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Richard DeMartino, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office Location: LOW-3331

Office Phone: 585-475-5646

Email:
rdemartino@saunders.rit.edu

Management
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Meet Richard

Richard DeMartino holds the Albert J. Simone Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He also serves as the director the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which promotes innovation and entrepreneurship education and activity throughout the RIT community.

Dr. DeMartino's research and teaching interests include Entrepreneurial Motivations, Technology Commercialization, and Small Business Growth. More recently he has conducted research on the entrepreneurial motivations of the deaf community, in conjunction with RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). His articles have appeared in journals including the Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Small Business Management, and the Journal of Product and Innovation Management. Dr. DeMartino has received external funding from the Kauffman Foundation, US Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, and NY Empire State Development.

His administrative responsibilities include promotion of the RIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship eco-system. In this capacity, he works to develop diverse and inclusive experiential and multidisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship activities. In this role, he promotes and facilitates innovation and entrepreneurship activities throughout the RIT Community. His innovations include collaborative efforts founding and administering the Saunders College of Business SummerStart Program, the Technology Commercialization Clinic, the Small Business Strategic Growth Program, and the Digital Entrepreneurship Program.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. DeMartino worked in industry as a foreign currency, bond, and risk trader. He continues to do consulting in entrepreneurship program development, economic development and technology-related new business ventures. Dr. DeMartino has taught at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, and at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Office Hours & Staff Assistant Information


Staff Assistant: Karen St. George
Staff Assistant Phone: 585-475-6042
Education
  • Ph.D. in International Political Economy (Public Affairs) from University of Virginia, 1998
  • B.A. in Economics/Political Science from Cum Laude, Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, 1986
Experience
  • New Venture Coach | RIT Incubator | 2004-Present
  • Radical Innovation Consultant and Researcher | Radical Innovation Group | 2001-Present
  • Small Business Development Consultant | Independent | 1992-Present
  • Foreign Exchange Officer | Signet Bank | 1986-1990
Expertise [expertise maps]
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology management
Memberships
  • AOM, USASBE, PDMA
Awards
  • Batting 1000 Grant Award, RIT - - 2007
  • Best Journal Article of the Year, Journal of Product and Innovation Management - - 2006
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda Honorary Society Faculty Mentor Award, Alpha Sigma Lambda - - 2006
  • Zutes Research Fellowship, RIT College of Business - - 2005
  • Best Empirical Paper, SBIDA - - 2002
Research

Journal Articles

  • Stromeyer, W., Miller, J., SriramachandraMurthy, R., & DeMartino, R. (2014). THE PROWESS AND PITFALLS OF BAYSIAN STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING: IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT RESEARCH. Journal of Management, ().
  • DeMartino, R., Neck, H., Dwyer, P., & Treese, C. (2012). Radical Innovation in Medium-Sized Enterprises: An Exploratory Study of Strategic Intent and Innovation Process. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, ().
  • DeMartino, R., Clarcq, J., & Palanski, M. (2011). George C. Marshall: An Enduring Model of Leadership Effectiveness. Journal of Character and Leadership Integration, (), 17-34.
  • Barbato, R., Demartino, R., & Jacques, P. (2009). The Entrepreneurial Motivations of Non-Employer Entrepreneurs. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, ().
  • DeMartino, R., O'Connor, G., & Paulson, A. (2008). Organizational Approaches to Building a Radical Innovation Dynamic Capability. International Journal of Technology Management, ().
  • Hull, C., Hung, Y., Hair, N., Perotti, V., & DeMartino, R. (2007). Taking Advantage of Digital Opportunities: A Typology of Digital Entrepreneurship. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, ().
  • DeMartino, R., Zygliodopoulos, S., & Reid, D. (2006). Cluster Reputation as a Facilitator in the Internationalization of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Corporate Reputation Review, 9 (1).
  • DeMartino, R., Reid, D., & Zygliodopoulos, S. (2006). Balancing localization and globalization: exploring the impact of firm internationalization on a regional cluster. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 17 (6).
  • DeMartino, R., & O'Connor, G. (2006). Organizing for Radical Innovation: An exploratory study of the structural aspects of RI Management Systems in Large Established Firms. Journal of Product Innovation Management, ().
  • DeMartino, R., Barbato, R., & Jacques, P. (2006). Exploring the Career/Achievement and Family Orientations Difference between Entrepreneurs and Non-Entrepreneurs: The impact of sex and dependent status. Journal of Small Business Management, ().
  • DeMartino, R., Reid, D., & Zygliodopoulos, S. (2005). The Internationalization Journey of a High Tech Cluster. Thunderbird International Business Review, 47 (5), 529-554.
  • DeMartino, R. (2004). JML Optical at the Crossroads: Exploring Growth and Exit Strategies of a Family Business. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 2 (2).
  • DeMartino, R., & Barbato, R. (2003). Differences Among Women and Men MBA Entrepreneurs: Exploring Family Flexibility and Wealth Creation as Career Motivators. Journal of Business Venturing, (18), 815-32.
  • DeMartino, R., & Barbato, R. (2002). An Analysis of the Motivational Factors of Intending Entrepreneurs. Journal of Small Business Strategy, ().

