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David Gras

David Gras

CSEE Co-Director, Associate Professor and Ed Boling Business Faculty Research Fellow
Office Location: Room - 417, Stokely Management Center 865-974-1667

Dr. David Gras holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University, an MS in Marketing from Clemson University, and a BA in Management from Texas A&M University. His research focuses on the antecedents of business performance and competitive advantage. Within these areas, Dr. Gras explores the financial impacts of corporate social responsibility, new venture diversification, strategic decisions, and entrepreneurial characteristics. Dr. Gras has taught numerous classes in entrepreneurship (e.g. introduction to entrepreneurship; opportunity recognition; values-centered entrepreneurship) and strategic management at the University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, and Texas Christian University.

Awards & Honors


    2013 Syracuse University, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

    2008 Clemson University, M.S., Marketing

    2005 Texas A&M University, B.S., Management


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