Print



Acumen Dynamics Managing Director, Dr. David Pistrui, is an active researcher focusing on the growth and societal impact of entrepreneurship and enterprise development. He is the co-author of groundbreaking work including:

"Building an Entrepreneurial Engineering Ecosystem for Future Generations: The Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network", American Society of Engineering Educators 2008 Annual Conference Procedings, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25, 2008.
"Fostering Value Innovation and Maintaining an Innovation Ecosystem", The 7th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business and Innovation Management Proceedings, China University of Geo-Sciences, Wuhan, Peoples Republic of China, 31 May - 1 June 2008.
"Entrepreneurial Led Family Business Development in Post-War Lebanon", United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference Proceedings, San Antonio, TX, January 10-12, 2008, CD-ROM.
"Innovate Now: Building an Innovation Talent Pool", White paper prepared for Innovate Now Illinois Collaboration, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, October 2007.
"Family and Cultural Factors Impacting Entrepreneurship in Lebanon", International Council for Small Business, 52nd Conference Proceedings, Turku, Finland, 13th-15th June, 2007.
"Environmental Uncertainty, Gestation Activities and Firm Emergence", International Council for Small Business, 52nd Conference Proceedings, Turku, Finland, 13th-15th June, 2007.
"Entrepreneurship During Wartime: Cultural Forces Shaping Entreprise Development in Lebanon", The 6th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business and Innovation Management Proceedings, China University of Geo-Sciences, Wuhan, Peoples Republic of China, 25-26 May 2007.
"Business Commitment vs Family Commitment in Family-Owned Businesses: Does Success Change the Balance?", United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference Proceedings, Orlando, FL, January 11-14, 2007.
"Dilemma in Family-Owned Businesses: Business Commitment vs Family Commitment: Is Success Changing the Balance?", Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 18, No. 2, October, Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK, USA, 2006.
"Family and cultural forces shaping entrepreneurship and SME development in China,", Family Business Research Handbook, Elgar Publishing, Camberley Surrey, UK, 2006.
"Dilemma in Family-Owned Businesses: Business Commitment vs. Family Commitment. Is Success Changing the Balance", Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, Vol. 18, No. 2, October 2006, Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK, USA.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in a Socialist Market Economy: The Role of Family and Culture in Private Enterprise Development in China , The 5th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business Innovation Management Proceedings, China University of Geo-Sciences, Wuhan, Peoples Republic of China, 27-28 May 2006.
"The Transgenerational Family Effect on New Business Strategy: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation with International Comparisons", Frontiers in Entrepreneurship Research 2005, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, 2006.
"Family and Cultural Forces Shaping Entrepreneurship and Private Enterprise Development in China", The Changing Entrepreneurial Landscape, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference Proceedings, Tucson, AZ, January 12-15, 2006, CD-Rom.
"Transgenerational entrepreneurship", Family Business Magazine, Autumn 2005, Family Business Publishing Co., Philadelphia, PA, pp. 21-23.
"Wealth generation", Middle East Economic Digest, London, UK, Vol 49 issue 15, April 15-21, 2005, p. 15.

"Critical Success Factors for Social Entrepreneurs", Entrepreneurial Approaches to Resource Development, Winning Strategies: Lesions from the Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit managerial Excellence Program, by D. Popely, The Axelson Center For Nonprofit Management, North Park University, Chicago, IL, 2005, p. 21.

"International Journal of Management Cases - Special Issue on Family Firms", Volume 6 Issue 3/4, June 2004, Pallas Press, University of Gloucestershire, UK, Dr. David Pistrui, Special Issue Guest Co-Editor.

"Patterns of Venture Financing: The Case of Chinese Entrepreneurs", The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance & Business Ventures, Volume 8, Issue 2, October 2003, pp. 55-69.

