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Donald Siegel

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School Director and Foundation Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
School Dir & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720

Donald Siegel is Foundation Professor of Public Policy and Management and director of the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Arizona State University. SPA is ranked No. 9 in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report and No. 5 in research, according to the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities. From 2008-2016, Siegel served as dean of the School of Business at the University at Albany, SUNY. 

He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and his master’s and doctoral degrees in business economics from Columbia University. He then served as a Sloan Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Siegel has also taught at SUNY-Stony Brook, the University of Nottingham, RPI, where was he was chair of the Economics Department, and the University of California-Riverside, where he served as associate dean for graduate studies.  

Siegel is an editor of the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Technology Transfer, a former co-editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, an associate editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis, a former associate editor of the Journal of Business Venturing and Academy of Management Learning and Education, and serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Business Venturing, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and the British Journal of Management. He has also co-edited 46 special issues of leading journals in economics and management. In 2016, he was elected a fellow of the Academy of Management.

Siegel has published 119 journal articles, 21 book chapters and 12 books on issues relating to university technology transfer and entrepreneurship, the effects of corporate governance on performance, productivity analysis, the economic effects of gambling and corporate and environmental social responsibility in such leading journals as the American Economic Review, Economic Journal, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Research Policy, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Management. His most recent books are "Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Technological Change," "Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance," "Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility," and "Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Gambling," all published by Oxford University Press, and the "Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship" (University of Chicago Press). His citation count, according to Google Scholar, is 41,325, with an h-index of 76. 

Siegel has received more than $3.3 miilion in grants or fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation, Kauffman Foundation, NBER, American Statistical Association, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the U.S. Department of Labor. His most recent NSF grant (with David Waldman of ASU) is the first study of the impact of “organizational justice” on university technology transfer and academic entrepreneurship. Siegel also served as a consultant or advisor to the U.N., National Research Council (NRC), the Council on Competitiveness, the U.K., Italian, and Swedish governments, the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, Chase Manhattan, Securities Industry Association, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co, Deloitte and Touche, and the National Association of Manufacturers. Siegel was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Commerce on “Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy” and a member of Governor David Patterson’s Small Business Task Force. He also served as chair of the NRC Committee on “Best Practice in National Innovation Programs for Flexible Electronics” and as an advisor to the NRC on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. In 2011, Siegel testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology regarding reauthorization of the SBIR program. He also served on the Board of Directors of New York State Industries for the Disabled and the Research Foundation of the State University of New York.

  • Ph.D. Business Economics, Columbia University Graduate School of Business 1988
  • M. Phil. Business Economics, Columbia University Graduate School of Business 1987
  • B.A.  Economics, Columbia College 1981
Video about SPA's #9 ranking by U.S. News and World Reports (tied with Princeton, NYU, and UT-Austin)
Research Interests

university technology transfer, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility

Honors / Awards

Fellow, Academy of Management


General Editor, Journal of Management Studies; Editor, Journal of Technology Transfer; Associate Editor, Journal of Productivity Analysis; Former Co-Editor, Academy of Management Perspectives, Former Associate Editor, Journal of Business Venturing and Academy of Management Learning & Education; Editorial Board member, Academy of Management Review,  Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, British Journal of Management

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