Dr. David Kirsch is Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the M&O Department at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. From 1996 to 2001, Kirsch held various adjunct and visiting appointments at the Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles. He received his PhD in history from Stanford University in 1996. His research interests include industry emergence, technological choice, technological failure and the role of entrepreneurship in the emergence of new industries.
Management & Organization
Primary Research Areas
- Emerging Markets (especially China and India)
- Frugal Innovation
- Global Strategy & Organization
- Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Honors and Awards
July 2010: Elected life-time Fellow, Strategic Management Society.
July 2010: Received the “Best Professor in Strategy” Award from CMO Asia (an association of chief marketing officers).
Dr. Brent Goldfarb is Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the M&O Department at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Goldfarb's research focuses on how the production and exchange of technology differs from more traditional economic goods, with a focus on the implications on the role of startups in the economy. He focuses on such questions as how do markets and employer policies affect incentives to discover new commercially valuable technologies and when is it best to commercialize them through new technology-based firms?
Waverly Ding is Associate Professor of Management & Organization at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Dr. Ding earned her MBA and Ph.D. in business from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Smith School faculty, she was an assistant professor at Haas School of Business, the University of California at Berkeley.
Rellie Derfler-Rozin is an Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from London Business School. Her research focuses on psychological anxieties at the workplace that are associated with threats to fundamental needs such as the need to belong to a group and the need to maintain status in a group.
Dr. Protiti Dastidar is a Tyser Teaching Fellow at Robert H. Smith School of Business. Prior to joining the Smith School faculty in the Fall of 2011, she was Assistant Professor at Temple University, Philadelphia and the George Washington University, Washington DC. Dr. Dastidar earned her Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University, her MBA in Marketing from Webster University, Austria and her B.A. in Economics from the University of Bombay, India. She has successfully taught in MBA and undergraduate programs, having won several teaching awards. Dr.
Rafael A. Corredoira is Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Corredoira's research focuses on embedded exploration : how networks that originate from social ties, market dynamics, and institutional arrangements constrain and enable firms' entrepreneurial search for innovative solutions.
Nicole Coomber is the Associate Director for the QUEST Honors Program and on the faculty in the Management & Organization area at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. As Associate Director, Dr. Coomber serves as Managing Director for the QUEST entrepreneurship program, QUESTgen, is one of the teaching team for BMGT/ENES 490H, and aids in QUEST’s efforts in designing learning outcomes and assessments. Dr. Coomber completed her PhD in Education Policy and Leadership in May of 2012 at the University of Maryland’s College of Education.
Patricia Cleveland is a lecturer in the Management and Organization department. She served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business from 1998-2012. Prior to coming to the Smith School, she was the Assistant Dean for Student Academic Services, and MBA program advisor at the University of Hawaii’s College of Business Administration for six years.
Dr. Gilad Chen is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organization Behavior and Department Chair in the Management & Organization Department, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr.