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Dara Szyliowicz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Contact

Phone: 209.946.7633
Email: dszyliowicz@pacific.edu

Education

University of Illinois, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley, M.A.

Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A.

Curriculum Vitae 

Dara Szyliowicz 's expertise is in analyzing how industries grow and firms compete in changing environments. Most of her work to date has focused on financial services, domestically and internationally. She currently teaches courses in Strategic Management and Policy, Conflict Management and International Business. Her research analyses the dynamics of industry change over time. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the entrepreneurship division of the Academy of Management and is a member of the NASD Academic Council.

Dr. Szyliowicz has professional experience and academic training in entrepreneurship, organization theory and international studies. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration in 1998 from The University of Illinois, and her B.A. and M.A in Political Science from Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley, respectively. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of the Pacific, she taught at the University of Denver, New York University and Texas Tech University. Additionally she has worked for both public and private sector organizations in the US and abroad, including the House Armed Services Committee, MCI and a French pharmaceutical company. Presently she consults with several entrepreneurial companies.

 

EBERHARDT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Business Policy and Strategy (undergraduate)
Conflict Management (undergraduate)
Comparative Management (undergraduate)
Strategic Formulation (MBA)
Strategic Implementation (MBA)
Negotiations (MBA)
International Entrepreneurship (MBA)
Global Business Competition (MBA)

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

Global Strategy (MBA)
Business Strategy (Undergraduate)
Global Business Imperative (MBA elective)
Dispute Resolution (Undergraduate)
International Entrepreneurship (MBA elective)

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

International Management (Undergraduate)
International Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate and MBA elective)
Organization Theory (PhD Seminar)
Global Strategy (MBA capstone)
Advances in Strategic Management (PhD Seminar)
Conflict and Negotiations (Undergraduate and MBA elective)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Multinational Business Management (MBA)
International Business Management (Undergraduate)

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Instructor, "Introduction to Management"
Teaching Assistant, "Bargaining and Negotiation ", (MBA elective)
Teaching Assistant, "The Individual and the Organization", (undergraduate)

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Dara Szyliowicz, (2012). "Regime Theory and the Development of the Securities Industry". Management and Organizational History. 7:2, 133-156.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Tiffany Galvin (2012). "International Entrepreneurship" in the Edward Elgar Handbook of Research on International Strategic Management.
  • David Cavazos and Szyliowicz, Dara (2011). "How Industry Associations Suppress Threatening Innovation: The Case of the U.S Recording Industry". Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 23:5, 473 - 487.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Tiffany Galvin (2010). "Applying Broader Strokes: Extending Institutional Perspectives and Agendas for International Entrepreneurship Research". International Business Review 19: 4, 317-332.
  • Madsen, Tammy and Dara Szyliowicz (2009). "Industry Transformation." in D. Teece & M. Augier (eds.) Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, Kevin Kennedy and Teresa Nelson, (2004) "Shaping of Strategic Behavior: How Macro-environmental Effects Pattern the Country-level Participation of Non-U.S. Firms in U.S. Equity Markets." Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 16:1, 97-114.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, Teresa Nelson and Kevin Kennedy (2003), "The Shaping of Strategic Behavior: Global Practices of Listing on The U.S. Nasdaq Stock Exchange." Competition and Change 7: 4, 223-240.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, Marc Ventresca and M. Tina Dacin (2003). "Political and Institutional Embeddedness: Alliance Dynamics in the Global Exchange Services Industry" in Globalization and Institutions: Redefining the Rules of the Economic Game. (Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edgar Elgar, New Horizons in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics) hardcover and pbk.
  • Nelson, Teresa and Dara Szyliowicz (1998). "The Performance Implications of Using International Equity Markets for Growth" in Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson College Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Babson Park, MA.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara. "Infrastructure: the Forgotten Component of Industry Formation" ACDIS Occasional Paper, Ford Foundation Series on Global Markets and the Emerging World Society, Spring 1995.

