Entrepreneur Research at UMD
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship guides and supports entrepreneurship
research and the creation of new community and student ventures.
We aim to improve academic research about entrepreneurship by connecting PhD’s
with practitioners to promote the development of relevant research questions,
theoretical grounding, and identification of data sources.
Entrepreneurship Research Booklet
The annual entrepreneurship research booklet takes 6-10 research summaries
pulled from over 50 entrepreneurship research projects at the Robert H. Smith
School of Business. The compendium includes theory from multiple basic
intellectual traditions: psychology, economics, sociology, and management. This
compilation of extended research includes analysis of personal characteristics
of entrepreneurs, social networks, innovation patterns, market behavior, and the
forces behind financial decision making. The research questions are analyzed
through interviews, surveys, archival data, and simulation. Taken together, the
work reflects the high research energy of the Smith School of Business faculty
and students, and it reveals the strong support of the Dingman Center for
Entrepreneurship and the Smith School of Business’s leadership for economic
development in the State of Maryland.
2011-2012 Entrepreneurship Research at UMD Booklet here
Dingman Entrepreneurship Research Awards
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship awarded over $15,000 in prize money
to PhD students and faculty at the April 13, 2011 Entrepreneurship Research Luncheon.
Awards were distributed for top papers in three categories: PhD Student Research
in Progress, PhD Student Working Paper and Faculty/Journal Student Publication.
For more information on the PhD program at the Robert H. Smith School of