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Kathleen Allen
Professor Emeritus 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.


Allen, K. R., "Entrepreneurship and You," in BenDaniel, D., eds., Entrepreneurship for the Curious 2015.
Allen, K. R. (2015) "Launching New Ventures: An Entrepreneurial Approach 7th Ed.," Southwestern/Cengage (7).
Allen, K. R. (2014) "The Team with No Name,".
Allen, K. R. (2012) "Change Leaders: Creating Resilience in Uncertain Times," Leader to Leader (63), 13-18.
Allen, K. R. (2012) "Technology Commercialization: Have We Learned Anything?," Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship, 3 (1), 1-22.
Allen, K. R. (2011) "Launching New Ventures 6th Edition," South-Western/Cengage.
Allen, K. R., and Lieberman, M. M., "Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: University of Southern California," in Fetters, M., Greene, P., Rice, M., and Butler, J., eds., The Development of University-Based Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Global Practices, Edward Elgar, Northampton, MA 2010.
Allen, K. R. (2010) "Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers," Prentice-Hall.
Allen, K. R., and Stearns, T. M. (2009) "Changing the Equation for Rural Prosperity in a Global World," International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialization, 8 (4), 302-315.
Allen, K. R., and Lieberman, M. (2009) "ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEM: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA," Edward Elgar Publishing Inc..
Allen, K. R., and Economy, P. (2008) "MBA for Dummies," Wiley (2).
Allen, K. R. (2008) "Launching New Ventures 5th Edition," Houghton Mifflin (5).
Allen, K. R., Growing and Managing a Small Business, Houghton Mifflin, Boston 2007.
Allen, K. R., Launching New Ventures 4th edition, Houghton Mifflin, Boston 2006.
Allen, K. R., Burke, A., eds. Bringing Technology to Market: A Macro View of Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Senate Hall Academic publishing, Dublin 2006.
Allen, K. R., and Taylor, C. (2005) "Bringing Engineering Research to Market: How a Network of Universities, Industry, and Government Are Attempting to Solve the Problem," Engineering Management Journal.
Allen, K. R., and Meyer, E., Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, McGraw-Hill, New York 2005.
Allen, K. R., and Stearns, T., Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics, Sage Publications 2004.
Allen, K. R., and Taylor, C. (2003) "The National Network for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization," National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.
Allen, K. R., and Wong, P. K. (2003) "Technology Spin-offs from Pacific Rim Universities: Entrepreneurial Context and Economic Impact," APRU Special Papers.
Allen, K. R., Bringing New Technology to Market, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ 2003.
Allen, K. R., Bailey, J., and Gillam, M. (2003) "The Use of Entrepreneurship Research to Assist Practicing Entrepreneurs," Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
Allen, K. R. (2003) "Bringing Technology to Market: A Macro View of Technology Transfer and Commercialization," International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (IJEE), 1 (3).
Allen, K. R., and Stearns, T. (2003) "Nascent High-Tech Entrepreneurs: The Who, Where, When, and Why," JAI/Elsevier, 14.
Allen, K. R., Creating New Value Through Effective IP Management, Leader to Leader,The Drucker Foundation, New York 2002.
Allen, K. R., and Weisner, J. (2001) "The eBusiness Technology Kit for Dummies," IDG Books.
Allen, K. R., and Economy, P., The Complete MBA for Dummies, IDG Books, Chicago 2000.
Allen, K. R., and Stearns, T. (2000) "The Foundations of High Technology Start-ups," Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
Allen, K. R. (1999) "Managing a Growing Business," Lebhar-Friedman Publishing.
Allen, K. R. (1999) "Technology: A Competitive Advantage of Entrepreneurs," Marshall Magazine 32.
Allen, K. R., Growing and Managing an Entrepreneurial Business, Houghton Mifflin Company 1999.