Ted Khoury


Ted Khoury is research fellow at Vlerick Business School. He holds a PhD in International Management Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, a B.S.E. from the University of Michigan and an M.S.E. from the University of Texas at Austin, both in mechanical engineering, and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, he worked for over 12 years in the area of micro-nanotechnology in various senior management and consulting roles related to R&D and innovation strategies and is the inventor of 42 U.S. patents and over 70 patents issued in other countries.

Ted Khoury is an Associate Professor of Management and Strategy at Portland State University (PSU). At PSU, he teaches in the Masters of International Management program, the Social Innovation Certificate program and the senior capstone strategic management course within the School of Business Administration. His research focuses on the role of institutions and social forces within entrepreneurship and innovation processes. Within these domains he explores how both formal and informal institutions enable or constrain the pursuits of entrepreneurial actors within developing countries and emerging industries. His work has been published in numerous journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Business & Society, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of World Business, and Management Decision.

Ted often serves as an advisor and educator to African youth organizations both in the EU and Africa and has provided various training and skill-building workshops for African groups. He is also on the board of advisors for the Womenpreneur organization, which is focused on creating a virtual accelerator to empower female entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa regions, and the Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute’s (OTRADI) Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI).

You can find his full CV via this link. https://www.pdx.edu/sba/theodore-khoury


Job Title : Research Fellow

Management Domain


Expert in
Developing and Emerging Economy Entrepreneurship
Social Forces and Emerging Industries
Institutions and Intellectual Property Rights Strategies