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW AND WORKING PAPERS

  • Galvin, Tiffany and Dara Szyliowicz, "Contested Evolution: An Institutional Re-Interpretation of Changes in the U.S. Health Care Field, 1890-1980". Revise and Resubmit at Management and Organizational History.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Tammy Madsen. Waves of Investing: Institutional Dynamics in the Venture Capital Sector. Under review at the Academy of Management Journal.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Julio DeCastro. Entrepreneurial Failure? The Factors that Predict Voluntary vs. Involuntary Exit. Under review at the Journal of Management.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Evan Schofer. "Deregulation and Liberalization in Historical Perspective: The Global Development of Stock Exchanges, 1790-2004". Prepared for submission to American Sociological Review.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, "Regimes of Competition: The Organizing of Industrial Activity." Prepared for submission to Journal of Management Inquiry.
  • Nelson, Teresa and Szyliowicz, Dara. "International Entrepreneurship: How U.S. Firms Use Foreign Equity Offerings as High Growth Management Strategies", Working paper, College of Business, Suffolk University 1998.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Szyliowicz, Dara, and Tammy Madsen, "Waves Of Investing: Institutional Dynamics In The Venture Capital Sector". Druid Celebration Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June, 2013.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, and Tammy Madsen, "Institutional Dynamics and Investing: Changes in the Venture Capital Sector". Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, Denver, CO. April, 2013.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, "University Entrepreneurship Training, Innovation and Economic Development". International Political Science Association, Barcelona, Spain. July, 2011.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, and Tammy Madsen " Institutional Dynamics and Investing Strategies: Changes in the Venture Capital Sector". Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada. August, 2010
  • Miles, Jeffery, Stefanie Naumann and Dara Szyliowicz, "A Review of Best Practices in Sustainable Facilities Management". Academy of Management, Chicago IL. August, 2009.
  • Hudson, Bryant, Gerardo Okyhusen, and Dara Szyliowicz, "How Organizations Deal with Contested Environments: The case of Bath Houses". European Group of Organization Studies, Barcelona, Spain, July 2009.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Tammy Madsen, "Venture Capital and Strategies of Investing" Organization Science Winter Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, February, 2008.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Dan Wadhwani, "Non-Market Influences, Corporate Form, and the Structure of Innovation: A Comparative-Historical Perspective" Strategic Management Society, San Diego, California, October, 2007.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Dan Wadhwani, "The Effects of Corruption on Entrepreneurial Activity: A Cross-Country Study". Babson College Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Madrid, Spain, June, 2007.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Tammy Madsen, "Industry Changes in Venture Capital". Strategic Management Society, Vienna, Austria, October, 2006.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Tammy Madsen, "Waves of Investing: Institutional Dynamics in the Venture Capital Sector". Strategic Management Society, Orlando, Florida, October, 2005.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and David Cavazos, "Furthering Interests: Associations and the State". Academy of Management. Honolulu, Hawaii, August, 2005.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, "Institutional Logics and the Venture Capital Field". Institutional Theories of Organization. Oxford, England, May 2005.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, Tammy Madsen and Tiffany Galvin. "Waves of Investing: Institutional Dynamics in the Venture Capital Sector". European Academy of Management (EURAM); Munich, Germany, May 2005.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, "Regime Sources of New Venture Entry Strategy: Evidence from the United States Brokerage House Industry" Fall Conference on Organization Science; Competitive Heterogeneity, Hanover, NH, November, 2004.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Marc Ventresca, "Exchange Traded Markets and Alliance Activity". Academy of Management, New Orleans, LA, August, 2004. Cavazos, David and Dara Szyliowicz, " Furthering Interests: Industry Associations and the State". European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Lubjiana, Slovenia, July, 2004.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, Tammy Masden and Tiffany Galvin "Logics of Investing and the Venture Capital Industry." Babson College Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, June, 2004.
  • DeCastro, Julio and Dara Szyliowicz "Entrepreneurial Failure? The Factors That Predict Voluntary vs Involuntary Exit." Babson College Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, June, 2004.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, Tammy Masden and Tiffany Galvin "Venture Capital and the Logics of Investing" Society of Entrepreneurship Scholars, Columbus, Ohio, March 2004.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, "Regimes of Competition: The Organizing of Industrial Activity". American Sociological Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, August, 2003
  • Galvin, Tiffany and Dara Szyliowicz. "Above And Beyond: Institutional Diffusion Processes Among Venture Capital Funded Start-Up Companies". American Sociological Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, August, 2003
