Faculty and Staff

Dr. Dianne Welsh

Hayes Distinguished Professor

Founding Director Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program

Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism

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Background

DIANNE H.B. WELSH is the Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Programs at The University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has previously founded two entrepreneurship programs/centers and has held three endowed professorships. In 2015, Dianne was the Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship for Central Europe. Dianne is a recognized scholar in family business, international entrepreneurship, women-owned businesses, and franchising and has authored seven books and over 150 publications. Her books include Creative Cross-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship, Global Entrepreneurship, and Case Studies in Global Entrepreneurship. She served as Chair for the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management. Dianne is a Fellow in the Family Firm Institute, U.S. Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Small Business Institute, and the Pan-Pacific Business Association. She was a Presidential Appointee to the USAF Academy. In 2019, she won the North Carolina Board of Governors Teaching Award, and the Family Firm Institute’s Hollander Award for lifetime achievements.

She has consulted for Fortune 50 businesses, family businesses, franchises, and high growth businesses throughout the world. Dianne has assisted ten universities in implementing programs across campus in the US, Australia, and South Africa.

Research and Awards

Women entrepreneurs and family firm heterogeneity: Evidence from an emerging economy
Coauthor(s)

Kaciak, E., Trimi, S., & Mainardes, E.W

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Group Decision and Negotiation, (in press)

Additional Information

5-year Impact Factor 1.946

Work-family balance and marketing capabilities as determinants of Chinese women entrepreneursÕ firm performance
Coauthor(s)

., Kaciak, E., Memili, E., & Zhou, Q.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Global Marketing, special issue on the Role of Gender in Global Marketing

Additional Information

30(3), 174-191. Impact Factor .32

The influence of perceived management skills and perceived gender discrimination in launch decisions by women entrepreneurs
Coauthor(s)

Kaciak, E., & Minialai, C

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

International Entrepreneurship & Managment Journal

Additional Information

13(1), 1-33. DOI:10.1007/s11365-015-0379-y Impact Factor 5.053

Internationalization of publicly traded family firms: A transaction cost theory perspective and longitudinal analysis
Coauthor(s)

Memili, E., Misra, K., Chrisman, J.J.,

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, special issue on Family Enterprises

Additional Information

16(1/2), 80-108

The impact of education and the environment on the start-up intentions of women in the Arab world
Coauthor(s)

Mehtap, S., Pellegrini, M.M., Caputo, A.

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, (in press).

Website quality for SME wineries: Measurement insights
Coauthor(s)

Canziani, B.,

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology,

Additional Information

7(3), 266-280

Influence of stages of economic development on women entrepreneursÕ startups
Coauthor(s)

Kaciak, E., & Thongpapanl, N

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Business Research

Additional Information

69(11), 4933-4940. Impact Factor: 1.684

Successfully managing chain-wide transformational change
Coauthor(s)

Brand, M.J., Croonen, E.P.M.

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Organizational Dynamics

Additional Information

45(2), 94-103. Impact Factor: 0.79

Validation of a measure of social entrepreneurship
Coauthor(s)

Carraher, S.M.,Svilokos, A

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

European Journal of International Management, special issue on Internationalization of Social Entrepreneurship

Additional Information

10(4), 386-402. Impact Factor .6 (ISI rating)

Entrepreneurship Education: Process, Method, or Both?
Coauthor(s)

Tullar, W.L., & Nemati, H

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Innovation & Knowledge

Additional Information

1(3), 125-132

An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Family Moral Support on Turkish Women Entrepreneurs
Coauthor(s)

Memili, E., & Kaciak, E.

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Innovation & Knowledge

Additional Information

1(1), 3-12

Social Entrepreneurship-innovative solutions’ provider to the challenging of an aging population: The case of Romanian retirees
Coauthor(s)

Dr‹gu_in, M,Grosu, R. M., Iosif A. E., Zgura I. D

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Amfiteatru Economic Journal

Additional Information

17 (9), 1183 Ð 1197. Impact Factor: 0.838

Value creation and value appropriation in innovation process in publicly-traded family firms
Coauthor(s)

Memili, E., Fang, H.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Management Decision

Additional Information

53(9), 1921-1952. Impact Factor: 3.787

What pedagogical methods impact studentsÕ entrepreneurial propensity?
Coauthor(s)

Canziani, B., Hsieh, Y., & Tullar, W

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Small Business Strategy

Additional Information

25(2), 11-42

Microenterprises in Malaysia: A preliminary study of the factors for management success
Coauthor(s)

Munoz, M.,Chan, S.H., & Raven, P.V.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Additional Information

11(3), 673-694. Impact Factor 5.053

Role conflicts of family members in family firms
Coauthor(s)

