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Thomas Lyons

Lawrence N. Field Family Chair in Entrepreneurship

ThomasLyons.jpgField Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management
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BA Butler University History/Political Science 1975
MA Loyola University, Chicago Urban Studies 1979
PhD University of Michigan Urban & Regional Planning 1987

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Community Economic Development, Private-Public Partnerships

Selected Publications

Davila-Aguirre, M.C., Hanley, L.M., Lozano-Fernandez, G., & Lyons, T.S. (2014). Leveraging low-income farmers' performance through empowerment: Analysis of a sustainable initiative in Mexico, Management & Marketing, 9 (2), 173-190.

Schulman, S.A., & Lyons, T.S. (2014). New frontiers of the innovation economy and education, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 4 (1), 137-146.

Lyons, T.S., Kickul, J. (2013). The Social Enterprise Financing Landscape: The Lay of the Land and New Research on the Horizon. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 3 (2), 147-159.

Lyons, T.S., Alter, T.R., Audretsch, D., and Augustine, D. (2012). Entrepreneurship and Community: The Next Frontier in Entrepreneurship Inquiry. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 2 (1), Article 1, DOI: 10.2202/2157-5665.1064.

Kickul, J. and Lyons, T.S. (2012). Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: The Relentless Pursuit of Mission in an Ever-Changing World. New York: Routledge.

Shinnar, R. S., Aguilera, M.B., and Lyons, T.S. (2011). Co-Ethnic Markets: Financial Penalty or Opportunity. International Business Review, 20 (6), 646-658.

Lichtenstein, G.A. and Lyons, T.S. (2010). Investing in Entrepreneurs: A Strategic Approach for Strengthening Your Regional and Community Economy. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.

Professional Activities

Member, Academy of Management

Member, Community Development Society

Member, United States Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Member, National Business Incubation Association

Ad hoc reviewer, Economic Development Quarterly, Evaluation and Program Planning, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Journal of International Small Business

Awards, Honors, etc.:

Recipient of the Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award, Community Development Society, 2011

Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Teaching Excellence Award, 2010

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