Daniel Forbes

Associate Professor, Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship


Daniel Forbes is an Associate Professor in the Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship department at the Carlson School. He has also been named a Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. Since joining the Carlson School in 2000, Dan has taught courses on strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship to students in the MBA, undergraduate and executive education programs. He also does research on how people make decisions related to the creation & management of new ventures. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has been published in the Academy of Management ReviewStrategic Management JournalOrganization Science, and the Journal of Business Venturing, among other outlets. He has worked closely with several initiatives that connect the University with businesses and communities, including the Minnesota Cup, the Carlson Ventures Enterprise, the Product Design Program, and the Center for Integrative Leadership. In 2013-14 he served as a visiting fellow at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. Prior to his academic career, Dan worked in banking and as a program manager for a nonprofit organization. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University, and his undergraduate degree is from the University of Chicago.