinkedIn page].  Retrieved August 29, 2014 from…

Frederick, Howard H. (n.d.). LinkedIn page. Accessed June 26, 2018.; Frederick, Howard H. (n.d.) page. Accessed June 26, 2018.

[ii] O’Connor, Allan (n.d.). LinkedIn page.  Accessed June 26, 2018.; O’Connor, Allan (n.d.) ResearchGate page. Accessed June 26, 2018.

[iii] Kuratko, Donald F. (n.d.) LinkedIn page. Accessed June 26, 2018. “Faculty Profile.” Kelley School of Business. Accessed June 26, 2018.

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