"Family Business Research: The Evolution of an Academic Field", Family Business Review, Journal Of The Family Firm Institute, Volume XV, Number 4, December 2002 (Summer 2003), pp. 337-350.
"Entrepreneurship in the New Germany," Small Firms and Economic Development In Developed and Transition Economies: A Reader', Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, Spring, 2003, pp. 115-130.
"Entrepreneurial Commitment, Sacrifice, Motivations and Growth Aspirations of Chinese Entrepreneurs," Navigating the Future: An Entrepreneurial Journey, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference Proceedings, Hilton Head Island, SC, January 23-26, 2003, CD-Rom
"Environmental and Individual Determinants of Entrepreneurial Growth: An Empirical Examination," Journal of Enterprising Culture, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2001-02, pp. 253-272.
"The Characteristics and Attributes Of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Their Emerging Enterprises," Business Forum A Journal Of Contemporary Business Issues And Thought, Vol. 24, Nos. 3, 4, 2002, pp. 31-38.
"Rural Entrepreneurship And Family Business Research: A Student Centered Active Learning Model," Family Business Research in the Third Millennium Building Bridges Between Theory and Practice, 2001, Family Business Research Proceedings, Family Firm Institute, Boston, MA, Spring 2002, pp. 78-87.
"Modeling Relationships Micro-Cultural Family Business Characteristics: A Trans-Global Snapshot," The Challenges Facing The 21st Century Family Business, 2001 Family Firm Institute Conference Proceedings, Family Firm Institute, Boston, MA, Spring 2002, pp. 135-139.
"Entrepreneurship in China: Characteristics, Attributes and Family Forces Shaping the Emerging Private Sector," Family Business Review, Journal Of The Family Firm Institute, Volume XIV, Number 2, June 2001, pp. 141-152.
"A Millennium Perspective On Family Business Research," Family Business: 2000, Proceedings of the 2000 Family Firm Institute Conference, Family Firm Institute, Boston, MA, Spring, 2001, pp. 52-64.
"Entrepreneurial Orientation and Family Forces In The New Germany," Tradition or Entrepreneurship in the New Economy?, The Family Business Network, 11th Annual World Conference Academic Research Forum Proceedings, London, England, October, 2000, pp. 225-240.
"Entrepreneurial Orientation and Family Forces in the New Germany: Similarities and Differences Between East and West German Entrepreneurs," Family Business Review, Journal Of The Family Firm Institute, Volume XIII, Number 3, September 2000, pp. 251-263.
"Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Prosperity and Change," Entrepreneurial Leadership for The Information Economy, Alfred University Press, College of Business, Alfred University, September 2000, pp. 3-18.
"Family and Closely Held Enterprises: The Engines of Prosperity," Buffalo Business First, April 17, 2000, p. B-7.
"Entrepreneurship In The New Germany: How Similar Are The Characteristics And Orientations Of East And West German Entrepreneurs?" European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management RENT XIII, Research in Entrepreneurship 13th Workshop Proceedings, London, England, November 25-26, 1999.
"Growing the Family Business: Strategies for Next Generation Entrepreneurship," Strategies for the New Millennium, Family Firm Institute 1999 Family Firm Conference Proceedings, Family Firm Institute, Boston, MA, Spring, 2000, pp. 148-150.
"Growth Intentions and Expansion Plans Of Venezuelan Entrepreneurs: An Investigation Into Family Dynamics, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development," Strategies for the New Millennium, Family Firm Institute 1999 Family Firm Conference Proceedings, Family Firm Institute, Boston, MA, Spring, 2000, pp. 151-153.
"Individual and Infrastructural Predictors of Entrepreneurial Growth: Which Matters More?" Innovation and Economic Development: The Role of Entrepreneurship and SMEs, International Council for Small Business, 39th World Conference Proceedings, Naples, Italy, June 20-23, 1999, pp. 193-194, CDROM.
