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Mark Simon

Professor, University of Michigan-Flint

North America

Mark Simon is the Hagerman Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of Michigan- Flint. MI. His areas of expertise include starting new ventures and identifying promising start-up ideas. He received his Ph.D. and Masters of Business Administration from Georgia State University and his Bachelor of Science from Babson College. Dr. Simon’s research has resulted in dozens of papers in multiple outlets. These include the Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice and Journal of Business Venturing. He has successfully founded or helped found a wide variety of companies, including, Wilderness Bound, a nature trip business venture, Andean Designs, a gift and decorative accessories import company, and The Balanced Entrepreneur, which provides educational services to entrepreneurs. Dr. Simon has taught multiple strategic management and entrepreneurship courses to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to executives. Some of these courses were: Starting New Ventures, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Marketing. He has won ten teaching awards at the department, school, university and national levels.

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