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Dr. Marko Grünhagen  Grunhagen

Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Education and Development (SEED) Center Director

Lumpkin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship

Office: 3011 - Lumpkin Hall
Phone: 217-581-6906
Email: mgrunhagen@eiu.edu
Website: http://www.eiu.edu/~marko/



1999 Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
1995 M.B.A., Eastern Illinois University, USA
1994 Vordiplom, Universität zu Köln, Germany


About Dr. Grünhagen

      Dr. Marko Grünhagen (Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is the Lumpkin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, Coordinator of the Entrepreneurship Minor and Professor of Marketing at Eastern Illinois University.

      Dr. Grünhagen is a past Chair of the International Society of Franchising (ISoF), past Chair of the Office Depot Small Business Research Forum, and recipient of the Arthur S. Karp Award for the "Best Applied Research Paper on Franchising" by the Educational Foundation of the International Franchise Association (IFA). He serves as Associate Editor for the "Franchising and Small Business Marketing" area of the Journal of Small Business Management, and was Co-Editor of a recent Special Issue on Franchising of the Journal of Retailing.

      Dr. Grünhagen's research has been published or accepted by numerous academic journals such as the Journal of Retailing, Journal of Business ResearchPsychology & Marketing, Journal of Macromarketing, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Economic Psychology and the Journal of Marketing Channels. He has been quoted as an expert on franchising by global news outlets such as Entrepreneur MagazineThe Wall Street Journal, The China Business Journal and National Public Radio (NPR), and he has been invited to present his research across four continents in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.