Dr. Khoury (PhD, University of Texas at Dallas) is an Assistant Professor of Management and Strategy at Portland State University and teaches the senior capstone strategic management course within the School of Business Administration. His research focuses on the role of institutions and social forces within entrepreneurship and innovation processes. Within these domains he explores how both formal (reforms; legal and political systems) and informal (social, cultural dimensions) institutions enable or constrain the strategic pursuits of entrepreneurial actors within developing countries and emerging industry settings. His work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of World Business, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Management Decision and Global Strategy Journal.
Dr. Khoury also holds a BSE from the University of Michigan, an MSE from the University of Texas at Austin, both in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to pursuing his doctorate in organizational studies, he worked for 12 years in the area of micro/nanotechnology in various senior management and consulting roles related to research and development and product development strategies. He also is the inventor of 42 US patents.
Dr. Khoury’s area of expertise is with regard to alliance strategies-how they can be effectively leveraged towards an IPO or within licensing relationships. He would be happy to answer questions about how to select a good alliance partner, how to manage these relationships effectively, but would not be able to seek alliances or partners or draw up agreements to support these relationships.