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Robert N. Eberhart, PhD, Celebrates More than 25 Years of Excellence in Education and Management

Santa Clara University honored Dr. Eberhart with the Dean's Outstanding Scholar Award in 2017

    PALO ALTO, CA, September 04, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Robert N. Eberhart, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing upon more than 25 years of practiced excellence in education and management, Dr. Eberhart currently serves as the Associate Director of Research on Entrepreneurship and Society at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He likewise found success as an assistant professor of organization theory and entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University, a role he started in 2013 and concluded in 2020. Commencing his career in 1987, he was an quality engineering manager at Performance Semiconductor and maintained involvement in the semiconductor industry as a senior manager of Applied Materials for three years before advancing to become the director of quality assurance at Plantronics until 1999. Following that appointment, Dr. Eberhart continued his career as the president of Plantronics in Japan for a year before founding a successful venture capital backed company as the chief executive officer of WineInStyle in Tokyo from 1999 to 2007.

Entering academia in 2007, Dr. Eberhart earned distinction as a visiting scholar at Stanford University for four years before earning his Ph.D. in 2014 and joining Santa Clara University. Alongside his primary career endeavors, he was the vice chair of the U.S.-Japan Joint Commission on Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the U.S. Department of State, academic board member of the Green Bay Packers TitleTown Development Program, and a member on the board of directors of DynEd Inc. Furthermore, he has distinguished himself as an advisory board member of Japan Innovation Network, a member on the board of directors of the Japan Society of Northern California and an academic advisor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Likewise, Dr. Eberhart has garnered a laudable reputation as a guest lecturer at Kobe University, the University of Tokyo, New York University and the University of Michigan.

Prior to embarking upon his professional journey, Dr. Eberhart pursued a formal education at Michigan State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in financial administration in 1981. He subsequently attended the University of Michigan, receiving a Master of Arts in microeconomics and Japanese economics in 1987. After serving for numerous years in professional roles, he returned to his studies at Stanford University and received a Doctor of Philosophy in organization theory and entrepreneurship in 2014. Dr. Eberhart is also certified as a private pilot through the Federal Aviation Administration, an amateur astronomer, and a boat builder.

Demonstrating versatility in his profession, Dr. Eberhart has published several peer-reviewed papers, proceedings, and book chapters, most recently including the paper "The Dark Side of Institutional Intermediaries: Junior Stock Exchanges and Entrepreneurship" in the Strategic Management Journal and "Institutions and Types of Entrepreneurship: Interactive Influence of Regulatory and Non-regulatory Institutions" in Strategic Science, both in 2018. Likewise, Dr. Eberhart maintains his professional affiliation with the Academy of Management, the International Society for New Institutional Economics, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Attributing his success to hard work, Dr. Eberhart has long been possessed of a curious nature and the desire to learn more about the world. As a testament to his success, he has earned numerous accolades over the course of his career, including the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Academy of Management in 2014, the Dean's Outstanding Scholar Award from Santa Clara University in 2017, and was a finalist for the the Best Published Theory Paper Award from the Academy of Management's OMT Division in 2018. Dr. Eberhart has also received various research grants from Santa Clara University and earned the WAMMY Best Paper Award from the Western Academy of Management in 2016. His 2017 paper, "Failure is an Option: Institutional Change, Entrepreneurial Risk, and New Firm Growth" with Charles Eesley and Kathleen Eisenhardt won the 2020 paper award from the Responsible Research in Business Management institute.

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