Jill R. Kickul joined New York University Stern School of Business as the Director of their social entrepreneurship program in July 2008. She teaches courses in entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship and is the Faculty Chair and Academic Advisor for the 30-course MBA specialization in Social Innovation and Impact. Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Kickul was the Richard A. Forsythe Chair in Entrepreneurship in the Thomas C. Page Center for Entrepreneurship at Miami University, Ohio, and a professor in the management department in the University’s Farmer School of Business. Prior to joining the Miami University faculty, she was the Elizabeth J. McCandless Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Simmons School of Management in Boston.
Professor Kickul’s primary research areas of interest include innovation and strategic processes within new ventures, micro-financing practices and wealth creation in transitioning economies, and social entrepreneurship. She is the co-author of numerous books including: Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: The Relentless Pursuit of Mission in an Ever Changing World, Patterns in Social Entrepreneurship Research, Social Entrepreneurship (Two volume meta-review of field), Entrepreneurship Strategy: Changing Patterns in New Venture Creation, Growth, and Reinvention, and Handbook of Microcredit in Europe: Social Inclusion Through Microenterprise Development.
She has published more than 100 publications in entrepreneurship and management journals, including: Academy of Management Learning and Education, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Small Business, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, California Management Review, and Journal of Business Ethics. She currently is the Executive Vice-President of Entrepreneurship Research Society, Editor of SSRN Social Entrepreneurship Journal (sponsored by Kauffman Foundation) and board member of the European Microfinance Network, Foundation for Social Change, ChangeCorp, Rising Tide Initiative, and Faculty Affiliate in the Center for Gender and Organizations.
Professor Kickul has taught entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship internationally for the Helsinki School of Economics, International Bank of Asia, Hong Kong MBA Program, and delivered research seminars at the Stockholm School of Economics, INSEAD, EM Lyon School of Business, Aarhus Center for Organizational Renewal and Evolution (CORE), Central European University, University of Stavanger, Massey University, and the Jonkoping International Business School. Her work on entrepreneurship education development and curriculum design has been nationally recognized and supported through the National Science Foundation (NSF), Coleman Foundation Entrepreneurship Excellence in Teaching Colleges Grant and was named by Fortune Small Business as one of the Top 10 Innovative Programs in Entrepreneurship Education.