Siri Terjesen, PhD

As a Visiting Scholar with Catalyst, Dr. Siri Terjesen contributes research associated with Catalyst’s mission to expand opportunities for women and business. Siri is a Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Kogod School of Business at American University where she also serves as Director of the American University Center for Innovation (AUCI). AUCI was recently designated by the AACSB as one of the world’s top 20 university-based entrepreneurship centers to spotlight and has recently obtained status as a NSF I-Corps site (one of 70 university-based sites across the country).

She is also a Professor .2 at the Norwegian School of Economics. Siri’s research focuses on strategic entrepreneurship, international management, corporate governance, and gender in management, and she has been published in leading journals such as Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Operations Management. She is an Associate Editor of Academy of Management Learning & Education, Small Business Economics, and Industry & Innovation. She has served as Membership Chair for the Academy of Management’s Entrepreneurship Division. Siri received her undergraduate education at the University of Richmond, her Masters at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, Norway as a Fulbright Scholar, and PhD at Cranfield University in the UK. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

Prior to starting her academic career, she was a consultant with Accenture. Siri is affiliated with Stockholm’s Ratio Institute and joined Strata’s board in 2016. Prior to her academic career, Siri was a management consultant with Accenture, on projects in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Berlin, Germany. She was also a competitive ultra-distance runner, representing the United States, England, and Queensland (Australia) in international competitions. Her research can be found on Google Scholar and her professional profile on LinkedIn. You can also follow her on Twitter.