Dirk P. Libaers is an associate professor of entrepreneurship and innovation in the USF Center for Entrepreneurship at the Muma College of Business. He is the Kennedy Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and teaches courses in strategic entrepreneurship and creativity and design. He was a visiting professor at the University of Kent and the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and the University of Queensland in Australia.
His research interests include technology and academic entrepreneurship, new product and service development in new ventures and established firms; and issues related to creativity and innovation. His work has been published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy, the Journal of Business Venturing, R&D Management and Industrial and Corporate Change. He has written book chapters, edited books and presented papers at numerous conferences in the United States and abroad..
Libaers' service to the academic community includes being a reviewer for several business and technology journals such as Research Policy, the Journal of Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and others. He has served as a member of various search and selection committees for faculty and PhD candidates while at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and managed a portfolio of study-abroad programs at Northeastern University where he also was advisor to several startups.
- ENT 6126 901 Strategic Entrepreneurship
- ENT 6126 030 Executive MBA, Strategic Entrepreneurship
- ENT 6930 902 Creativity & Design (spring)
- "The Paradox of Openness: How Product and Patenting Experience Affect External R&D Sourcing in China," Journal of Product Innovation Management with Wang, T. and Park, H.D. (2017)
- "Time Allocations Across Collaborations of Academic Scientists and Their Impact on Efforts to Commercialize Novel Technologies: Is More Always Better?" R&D Management, (2017).
- "Non-Imitative Knowledge and Innovation Performance: Empirical Evidence From New Ventures in Developing Countries," Journal of Product Innovation Management, with Wang T. (2016)
- "A Taxonomy of Small Firm Technology Commercialization," Industrial and Corporate Change, with Hicks, D. and Porter A.L. (2016).
- Regular reviewer for Research Policy, the Journal of Technology Transfer, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, the Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
- Member of the Doctoral/Graduate Faculty Nominating Committee at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
- Manager of a portfolio of new, hybrid international study-abroad programs at the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group at Northeastern University.
- Advisor to numerous startups housed in the Northeastern University IDEA Incubator.