University of Southern California

Kathleen Allen
Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, University of Southern California; MA, UCLA; MBA, BA, CSU


Kathleen Allen, PhD is a professor of entrepreneurship and founding director of the Marshall Center for Technology Commercialization. She is the author of 15 books in the field of entrepreneurship and technology. Her personal entrepreneurial endeavors include two successful companies in commercial real estate brokerage, development, and investment, and two that commercialized patented technologies. Dr. Allen served as entrepreneur-in-residence to a major aerospace firm, currently serves as advisor to several private companies, and is director of a NYSE company. She was just selected as Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year for 2014 by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.


Launching New Ventures: An Entrepreneurial Approach 7th Ed. 2013
Change Leaders: Creating Resilience in Uncertain Times 2012
Launching New Ventures 6th Edition 2011
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: University of Southern California 2010
Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers 2010
Changing the Equation for Rural Prosperity in a Global World 2009
MBA for Dummies 2008
Launching New Ventures 5th Edition 2008
Growing and Managing a Small Business 2007
Bringing Technology to Market: A Macro View of Technology Transfer and Commercialization 2006
Launching New Ventures 4th edition 2006
Bringing Engineering Research to Market: How a Network of Universities, Industry, and Government Are Attempting to Solve the Problem 2005
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 2005
Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics 2004
The National Network for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization 2003
Bringing New Technology to Market 2003
Bringing Technology to Market: A Macro View of Technology Transfer and Commercialization 2003
Nascent High-Tech Entrepreneurs: The Who, Where, When, and Why 2003
Technology Spin-offs from Pacific Rim Universities: Entrepreneurial Context and Economic Impact 2003
The Use of Entrepreneurship Research to Assist Practicing Entrepreneurs 2003
Creating New Value Through Effective IP Management 2002
The eBusiness Technology Kit for Dummies 2001
The Complete MBA for Dummies 2000
The Foundations of High Technology Start-ups 2000
Managing a Growing Business 1999
Technology: A Competitive Advantage of Entrepreneurs 1999
Growing and Managing an Entrepreneurial Business 1999