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

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Thomas Dalziel

Exec. Director UC Center for Entrepreneurship, 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
Institution:
Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research
Title:
Executive Director


Institution:
UC Small Business Institute
Title:
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


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


Organization:
UC College of Business
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


Organization:
UC College of Business
Name:
Westerbeck Graduate Award Teaching 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


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

Tom Dalziel,  (2013). Who do start-up firms imitate? A study of new market entries in the CLEC industry. Journal of Small Business Management, 525-538.


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.


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