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Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology, Brown University
Faculty, The Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, Brown University
Associate Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan examines the intersections inclusion, technology and entrepreneurship. She focuses on how entrepreneurial mindsets and leadership can foster innovation ecosystems and support creative thinking to address the challenges of tomorrow. In her class, she asks her students to consider how building and fostering entrepreneurial thinking across the organization can support the development of innovations and provide new opportunities for growth.

Ozkazanc-Pan is interested in innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems and how social, cultural and technological forces intersect to produce such systems. By examining the various institutions, structures, and organizations of ecosystems, she provides insights for policymakers, organizational leaders, start-ups and entrepreneurs to formulate strategies and develop practices to lead inclusive, sustainable innovations. She has published numerous articles and books and her research has appeared in various media outlets including NPR All Things Considered, CBS Boston, and The Conversation among others. Beyond Brown, Ozkazanc-Pan is an associate professor of management at the University of Massachusetts and a grantee with The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

PhD, Organization Studies, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts
MBA, International Management, Loyola College, Maryland
BA with Honors, Psychology, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland


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