Ratan Dheer

Ratan Dheer

Assistant Professor of Management


522 Owen




  • Ph.D. Management in Entrepreneurship
  • MBA Supply Chain Management and Information Systems Management
  • MS Biotechnology

Professional Summary

Dr. Dheer's research has appeared in peer-reviewed and high impact journal, such as Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics, International Journal of Cross-cultural Management. Dr. Dheer has received several awards for his scholarly work from leading academic institutions, including the Best Paper Award from Academy of Management's Entrepreneurship Division (2014) and Outstanding Researcher Award (2016) from Eastern Michigan University's Department of Management. Dr. Dheer also received the Best Reviewer Award from Southern Management Association. Dr. Dheer is a passionate educator who aims to help students understand the issues that established and new businesses face and identify resolution to these.

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 388 Intro to Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 490 Business Policy

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Dheer's research focuses on topics in Entrepreneurship, Cross-cultural research and Strategy. Dr. Dheer is particularly interested in research on multicultural individuals, in analyzing how they contribute to the creation of new firms, to established organizations and to societies. He is also interested in research about Entrepreneurial Cognitions and Minority Entrepreneurship.

Selected Publications

Dheer, R. (2016) Cross-national differences in Entrepreneurial Activity: Understanding the role of Cultural and Institutional Factors. Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal

Dheer, R., Lenartowicz, T. (2016) Multiculturalism and Entrepreneurial Intentions: Understanding the Mediating impact of Cognitions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Dheer, R., Lenartowicz, T., & Peterson, M.F. (2015) Mapping India's Regional Cultures: Implications for International Management. Journal of International Business Studies, 46, 443-467.

Dheer, R., Lenartowicz, T. Peterson, M.F., & Petrescu, M. (2014) Cultural Regions of Canada and the United States: Implications for International Management Research. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 14(3), 343-384.