Research Overview

Raising the Bar on Collaborative Entrepreneurship Research

Entrepreneurship is an emerging field with countless avenues for academic exploration. The McGuire Center is raising the bar on entrepreneurship research with a robust agenda directed at increasing academic understanding of the field and building crossroads among faculty across departments and colleges at The University of Arizona.

The James and Pamela Muzzy Chair in Entrepreneurship oversees the Center’s interdisciplinary approach to topics such as the valuation and enforcement of intellectual property, the sociology of networks, venture capital finance, contract design, the formation of social networks, governance and succession in entrepreneurial firms, and the effect of incentives on innovation.

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship has six endowed chairs conducting cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship research in fields including information systems, marketing, accounting and finance. The McGuire Center is home to the Gary M. Munsinger Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the James and Pamela Muzzy Chair in Entrepreneurship as well as the Thomas R. Brown Chair in Technology Management and the Anheuser-Busch Chair in Entrepreneurship Studies, whose holders work to strengthen the Center’s ties to science and technology-focused initiatives and research and scholarship, respectively. Learn more: Endowed Chairs

Faculty members from around the University — and invited faculty from other institutions — interact at regular forums in which they share current research papers and 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.