The George Washington University
School of Business: Management
CFEE

Faculty Research: Dr. George Solomon

 

 

 

Dr. George Solomon, Associate Professor of Management, Co-Director, CFEE, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM)

 

 

Supported Research, Training, and Development Grants:

  • 2013 Awarded a $18,800 grant from the Kauffman Foundation for the dissemination and analysis of the 2013 National Survey of Entrepreneurship Education
  • 2012 Awarded a $15,000 grant from the Kauffman Foundation for the analyzing the state of the art in entrepreneurial training in the U.S.
  • 2008 Received $29,000 grant from National SCORE Foundation to conduct research linking SCORE volunteer’s values to their performance and evaluating impact of SCORE’s Online Consulting to small businesses
  • 2006 Awarded a $12,000 grant from the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) and Delta Epsilon Chi to develop an online national website 3-E Learning designed to capture the best in experiential exercises used in entrepreneurship classes
  • 2001 Awarded a $50,000 grant from the Coleman Foundation to complete and update the development of a national entrepreneurship curriculum targeted to high school students involved in DECA
  • 1999 Awarded a $15,000 grant from the VUBiz.org for the development of two online course in community development
  • 1999 Awarded a $20,000 grant from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership for the collection, dissemination and analysis of the 1999-2000 National Survey of Entrepreneurship Education
  • 1998 Awarded a $25,000 grant from the Coleman Foundation for the development of a national entrepreneurship curriculum targeted to high school students involved in DECA
 

Awards and Honors:

  • 2013 Selected to receive the Peter B. Vaill Faculty Member of the Year, The George Washington University (GWU)
  • 2012 Received President’s Award, International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
    for role as Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM)
  • 2012 Reelected Chair Wilford L. White Fellows, ICSB
  • 2011 Awarded the Max S. Wortman, Jr. for lifetime achievement in entrepreneurship by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
  • 2009 Emerald Literati Network Best Paper for published article
  • 2009 Academy of Management (AOM) Outstanding Leadership and Service Award
  • 2009 Awarded by the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Award for Innovative Teaching in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • 2009 Awarded National Innovative Entrepreneurship Pedagogy by USASBE
  • 2008 Acton Foundation Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Award
  • 2007 Selected Editor, AOM Best Paper Proceedings, 2007-2009
  • 2007 Received President's Award, ICSB
 

Publications and Research:

