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About Theodore A. Khoury

Dr. Theodore A. Khoury is an Associate Professor of Management and Strategy at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and is on sabbatical as a Visiting Professor at Vlerick Business School in Brussels, Belgium during the 2017 — 2018 academic year.  

His research focuses on the role of institutions and social forces within entrepreneurship and innovation processes. With the motivation to understand how entrepreneurship can contribute to the relief of societal challenges, he explores how legal and political systems and social and cultural institutions enable or constrain entrepreneurial actors within developing countries, refugee/diaspora situations, and nascent market environments. His work has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of World Business, Management Decision, Business & Society, and Global Strategy Journal.

Teaching the undergraduate senior strategy capstone and the MBA social innovation field study courses, he has worked with non-profit, non-governmental, and entrepreneurial organizations all over the Portland community and throughout Europe, Latin America, and Africa. He has also provided entrepreneurship and design workshops at the African Diaspora Youth Forum of Europe at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the EU’s UniMED project. As the co-founder of the first start-up weekend event in Marrakech, he is conducting studies of nascent entrepreneurship in North Africa, diaspora entrepreneurship, and separate projects on the emergence of informal economies in Jordan’s Syrian Refugee Camps.

He holds a PhD in International Management Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, a B.S.E. from the University of Michigan and an M.S.E. from the University of Texas at Austin, both in mechanical engineering, and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, he worked for over 12 years in the area of micro-nanotechnology in various senior management and consulting roles related to research and innovation strategies and is the inventor of 42 U.S. patents and over 70 patents issued in other countries.  He is on the Board of Advisors for Womenpreneur, a Brussels-based incubator for female entrepreneurs based in the MENA region, the Oregon Translational Research and Development Bioscience Incubator, and a former board member of the Community Music Center in Portland, Oregon.

Positions

July 2017 - Present Visiting Professor, Vlerick Business School ‐ Entrepreneurship and Strategy
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July 2016 - Present Associate Professor, Portland State University School of Business Administration
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June 2011 - June 2016 Assistant Professor, Portland State University School of Business Administration
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September 2008 - June 2011 Assistant Professor, Oregon State University ‐ Management and Entrepreneurship
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Curriculum Vitae




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Education

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August 2008 PhD, The University of Texas at Dallas ‐ Organizations, Strategy and International Management
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Articles (10)

Refereed Teaching Case Studies (1)

Contributions to Books (1)