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About Arthur Sherwood

Art Sherwood is the David Cole Professor of Entrepreneurship in the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University.  Dr. Sherwood is also the director of Western’s IDEA Institute (InterDisciplinary Entrepreneurship in Action), an Affiliated Faculty of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop on Political Theory and Policy Analysis and as well as WWU’s Institute for Energy Studies.  Having completed his graduate work at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a research focus on cooperative alliances, he now seeks to better understand democratic and co-operative entrepreneurship/innovation, governance and leadership.  He is actively engaged in practical academic research related to entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to co-operative strategy including the mergers and strategic alliances in the co-op food sector.  In addition to his academic work, he is an experienced entrepreneur and a member-owner of CDS Consulting Co-op through which he advises and teaches leaders of democratic and co-operative organizations throughout the United States. 

Positions

Present Affiliated Faculty, Western Washington University Institute of Energy Studies, Huxley College of the Environment
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Present Affiliated Faculty, Indiana University - Bloomington ‐ Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis-
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Present David Cole Professor of Entrepreneurship, Western Washington University College of Business and Economics
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Present Director, Western Washington University IDEA Institute
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Innovation in Business Education, AACSB-Mid Continent East, Networks Professional Development Program, 3rd Place (October, 2010)
  • Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award, Indiana State University, Indiana State University’s Top Teaching Award. (2009)
  • Innovation in Business Education, AACSB-Mid Continent East, Sycamore Business Advisors Program, 2nd Place. (October, 2008)
  • Best Reviewer Award, Midwest Academy of Management, Professional Organization, Service. (October 2006)
  • Best Paper Award, Midwest Academy of Management, Professional Organization, Research and Scholarship. (April 2004)
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, IU Kelley School of Business. (2000)
  • Panschar Outstanding Associate Instructor of the Year, IU Kelley School of Business, Teaching. (1999)
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, IU Kelley School of Business, Teaching. (1999)

Courses

  • MGMT 474: Topics in Management (aka, Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
  • ENTR 446: Advanced Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • ENTR 346: Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • ENTR 246: Foundations in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • ENTR 197: Exploring Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Education

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2002 Ph.D., Indiana University - Bloomington ‐ Kelley School of Business, Business Policy (Strategy)/International Business
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2000 M.S., Indiana University - Bloomington ‐ Kelley School of Business, Business
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1997 MBA, Indiana University - Bloomington ‐ Kelley School of Business, Strategy/International Business
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1991 BBA, University of Wisconsin - Madison ‐ School of Business (now Grainger)
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Contact Information

arthur.sherwood@wwu.edu
artsherwood@cdsconsulting.coop
360-961-9950

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Refereed Journal Articles (11)