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Dr. Patel is a leading source on issues related to innovation, entrepreneurship and health and self-employment. Dr. Patel mentors Villanova’s rising entrepreneurs and leaders, and actively promotes the connection of theory to practice through research, leadership and community outreach. His research has been featured on CNBC.
University of Louisville: phD
University of Louisville: MA
Spalding University: BA
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For Startups Seeking Capital, The Name Is No Game
Innovate Long Island
What’s in a name? Maybe everything, if you’re a startup in need of early-stage capital. A new study by researchers from Stony Brook University, Drexel University and Villanova University explores the effects of “name fluency” on investors – that is, the familiarity, uniqueness and phonetic influence of a company name, and how venture capitalists tend to react. By exploring “the two ways you can evaluate a name, two kinds of fluency,” the study aims to be a resource to entrepreneurs and investors alike, according to co-author Richard Chan, an assistant professor in SBU’s College of Business who conducted the research with Drexel professor Haemin Park and Villanova professor Pankaj Patel.
Testosterone Levels in the Womb Affect Your Likelihood of Becoming an Entrepreneur
In the unending debate of Nature versus Nurture, new research puts forward an argument for nature. Higher levels of testosterone in the womb are associated with higher likelihood of becoming an entrepreneur, according to new research from Villanova School of Business Professor Dr. Pankaj Patel.
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Marta Lindvert, Pankaj C. Patel & Joakim Wincent
Wolfe, M.T., Patel, P.C.
Marcus T.Wolfe, Pankaj C.Patel
Devaraj, S., Patel, P.C.
Marco van Gelderen, Roy Thurik, Pankaj Patel