A foundational goal of The Ernest M. Hodge Center for Entrepreneurship is the promotion of scholarly research in the fields of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, technological innovation, and small- and family-owned business enterprises. The Center’s research contributes to the improvement of entrepreneurship education, and to a better understanding of factors affecting the formation and growth of new and existing businesses.
Faculty and student research interests are focused in but not limited to four primary areas:
- Minority- and women-owned businesses: The challenges and advantages.
- Small and family-owned business enterprises: Development, management, and inter-generational transfer.
- Technological innovation: New product development, existing-product improvement, licensing, and IP protection and commercialization.
- Urban development and community-based entrepreneurship: Job creation, and social and environmental entrepreneurship.
Dr. Carl McGowan: Distinguished Faculty of the School of Business
Carl B. McGowan, Jr., PhD, CFA, is the Faculty Distinguished Professor of Finance at Norfolk State University. Dr. McGowan has a BA in International Relations (Syracuse), an MBA in Finance (Eastern Michigan), and a PhD in Business Administration (Finance) from Michigan State. From 2003 to 2004, he held the RHB Bank Distinguished Chair in Finance at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Dr. McGowan has also taught in Cost Rica, Moscow, Saudi Arabia, and The UAE. Dr. McGowan’s research is in the areas of corporate finance and international finance. In addition to 81 conference proceedings and over 150 conference presentations, Dr. McGowan has published 68 articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals including American Journal of Business Education, Applied Financial Economics, Decision Science, Financial Practice and Education, The Financial Review, International Business and Economics Research Journal, The International Review of Financial Analysis, The Journal of Applied Business Research, The Journal of Business Case Studies, The Journal of Diversity Management, The Journal of Real Estate Research, Managerial Finance, Managing Global Transitions, The Southwestern Economic Review, and Urban Studies.