Donald Siegel

Dean, School of Business, University at Albany, State University of New York

Donald's research interests include; university technology transfer, impacts of entrepreneurship and technological change, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and the economics of gambling.

Contact Details

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Research Themes

  • Finance


Donald Siegel is Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Management at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). He also serves as President of the Technology Transfer Society, a non-profit organization devoted to interdisciplinary analysis of entrepreneurship and technology transfer from universities and federal laboratories to firms. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and his master’s and doctoral degrees in business economics from Columbia University. He then served as a Sloan Foundation post-doctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Don has taught at SUNY-Stony Brook, Arizona State University, the University of Nottingham, RPI, where was he was Chair of the Economics Department, and the University of California-Riverside, where he served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. Dr Siegel is co-editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, editor of the Journal of Technology Transfer, an associate editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis, and serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Corporate Governance: An International Review, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He has also co-edited 32 special issues of leading journals in economics, management, and finance.

Research Paper

Academic entrepreneurship: time for a rethink? Research Paper No 32

Academic entrepreneurship, which refers to efforts undertaken by universities to promote commercialization on campus and in surrounding regions of the university, has changed dramatically in recent years. Two key consequences of this change are that more stakeholders have become involved in academic entrepreneurship and that universities have become more “strategic” in their approach to this activity. We assert that the time is ripe to rethink academic entrepreneurship. Specifically, theoretical and empirical research on academic entrepreneurship needs to take account of these changes, so as to improve the rigor and relevance of future studies on this topic. We outline such a framework and provide examples of key research questions that need to be addressed to broaden our understanding of academic entrepreneurship.