Proceedings

  • DeMartino, R. (2012). Intentionality of Growth: How Strategic Intent Affects Growth Tactics. INFORMS.
  • DeMartino, R., Angelis, J., Miller, J., & Murthy, R. (2011). The Effect of Resources, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Intent on Small Business Growth Processes. PONDS.
  • Angelis, J., Sriramachandramurthy, R., Miller, J., & DeMartino, R. (2011). Intentionality to Reality: A Study of How Small Businesses Begin Their Road to Growth. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Murthy, R., Angelis, J., Miller, J., & DeMartino, R. (2010). Intentionality of Growth: How Strategic Intent Affects Growth Tactics. INFORMS.
  • DeMartino, R., Angelis, J., Murthy, R., & Miller, J. (2010). See How They Grow: Studying Small Venture Growth Through a Qualitative Lens. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
  • DeMartino, R., Lundgren, C., & Glenn, C. (2007). Entrepreneurial Cases in Technical Courses. Proceedings title needed.
  • Hull, C., Hung, Y., Hair, N., Perotti, V., & DeMartino, R. (2006). Digital Entrepreneurship. EDGE.
  • DeMartino, R., & Jacques, P. (2005). Exploring Hakim’s Preference Theory In The Field Of Entrepreneurship: A Test Of The Career Patterns Of Female Entrepreneurs. Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • DeMartino, R., & Neck, H. (2005). Corporate Entrepreneurship through Radical Innovation in Medium Sized Enterprises (Conference Abstract). Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • DeMartino, R., & O'Connor, G. (2004). Organizing for Radical Innovation: An exploratory study of the structural aspects of RI Management Systems in Large Established Firms.. Product Management Development Association.
  • DeMartino, R., Barbato, R., & Jacques, P. (2004). Exploring the Career and Family Orientations of Entrepreneurs:. Small Business Institute Directors’ Annual Conference, Clearwater FL., 149-158.
  • DeMartino, R., Zygliodopoulos, S., Demartino, R., & Reid, D. (2003). Cluster Reputation and the Internationalization of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Conference on Clusters, Industrial Districts and Firms: The Challenge of Globalization, Modena, Italy.
  • DeMartino, R., Zygliodopoulos, S., & Reid, D. (2003). Investigating the Applicability of three theoretical. European International Business Association (EIBA), Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • DeMartino, R., Reid, D., & Zygliodopoulos, S. (2002). Balancing Localization and Globalization: Exploring the Impact of Globalization on an a Opto-Photonics Cluster. Proceedings title needed.
  • DeMartino, R., Reid, D., & Zygliodopoulos, S. (2002). Emerging Photonics Industry: The Success Vulnerability Paradigm. Proceedings title needed.
  • DeMartino, R., Reid, D., & Zygliodopoulos, S. (2002). New Business Creation and Technology Transfer in the Rochester Photonics Cluster. Proceedings title needed.
  • DeMartino, R., & Barbato, R. (2002). Motivational Factors of Female and Male Entrepreneurs. Journal of Business Venturing 18 (2003) 815  832.
  • DeMartino, R., & Barbato, R. (2000). MBA Entrepreneurs: A call for Research. SBIDA Regional Conference.

