Diana Hechavarría

Diana Hechavarria

Assistant Professor
Room: BSN 3331
Phone: (813) 453-9242

Diana Hechavarría is an assistant professor in the Center for Entrepreneurship, teaching Strategic Entrepreneurship and Global Entrepreneurship.

Hechavarría has been published in numerous journals and was a recent International Council for Small Business Doctoral Student Best Paper Nominee. She was also recently a research fellow at the Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness in Spain. Hechavarría's research focuses on nascent entrepreneurship, and she has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Small Business Economics, and International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.

She has a PhD in Business Administration from University of Cincinnati, a MA in Liberal Studies from Florida International University, and a BA in Sociology from University of Florida.


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Hechavarría's professional service includes work on the program committees of several academic conferences such as Academy of Management, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and International Council for Small Business. She is a reviewer for Small Business Economics and ad-hoc reviewer for Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Business Venturing. She also coordinates the yearly Fintech Business Plan Competition at the for the Muma College of Business, and serves as I-Corps program committee advisor for USF Connect.