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Bio: 
Richard DeMartino holds the Albert J. Simone Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He also serves as the of 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.
Education: 
  • Ph.D. in International Political Economy (Public 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: 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology management
Memberships: 
  • AOM, USASBE, GCEC
Awards: 
  • Global Consortium of Entrepreneurial Centers-2015-2016
  • 2016 Academy of Management-2016-2017
  • NSF's National Innovation Network-2015-2016
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Office of Research-2015-2016
  • Batting 1000 Grant Award, RIT-2007-2008
  • Best Journal Article of the Year, Journal of Product and Innovation Management-2006-2007
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda Honorary Society Faculty Mentor Award, Alpha Sigma Lambda-2006-2007
  • Zutes Research Fellowship, RIT College of Business-2005-2006
  • Best Empirical Paper, SBIDA-2002-2003
Books: 
  • Kelly, R.,Quagliata, A.,DeMartino, R.,& Perotti, V. (2016). Diversity in deaf education.
Chapters: 
  • Kelly, R.,Quagliata, A.,DeMartino, R.,& Perotti, V. (2016). 21st century deaf workers: Going beyond just employed to career growth and entrepreneurship.. Diversity in deaf education. 473–505.
Journals: 
  • DeMartino, R.,Murthy, R.,Miller, J.,& Angelis, J. (2015). Looking Inside the Black Box of Growth in Declining Small Firms: The Role of Growth Factors, Planning, and Implementation. Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth.
  • Stromeyer, W.,Miller, J.,SriramachandraMurthy, R.,& DeMartino, R. (2014). The Prowess and Pitfalls Of Bayesian Structural Equation Modelling: 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.,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.,& 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.,Reid, D.,& Zygliodopoulos, S. (2006). Balancing localization and globalization: exploring the impact of firm internationalization on a regional cluster. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 17.
  • 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.
  • DeMartino, R.,Reid, D.,& Zygliodopoulos, S. (2005). The Internationalization Journey of a High Tech Cluster. Thunderbird International Business Review. 47. 529-554.
  • DeMartino, R., (2004). JML Optical at the Crossroads: Exploring Growth and Exit Strategies of a Family Business. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education. 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. 815-32.
  • DeMartino, R.,& Barbato, R. (2002). An Analysis of the Motivational Factors of Intending Entrepreneurs. Journal of Small Business Strategy.
Presentations: 
  • DeMartino, R., (2016). Integrative Aspects of the NSF I-Corps; the RIT Example. Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.
  • DeMartino, R., (2016). NSF: What is the Next for the Innovation Corps Program?. NSF's National Innovation Network.
  • DeMartino, R., (2016). Seeking Self-Employment int the Deaf Community: The Entrepreneurial Factors and Antecedents. Academy of Management Annual Conference.
  • 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). Deaf and Hard of Hearing Entrepreneurship. NTID Foundation Board Meeting.
  • 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., (2008). Organizing for Radical Innovation. ASQ/IIE, Annual Rochester Chapter, American Society for Quality and Institute of Industrial Engineers.
  • DeMartino, R., (2008). Solidifying a Business Concept & Opportunity Assessment. SCORE, SCORE Rochester Chapter.
  • DeMartino, R., (2008). Economic Development and RIT. 12th Annual Business Conference: Economic Development is Everyone's Business, Rochester Women's Network (RWN).
  • DeMartino, R., (2007). The Entrepreneurial Spirit and Its Impact on upstate NY. Business Development Solutions, Entrepreneurial Spirit Week, Business Develeopment Solutions, Inc..
  • 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). 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.
Proceedings: 
  • Kelly, R.,Quagliata, A.,DeMartino, R.,& Perotti, V. (2015). Deaf Workers: Educated and Employed, but Limited in Career Growth. International Congress on the Education of the Deaf.
  • DeMartino, R., (2012). Intentionality of Growth: How Strategic Intent Affects Growth Tactics. INFORMS.
  • Miller, J.,Angelis, J.,Murthy, R.,& DeMartino, R. (2011). Of Breeds, Tricks and Age: the Case of Small Business Growth and Market Choice Strategy. Academy of Marketing Science.