  • Kennedy, Kevin and Dara Szyliowicz. "The Creation of the European Union and Firm Strategy: Mergers and Acquisitions in Europe, 1985-1995". European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Copenhagen, Denmark, July, 2003.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara. "Changes and Patterns of Activity: Regime Approaches to Institutional Change". Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Aix-en-Provence, France, June, 2003.
  • Lindsey Arechambeau, Tiffany Galvin and Dara Szyliowicz. "More Than Money: Venture Capital Investing", Babson College Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, Massachusetts, June, 2003.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara. "How Changes in Competitive Regimes Affect Industry Evolution: Entry Activity Among U.S. Brokerage Houses, 1965-1996", Organization Science Winter Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, February, 2003.
  • Galvin Tiffany and Dara Szyliowicz. "Changing Fields: Waves of Investing and Venture Capital" American Sociological Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August, 2002.
  • Galvin Tiffany, Dara Szyliowicz and Teppo Felin. "The Diffusion of Institutional Logics in Entrepreneurship: The Case of Venture Capital Funded Startups", Babson College Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Boulder, Colorado, June, 2002.
  • Galvin, Tiffany, Dara Szyliowicz and Bryant Hudson. "Waves of Investing: Examining the Expansion of the Venture Capital Field", European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Lyon, France, July, 2001.
  • Kennedy, Kevin H., Dara Szyliowicz and Elaine Romanelli. (July, 2001) "Space as an Organizational Resource - Efficiency versus Effectiveness: The Interaction of Resource and Field Space in Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions", European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Lyon, France, July, 2001.
  • Galvin, Tiffany and Dara Szyliowicz. "Industry Dynamics in the Venture Capital Sector", Babson College Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Jonkoping, Sweden, June, 2001.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and M. Tina Dacin. "Formulating a Model of Strategic Entry," Strategic Management Society, Vancouver, Canada, October, 2000.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, Marc Ventresca, and M. Tina Dacin. "Political and Institutional Embeddedness: Alliance Dynamics in the Global Exchange Services Industry," European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Helsinki, Finland, July, 2000.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Marc Ventresca. "Entrepreneurial Embeddedness", Tenth Global Conference of Entrepreneurship Research, London, England, March, 2000.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, Marc Ventresca, and M. Tina Dacin. "Political Institutional Embeddedness: Alliance Dynamics in the Global Exchange Services Industry" Strategic Management Society, Berlin, Germany, October, 1999.
  • Nelson, Teresa and Dara Szyliowicz. "The Global Search for Equity: The Shaping of Entrepreneurial Behavior", Babson College Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, May, 1999.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara, Marc Ventresca, and Marvin Washington. "Entrepreneurship and Industry Logics", Ninth Global Conference of Entrepreneurship Research, New Orleans, LA, March, 1999.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Phil Stetz. "The Effects of Population Dynamics on Entrepreneurial Entry in the Securities Industry over Time", Eighth Global Conference of Entrepreneurship Research, Fontainebleau, France, July, 1998.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Phil Stetz. "Blending and Segregating Processes on Entrepreneurial Entry in the Securities Industry from 1965-1996", European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Maastricht, Holland, July, 1998.
  • Nelson, Teresa and Dara Szyliowicz. "International Entrepreneurship: How U.S. Firms Use Foreign Equity Offerings as High Growth Management Strategies", Babson College Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Ghent, Belgium, May, 1998.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Teresa Nelson. "Using the Resource Based View to Examine the Resource Rich International Fashion Industry", Babson College Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Ghent, Belgium, May, 1998.
  • Ventresca, Marc, Rodney Lacey, Dara Szyliowicz and Michael Lounsbury. "Unbundling Legitimacy: Density Independent Processes in the Formative Moments of the U.S. Online Database Industry, 1972 1991", Academy of Management Meetings, Boston, MA., August 1997.
  • Nelson, Teresa and Dara Szyliowicz. "The Performance Implications of Using International Equity Markets for Growth", Babson College Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, Massachusetts, April, 1997.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and John Mullins. "New Venture Decisions of Women Entrepreneurs: An Experimental Investigation", Sixth Global Conference of Entrepreneurship Research, London, England July, 1996.
  • Szyliowicz, Dara and Marc Ventresca. "State Policies and Practices and the Forms of Industry: US/European Comparisons in the Information Industry", European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Istanbul, Turkey, July, 1995.
  • Ventresca, Marc and Dara Szyliowicz. "The Role of the State in Industry Formation; the International On-line Industry", Conference on Telecommunications Policy, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March, 1995.
  • Ventresca, Marc and Dara Szyliowicz. "EURONET-DIANE: Technological, Organizational and Political Infrastructure in the European On-line services Industry, 1970-1991." at The Conference of European Studies, Chicago, IL, March 1994.