David Deeds is a professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship, the Schulze endowed chair in entrepreneurship and research director of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business.
Prior to coming to St. Thomas, he was a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management and the academic director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has held faculty positions at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and the Fox School of Business at Temple University.
During his career, Deeds has published numerous articles in management and entrepreneurship journals, including the Journal of Business Venturing, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Management, Research Policy, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and more.
Deeds is currently editor in chief of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange ( www.EIX.org ) and the related site www.Famillybusiness.org. These sites are dedicated to translating leading edge research and thought on entrepreneurship, innovation and family business into content that is easily consumed by practitioners, students and policy makers. In addition, Deeds is the founder and director of e-Fest, a national business plan competition for undergraduate students, which awards $250,000 in cash prizes annually.
Deeds was awarded the NASDAQ Fellowship in Capital Formation and was a named research fellow at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. In 2007, he was awarded the Haniel Fellowship in Entrepreneurship at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. His current research interests include new venture growth and adaptation, technological discontinuities, strategic alliance, technology.