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Geoffrey Archer

Geoffrey Archer

Associate Professor; Royal Roads University School of Business

Dr. Geoff Archer is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Management, the Director of the Eric C. Douglass Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, and the Faculty Advisor for Royal Roads’ Chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). Geoff has about fifteen years of entrepreneurial work experience as both a principal and an adviser. Immediately prior to entering academia, he worked as an intrapreneur, starting businesses inside of ExxonMobil, Hewlett-Packard and Yahoo!, Inc. Current engagements include; BalQon (manufacturer of 100% electric Class 8 trucks), Human Energy Xchange (manufacturer of exercise bikes that generate electricity), Mathalicious (creator of compelling mathematics lessons), and (an internet portal that promotes college students’ personal finances and financial literacy). Geoff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from Duke University’s Terry Sanford Institute, a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, an M.B.A. from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, and a PhD in Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. Geoff’s research interests are at the intersection of entrepreneurship & sustainability. Current projects include a forthcoming book on Environmental Entrepreneurship and academic journal articles on microfinance, cleantech venture capital, and appropriate technology.

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Mushrooms as a Viable Product for Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania
This case won Honorable Mention in the 2013 NextBillion Case Writing Competition. The case focuses on mechanisms for alleviating poverty and addressing food security issues through small scale farming in…
Publication Date: 04/01/2013 Product ID: 1-429-333