Dan Wadhwani is Associate Professor of Management and Fletcher Jones Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania before studying on a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Business School. He was a lecturer on the faculty of the Harvard Business School for two years prior to joining Pacific in 2006.
Dan teaches undergraduate and MBA classes on entrepreneurship and strategy. At HBS, he taught the first-year required course on Entrepreneurial Management. He also taught at the undergraduate level at Harvard and twice earned awards for teaching excellence.
Dan's research focuses on the areas of entrepreneurship and business history. His recent paper, "Schumpeter's Plea: Historical Approaches to the Study of Entrepreneurship" won the 2006 "Best Conceptual Paper Award" from the Academy of Management's Entrepreneurship Division. He has co-edited (with Geoffrey Jones) the two-volume series Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (Edward Elgar, 2006), which examines the role of entrepreneurial activity in international economic integration over the last century and a half. He is also completing a book that examines the sources of innovation and expansion in the U.S. consumer finance industry.
Dan has earned grants and fellowships for his research from the Social Science Research Council, the Alfred Sloan Foundation, and the Horowitz Foundation. Dan also brings a foundation of practical industry experience to his teaching and research. For several years, he was an associate at APM Inc (now part of CSC), a leading management consulting firm in the healthcare industry. At APM, Dan was engaged in both operations and strategic planning for major medical centers and physician groups around the country.
Dr. Wadhwani's Vita
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Dan Wadhwani presented papers this summer at the Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference at Syracuse University at the European Group for Organizational Studies at Gothenburg University in Sweden.