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Dave Ketchen

Dave  Ketchen

Lowder Eminent Scholar

position: Professor
dept: Department of Management
phone: (334) 844-0454
office: 418 Lowder Business Building

At Auburn since 2006


  • PhD, Penn State University, 1994
  • BS, Penn State University, 1988

Professional Activities

David J. Ketchen, Jr. (Dave) currently serves as Lowder Eminent Scholar and Professor of Management and as Research Director of the Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship at Auburn University. He was the 2012 recipient of the Smeal Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business.

Dave has authored six books and more than 160 journal articles on effectively managing organizations. According to Scholar Google, his work has been cited more than 25,000 times by colleagues. His 2015 textbook Mastering Strategic Management is used in business programs at more than 130 universities.

Dave is the former chair of the board for Alabama Launchpad (a statewide competition for startup businesses) and he helped Michelin Development distribute $2 million in job creation loans in Alabama. Dave serves on the teaching team for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities at Florida State University and he has acted as an expert witness. He was the lead consultant on a six Ph.D. team that helped a Fortune 100 company create a winning bid for an $11.2 billion contract.

His Google Scholar page lists his articles.


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