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Kevin A Miceli 

Instructor - Undergraduate program and MBA@UNC
P​hD Candidate (Strategy and Entrepreneurship), entered 2011
McColl Bldg. PhD Suite 5500


Contact Information:

email: Kevin_Miceli (at)


Kenan-Flagler Business School
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill              
McColl Building, Campus Box 3490           
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490


Research Interests:

Technology, Firm and Industry Evolution; Technology Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Innovation and Knowledge Management;

My research is in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship.  My dissertation is specifically on the role of "garage inventors" - inventors who independently own their technologies and are not associated with a firm, university, government, or other organization - and their transition to entrepreneurship.  The introduction to this is:

An enduring image in American culture is the heroic “garage inventor” turned entrepreneur (Audia and Rider, 2005; Klosowski, 2013). This dissertation studies the link between independent invention and the start of new technological firms. In doing so, it investigates the move from technological discovery to commercialization. While investigating the role of independent inventors in new firm formation, the research questions are: what characteristics drive and moderate the effects of technological development to new firm formation?




Primary Instructor:
BUSI590           Undergraduate Strategic Innovation      Fall 2014
- Created new elective for the undergraduate curriculum, proposed the class to the business school faculty and marketed the class to students.


MBA@UNC        Introduction to Entrepreneurship           July 2014 (2 sections), October 2014 (1 section), January 2015 (sections)
-Section Faculty in the graduate-level entrepreneurship course in UNC's #1 ranked online MBA program

Teaching Assistant:


BUSI411            Undergraduate Strategic Management      Fall 2013

(Core Undergraduate Course taught by Kristin Wilson and Changhyun Kim)

MBA828C           Strategic Innovation                              Winter 2013
MBA835             Intro to Entrepreneurship                      Winter 2013

(Elective Strategy Courses for Atul Nerkar)



MBA828C           Strategic Innovation                              Winter 2012
MBA835             Intro to Entrepreneurship                      Winter 2012

(Elective Strategy Courses for Atul Nerkar) 


Executive Education Facilitator:

OneMBA            MBA Team Building Program                   December 2012
WeekendMBA13 MBA Team Building Program                   April 2012
EveningMBA13   MBA Team Building Program                   November 2011

(Team Building Modules for Mabel Miguel)



MBA- Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University - 2011
Concentration in Finance and Strategy


BS Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University - 2004
Minor in Psychology


Professional Experience:

Project Manager - New Product Introduction for Services - 2008 - 2009
GE Transportation, Erie, PA

Reliability Manager for DC Locomotives - 2007 - 2008
GE Transportation, Erie, PA

Edison Engineering Development Program - 2005 - 2007
GE Transportation, Erie, PA