The McGuire Center has a robust agenda directed at increasing academic understanding of the field of entrepreneurship.

Collaborative Entrepreneurship Research

Faculty members from across the University — and invited faculty from other institutions — explore possible avenues for collaborative, entrepreneurship-related research. This approach fosters an intellectual network that pays dividends for students who take classes from research-focused faculty and then apply the research shared in class to their venture concepts, and eventually, in the marketplace.


Endowed Chairs 

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship's endowed chairs conduct cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship research. A named, endowed chair is one of the most prestigious honors available and is a significant tribute for the chosen academician. Only the most outstanding scholars, at the height of their careers, are considered for one of the entrepreneurship-related endowed chairs.


Hsinchun Chen

UA Regents' Professor of MIS
Thomas R. Brown Chair in Management and Technology
Director, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Director, AZSecure Cybersecurity Fellowship Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity and cyber threat intelligence
  • Health analytics and mobile health
  • Knowledge management and business intelligence
  • Data mining, text mining, and web mining
  • Health informatics and security informatics
  • Digital library and search engines
520.621.2748 office
520.621.8105 fax
McClelland Hall 430X

Sandy Klasa

Professor of Finance
Anheuser-Busch Endowed Chair

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Entrepreneurial Finance 
520.621.8761 office
520.621.1261 fax
McClelland Hall 315G

Sudha Ram

Anheuser-Busch Chair in MIS, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
Professor of Management Information Systems
Director, INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Intelligence and web analytics
  • Social media analytics
  • Enterprise data management
  • Data Provenance and semantic interoperability
520.621.4113 office
520.621.8105 fax
McClelland Hall 430J

David Schmidtz

Eller Chair of Service-Dominant Logic
Kendrick Professor of Philosophy

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethical Entrepreneurship
  • Economics and Environment
  • Games and Decisions
520.626.7681 office
Marshall 280