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R. Daniel Wadhwani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management and Fletcher Jones Chair in Entrepreneurship

Contact

Phone: 209.946.7603
Email: dwadhwani@pacific.edu

Office Hours

Stockton Campus
Monday and Wednesday
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
and by appointment

Sacramento Campus
Tuesday
5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
and by appointment

Education

Harvard Business School, Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.

University of Massachuetts-Amherst, M.B.A.

Yale University, B.A.

Curriculum Vitae 

R. Daniel Wadhwani is Associate Professor of Management and Fletcher Jones Chair in Entrepreneurship at University of the Pacific. He also holds appointments as a visiting professor in the Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School and the Department of Economics at Kyoto University. He was previously a Newcomen fellow in business history and lecturer at Harvard Business School.

A historian by training, Dan uses historical sources, methods, and reasoning to examine the foundations of entrepreneurial action and the origins and evolution of organizations and markets. He has published in leading journals in both management (Academic of Management Journal) and business history (Business History Review, Business History). Most recently, he has co-edited Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods (Oxford University Press, 2014), which examines the epistemic, theoretical, and methodological opportunities and challenges of integrating historical research and reasoning into management and organizational research. He is currently co-editor for a special issue on "Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Research" at Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and a special issue on "Uses of the Past: History and Memory in Organizations and Organizing" at Organization Studies.

 

EBERHARDT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Strategic Management (B.S.)
Entrepreneurial Management (MBA)/ Entrepreneurship (B.S.) 
Entrepreneurial (Growth) Strategy (MBA) 
Understanding Capitalism (MBA/B.S.) 
Entrepreneurs' Showcase (MBA)

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Entrepreneurial Management (MBA) 
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (MBA)
Creating Modern Capitalism (MBA) 

 

BOOKS (EDITED)

  • Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods (co-edited with Marcelo Bucheli), New York: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming in 2013
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurship. Volume 5, From the Postwar Boom to Global Capitalism, 1945-Today 
  • Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (co-edited with Geoffrey Jones), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES & PROCEEDINGS

  • "Institutional Foundations of Personal Finance: Innovation in the in U.S. Savings Banks," Business History Review (Fall 2011)
    • Winner of Harriet Larson Award for best article published in BHR in 2011
  • "The Entrepreneurial Advantages of Cooperative and Nonprofit Firms: Evidence from the Personal Finance Industry," Frontiers in Entrepreneurship Research (2011)
  • "Organizational Form and Industry Development: Nonprofits and Mutuals in the American Personal Finance Industry" Business History. (Fall 2011)
  • "Changing Landscapes: The Construction of Meaning and Value in a New Market Category-Modern Indian Art" (with Mukti Khaire), Academy of Management Journal. (December 2010)
  • "Entrepreneurial Theory and the History of Globalization," (with Geoffrey Jones) Business and Economic History (2007) 
    • Reprinted in The Act of Accumulation Budapest: Szazadveg, (2009)
  • "Schumpeter's Plea: Historical Methods in the Study of Entrepreneurship," (with Geoffrey Jones) Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (2006)
    • Winner of Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division's Best Conceptual Paper Award for 2006
    • Revised and republished in M. Bucheli and R.D. Wadhwani, Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods (New York: Oxford University Press)
  • "Protecting Small Savers: The Political Economy of Economic Security," Journal of Policy History 18 (2006): 126-145
  • "Citizen Savers: Family Economy, Financial Institutions, and Public Policy in the Northeastern United States," Enterprise & Society 5 (December 2004): 617-624
  • "Banking from the Bottom Up: The Case of Migrant Savers at the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society," Financial History Review 9 (April 2002): 41-63
  • "Kodak, FIGHT, and Civil Rights in Rochester, New York, 1966-1967," The Historian 60 (September 1997): 59-75

PEER-REVIEWED CHAPTERS

  • "Future of the Past in Management and Organization Studies," (with Marcelo Bucheli) in M. Bucheli and R.D. Wadhwani, Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods (New York: Oxford University Press)
  • "Historicism and Industry Emergence: Industry Knowledge from Pre-Emergence to Stylized Fact," (with David Kirsch and Mahka Moeen) in M. Bucheli and R.D. Wadhwani, Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods (New York: Oxford University Press)
  • "Analyzing and Interpreting Historical Sources," (with Matthias Kipping and Marcelo Bucheli) in M. Bucheli and R.D. Wadhwani, Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods (New York: Oxford University Press)
  • "Populism and Political Entrepreneurship: The Universalization of German Savings Banks and the Decline of American Savings Banks," (with Jeff Fear) in Juergen Kocka, Dieter Ziegler, and Hartmut Berghoff, Doing Business in the Age of Extremes (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2012)
  • "Historical Reasoning and the Development of Entrepreneurship Theory," The Historical Foundations of Entrepreneurship Research (Hans Landstrom and Franz Lohrke, eds.), Cheltemham: Edward Elgar, October, 2010
  • "Entrepreneurship," (with Geoffrey Jones) in Oxford Handbook of Business History, New York: Oxford University Press, 2008

