Assistant Professor of Management and Strategy; Portland State University
Theodore A. Khoury is an Associate Professor of Management and Strategy at Portland State University and teaches the senior capstone strategic management course within the School of Business Administration, which is focused on engaging students with community partners in need of outreach assistance. His research focuses on the role of institutions and social forces within entrepreneurship and innovation processes. Within these domains he explores how both formal (i.e. reforms; legal and political systems) and informal (i.e. social, cultural dimensions) institutions enable or constrain the pursuits of entrepreneurial actors within developing countries and emerging industries. He holds a PhD in International Management Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, a B.S.E. from the University of Michigan and an M.S.E. from the University of Texas at Austin, both in mechanical engineering, and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, he worked for over 12 years in the area of micro-nanotechnology in various senior management and consulting roles related to R&D and innovation strategies and is the inventor of 42 U.S. patents and over 70 patents issued in other countries.