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David Harkins

David Harkins

College of Business

Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, and Hospitality and Tourism

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David Harkins is a facilitator, trainer, coach, and executive consultant. His work focuses on entrepreneurial thinking, leadership development, and operational innovation to help businesses and organizations deepen social impact and strengthen performance. He has advised many well-known organizations, from many of America’s leading nonprofits to several Fortune 500 companies.<br><br>Mr. Harkins is a second-year student in the Doctor of Organization Development and Change program at Bowling Green State University. He earned a Master of Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University and a BBA in entrepreneurial and small business management from American Public University. He is also a Certified Professional Coach.


  • ME, Western Carolina University, Entrepreneurship

Teaching Interests

Entrepreneurship, culture and leadership, sustainable business, change and innovation, business strategy, and planning, and intellectual property licensing,

Research Interests

Specific areas of organizational behavior that influence a business or organization’s ability to innovate: group processes, social influence, leadership, motivation, and culture. <br><br>Entrepreneurial thinking processes within nonprofit organizations, leadership for sustainable innovation, and creativity in organizational problem-solving.

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