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Entrepreneurship Goes to School . . . And Turns Up in Some Surprising Classes

  • Broadcast in Entrepreneur
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Kathleen Allen, professor of entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School of Business and recent recipient of the Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award from the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon for a lively discussion on why entrepreneurship shouldn't just be taught in business school, what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, and trends in entrepreneurship.

Dr. Allen is also the founding director of the Marshall Center for Technology Commercialization, where she works with scientists and engineers to identify markets and applications for their technologies, develop commercialization teams, and prepare them to launch ventures and seek funding.

She has written more than 15 books on entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, has owned four successful companies, served as entrepreneur-in-residence to a major aerospace firm, currently serves as advisor to several private companies, and is director of a NYSE company.

In addition, Dr. Allen has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Associated Press, and Bloomberg, among other publications.