Memili, E., Chang, E., Kellermanns, F.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

Additional Information

24(1), 143-151. Impact factor 2.094

Business-Family Interface and the Performance of Women Entrepreneurs: The Moderating Effect of Economic Development
Coauthor(s)

Kaciak, E., Memili, E., & Minialai, C.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

International Journal of Emerging Markets

Additional Information

13(2), 330-349. DOI 10.1108/IJoEM-03-2017-0095

Determinants of Women Entrepreneurs’ Firm Performance in a Hostile Environment.
Coauthor(s)

Kaciak, E., & Shamah, R.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Business Research

Additional Information

88, 481-491. Impact Factor 2.129 DOI10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.12.015

Growing and Aging of Entrepreneurial Firms: Implications for Job Rotation and Joint Reward Systems
Coauthor(s)

Thongpapanl, N., Kaciak, E.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research

Additional Information

Scopus 2.05

Sustainability Reporting and its Implications for Family Firms
Coauthor(s)

Shields, J.F., Shelleman, J.M.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Small Business Strategy

Additional Information

28(1), 39-44. Scopus .72

Women’s Entrepreneurship: A Model of Business- Family Interface and Performance
Coauthor(s)

Kaciak, E.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

International Entrepreneurship & Management Journal

Additional Information

14(3), 627-637. DOI: 10.1007/s11365-018-0507-6 Impact Factor 1.312

The Impact of Judgment and Framing in Entrepreneurs’ Decision Making
Coauthor(s)

Emami, A. Ramadani, V., ,& Davari, A. D

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Additional Information

DOI: 10.1080/08276331.2018.1551461

Social Innovation in Public Sector Services
Coauthor(s)

Ramadani, V., Anggadwita, G., & Permatasari, A. (2019).

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management

Additional Information

H Index 5

The Impact of Networks on Value Co-Creation for Women-Owned Businesses
Coauthor(s)

Kaciak, E., Koladkiewicz, I., Memili, E., Iyer, L., & Ramadani, V.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

European Journal of International Management

Additional Information

Impact Factor 0.575 (5-Year Impact Factor 0.831)

How Entrepreneurship Influences Other Disciplines: An Examination of Learning Goals
Coauthor(s)

Canziani, B.F.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

International Journal of Management Education

Additional Information

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijme.2019.01.003

Claiming a Family Brand Identity: The Semiotics of Website Storytelling.
Coauthor(s)

Canziani, B.F., Dana, L.-P., & Ramadani, V.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences

Additional Information

Impact Factor 0.674

Female entrepreneurship: A model of business- family interface and performance
Coauthor(s)

Welsh, D.H.B., & Kaciak, E.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

Proceedings of the Small Business Institute

On the cognitive microfoundations of effectual design: The situated function–behavior–structure framework
Coauthor(s)

Emami, A., Packard, M., & Welsh, D.H.B.

Publication Date

2020

Journal/Publisher

Management Decision

Family versus non-family firm franchisors: Behavioral and performance differences. Journal of Management Studies, Special Issue on Corporate Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Coauthor(s)

Chirico, F., Welsh, D.H.B., Ireland, R.D., & Sieger, P.

Publication Date

2020

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Management Studies, Special Issue on Corporate Entrepreneurship and Family Business

Impact of networking and business environment on student leadership styles
Coauthor(s)

Palalić, R., Ramadani, V., Welsh, D.H.B., Dizdarević, A., & Ðilović; D.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Changes in business students’ psychological resources as they move toward graduation
Coauthor(s)

Tullar, W., & Welsh, D.H.B.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Assessing the impact of social entrepreneurship course syllabi on the Millennial learner
Coauthor(s)

McNally, J.J., Piperopoulos, P., Welsh, D.H.B., Mengel, T., Tantawy, M., & Papageorgiadis, N.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Small Business Management

Additional Information

DOI: 10.1080/00472778.2019.1677059

Women entrepreneurs and work-life interface: The impact of sustainable economies on success
Coauthor(s)

Kaciak, E., & Welsh, D.H.B.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Business Research

Advancing family business studies: Beginning evidence on the use of Psychological Capital (PsyCap) and creativity
Coauthor(s)

Welsh, D.H.B., Ponroy, J.V., & Niemand, T.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Selling in Spanish and/or English: A study of Hispanic direct sellers
Coauthor(s)

Canziani, B.F., Welsh, D.H.B., Ramadani, V.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

Thunderbird International Business Review.

