Dianne Welsh, Director of NC Entrepreneurship Center - UNCG
Topic: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century and the Accounting Profession
In 2008 UNCG embarked on becoming an educational leader in creating entrepreneurs. Dianne explores how this new cross-campus program in entrepreneurship provides opportunities for the accounting profession.
Dianne H.B. Welsh is the Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at The University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is also the Director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG. Dianne is a recognized scholar in entrepreneurship, family business, and franchising.
A recognized scholar in international entrepreneurship and franchising; she is co-editor of the first comprehensive volumes on global franchising in emerging and industrialized markets and a new book, Global Entrepreneurship. Dianne is the author of over 100 published manuscripts that have appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Small Business Management, and others.
Current research interests are social entrepreneurship, family business, international franchising, and international entrepreneurship sustainability issues. She is the Past President for the U.S. Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and was a Presidential Appointee to the Board of Visitors for the U.S. Air Force Academy and a member of the Defense Advisory Committee for Women in the Services (DACOWITS). She has owned four businesses and is a FFI Family Business Advisor.