James Almeida

Associate Dean, Silberman College of Business and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship


Dr. Almeida has a Ph.D. in strategic management and entrepreneurship from the University of South Carolina. He also holds an MMS degree as well as a B.Pharm degree from the University of Bombay. Prior to moving to the United States, Dr. Almeida worked in the Indian pharmaceutical industry in sales, marketing, and product management positions. He has also spent a year as a visiting researcher in entrepreneurship at the London Business School. As the Associate Dean of the Silberman College, Dr. Almeida has spearheaded the development of the college’s global strategy and is the lead architect of the global capstone experience for students in their Global MBA program. He previously served as the chair of the Marketing and Entrepreneurship department. He presently serves on the advisory board of two technology-based ventures; one in the educational sector and one in the biotech sector. Dr. Almeida’s research focuses on a broad range of issues pertaining to small and medium sized enterprises, including technology-based new ventures. It has been presented at various national and international conferences and published in a number of leading journals in the discipline. He is currently researching entrepreneurial decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, and is working with his co-author in Monaco to research the importance of network building activities on the success of new ventures.


Links of interest:

Silberman College of Business
Rothman Institute
The Academy of Management

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