Faculty and Staff

Dr. Dennis Leyden

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Economics

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Background

Research Areas: Economic Growth, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Dennis Patrick Leyden is an associate professor of economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). He received his B.A. in economics with high honors from the University of Virginia, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a member of the economics faculty at UNCG since 1984 and currently serves as the director of graduate studies for the department.

Professor Leyden’s research focuses on entrepreneurship in both the public and private sector, and on the role and behavior of universities in furthering such entrepreneurial activity and its impact on innovation and economic development. He has also conducted research on bureaucratic, legislative, and court behavior in the context of public education funding. His books include Public Sector Entrepreneurship: US Technology and Innovation Policy (Oxford University Press, 2015), Adequacy, Accountability, and the Future of Public Education Funding (Springer, 2005), and Government’s Role in Innovation (Kluwer, 1992).

Research and Awards

A theoretical analysis of the role of social networks in entrepreneurship
Coauthor(s)

Leyden, D. P. and A. N. Link

Publication Date

2014

Journal/Publisher

Research Policy

Additional Information

43(7): 1157-1163

The legacy and promise of Vannevar Bush: Rethinking the model of innovation and the role of public policy
Coauthor(s)

Menter, M.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Economics of Innovation and New Technology

Universities as partners in research joint ventures
Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Economia e Politica Industriale

Toward a theory of the entrepreneurial process
Coauthor(s)

Link, A.N.

Publication Date

2014

Journal/Publisher

Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal

Public sector entrepreneurship: US technology and innovation policy
Type

Book

Book Title

Public sector entrepreneurship: US technology and innovation policy

Book Author(s)

Leyden, D. P., and Link, A. N.

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication Date

2015

Universities and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Type

Chapter

Book Title

Universities and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Book Author(s)

Link, A.N., Audretsch, D. B.

Chapter Title

Knowledge spillovers, collective entrepreneurship, and economic growth: The role of universities

Chapter Author(s)

Leyden, D.P., and Link, A. N.

Chapter Pages

151-174

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Publication Date

2017

Additional Information

Reprinted from Small Business Economics, 2013, 41(3), 797-817

Universities and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Type

Chapter

Book Title

Universities and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Book Author(s)

Link, A.N., and Audretsch, D. B.

Chapter Title

Universities as research partners in publicly supported entrepreneurial firms

Chapter Author(s)

Leyden, D. P., Audretsch, D. B., and Link, A.N.

Chapter Pages

182-198

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Publication Date

2017

Additional Information

Reprinted from Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2012, 21(5-6), September, 529-45

The Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Innovation
Type

Chapter

Book Title

The Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Innovation

Book Author(s)

Audretsch, D.B., Hayter, C.S., Link, A.N.

Chapter Title

Entrepreneurial risk and uncertainty

Chapter Author(s)

Leyden, D.P.

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Publication Date

2015

The Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Innovation
Type

Chapter

Book Title

The Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Innovation

Book Author(s)

Audretsch, D.B., Hayter, C.S., Link, A.N.

Chapter Title

Public sector entrepreneurship

Chapter Author(s)

Leyden, D.P., and Link, A.N.

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Publication Date

2015

Public support of innovation in entrepreneurial firms
Type

Chapter

Book Title

Public support of innovation in entrepreneurial firms

Book Author(s)

Link, A.N.

Chapter Title

Regional appropriation of university-based knowledge and technology for economic development

Chapter Author(s)

Leyden, D.P., Audretsch, D.B., Link, A.N.

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Publication Date

2013

Additional Information

Reprinted from Economic Development Quarterly, 2013, 27(1), 56-61

Technology Infrastructure
Type

Chapter

Book Title

Technology Infrastructure

Book Author(s)

Antonelli, C., Link, A.N., and Metcalfe, S.

Chapter Title

To admit or not to admit: The question of research park size

Chapter Author(s)

Lasyon, S. K., Leyden, D.P., Neufeld, J.

Chapter Pages

72-80

Publisher

Routledge

Publication Date

2013

Additional Information

Original work published 2009. Reprinted from Economics of Innovation and Technology, 2008, 17(4/5), pp. 691-699.

Entrepreneurship and innovation policies for creating local growth
Type

Chapter

Book Title

Entrepreneurship and innovation policies for creating local growth

Book Author(s)

Audretsch, D.B., and Walshok, M. L.

Chapter Title

Collective entrepreneurship: The strategic management of Research Triangle Park

Chapter Author(s)

Leyden, D.P., and Link, A.N.

Chapter Pages

176-185

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Publication Date

2013