Kathleen R. Allen
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Kathleen R. Allen is a professor of entrepreneurship at the Greif Entrepreneurship Center of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 2nd Ed., Launching New Ventures, 3rd Ed., Bringing New Technology to Market, and Growing and Managing an Entrepreneurial Business, as well as several trade books. She is the director of the USC Center for Technology Commercialization, which focuses on commercializing USC’s technologies, and co-PI on a National Science Foundation grant to build a national technology commercialization network (N2TEC) that will link universities to share knowledge and resources, and to collaborate across geographic boundaries to commercialize their technologies. As an entrepreneur, Allen was active in commercial real estate development for ten years, owning two businesses, is cofounder of two technology ventures, and is a director of a NYSE company.