Thomas Dalziel

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Thomas Dalziel, PhD

Executive Director, UC Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategic Management, Department of Management

3444 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7176

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 businesses through large established corporations. He has founded several small businesses and a nonprofit society, launched a startup incubator, and supervised over 170 successful consulting engagements. He designs and administers customized executive education programs and 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.

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: StartupUC Student Incubator
Title: Founder & Executive Director

Institution: Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization
Title: Executive Director

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

Institution: Private Companies
Title: Advisory Board Chair / Member
End Date: 2019-12-31

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: Lindner College of Business
Name: Harold J. Grilliot Award for Service & Teaching
Year Received: 2018

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

Organization: Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers
Name: GCEC 1st Place Award for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Entrepreneurship
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 Management 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