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Susanna Khavul


Dr. Susanna Khavul (No longer with the University)
Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
Department of Management
Year Inducted: 2015
Phone: 817-272-3868

Susanna Khavul is an associate professor of entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy at theUniversity of Texas at Arlington and the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor in the Departmentof Management at the London School of Economics.  She is also a research associate at theCentre for Economic Performance at LSE and was previously an assistant professor at theLondon Business School.

Dr Khavul’s current research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peeralternative financial instruments as well as fintech innovations and financial inclusion. She isrecognized for her work on internationalization of high growth firms from emerging economies,microfinance, and entrepreneurial firm failure.  Her research has been published in the Journalof International Business StudiesJournal of Business VenturingEntrepreneurship Theory andPractice, Journal of Management StudiesStrategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Academy ofManagement Perspectives. She serves on the editorial review boards of Journal of BusinessVenturingEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice,  Journal of Management Studies, and
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Dr Khavul has received awards for research and teaching excellence including the Academy ofManagement’s Entrepreneurship Division’s IDEA Award for Thought Leadership, the HeizerAward for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Research, and the University of Texas SystemRegents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.  She holds a doctorate (highest honors) in strategy andentrepreneurship from Boston University and a degree in economics (high honors) from U.C.Berkeley with coursework at both Harvard and London School of Economics.

Dr Khavul teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at all levels (executive, PhD, Masters, andundergraduate). In her view, entrepreneurs and innovators change society. They imagine siximpossible things before breakfast, and then roll up their sleeves. She encourages anexperimental approach to learning and makes her courses  personal, interactive and engaging.Her goal is to bring out the unique entrepreneur in each student with a lot of dreaming,thinking and doing. As an enthusiastic educator and researcher, Dr. Khavul strives to keep theconnection between theory, evidence, and practice real.