Jeffrey S. Petty

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Jeffrey Petty is Full Professor of Entrepreneurship at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, and academic director of the EMBA program where he teaches courses on entrepreneurship and new venture funding.

His current research interests include venture capitalist decision making and the impact of government policies and institutions on entrepreneurship.

Over the past 20 years he has worked with entrepreneurial organizations, ranging from start-ups to international corporations, in a variety of roles and has participated in all phases of the firm life cycle, from concept development to exit.

In addition to his academic activities, Jeffrey continues to advise entrepreneurial ventures, both commercial and non-profit, on their commercialization, growth, and financing strategies.

Jeffrey Petty holds a PhD in management (HEC Lausanne-UNIL) and an MBA in international management (Thunderbird).

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