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Abetti, Pier A.
Begley, Thomas
Chari, Murali
Clark, Brian
Demertzoglou, Pindaro
Durgee, Jeffrey F.
Edirisinghe, Chanaka
Francis, Bill B.
Francis, Sonja
Golden, Timothy
Gupta, Aparna
Hasan, Iftekhar
Huang, Dongling
Huang, Tingliang
Jiao, Yawen
Kumar, Shyam
Kuruzovich, Jason
Lu, Yingda
Maleyeff, John (Hartford)
Markovitch, Dmitri
McDermott, Christopher M.
McDermott, Margaret (Peggy)
Nam, Seunghan
Nevo, Dorit
O'Brien, Jonathan P.
O'Connor, Gina C.
Paulson, Albert S.
Peters, Lois S.
Peteros, Randall (Hartford)
Rainey, David (Hartford)
Ravichandran, T. (Ravi)
Sanderson, Susan W.
Stodder, James (Hartford)
Tracy, William
Triscari, Thomas Jr.
Wright, Frank X.
Wu, Qiang
Yayla-Kullu, Hesna Muge
Ye, Pengfei
Zhao, Hao
Pier A. Abetti

Pier A. Abetti

Professor of Practice

Dr. Abetti, listed in Who’s Who in America, builds upon a previous managerial career at General Electric across the globe. Professor Abetti is recipient of the Kaufmann Foundation Award for Entrepreneurship Professor of the Year and is an internationally recognized lecturer who has taught students in universities throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and Latin America.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic Development
  • Technology and R&D Management

Areas of Instruction

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business
  • Technology Management


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Doctorate in Industrial and Electrical Engineering, University of Pisa (Italy)

Research and Publications

Dr. Abetti focuses his research efforts on planning and management of technology, technological entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, and new business incubators. Dr. Abetti’s development of the electromagnetic model was awarded GE’s Coffin Award. He has published 150 papers in five languages and authored four books, including Linking Technology and Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Maghreb, published in English, French and Arabic. He is an Editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

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