"Internal And External Predictors Of Entrepreneurial Growth: An Empirical Investigation Of The Moderating Effects Of Infrastructure Elements," Sailing the Entrepreneurial Wave Into the 21st Century, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference Proceedings, San Diego, CA, January 14-17, 1999, pp. 443-457.
"Entrepreneurial Expansion Plans: An Empirical Investigation of Infrastructure Predictors," European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management RENT XII, Research in Entrepreneurship 12th Workshop Proceedings - Lyon, France, November 26-27, 1998.
"Growth Intentions and Expansion Plans of New Entrepreneurs in the Former Soviet Bloc," Entrepreneurship and SME Research: On its Way to the Next Millennium, Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 1997, pp. 93-111.
"East Meets West: Innovative Forms of Trade Finance Between Family Enterprises," European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management RENT XI, Research in Entrepreneurship 11th Workshop Proceedings, Mannheim, Germany, November 26-29, 1997.
"The [Re]-Emergence of Family Business in the Transforming Soviet Bloc: Family Contributions to Entrepreneurship Development in Romania," Family Business Review, Journal Of The Family Firm Institute, Family Business in Eastern Europe, Volume X, Number 3, Fall 1997, pp. 221-237.
"East Meets West: Innovative Forms of Trade Finance Between Italian Family Enterprises and Emerging SMEs in Romania," Family Business Review, Journal Of The Family Firm Institute, Family Business in Eastern Europe, Volume X, Number 3, Fall 1997, pp. 263-280.
"Family Business in the Transforming Soviet Bloc: Family Contributions to Entrepreneurship Development in Romania," Power Up The Family Business, Proceedings of the 1996 Family Firm Institute Conference, Family Firm Institute, Boston, MA, Spring, 1997,
pp. 54-70.
"Growth Intentions and Expansion Plans of New Entrepreneurs in the Former Soviet Bloc," European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, RENT X Research in Entrepreneurship 10th Workshop Proceedings, Brussels, Belgium, November 21-22, 1996.
"Essential Elements in Entrepreneurship Development in South Africa: An Analysis of Affecting Factors," International Council for Small Business, 41st World Conference Proceedings Stockholm, Sweden, June 16-19, 1996, pp. 105-127.
"Barriers to Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies: The Romanian Case," Frontiers in Entrepreneurship Research 1996, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, 1996.
"Utilization of the Family Business Network: Behavioral and Structural Predictors in Transforming Economies," United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 10th, Annual Conference Proceedings, Atlanta, GA, January 12-14, 1996, pp. 117-126.
"Family Networks as a Source of Advice Among New Entrepreneurs in Transforming Economies," European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, RENT IX, Research in Entrepreneurship 9th Workshop Proceedings, Piacenza, Italy, November 22-24, 1995.
"Gender Differences and Interpersonal Shopping Influences: An Exploratory Analysis of Romanian Consumers," International Management Development Association, Fourth Annual World Business Congress Proceedings, Istanbul, Turkey, July 13-16, 1995.
"Entrepreneurship, The Family and Enterprise Development in Transforming Economies: A Romanian Perspective," European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management RENT VIII, Research in Entrepreneurship 8th Workshop Proceedings, Tampere, Finland, November 22-24, 1994.
"Women Entrepreneurs in Transforming Economies: A Romanian Perspective," Small Business and Its Contribution To Regional And International Development, International Council for Small Business, 39th World Conference Proceedings, Strasbourg, France, June 27-29, 1994, pp. 293-302.
"Entrepreneurship Commitment and Initiative in Romania," European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, RENT VII Research in Entrepreneurship 7th Workshop Proceedings, Budapest, Hungary, November 22-24, 1993.
"The Origins, Status and Profile of Romanian Entrepreneurship," Preparing The Entrepreneur For 2000 And Beyond, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference Proceedings, Baltimore, MD, October 13-16, 1993, pp. 179-185.

 

 
 
 
 
| 2007. | Acumen Dynamics LLC | All Rights Reserved | Developed by : Escape |