As a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Greif Entrepreneurship Center of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, Allen has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs realize their dreams to start their first ventures. Dr. Allen is the author of several leading entrepreneurship texts: Bringing New Technology to Market, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Launching New Ventures, 3rd Edition, and Growing and Managing an Entrepreneurial Business. She is also the author of several trade books: The New York Times Pocket MBA: Growing and Managing a Business, The Complete MBA for Dummies, e-Business Technology Kit for Dummies, and Entrepreneurship for Dummies.
Allen's research has focused on start-up and rapidly growing technology ventures. As the Director of the USC Technology Commercialization Alliance, a collaboration of the Marshall School of Business, the School of Engineering, the Keck School of Medicine, and the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, she is leading the effort to develop the resources and infrastructure to transfer and commercialize technology developed at the university and provide an opportunity for students and faculty to work as teams to create new technology ventures. She is also co-PI with the Dean of the School of Engineering on a National Science Foundation grant (N2TEC) to build a national technology commercialization network that will link universities to share knowledge and resources, and to collaborate across geographic boundaries to commercialize their technologies.
As an entrepreneur, Allen was involved in commercial real estate development for 10 years, owning two businesses, and is currently cofounder of a technology-based manufacturing company and a medical device company. She sits on the boards of directors of a medical technology venture, an independent publishing house, and a NYSE company. She is regularly called upon to speak about technology commercialization issues in both large and small companies.
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Last Updated: Fri, May 20, 2005
|Textbook||Launching New Ventures: An Entrepreneurial Approach (4th Edition)||Kathleen R. Allen||USC||453 pages||07/2005|