Teresa Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Simmons School of Management
Director, Simmons School of Management Entrepreneurship Program

Teresa Nelson holds the Elizabeth J. McCandless Professor of Entrepreneurship Chair at the Simmons School of Management and is Director of the School's Entrepreneurship Program. Her teaching, research, and consulting focus on issues of entrepreneurship and global business, particularly the implications and outcomes of firms transitioning through growth stages up to and through initial public equity offering. The founder of two businesses herself, she has studied product, process, and performance changes as well as the implications of firm growth patterns on women as entrepreneurs of new ventures and within the corporation. Her experience in global business has translated into research on the markets of China and the strategic implications of the organization of global stock exchanges. As an affiliate of the Center for Gender in Organizations, Nelson is now engaged in multiple research projects to build knowledge around women and entrepreneurship, particularly in high-growth companies.