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David Hansen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Address: Tate Center, Room 308
Office Hours: T-R: 11:00-12:00 noon; W: 12:00-3:00 pm; R: 11:00-12:00 noon
Phone: 843.953.6447
E-mail: hansend@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download


David J. Hansen is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship. His primary research focus is aimed at better understanding the process of how ideas are conceived and developed into new products and new businesses through a theoretical lens of creativity. Additionally, he has examined how opportunity has been defined and operationalized in the literature. His secondary research focuses on the interface between marketing and entrepreneurship. His research has been published in entrepreneurship journals including Journal of Small Business Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, and International Entrepreneurship Management Journal. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and a board member for the Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He primarily teaches Entrepreneurship courses including New Venture Modeling, Ecopreneurship (a course he created) and Social Entrepreneurship. In addition, he regularly works with undergrad and graduate students on thesis projects related to sustainable business and/or entrepreneurship.


Education

University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Ph.D., Business Administration, 2007

University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
M.A., Economics, 2002

University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
B.A., Economics, 1999

University of Maryland, University College, Maryland
A.A., Business, 1994

Community College of the Air Force
A.A.S. Food Service and Lodging, 1993

 


Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurial Opportunity Processes
  • Creativity
  • Marketing/Entrepreneurship Interface

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Ecopreneurship
  • New Venture Modeling
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity in Business
  • Creation of New Business Enterprises
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Concepts

Honors and Awards

2017    College of Charleston School of Business - Distinguished Faculty Service Award

2016    Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Entrepreneurship Division, one of only 30 out of over 900 reviewers

2013    Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Reviewer Award – as a reviewer for the Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

2012    Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Reviewer Award – as a reviewer for the Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

2010    Recipient of College of Charleston School of Business Summer Research Award – one of only seven to receive award

2009    Recipient of College of Charleston School of Business and Economics Summer Research Award

2005    Front End of Innovation Conference Doctoral Travel Scholarship winner

2005    American Marketing Association Doctoral Consortium fellow

2005    Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division Doctoral Consortium fellow and scholarship winner

2004    Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference Doctoral Consortium fellow and scholarship winner


Publications

Hansen, David J., Javier Monllor and Rodney Shrader (2016), “Identifying What Scholars are Really Examining: An Integrated Model of Entrepreneurial  Opportunity,” International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 17 (4), pp. 240-255. This is an outcome of work partially conducted during my sabbatical.

Whalen, Peter, Can Uslay, Vincent Pascal, Glenn Omura, Chick Kasouf, Rosalind Jones, Claes Hultman,  Gerald E. Hills, David J. Hansen, Audrey Gilmore, Joseph Giglierano, Fabian Eggers, and Jonathan Deacon (2016) “The Anatomy of Competitive Advantage: Towards a Contingency Theory of Entrepreneurial Marketing,” Journal of Strategic Marketing. 24 (1), pp. 5-19.

Hansen, David J., Javier Monllor and Leslie McMurchie (2012), “Opportunity Development: An Exploratory Study of Ecopreneurs Using a Creativity Perspective,” the Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 14 (1), pp. 27-39.  This is an outcome of the work started by Leslie as a Bachelor’s Essay.

Eggers, Fabian, David J. Hansen and Amy E. Davis (2012), "Examining the Relationship between Customer and Entrepreneurial Orientation on Nascent Firms' Marketing Strategy," in press at the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 8 (2), pp. 203-222.

For a comprehensive list of Dr. Hansen's research, please see his CV.