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Faculty - Paul Kirwan

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship and Management

Phone: 909.537.5779
Joined the Entrepreneurship Team in: 2008

Biography: Paul has over 10 years experience working for and supporting entrepreneurial ventures. Prior to joining CSUSB he worked for six years at the Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (Nikos) at the University of Twente where he completed his dissertation “It is what you know and who you know: An investigation into the development of high tech start-up firms.” In this he explored the network development of Microsystems and nanotechnology firms in Europe and the United States. During his time at Nikos he was also heavily involved at a project management level in several European Union projects aimed at fostering entrepreneurship in both academia and on a wider societal level. Also, while at Nikos he conducted expeditionary marketing studies for emerging high-tech start-ups firms. He previously worked as a business development officer for a software development start-up company in Cork, Ireland.

Courses: ENTR 442 – Small Business Management; ENTR 544 – New Venture Development; ENTR 547 - Managing a Growing Business; ENTR 621 – Entrepreneurship & New Ventures; ENTR 623 – Piloting the Entrepreneurial Venture.

Research Interests: Social networks, international new ventures, new venture formation.

Most Admired Entrepreneur: Michael O’Leary, Ryanair.