Les Palich is professor and holder of the Mrs. W.A. Mays Professorship in Entrepreneurship and assistant director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Palich is an expert on entrepreneurship, and his research focus is on the international dimension of entrepreneurship and strategic management, including subjects such as the impact of corruption on entrepreneurial activity across nations, the risk-taking behavior of entrepreneurs and international diversification and enterprise performance.
His work is published in many journals, including Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Management. Palich is a member of the editorial review board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and the Journal of High Technology Management. He is a member of the Academy of International Business, Academy of Management and the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In April 2011, he won the Teaching Excellence Award from the Hankamer School of Business.
Dr. Palich is a graduate of Manhattan Christian College, and has received an MBA in management and Ph.D. in Business Administration, both at Arizona State University.
To interview Dr. Palich, contact Tonya B. Lewis, (254) 710-6275, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.