Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Thomas Dalziel, PhD

Executive Director, UC Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategic Management
Professional Summary
Thomas Dalziel
Dr. Dalziel is an experienced manager, management consultant, and entrepreneur who has served in over 40 industries and 13 countries with a strong track record of improving the performance of emerging and established businesses with revenues up to $6 billion. He has founded several small businesses and a nonprofit society. He has conducted leading-edge research on boards and top executives, corporate governance, IPOs, and strategic management resulting in dozens of presentations to business leaders and scholars in the US, Canada, and Europe, 2 Best Paper awards, and 20+ articles/chapters/conference papers. He has motivated, challenged, and accelerated the success of hundreds of entrepreneurs, executives, and graduate and undergraduate students.
Contact Information
E-mail:
Office:
504 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Phone:
513-556-7176
Fax:
513-556-5499
Teaching Interest
  • Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management
Research Interest
  • Advisory Boards, Boards of Directors, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance, Innovation, IPOs, Start-ups, Top Management Teams
History

Institution:
Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization
Title:
Executive Director


Institution:
Private Companies
Title:
Advisory Board Chair / Member


Institution:
UC Small Business Institute
Title:
Director / Consulting Engagement Supervisor


Institution:
Arizona State University
Title:
Research Associate & Instructor
End Date:
2005-12-31


Institution:
Title:
Entrepreneur & Management Consultant
End Date:
2001-12-31


Awards | Honors

Organization:
AACSB
Name:
Entrepreneurship Program Spotlight Challenge Honoree
Year Received:
2017


Name:
Michael L. Dean EXCEL Graduate Teaching Award Nominee
Year Received:
2017


Name:
Michael L. Dean EXCEL Undergraduate Teaching Award Nominee
Year Received:
2017


Name:
Michael L. Dean EXCEL Graduate Teaching Award Nominee
Year Received:
2016


Organization:
National Small Business Institute
Name:
2nd Place Comprehensive Graduate - National SBI Consulting Engagement Supervisor
Year Received:
2015


Name:
Michael L. Dean EXCEL Graduate Teaching Award Nominee
Year Received:
2015


Name:
Westerbeck Graduate Teaching Award Nominee
Year Received:
2015


Organization:
National Small Business Institute
Name:
3rd Place UG - National SBI Consulting Engagement Supervisor
Year Received:
2014


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program Mentor Award
Year Received:
2013


Organization:
National Small Business Institute
Name:
3rd Place Specialized UG - National SBI Consulting Engagement Supervisor
Year Received:
2012


Organization:
Freedoms Foundation
Name:
Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education
Year Received:
2012


Organization:
National Small Business Institute
Name:
1st Place Overall UG - National SBI Consulting Engagement Supervisor
Year Received:
2011


Organization:
National Small Business Institute
Name:
1st Place Specialized UG - National SBI Consulting Engagement Supervisor
Year Received:
2011


Name:
Michael L. Dean EXCEL Undergraduate Teaching Award Nominee
Year Received:
2011


Name:
Westerbeck Graduate Award Teaching Nominee
Year Received:
2011


Organization:
National Small Business Institute
Name:
1st Place Specialized UG - National SBI Consulting Engagement Supervisor
Year Received:
2010


Name:
Harold J. Grilliott Award for Undergraduate Teaching & Service Nominee
Year Received:
2010


Name:
Michael L. Dean EXCEL GraduateTeaching Award Nominee
Year Received:
2010


Name:
Michael L. Dean EXCEL Undergraduate Teaching Award Nominee
Year Received:
2010


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Senior Class Teaching Award
Year Received:
2010


Name:
Westerbeck Graduate Teaching Award Nominee
Year Received:
2010


Organization:
National Small Business Institute
Name:
2nd Place Comprehensive UG - National SBI Consulting Engagement Supervisor
Year Received:
2009


Name:
Harold J. Grilliott Award for Undergraduate Teaching & Service Nominee
Year Received:
2009


Organization:
Kauffman Foundation
Name:
Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research Nominee
Year Received:
2009


Name:
Michael L. Dean EXCEL Undergraduate Teaching Award Nominee
Year Received:
2009


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Senior Class Teaching Award
Year Received:
2009


Name:
Michael L. Dean EXCEL Undergraduate Teaching Award Nominee
Year Received:
2008


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Senior Class Teaching Award
Year Received:
2008


Organization:
OMT Division, Academy of Management
Name:
Best Paper Award
Year Received:
2007


