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  Name:   Mr. Jeffrey A. Robinson, Ph.d
Month: July 2006
Schools: Rutgers College, BA and BS
Georgia Insitute of Tech, MS
Columbia University, Phd in Management and Entrepreneurship
Organization: Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU
Title: Professor

Jeffrey A. Robinson is a business scholar, an entrepreneur and an advocate for community economic development. He has completed five degrees in these areas of engineering, urban studies and business. He completed a Ph.D. in Management and Entrepreneurship at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.

His dissertation, "An Economic Sociology of Entry Barriers" explores the challenges of business entry of firms into inner city markets. His findings provide insights for policy makers and practicing entrepreneurs. Dr. Robinson has been on the faculty of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business of New York University since 2003 where he teaches entrepreneurship courses and leads the research program on social entrepreneurship. Most of Dr. Robinson's writing is dedicated to community and economic development issues for urban metropolitan areas in the United States and abroad. He also has grant funded research projects on African American women entrepreneurs and early stage social entrepreneurial ventures. He is the co-editor of the award winning research volume Social Entrepreneurship. He is a sought after speaker, author and media commentator recently appearing on Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News concerning the impact of Hurricane Katirna.

Dr. Robinson co-founded two social ventures: MBS Enterprises, LLC and Building Community Technology (BCT) Partners. As graduate students in 2001, Pinkett, Robinson, and three other co-founders launched BCT Partners, a firm that provides management, technology and policy consulting to non-profits, foundations, corporations and various government entities as they plan and implement change strategies and improve organizational effectiveness. Through BCT he has worked on numerous community technology and community building projects in the State of New Jersey, and the cities of New York, Baltimore, and Atlanta.

Dr. Robinson is working on several book projects including Black Faces in White Places with Dr. Randal Pinkett (winner of NBC's reality show hit, The Apprentice) and Becoming God's Entrepreneur: Eight Steps to Releasing Your Business Vision. He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Finance and Business and has recently been named to the 2006 40 Achievers Under 40 listing of The Network Journal.



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