Jeffrey S. Petty

HE is a professor of entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the Director of the Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society, the Academic Director of the HEC UNIL Executive MBA programme, and the Co-founder and Academic Director of the UNIL HUB Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Jeffrey has an MBA in international management and a doctorate in management and his primary research interests include entrepreneurship and new venture financing, with a focus on equity crowdfunding, venture capital decision making, and venture debt. He has taught courses on corporate strategy, entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship, knowledge management, sustainable innovation, and technology and innovation management. Over the past twenty-five years Jeffrey has also worked with entrepreneurial organizations, ranging from start-ups and non-profit ventures to multi-national corporations, and has participated in all phases of the firm lifecycle, from concept development and initial fund raising to initial public offerings and acquisitions.