David Deeds

Full Professor, Entrepreneurship

deed3803@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4407

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Schulze Hall 435
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., , University of Washington
M.B.A., , University of Washington
B.A. (Hons), , Claremont McKenna College

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David Deeds is the Schulze Professor of Entrepreneurship and director of the Morrison Center. Prior to coming to St. Thomas, Deeds was a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management and academic director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has held faculty positions at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and the Fox School of Business at Temple University. During his career, he has published numerous articles in management and entrepreneurship journals, including Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management and Research Policy and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, among others. He was awarded the NASDAQ Fellowship in Capital Formation and was a named research fellow at Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. In 2007, Deeds was awarded the Haniel Fellowship in Entrepreneurship at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. His current research interests include new venture growth and adaptation, technological discontinuities and technology commercialization. Prior to becoming an academic, Deeds was co-founder and president of LightSpeed Corporation.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
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ENTR 702 - 119 New Venture Finance - T - - - - - 1330 - 1630 TMH 357
Description of course New Venture Finance : CRN: 22383
Focuses on developing financial strategies for various types of businesses including issues related to debt vs. equity financing, sources of financing, advanced financial projections, managing cash flow gap, determining business valuation, and using equity in partner and employee compensation. Students make a financing presentation and negotiate financing with lender or investor. -- -- Prerequisite: Standard core courses

Schedule Details

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ENTR 702 - 201 New Venture Finance - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100
Description of course New Venture Finance : CRN: 21963
Focuses on developing financial strategies for various types of businesses including issues related to debt vs. equity financing, sources of financing, advanced financial projections, managing cash flow gap, determining business valuation, and using equity in partner and employee compensation. Students make financing presentation and negotiate financing with lender or investor. -- -- Prerequisite: Standard core courses

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Sandra Schulze Endowed Chair in ENTR and Director of Morrison Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2008 - present)
  • Associate Professor, University of Texas - Dallas, Richardson (2005 - 2008)
  • Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (2004 - 2005)
  • Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (1998 - 2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia (1993 - 1998)
  • Teaching Assistant / Research Assistant, University of Washington, Seattle (1989 - 1993)
  • Co-Founder & CEO, LightSpeed Corporation, San Diego (1983 - 1989)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • Strategic Management Society

Professional Service
  • Journal of Business Venturing,
  • Journal of Management Studies,
  • Strategic Management Society Conference,
  • The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange, Editor
  • Organization Studies, Reviewer
  • Strategic Management Journal, Reviewer
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Reviewer
  • IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management,
  • Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice,

