Dr. Patricia McDougall is the Associate Dean of Faculty and Research and the William L. Haeberle Professor of Entrepreneurship at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. She helped pioneer the growing field of international entrepreneurship. She and her co-author, Benjamin Oviatt, were presented the 2004 JIBS Decade Award for their 1994 article on the early internationalization of new ventures. The award is given to the article that has had the most significant impact on international business research during the past decade. Her major research interests include accelerated internationalization and new venture strategies. Her business cases appear in more than twenty-five books, and her research has also been presented in the business press, including Inc. magazine, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. She is a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellow, the former Chair of the Academy of Management's Entrepreneurship Division and is a current or former member of nine editorial boards. In a survey published in the Journal of Management she was identified as the third most published author in entrepreneurship.
Formerly, she was a Professor at the Georgia Institute. While at Georgia Tech, she served as the co-principal investigator of two major National Science Foundation grants with the Electrical and Computer Engineering School and the Engineering Research Center. She received her Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of South Carolina.