Sarfraz A. Mian

Professor of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship


Contact

233 Rich Hall
315.312.3154
sarfraz.mian@oswego.edu

Sarfraz Mian is a professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and the Chair of the Marketing & Management Department in the School of Business. Prior to SUNY Oswego, he has taught at University of Maryland and was a visiting professor at universities in Europe and South Asia. He earned his MBA and Ph.D. in business administration from George Washington University and an MS in management science from Northwestern University.

Dr. Mian served as Chair for INFORMS Technology Management (2002-04) and an officer of the Academy of Management TIM Division (2000-05). He is the co-founder and US Coordinator of North American Innovation Research Network (NAIRNet) and is the Head (PI) of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Pakistan.

His scholarly work comprises of more than 50 published articles and 100 conference presentations. The more recent work includes: guest editor of a special issue of IJEIM on 'Innovative University Programs in Technology Business Incubation'; two books - 'Building Knowledge Regions in North America: Emerging Technology Innovation Poles' and 'Science & Technology Based Regional Entrepreneurship: Global Experience in Policy and Program Development' (both Edward Elgar). Mian's Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy articles on university business incubation are among the most cited.

During his more than 25 years of academic experience he has frequently consulted with international bodies, governments, and industry.

Research

Dr. Mian’s research interests involve strategic management, technology and innovation policy, entrepreneurship and new ventures, university-industry linkages, technology business incubation, and technology transfer. In 2012, he received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Publications

  • Mian, S. (2011). Science and Technology Based Regional Entrepreneurship: Global Experience in Policy and Program Development (Edited book), Edward Elgar Publishers. (ISBN 9781847203908)
  • Mian, S., Plosila, W. (2011). Science and Technology Based Regional Entrepreneurship in the United States: The Evolution of National and State Policies and Programs. Chapter in Science and Technology Based Regional Entrepreneurship: Global Experience in Policy and Program Development (S. Mian, Ed). Edward Elgar Publishers, pp 19-46
  • Mian, S., Corona, L. and Doutriaux, J. (2010). Building Knowledge Regions in Developing Nations with Emerging Innovation Infrastructure: Evidence from Mexico and Pakistan. International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp 304-330
  • Mian, Sarfraz (2009). University's Involvement in Technology Business Incubation: What Theory and Practice Tell US? International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Volume 11 (forthcoming)

Conferences

  • Mian, S., A. Fayolle and L. Wadid (2011). Building Modern Regional Innovation Platforms: Evidence from the US and French STP Models. Paper presented in the 28th World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) 2011 Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 19-22.
  • Fayyaz, A., S. Mian and F. Ul-Islam (2011). Factors Influencing the Development of SME Clusters: Evidence from Pakistan. Paper presented in the 56th World Conference of International Council for Small Business (ICSB) 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, June 15-18.
  • Qureshi, S., J. Kratzer and S. Mian (2011). Development of Entrepreneurial and Marketing Capabilities in New Technology Based Firms: A Quasi Longitudinal Study. Paper presented in the 56th World Conference of International Council for Small Business (ICSB) 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, June 15-18.
  • Wadid, L and S. Mian (2011). Does Entrepreneur's Social Skill Set Contribute to Innovative New Ventures? An Exploratory Study. Paper presented in the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, New York, June 8-11.
  • M'Chirgui, Z., S. Mian, A. Fayolle and W. Lamine (2011). Performance determinants of technology business incubators: A resource-based View. Paper presented in the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, New York, June 8-11.
  • Mian, S. and W. Hulsink (2010), The Triple Helix of a Regional Knowledge Ecosystem: Evidence from the US & European Science Park Models. Paper presented in The VIIIth Triple Helix Conference in Madrid, Spain, October 20-22.
  • Qureshi, S. and S. Mian (2010), Antecedents and Outcomes of Entrepreneurial Firms' Marketing Capabilities: An Empirical Investigation of Small Technology Based Firms. Paper presented and published in the proceedings of the annual United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, USASBE 2010, Nashville, TN, January 14-17
  • Fayyaz, A. and S. Mian (2010). Factors Influencing the Growth of SME Clusters: Evidence from UNIDO's Cluster Development Program in Pakistan. Paper accepted for presentation in the 55th World Conference of International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Cincinnati, OH. June 24-27.

Awards and honors

  • 2012 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.