Kathleen R. Allen

Entrepreneurship expert specializing in technology development and commercialization

Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship

Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

USC Marshall School of Business

Director, USC Marshall Center for Technology Commercialization


  • technology commercialization
  • technology startup strategy
  • entrepreneurial design in large companies
  • small business and the economy
  • business strategies in uncertain times
  • startups and innovation
  • startups and design thinking
  • business model design

Additional Information

  • Author of Launching New Ventures, 6th Ed., 2011; Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers, 2010; Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 2006; Bringing New Technology To Market, 2003
  • Co-founder and director of two technology companies
  • Co-founder and president, N2TEC Institute, focused on technology-based economic development in rural America
  • Consultant on technology commercialization strategies
  • Member of Academy of Management, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovator’s Alliance


  • Spanish

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