Public Service
  • City of Edina Parks & Rec, Board Member

Major Works
  • Deeds, D. L., & Demirkan, I. (forthcoming). Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy. The evolution of research collaboration networks and their impact on firm innovation output. Ch. 3. Emerald Press
  • Demirkan, I., Deeds, D. L., & Demirkan, S. (forthcoming). Research collaboration networks and innovation output. Journal of Management,
  • Marion, T., Eddlestone, K., Friar, J., & Deeds, D. L. (forthcoming). The evolution of interorganizational relationships in emerging ventures: An ethnographic study within the new product development process. Journal of Business Venturing: Int'l. Entrepreneurship, New Bus. Devel. and Tech,
  • Deeds, D. L. (2014). Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, Volume 3: Entrepreneurship. Geographic location and regional variation in entrepreneurship. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
  • Deeds, D. L. (2014). The Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Thoughts on the challenge of empirical research in entrepreneurship. North Hampton, MA: Edwward Elgar Publishing
  • Khoury, T., Deeds, D. L., & Junkunc, M. (2013). The social construction of legitimacy through signaling sociall capital: Exploring the conditional value of alliances and underwriters at IPO. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, pp. 569-601
  • Pleggenkhule-Miles, E., Khoury, T., Deeds, D. L., & Markoczy, L. (2013). Exploring cognitive bias expert ratings of business schools. Management Decision, (51)(9), pp. 1905-1927
  • Spriggs, M. T., Yu, A., Deeds, D. L., & Sorenson, R. (2013). Too many cooks in the kitchen: Innovation capacity, collaborative network orientation, and performance in small family business. Family Business Review, (26)(1), pp. 32-50
  • Yamakawa, Y., Deeds, D. L., & Peng, M. (2013). Rising from the ashes: Cognitive determinants of venture growth after entrepreneurial failure. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, pp. 1-27
  • Yamakawa, Y., Deeds, D. L., & Peng, M. (2013). Exploring the role of network characteristics knowledge quality and inertia on the evolution of scientific network. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, (39)(6), pp. 1462-1489
  • Yamakawa, Y., Khavul, S., Peng, M., & Deeds, D. L. (2013). Venturing from emerging economies. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, (7)(3), pp. 181-196
  • Yamakawa, Y., Peng, M. W., & Deeds, D. L. (2010). Revitalizing and learning from failure for future entrepreneurial growth. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, (30)(6),
  • Coombs, J. E., Deeds, D. L., & Ireland, R. (2009). Placing the choice between exploration and exploitation in context: A study of geography & new product development. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, (3)(3), pp. 261-279
  • De Carolis, D., Yang, Y., Deeds, D. L., & Nelling, E. (2009). Weathering the Storm: The benefit of resources to high-technology ventures navigating adverse events. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, (3)(2), pp. 147-160
  • Markoczy, L., & Deeds, D. L. (2009). Theory building at the intersection: Recipe for impact or road to nowhere?'. Journal of Management Studies, (46)(6), pp. 1077-1088
  • Patzelt, H., Shepherd, D., Deeds, D. L., & Bradley, S. W. (2008). Financial Slack & Venture Managers' Decision to Seek a New Alliance. Journal of Business Venturing: Int'l. Entrepreneurship, New Bus. Devel. and Tech, (23)(4), pp. 465-481
  • Yamakawa, Y., Peng, M. W., & Deeds, D. L. (2008). What drives new ventures to venture from emerging economies to developed economies?. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, (32)(1), pp. 59-82
  • Coombs, J., Mudambi, S., & Deeds, D. L. (2006). An Examination of the Investments in U.S. Biotechnology Firms by Foreign & Domestic Corporate Partners. Journal of Business Venturing: Int'l. Entrepreneurship, New Bus. Devel. and Tech, (21)(4), pp. 405-428
  • Rothaermel, F., & Deeds, D. L. (2006). type, alliance experience and alliance management capability in high technology ventures. Journal of Business Venturing: Int'l. Entrepreneurship, New Bus. Devel. and Tech, (21)(4), pp. 429-460
  • Deeds, D. L., & Rothaermel, F. (2004). Exploration and exploitation alliances in biotechnology: A system of new product development. Strategic Management Journal, (25)(3),
  • Deeds, D. L., Meng, P., & Frandsen, M. (2004). The influence of firms' and industries' legitimacy on the flow of capital into high technology ventures. Strategic Organization, (2)(1), pp. 9-34

Research Interests
  • Emerging Business
  • Entrepreneurship Strategy
  • Family Business
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Valuations
  • Business Strategy
  • Strategic Alliance
  • Innovation
  • New Product Development
  • R&D Management

Presentations
  • "Appropriation concerns, bargaining power, and smaller firms' ability to negotiate favorable alliance contracts" Strategic Management Society, Atlanta, Georgia, October 01, 2013
  • "Toward a pecking order theory of strategic resource deployment" Strategic Management Society, Atlanta, Georgia, October 01, 2013
  • "The antecedents of entrepreneurial orientation: Insight from the U.S. ethanol industry" USASBE - U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, California, January 01, 2013
  • "Hand in hand: Community embeddedness and social responsibility" USASBE - U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, California, January 01, 2013
  • "Too many cooks in the kitchen: Innovation capacity, collaborative network orientation, and performance in small family businesses" USASBE - U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, New Orleans, LA, January 01, 2012
  • "Venturing from Emerging Economies to Developed Economies: A Knowledge-Based View" Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, August 01, 2011
  • "The Commons Problem and Industry Legitimacy in Emerging IndustriesThe commons problem and industry legitimacy in emerging industries" Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, August 01, 2011
  • "Midlife opportunities: Firm age and the value of isomorphic alliance strategies in biotech IPOs" Social Networks & Entrepreneurship Special Issue Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 01, 2011
  • "Mapping heavenly movements: Defining angel investor profiles and charting critical investment rituals in a network-mediated exchange" Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 01, 2010
  • "Revitalizing and learning from failure for future entrepreneurial growth" Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Boston MA, June 01, 2010
  • "Midlife opportunities: Firm age and the value of isomorphic alliance strategies in biotechnology IPOS" Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois, August 01, 2009
  • "The impact of firm, alliance, & partner characteristics on the wealth creating effects of entering a strategic alliance" Strategic Management Society, Orlando, Florida, January 01, 2005
  • "An initiative perspective of contextual influences on opportunity recognition" Babson-Kaufman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, January 01, 2004
  • "More good things are not necessarily better: An empirical study of strategic alliances, experience effects, and innovative output in high technology start ups" Academy of Management, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 01, 2004
  • "Overcoming location disadvantages through a balanced network" Academy of Management, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 01, 2004