Center for Entrepreneurship
Fisher College of Business
Dr. S. Michael Camp serves as the executive director for the Center for Entrepreneurship in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and founder and principal of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Institute. Dr. Camp is also the founder and principal of the Kairos IP Institute, a global expert network and proprietary research protocol for rapid screening and commercialization of technology with emphasis on monetizing IP for the world’s leading R&D institutions. As executive director at Fisher College, Dr. Camp sets the strategic direction and programmatic platform for Ohio State’s entrepreneurship education program. He oversees the design and development of the academic and outreach programs and directs strategic partnerships with other entrepreneurship and technology commercialization support organizations.
Dr. Camp was recently recognized by CNN Money and Fortune Small Business as one of the top entrepreneurship professors in the country. In addition to the traditional graduate and undergraduate curricular offerings, Dr. Camp is the architect and developer of the new and growing Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Minor in Entrepreneurship and the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) Academy at The Ohio State University. TEC is a proposed interdisciplinary, graduate-level specialization training in the strategies and techniques for evaluating the commercial potential of new technologies. TEC teams work with local technology or entrepreneurial experts to develop commercialization strategies for live technologies provided by technology hosts (e.g., Battelle, The Ohio State University Office of Technology Licensing and Commercialization, TechColumbus, Children’s Research Institute, etc.).
Dr. Camp's research interests focus on the creation and performance of new ventures and the regional economic impact of innovation and entrepreneurship. He has published articles in leading journals including Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Throughout his research career, including five years as VP of research for the Kauffman Foundation, the world's leading foundation in the advancement of entrepreneurship, Professor Camp has directed or led several national and global programmatic research initiatives. Some of these initiatives include the Innovation-Entrepreneurship NEXUS, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the Panel Study for Entrepreneurial Dynamics, the Annual Survey of Innovative Practices, and the Kauffman Financial Benchmarking System. In 2002, he co-edited a book titled, Strategic Entrepreneurship.
He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the entrepreneurship program. His consulting work focuses on technology commercialization, new venture creation, the strategic and financial performance of high growth ventures, and regional economic impact of the innovation-entrepreneurship nexus. Dr. Camp holds dual degrees from two institutions including a Ph.D. in business strategy and a masters degree in organization theory from The Ohio State University, and an MBA and BS in business administration from West Virginia University.