Presentations

  • DeMartino, R., Atkins, S., Barbato, R., & Perotti, V. (2011). Entrepreneurship and the Disabled: An Exploratory Study on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson College and Whitman College of Business.
  • DeMartino, R., Angelis, J., Miller, J., & Murthy, R. (2011). The Effect of Resources, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Intent on Small Business Growth Processes. POMS Annual Meeting.
  • DeMartino, R. (2010). Overcoming Barriers to Commercializing Radical Innovation. An Evening About Innovation, ASQ, SRE, INCOSE, and PDMA.
  • DeMartino, R. (2009). Solidifying a Business Concept & Opportunity Assessment. SCORE Annual Meeting 2009, SCORE Rochester Chapter.
  • DeMartino, R. (2008). Solidifying a Business Concept & Opportunity Assessment. SCORE, SCORE Rochester Chapter.
  • DeMartino, R. (2008). Deaf and Hard of Hearing Entrepreneurship. NTID Foundation Board Meeting.
  • DeMartino, R. (2008). Organizing for Radical Innovation. ASQ/IIE, Annual Rochester Chapter, American Society for Quality and Institute of Industrial Engineers.
  • DeMartino, R. (2008). Economic Development and RIT. 12th Annual Business Conference: Economic Development is Everyone's Business, Rochester Women's Network (RWN).
  • DeMartino, R. (2008). Enetrepreneurship in the Digital Domain. Getting to the Point: Ideas, Process, and Products, NCIIA Annual Conference.
  • DeMartino, R., Jacques, P., & Palrecha, R. (2008). Running head: Revisiting Mcclelland: Distinguishing Motives. Academy of Management, Annual Meeting.
  • DeMartino, R., & Perotti, V. (2007). Developing an Experiential Entrepreneurship Program in Digital Industries and New Media. NCIIA 11th Annual Meeting/Conference, March 22024 2007, National Association of Inventors & Innovators Alliance.
  • DeMartino, R. (2007). The Entrepreneurial Spirit and Its Impact on upstate NY. Business Development Solutions, Entrepreneurial Spirit Week, Business Develeopment Solutions, Inc..
  • DeMartino, R., & , e. (2007). Organizing and Managing Radical Innovation. Vodafone Expert Symposium, Brandenburg Technical University.
  • DeMartino, R., Barbato, R., & Jacques, P. (2006). The Entrepreneurial Motivations of Non-employer Entrepreneurs. Academy of Management Annual Conference.
  • DeMartino, R. (2004). Internal Corporate Venturing as a Vehicle to Commercialize Radical Innovation: Exploring Effective Managerial Approaches. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Working Paper


  • 2014: DeMartino, R., Atkins, S., Perotti, V., & Barbatp, R., A Model for Deaf Entrepreneurship: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges.

  • 2014: Jacques, P., Garger, J., & DeMartino, R., The Role of Gender in Distinguishing Motive Profiles and Career Satisfaction of Entrepreneurs and Non-entrepreneurs.

  • 2013: Kelly, R., Quagliata, A., DeMartino, R., & Perotti, V., Running Head: Self-Efficacy and the Career Outcomes of Deaf College Graduates.

  • 2013: DeMartino, R., Perotti, V., Atkins, W., Barbato, R., & Sriramachandramurthy, R., An Exploratory Study of the Drivers and Entrepreneurial Self-Effiacay of Deaf Community.

  • 2013: Stromeyer, W., Sriramachandramurthy, R., DeMartino, R., & Noe, R., The Effects of Mentoring on Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and the Desire to Become an Entrepreneur.

  • 2013: DeMartino, R., Murthy, R., Miller, J., & Angelis, J., Looking Inside the Black Box of Growth in Declining Small Firms: The Role of Growth Factors, Planning, and Implementation.

Research Grant


  • 2011: DeMartino, R., Technology Commercialization Clinic/Sub-Contract. $25,000.00 awarded

  • 2011: DeMartino, R., Technology Commercialization Clinic/Sub-contract. $25,000.00 awarded

  • 2011: DeMartino, R., Technology Commercialization Clinic/Sub-Contract. $5,760.00 awarded

  • 2011: DeMartino, R., Perotti, V., & Atkins, S., Entrepreneurship in the Disabled Community: Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities. $19,400.00 awarded

  • 2011: DeMartino, R., Air - 3D Technology Development. $500,000.00 awarded

  • 2008: DeMartino, R., Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization Program. $180,000.00 awarded

  • 2006: DeMartino, R., & Perotti, V., Entrepreneurship in Digital Domains. $15,000.00 awarded

  • 2006: DeMartino, R., Entrepreneurship and Strategic Growth Program. $320,000.00 awarded