Jim Carland Dr. Jim Carland

Carland Entrepreneurship Institute Director Emeritus

Dr. Jim Carland holds a Ph.D. in Management Policy and Systems from the University of Georgia as well as an MBA from Western Carolina University. He has held Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) qualifications. He has published more than 70 articles in scholarly journals, 200 articles in conference proceedings, and a dozen books. He is among the best known scholars in the entrepreneurship discipline in the world, and in the surest form of scholarly recognition, a current Google Scholar search will reveal more than 3,500 citations of his work. Dr. Carland has taught for more than 30 years and has been the recipient of many teaching awards and recognitions. He was involved in the development and implementation of the first Master of Entrepreneurship degree program in the U.S. His work was recognized for being the best example of graduate entrepreneurship training by the USASBE in 2005. He is particularly interested in innovation as it relates to entrepreneurship. He first proposed an inherent link in 1984 in a seminal journal article in the Academy of Management Review. That article became a major factor in the subsequent differentiation of entrepreneurs from small business owners in the literature. Subsequently, he has interviewed, surveyed, and worked with more than 2,000 entrepreneurs.

Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Management Policy and Systems from the University of Georgia & MBA from Western Carolina University
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) qualifications
  • Published more than 70 articles in scholarly journals, 200 articles in conference proceedings, and a dozen books
  • He is among the best known scholars in the entrepreneurship discipline in the world
  • Google Scholar search will reveal more than 3,500 citations of his work
  • Involved in the development and implementation of the first Master of Entrepreneurship degree program in the U.S
  • His work was recognized for being the best example of graduate entrepreneurship training by the USASBE in 2005
  • He has interviewed, surveyed, and worked with more than 2,000 entrepreneurs
 

Kwok Shum, Ph.D.Kwok Shum, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Akio Morita School of Business
Director, Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute
Professor

After earning a Stanford University Master of Science in Engineering degree, Dr. Kwok Shum received his Ph.D. in Management of Technology from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Dr. Shum’s research and teaching interests lie in new technologies, renewable energy industry and deployment, the business of renewable energy and clean technologies. Dr. Shum has taught at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and conducted workshops for the Clinton Foundation’s C40 Large Cities Climate Summit, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Hong Kong Baptist University. He has served as a Reviewer for the International Journal of Innovation Management and the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and has served as the Academic Committee Chairperson for the Technology and Management Sustainability Business Plan Competition organized by the University of Illinois Urbana Champagne, Seoul National University, the University of Sao Paulo, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and London South Bank University.

Credentials

  • Stanford University MS in Engineering & Tokyo Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Management of Technology
  • Teaching experience at Clinton Foundation’s C40 Large Cities Climate Summit, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Academic Committee Chairperson for the Technology and Management Sustainability Business Plan Competition organized by the University of Illinois Urbana Champagne, Seoul National University, the University of Sao Paulo, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and London South Bank University
  • Reviewer for the International Journal of Innovation Management and the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
  • Research and teaching interests in new technologies, renewable energy industry and deployment, the business of renewable energy and clean technologies
 

William Hartley, Ph.D.William Hartley, Ph.D.

President Emeritus
Professor

Holding a bachelor's degree, three master's degrees, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, University of California at Berkeley and University of Wisconsin respectively, Dr. Hartley's background is a combination of education, private sector work, teaching and consulting. Dr. Hartley has had a variety of jobs from administrative manager of the R&D division of a Fortune 500 company to the executive training program of Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan, as well as owning and operating an art gallery for a period of 12 years. In addition to many years teaching at the undergraduate level, Dr. Hartley has taught in MBA programs for 18 years at both Niagara University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and has taught on-line courses for the State University of New York. In the area of consulting, Dr. Hartley has worked primarily in management development and in strategic management consulting activities.