Robert D. Russell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management, Business Administration
Business Administration Graduate Faculty

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Bio

Dr. Russell joined Penn State Harrisburg in 1991 as an assistant professor of management. He holds a Ph.D. in organizational studies and strategic management from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Russell conducts research in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship within organizations, corporate culture and strategic decision-making, and has published several articles dealing with these issues.

Dr. Russell has several years of hands-on management experience in both large and small businesses, and currently consults in both types of organizations. He has been an active member of USASBE, a national professional organization dealing with issues related to entrepreneurship, holding a national office for the past five years.

Professional Affiliations
  • Academy of Management
  • Eastern Academy of Management
  • International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
  • Strategic Management Society
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon
  • United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
Research Interests
Corporate entrepreneurship
Innovation process
Strategic decision making
Cultural influences on entrepreneurship
Organizational applications of complexity theory