PUBLISHED TEACHING CASES & TEACHING MATERIALS

  • "Saffronart.com: Bidding for Success" (with Mukti Khaire), Harvard Business School Case Study 808-027 (July 18, 2007)
  • "Jerry Rao: Diaspora and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy," Harvard Business School Case Study 805-017 ( rev. November 2007)
  • "Debating the Expropriation of Mexican Oil" (with Geoffrey Jones), Harvard Business School Case Study 805-011 (August 2004)
  • "Creating the Global Oil Industry" (with Geoffrey Jones), Harvard Business School Case Study 804-089 (November 2003)
  • "Teaching Note: Creating the Global Oil Industry" Harvard Business School Case Study 804-089 (November 2003)

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS FOR BROADER AUDIENCES

  • "Savings Banks and the Culture of Thrift in Nineteenth-Century America," Legacies (forthcoming)
  • "Origins of the Indebted American Homeowner, Bloomberg News (April 20, 2012)
  • "Inventing Entrepreneurship: The Limited Vision of Entrepreneurial Education," Society (Spring 2012)
  • "Soothing the People's Panic: The Banking Crises of the 1930s in Philadelphia," Legacies (May 2011)
  • "Savings Banking in the United States," Perspectives (Trade Publication of the European Savings Bank Association)

BOOK REVIEWS IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS

  • Review of Mark Casson, Entrepreneurship: Theory, Networks, History in Economic History Review 65: (May 2012): 833-834
  • Review of Stanley Buder, Capitalizing on Change: A Social History of American Business in Enterprise & Society 10 (December 2009): 871-873
  • Review of Mark Casson, et al Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Business History
  • "Birth of the Corporate Republic," Review of Andrew Schocket, Founding Corporate Power in Early National Philadelphia in Common-place 8:4 (July 2008)
  • Review of Youssef Cassis and Ioanna Minoglou, eds. Entrepreneurship in Theory and History in Enterprise and Society 8 (June 2007): 421-424

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL INVITED RESEARCH LECTURES

  • "Do Small Banks Support the Development of Regional Competitive Advantages: U.S. Community Banking in Comparative Perspective," Kyoto University, September 2013
  • "Organizational Form and Industry Development," University of Maryland School of Business, September 2012
  • "Integrating History into the Core Business Curriculum," Harvard Business School, June 2012
  • "Limited Vision: The Boundaries of Contemporary Entrepreneurship Education," Manhattan Institute Conference on Capitalism, October, 2011
  • "Savings Banking in the United States," European Savings Bank Group, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2010
  • "Changing Landscapes: New Category Formation in the International Fine Art Market," Zhejiang University Entrepreneurship Center, Hangzhou, China, May 2009
  • "The Rise and Fall of Savings Banking in the United States," "Las Cajas de Ahorros y Montes de Piedad: una perspectiva comparada" Sponsored by Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros. Murcia, Spain, October 2008
  • "The Demise of Thomas Dyott: Experimenting with Popular Finance in Jacksonian Philadelphia" Sponsored by the Program in Early American Economy and Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2007
  • "Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Research," UNC Chapel Hill Center for Entrepreneurial Initiatives & the UNC Sociology Department, September 2007
  • "Political Economy of Personal Finance in America," Sponsored by the Business and Economic History Seminar, University of Western Ontario, Canada, November 2005

SELECTED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • "Historicism and Industry Emergence," Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, August 2013
  • "Co-evolution of States and Organizational Fields: Markets for Personal Finance in Comparative-Historical Perspective," European Group for Organizational Studies, Helsinki, Finland, July 2012
  • "Legal Institution Formation and the Creation of New Organizational Fields: Origins and Growth of the Savings Bank Industry in the United States" European Group for Organizational Studies, Gothenberg, Sweden, July 2011
  • "The Entrepreneurial Advantages of Cooperative and Nonprofit Firms: Evidence from the Personal Finance Industry," Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2011
  • "Origins of the Indian IT Sector: Diaspora and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy," Business and Economic History Association Meeting Columbus, OH., April 2011
  • "Building Assets: Institutional Lending and Mortgaged Homeownership in the United States," Business History Conference, St. Louis, MO
  • Panelist for "Building Entrepreneurship Theory with Historical Data," Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2010
  • "New Historicism in Organizational Studies," Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2010
  • "Non-market Influences, Corporate Form, and the Structure of Innovation," (with Dara Szyliowicz) Strategic Management Society Meeting, October 2007
  • "Divergent Paths: Historical Roots of Organizational Differences in Banking in OECD Countries," (with Per Hansen) Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2007
  • "The Effects of Corruption on Entrepreneurial Activity: A Cross Country Study," (with Dara Szyliowicz," Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Madrid, Spain, June 2007
  • "The Structure of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Personal Finance Industry, 1870-1930," Economic and Business Historical Society, Providence, Rhode Island, April 2007
  • "Legal Institution Formation and the Creation of New Fields: Origins and Growth of the Thrift Industry," Academy of Management Meeting, Organization and Management Theory Division, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2006
  • "Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism," (with Geoffrey Jones), European Business History Association Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2006
  • "Mutual Savings Banks, State Authority and Corporate Form in the United States," Business History Conference, Wilmington, Delaware, May 2003