Dianne H.B. Welsh front portrait

Entrepreneurship Program Founder Wins NC Board of Governors Teaching Award-Highest Teaching Award At UNCG!

Why Everyone Needs to be an Entrepreneur?

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Are you Competitive by nature? Do you have what it takes to be your boss? Do you think out of the box?
If yes, then Entrepreneurship is the right choice for you. Entrepreneurship is a lifestyle for those unique, goal-oriented, anti-routine future dreamers. It is simply for those extroverts, risk-takers, who are always open to learning from other people, experiences, and even failure. Watch the Galala University panel with our Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh below, or linked on their Facebook page here.

   Legacy Award, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC), October 2020

Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh, Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, Founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program, and Founder and Inaugural Director Emeritus of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at the University of North Carolina Greensboro won the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) (http://www.globalentrepreneurshipconsortium.org/) at their national conference held virtually on October 29-30, 2020. GCEC also named Edward Roberts, Founder and Chair of the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT University as a Legacy Award winner. 


The Entrepreneur Personality – Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh

UNC Board of Governors Names 2019 Awards for Excellence in Teaching Recipients

DIANNE H.B. WELSH is the Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Programs at The University of North Carolina Greensboro. Dianne has held three endowed chair and started three entrepreneurship programs/centers. She is the 2015 Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship for Central Europe. She has visited or lectured in 50 plus countries, including the University of Venda, South Africa where she trained 30 professors in entrepreneurship. Dr. Welsh won the Legacy Award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers and the Barbara Hollander Award for Lifetime Contributions to Family Business from the Family Firm Institute.

DIANNE H.B. WELSH – CV – Articles Published – Books Published

Selected Professional Associations

Academy of Management
Small Business Institute
U.S. Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship
International Council for Small Business
National Association of Parliamentarians
Family Firm Institute

Selected Service Contributions

Editorial Review Boards

*Editorial Review Board, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
*Editorial Review Board, Small Business Institute® Journal
*Editorial Review Board, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research
*Editorial Review Board, Journal of Technology Management in China
*Editorial Review Board, Studia Commercialia Bratislavensia
*Senior Editor, Journal of Small Business Strategy,
*Editor (one of two), Journal of Innovation and Knowledge
*Joint Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Strategic Studies and Management
*Editorial Review Board, Journal of Business Research, “Innovation and Knowledge”
*Editorial Review Board, American Journal of Entrepreneurship
*Reviewer, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management

Professional Service

*Chair, Academic Awards Committee (Best Paper and Dissertation Awards), Family Firm Institute, 2009-2013
*Chair, Dissertation Awards Committee, Family Firm Institute, 2014, 2015, 2016
*Member, Executive Advisory Board, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, 2010-present
*Past President, Small Business Institute®, 2010-2011, Vice President Programs, 2011-2012
*National Ambassador, Self-Employment in the Arts, 2014-
*Past Chair, Technology & Innovation Management Division, Academy of Management, 2015-2016
*Direct Selling Association (DSA) Academic Ambassador, 2016
*Academic Chair, Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), Asheville, NC, 2017
*Board of Governors, Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA), 2016-

University Service

*Founder and Director, North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center, 2009-2011
*Founder and Director, Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program, 2011
*Founder and Chair, Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference
*Founder and Director, Spartan Trader Experiential Learning Lab, 2012-2016
*Host, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Award
*Chair, Faculty Assembly, 2016-2018
*Chair, Faculty Executive Committee, 2016-2018

Community Service

*Keynote Address, Greensboro Rotary, January 2011
*Speaker, Bennett College Women’s Leadership Conference, Greensboro, March 2012
*Keynote Speaker, Institute of Management Consultants, Greensboro, May 2012
*Speaker, Greensboro Glimpses, Channel 8 and 99 TV, January 2015


Dianne Welsh – Faculty Excellence Award for 2015.  See video.

Dianne Welsh speaking on her research at the 2015 Academy of Management meeting in Vancouver, Canada.  See Video.

Dianne Welsh speaking on her background and what she would tell an Entrepreneurship Masterclass from the Academy of Management 2015 meeting.  See video.

Dianne Welsh speaking on Positive Organizational Behavior and Psychological Capital.  Now and Then presentation with Dr. Fred Luthans from the Academy of Management 2014 meeting.  See video.

Speaking about Entrepreneurship Avenue on YouTube See video.

Dr. Welsh’s worldwide research recognized in entrepreneurship See video.


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