Dianne H.B. Welsh front portrait

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


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 37 countries. Dianne is a recognized scholar in family business, international entrepreneurship, women-owned businesses, and franchising and has seven books and over 150 publications. Her newest books are Creative Cross-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship, published by Palgrave-Macmillan, and the 2nd edition of Global Entrepreneurship and Case Studies in Global Entrepreneurship.

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 Academcy of Management 2014 meeting.  See video

Speaking about Entrepreneurship Avenue on youtube See video

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

Here’s a link to my profile: http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/clist.aspx?id=1948