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Shils Term Professor: David Hsu

David Hsu

Dr. David H. Hsu, assistant professor of management, has been named the inaugural Edward B. Shils and Shirley R. Shils Term Professor. Dr. Hsu joined the faculty this semester; he had been a post doctoral fellow at MIT's Sloan School of Management last year, after receiving his Ph.D. in management there in 2001. His dissertation was on The Role of Venture Capitalists in Financing and Developing High-Technology Start-ups. He earned his master in public policy in 1996 at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he was awarded a prize for an outstanding master's thesis on commercializing university technologies. While at Harvard as a research associate, he developed case studies and analytic framework. He took his B.A. in economics and political science with honors in 1992 at Stanford where he was the co-founder and managing editor of Stanford Journal of International Affairs, 1991-94. Dr. Hsu's teaching interests include technology strategy, strategic entrepreneurial management and management of technological innovation.

The Edward B. Shils and Shirley R. Shils Term Professorship was established in 2001 (Almanac May 15, 2001) by Dr. Edward B. Shils, the George W. Taylor Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurial Studies, and his wife, Shirley. Dr. Shils has been teaching in the Wharton School since 1955. He was co-chair of the Industry Department with Dr. George Taylor from 1960-1963, and Chairman of the Management Department, 1968-1976. He founded the Wharton Entrepreneurial Center in 1973 and was its director, 1973-1986 (now Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center); and the teaching program was the first of its kind in the world. The Shils family previously created a professorship at the Law School in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution.



  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 9, October 22, 2002