Additional Information

DOI:10.1002/tie.22101

Family enrichment and women entrepreneurial success: The mediating effect of family interference
Coauthor(s)

Welsh, D.H.B., & Kaciak, E.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Additional Information

15(4), 1045-1075

The impact of judgment and framing on entrepreneurs’ decision-making
Coauthor(s)

Emami, A., Welsh, D. H. B., Ramadani, V., & Davari, A.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Additional Information

32(1), 79-100

Claiming a family brand identity: The semiotics of website storytelling
Coauthor(s)

Canziani, B.F., Welsh, D.H.B., Dana, L.-P., & Ramadani, V.

Publication Date

2019

Journal/Publisher

Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences

Additional Information

DOI: 10.1002/cjas.154

Entrepreneurial intentions of young women in the Arab world: Socio-cultural and educational barriers
Coauthor(s)

Mehtap, S., Pellegrini, M.M., Caputo, A., & Welsh, D.H.B.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research

Additional Information

23 (6), 880-902

Decision-making challenges of women entrepreneurs in the family business succession process
Coauthor(s)

Ramadani, V., Dana, L.-P., Ratten, V., Sadiku-Dushi, N., & Welsh, D.H.B

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Enterprising Culture

Additional Information

25(4), 411-439

Handbook on research in franchising.
Type

Chapter

Book Title

Handbook on research in franchising.

Book Author(s)

F. Hoy, R. Perrigot, & A. Terry (Eds.)

Chapter Title

The importance of family business to franchising.

Chapter Author(s)

Welsh, D.H.B., & Hoy, F.

Publisher

Edward Elgar Publishing

Publication Date

2018

Additional Information

Cases in Global Entrepreneurship (2nd ed.)
Type

Book

Book Title

Cases in Global Entrepreneurship (2nd ed.)

Book Author(s)

Welsh, D.H.B., & Carraher, S.

Publisher

Kendall Hunt Publishing

Publication Date

2018

Cases in Global Entrepreneurship (2nd ed.)
Type

Chapter

Book Title

Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and aging.

Chapter Title

omania’s ageing population: Entrepreneurship opportunities and challenges.

Chapter Author(s)

Welsh, D.H.B., Dragusin, M., & Grosu, R.M.

Publisher

Edward Elgar Publishing

Publication Date

2019

A Research Agenda for Family Business
Type

Chapter

Book Title

A research agenda for family business

Book Author(s)

A. Calabrò (Ed.)

Chapter Title

Advancing research on creativity in family firms.

Chapter Author(s)

Ponroy, J.V., & Welsh, D.H.B.

Publisher

Edward Elgar Publishing

Publication Date

2019

A Research Agenda for Family Business
Type

Chapter

Book Title

A research agenda for family business

Book Author(s)

A. Calabrò (Ed.)

Chapter Title

Advancing research on creativity in family firms

Chapter Author(s)

Ponroy, J.V., & Welsh, D.H.B.

Publisher

Edward Elgar Publishing

Publication Date

2020

Women entrepreneurship in Kosovo
Type

Chapter

Book Title

Women entrepreneurship in Kosovo

Book Author(s)

R. Palalic, E. Knezevic, & L-P. Dana (Eds.)

Chapter Title

Women's entrepreneurship in former Yugoslavia: historical framework, ecosystem, and future perspectives for the region

Chapter Author(s)

Ramadani, V., Sadiku-Dushi, N., & Welsh, D.H.B.

Publication Date

2020

State Teaching Award
Years Awarded

2019

Issuing Body

North Carolina Board of Governors

Best Paper Award
Years Awarded

2019

Issuing Body

GIKA-LATAM, Chile

Keynote Speaker
Years Awarded

2020

Issuing Body

International Conference IECOTERD, Lithuania

Best Chapter Advisor
Years Awarded

2019

Issuing Body

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO)

Barbara Hollander Award
Years Awarded

2019

Issuing Body

Family Firm Institute

Emerald Literati Highly Commended Paper Award
Years Awarded

2019

Issuing Body

International Journal of Emerging Markets

Direct Selling Across the Curriculum
Grant Name

Direct Selling Across the Curriculum

Grant Amount

$36,000.00

Issuing Body

Direct Selling Education Foundation

Year(s)

2019

Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows Program
Grant Name

Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows Program

Grant Amount

$25,000

Issuing Body

UNCG Provost

Year(s)

2018

Faculty Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Fellows Program
Grant Name

Faculty Fellows Program

Grant Amount

$25,000

Issuing Body

Coleman Foundation

Year(s)

2018

Open Educational Resources
Grant Name

Open Educational Resources

Grant Amount

$1,000

Issuing Body

UNCG

Year(s)

2018

Faculty to Experiential Classroom and Self-Employment in the Arts Conferences
Grant Name

Faculty to Experiential Classroom and Self-Employment in the Arts Conferences

Grant Amount

$9,000

Issuing Body

Coleman Foundation

Year(s)

2017