  • DeMartino, R.,Atkins, W.,Barbator, R.,& Perotti, V. (2011). Entrepreneurship in the Disability Community: An Exploratory Study on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community (Summar. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • 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.
  • Angelis, J.,Murthy, R.,Miller, J.,& DeMartino, R. (2011). The Effect of Resources, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Intent on Small Business Growth Processes. PONDS.
  • Angelis, J.,Murthy, R.,Miller, J.,& DeMartino, R. (2010). See How They Grow: Studying Small Venture Growth Through a Qualitative Lens. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
  • Murthy, R.,Angelis, J.,Miller, J.,& DeMartino, R. (2010). Intentionality of Growth: How Strategic Intent Affects Growth Tactics. INFORMS.
  • Hull, C.,Hung, Y.,Hair, N.,Perotti, V.,& DeMartino, R. (2006). Digital Entrepreneurship. EDGE.
  • DeMartino, R.,& Neck, H. (2005). Corporate Entrepreneurship through Radical Innovation. Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • 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.,& 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.,& Reid, D. (2003). Investigating the Applicability of three theoretical. European International Business Association (EIBA), Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 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.,Reid, D.,& Zygliodopoulos, S. (2002). New Business Creation and Technology Transfer in the Rochester Photonics Cluster. Proceedings title needed.
  • DeMartino, R.,Reid, D.,& Zygliodopoulos, S. (2002). Emerging Photonics Industry: The Success Vulnerability Paradigm. 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.,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.,& Barbato, R. (2000). MBA Entrepreneurs: A call for Research. SBIDA Regional Conference.
Research Grants: 
  • 2017: DeMartino, R.,NSF STEM Commercialization Promotion Program: National Deaf Community.
  • 2017: Raffaelle, R.,DeMartino, R.,& Mozrall, J.Upstate Alliance for Commercialization: I-Corps Node.
  • 2015: DeMartino, R.,& Phelps, A.Pilot Interactive Game/Media Student Co-op Stipend Program (Entre-gymnasiam).
  • 2014: DeMartino, R.,Technology Commercialization Clinic/Sub-Contract.
  • 2014: DeMartino, R.,Enhancing the Technology & Design Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystem at RIT.
  • 2014: DeMartino, R.,Design and Prototyping A Consumer Product.
  • 2011: DeMartino, R.,Air - 3D Technology Development.
  • 2011: DeMartino, R.,Technology Commercialization Clinic/Sub-Contract.
  • 2011: DeMartino, R.,Technology Commercialization Clinic/Sub-contract.
  • 2011: DeMartino, R.,Technology Commercialization Clinic/Sub-Contract.
  • 2011: DeMartino, R.,Perotti, V.,& Atkins, S.Entrepreneurship in the Disabled Community: Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities.
  • 2008: DeMartino, R.,Entrepreneurship and Strategic Growth Program.
  • 2007: DeMartino, R.,Entrepreneurship and Strategic Growth Program.
  • 2006: DeMartino, R.,& Perotti, V.Entrepreneurship in Digital Domains.
Working Paper: 
  • 2017: Jacques, P.,Garger, J.,& DeMartino, R.The Role of Gender in Distinguishing Motive Profiles and Career Satisfaction of Entrepreneurs and Non-entrepreneurs.
  • 2016: Stromeyer, W.,Sriramachandramurthy, R.,DeMartino, R.,& Noe, R.The Effects of Mentoring on Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and the Desire to Become an Entrepreneur.
  • 2016: DeMartino, R.,Atkins, S.,Perotti, V.,& Barbatp, R.A Model for Deaf Entrepreneurship: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges.
  • 2016: da Silva Cristóv&#, M.,Jacques, P.,DeMartino, R.,& Garger, J.Antecedents of Career Commitment in Entrepreneurs.
  • 2016: DeMartino, R.,Stromeyer, W.,Sriramachandramurthy, R.,Atkins, W.,& Perotti/Barbato, V.The Career Motivators and Dynamics of Entrepreneurship in the Deaf Community.

Richard DeMartino

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