Organization:
Strategic Management Society Special Conference
Name:
Best Paper Award
Year Received:
2007


Organization:
BPS Division, Academy of Management
Name:
Best Reviewer Award
Year Received:
2007


Name:
Harold J. Grilliott Award for Undergraduate Teaching & Service Nominee
Year Received:
2007


Name:
Michael L. Dean EXCEL Undergraduate Teaching Award Recipient
Year Received:
2007


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Senior Class Teaching Award
Year Received:
2007


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Senior Class Teaching Award
Year Received:
2006


Organization:
ENT Division, Academy of Management
Name:
Best Reviewer Award
Year Received:
2004


Education

Institution:
W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Major:
Business Administration
Dissertation:
The influence of boards and top management teams on corporate entrepreneurship
Completed:
2005
Degree:
Ph D


Institution:
Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
Completed:
2000
Degree:
MBA


Institution:
University of Lethbridge
Completed:
1997
Degree:
BA


Institution:
University of Lethbridge
Completed:
1997
Degree:
Other


Published Contributions

Richard Gentry, Tom Dalziel, Mark Jamison,  (2013). Who do Start-up Firms Imitate? A Study of New Market Entries in the CLEC Industry. Journal of Small Business Management, .


Jeremy Woods, Tom Dalziel, Sid Barton,  (2012). Escalation of commitment in private family business: The effect of outside board members. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 18-27.


Tom Dalziel, Richard Gentry, Michael Bowerman,  (2011). An Integrated Agency-Resource Dependence View of the Influence of Directors' Human and Relational Capital on Firms' R&D Spending. Journal of Management Studies, .


Joshua Knapp, Tom Dalziel, Marianne Lewis,  (2011). Governing Top Managers: Board Control, Social Categorization, and Their Unintended Influences on Discretionary Behaviors. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 295-310.


Tom Dalziel, R. White, J. Arthurs,  (2011). Principal Costs in Initial Public Offerings. Journal of Managemnet Studies, 1346-1364.


Tom Dalziel, R White, J. Arthurs, R. Hoskisson,  (2010). Initially Distracted: The Influence of Boards on Agency Costs in Initial Public Offering (IPO) Firms. New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship: Recognizing, Seizing, and Executing, .


Tom Dalziel, Joshua Knapp,  (2007). Agency Theory and the Effects of Cognitive Social Categorization. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, .


A Hillman, Tom Dalziel,  (2003). Boards of Directors and Firm Performance: Integrating Agency and Resource-Dependence Perspectives. Academy of Management Review, 383-396.



Accepted Contributions

Richard Gentry, Tom Dalziel, Mark Jamison,  (Accepted). New Market Entries in the Competitive Local Exchange Carrier Industry: A Study of Imitation by Start-ups. Small Business Institute.


Jeremy Woods, Tom Dalziel, Sid Barton,  (Accepted). The Effect of Outside Board Members on Escalation of Commitment in Private Family Firms. Small Business Institute.




Presentations

Title:
• Decision Making in Family Firms: The Impact of Outside Advisors on Escalation of Commitment
Organization:
International Family Enterprise Research Academy
Location:
Palermo (Sicily), Italy
Year:
2011


Title:
Is committee selection an intelligent process? Committee experience and prior function fulfillment as antecedents of board appointments.
Location:
Rome, Italy
Year:
2010


Location:
Chicago
Year:
2009


Title:
Distractions, monitoring, and agency costs in the initial public offering
Location:
Babson
Year:
2009


Title:
Can Governance Mechanisms Interfere with Corporate Elites' Fiduciary Duties? The Case of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
Location:
Cologne, Germany
Year:
2008


Title:
Agency theory and the effects of cognitive social
Location:
Philadelphia
Year:
2007


Title:
The influence of TMT human and social
Location:
Philadelphia
Year:
2007


Title:
Too many masters? How governance mechanisms promote the wrong behaviors by agents in IPOs
Location:
Catania, Italy
Year:
2007


Title:
Directing entrepreneurship in corporations
Location:
Atlanta
Year:
2006


Title:
Leading transaction costs out? The influence of CEO leadership style on
Location:
Atlanta
Year:
2006


Title:
The influence of TMT human and social
Location:
Amsterdam
Year:
2006


Title:
The influence of boards and top management teams on corporate
Location:
Orlando
Year:
2005


Title:
The role of the board of directors in a firm’s
Location:
Seattle
Year:
2003


Title:
Boards of directors and firm performance: Integrating
Location:
Denver
Year:
2002