  • Refereed Articles
    • Solomon, G., Perry, V., Bryant, A. and May, K. (2013). Survival of the Fittest: Technical Assistance, Survival and Growth of Small Businesses: Public Policy Implications, Technovation.
    • Seo, J., Tomczyk, D., Perry, V. and Solomon, G. (2012). Looking out for the little guy: The Effects of Managerial Assistance on Small Business Performance. Journal of Business Research.
    • Solomon, G. & Perry, V. (2011). Looking Out for The Little Guy: The Effects of The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneurial Development Resource Partners Technical Assistance on Small Business Financial Performance”: Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness.
    • Dickson, P., Solomon, G. & Weaver, M. (2008). Entrepreneurial Selection and Success: Does Education Matter? Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. Vol 15. #2, p.239-258.
    • Solomon, G. (2008). Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century: From Pedagogy to Practice. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development Vol 15. #2, p.235-238.
    • Solomon, G. & Tomczyk, D. (2008). The Impact of Age and Reading on the Desire For Training Of Managers in Entrepreneurial Ventures. International Journal of Business & Globalisation Vo. 2, No. 2.
    • Solomon, G. (2007). An Examination of Entrepreneurship Education in the United States. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Volume 14 Issue 2.
    • El Tarabishy, A., Solomon, G. & Sashkin, M. (2005). The Entrepreneurial Leaders Impact on the Organizational Performance in Dynamic Markets. The Journal of Private Equity Vol. 8 No. 4, 20-30.
    • Fernald, L.W., Solomon, G. & Tarabishy, A. (2005). A New Paradigm: Entrepreneurial Leadership. Southern Business Review. Vol. 30 Number 2, 1-10.
  • Book Chapters
    • Liguori, E. W., Koutroumanis, D. A., & Solomon, G. T. (2012). Public policy: Government stimulation of start-ups. In M. Marvel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of New Venture Management (pp. 386-389). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.
    • Solomon, G. (2011). The Curricular Confusion between Small business and Entrepreneurship. In R. Varela (Ed.), Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Culture, Vol. 2, Center for Development and Entrepreneurial Spirit, Universidad ICESI.
    • Solomon, G. (2010). Training Programs For Fledgling Entrepreneurs. In F. Kiesner (Ed.), Creating Entrepreneurs - Making Miracles Happen, Singapore, World Scientific.
    • Solomon, G. & Tomczyk, D. (2009). The Impact of Age And Reading On The Desire For Training Of Managers In Entrepreneurial Ventures. In M. Fink and S. Kraus (Eds.) The Management of Small and Medium Enterprises. New York, New York, Routledge.
    • Solomon, G. (2009). Entrepreneurship education in the United States: National Survey Results. In J. Potter (Ed.) Fostering Entrepreneurship: The Role of Higher Education. Paris, France, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
    • Solomon, G., Weaver, K.M.W. & Fernald, L.W. (2007). A historical examination of small business management and entrepreneurship pedagogy. In P. Greene and M. Rice (Eds.) Entrepreneurship Education.
    • Solomon, G. (2005). Pedagogical Methods of Teaching Entrepreneurship: An Historical Perspective. In S. King, R. Van der Horst and S Duffy (Eds.) In Keystones of Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Malden Mass: Blackwell Publishing.
    • Solomon, G., Duffy, S. & Tarabishy, A. (2005). The State of Entrepreneurship Education in the United States: A Nationwide Survey and Analysis. In S. King, R. Van der Horst and S Duffy (Eds.) In Keystones of Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Malden Mass: Blackwell Publishing.
    • Hindle, K. & Solomon, G. (2005). Best Papers in the field of Entrepreneurship Education an Introduction. In S. King, R. Van der Horst and S Duffy (Eds.) In Keystones of Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Malden Mass: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Monographs, Dissertations, Professional Publications
    • Dickson, P., Weaver, M & Solomon, G. (2008). Entrepreneurial Selection and Success:
      Does Education Matter, The Small Business Economy: A Report to the President.

Journals:

  • Journal Editorial Boards
    • Journal of Small Business Management
    • Journal of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Change
    • International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
  • Editorships
    • Editor, Journal of Small Business Management 2010-2013
    • Interim Editor, Journal of Small Business Management 2009-2010
  • Guest Editor - Journals
    • Winkel, D., Vozikis,G., J., Solomon, G. (2013). Journal of Small Business Management. Family Business Volume 51 Number 2.
    • Solomon, G. (Ed.) (2008) Journal of Small Business and Enterprise DevelopmentVol. 15. #2, “Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century: From Pedagogy to Practice.”
  • Refereed Proceedings - Editor
    • Solomon, G. (2009). Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Chicago, IL.
    • Solomon, G. (2008). Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Anaheim, CA.
    • Solomon, G. (2007). Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Hills, G, Dowing, J.A., Monlior, J and Solomon, G. (2007). Research at the Marketing/ Entrepreneurship Interface. Washington, DC.

Presentations:

  • Plenary, Keynote, Invited
    • Solomon, G., Linton, J. Walsh, S., Jackson, W. and Smallbone, D. (2013). Insights into Getting Published: A View from the Editors, ICSB 58th World Conference.
    • Solomon, G. (2012). US Eco-System for SME’s: Reflection and Comment. Seoul, Korea. Korean Small Business Association monthly meeting.
    • Solomon, G. (2012). Elements of a Great Article, What’s important: Observations from the
      Editor-in-Chief Journal of Small Business Management.
      Seoul, Korea. Annual Korean Small Business Educators’ Conference.
    • Solomon, G. (2011). Successful Business Expansion through Export Markets: The Case of the United States, International Visitor Leadership Project for Ireland on “Minority Entrepreneurship. Washington, DC.
    • Solomon, G. (2011). The Curricular Confusion between Entrepreneurship Education and Small Business Management: A Qualitative Analysis, Facolta di Economia “Giorgio Fau” Scuola di Dottorato PhD Programme, Ancona Italy.
    • Solomon, G. (2011). Global Trends in Small Business and Entrepreneurship Education, Universita di Napoli Fedrico II, Naples, Italy.
    • Solomon, G. (2011). The Entrepreneurial Climate, Universita Salerno, Salerno, Italy.
    • Solomon, G. (2011). Entrepreneurship Education and the new Egypt. Entrepreneurship and Egypt: Reflections and Observations, Washington, DC.
    • Solomon, G. (2011). The Role of Entrepreneurship Education in Stimulating Economic Development. Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education in Egypt and the Middle East, Cairo, Egypt.
    • Solomon, G. and Smallbone, D. (2010) JSBM Reviewer Workshop for Younger Researchers, ICSB 55th World Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Solomon, G. (2010). Global Trends in SMEs and Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurship Summit 2010, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR.
    • Solomon, G. (2010). Research and Publication in a Global Business Environment. Doctoral Seminar, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, PR.
  • Conference Presentations (not in Proceedings)
    • Kang, J., Solomon, G. and Choi, D. (2013). Leadership and Innovative Behavior: Intervening Effects in an Entrepreneurial Context. AOM annual meeting, Orlando, Fl.
    • He, Fang, Siren, Charoltta, Singh, Sheetal, Solomon, George, and von Krogh, G. ( 2013). Offsetting the Diminishing Returns of Failure Experience: The Role of Emotion Regulation AOM annual meeting, Orlando, Fl.
    • Solomon, G., Matthews, C., and G. Dale Meyer (2013). Past-Forward: The Evolution of Entrepreneurship Education. 27th Annual USASBE Conference.
  • Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Yoon, J., Solomon, G. (2013) Entrepreneurial orientation gone risky: A lesson from Asian culture and its impact on firm performance. ICSB 58th World Conference.
    • Wohlford, K., Solomon, G. and El Tarabishy, A. (2013). Measuring Metrics and Methods for Entrepreneurial Success: A Survey and Review of Entrepreneurial Training Programs in the United States. ICSB 58th World Conference.
    • Phillips, M., Solomon, G. and Kang, J. (2013). Is Entrepreneurship Guiding the Recovery of a Freactured Legal Industry? A Multi-level Examination of Transformational Leadership, Entrepreneurial Orientation and Performance in the Legal Industry. ICSB 58th World Conference.
    • May, K. and Solomon, G. (2013). The State of Individual-Focused Entrepreneurship Research: A Social-Systematic Review. ICSB 58th World Conference.
    • May, Kevin and George Solomon (2013). The Moderating Effects of Value Systems on the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Entrepreneurial Firm Performance. 27th Annual USASBE Conference.
    • He, Fang, Siren, Charoltta, Singh Sheetal and Solomon, George (2012). Why do Some Entrepreneurs Fail Forward (and others do Not?) A moderation mediation model of learning from failure and transformational leadership. ICSB 57th World Conference.
    • Solomon, George, Tomczyk, David and Erik Winslow (2009). Does the Value Profile of SCORE Volunteers Effect their Productivity in Assisting Small Business Entrepreneurs? ICSB 54th World Conference.
    • Tomczyk, David, Solomon, George and Erik Winslow (2009) I Feel Your Pain:
      The Impact of Entrepreneur’s Emotional Intelligence on Employee Benefits. ICSB 54th World Conference.
    • El Tarabishy, Ayman, Saskin, Marshall and George Solomon (2009) Entrepreneurial CEOs’ Character, Organizational Entrepreneurial Orientation, and Performance. Babson Conference.
    • Perry, V. and Solomon, G. (2008). Does One Size Fit All? Firm Size, Technical Assistance and Small Business Growth. Proceedings of the ICSB 54th World Conference.
    • Tomczyk, D., Solomon, G. and Winslow, E. (2008). Human Capital Strategies of Successful Entrepreneurial Firms: Practices of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Businesses in America. Proceedings of the ICSB 53rd World Conference.
    • Tomczyk, D., Solomon, G., & Winslow, E. (2008). Attracting the Best: Employment Practices of the 500 Fastest Growing Firms in America. Proceedings of the ICSB 53rd World Conference.
    • Tomczyk, D., Solomon, G., & Winslow, E. (2008). Immediate versus Future Benefits among Entrepreneur Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Businesses: Does It Really Matter? Proceedings of the ICSB 53rd World Conference.
    • Solomon, G., Tomczyk, D. and El Tarabishy, A. (2008). Does the age of a business make a difference in applying training tools and strategies by small business? 22nd Annual USASBE Conference.