Paula Englis

Paula Englis

Professor of Management

Department: Management
Phone: (706) 290-2683
Campus Box: 495024
Location: Green 226

Short Bio

Dr. Paula Danskin Englis leads the Berry College Entrepreneurship Program. She teaches, researches and consults in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy, knowledge intensive entrepreneurship, and knowledge management. Dr. Englis has published more than 55 journal articles, book chapters and case studies. She has worked closely with more than 125 current and former students and others to help them start and grow their businesses. Paula has worked with firms in a number of high tech industries in their start-up and/or growth process. A few examples: Dynamix,, Studyhubb, Baked Joy, African SOUP, and AMBEDO. Besides her work at Berry College, she is also affiliated with the Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS) at the University of Twente and the University of Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship. @EntBerryCollege, @EnglisPaula


  • 2000 Ph.D. in Business Administration (Strategic Management), The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 
  • 1992 M.B.A, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
  • 1989 B.S., Economics (Honors), The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
  • 1987 A.S., Mathematics, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN

    Teaching Interests

    • Strategy
    • Entrepreneurship
    • International Business

    Research Interests

    • Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship
    • Knowledge Management
    • Strategic Management

    Selected Publications

    • K Zalewska-Kurek, S Kandemir, B Englis, P Englis. 2016. Development of market-driven business models in the IT industry. How firms experiment with their business models? Journal of Business Models, 4(3) 48-67.
    • Englis, P.D. and Wakkee, I.A.M. 2015. Managerial mindset and the born global firm. In Gary Cook, Aard Groen, and Peter van der Sijde (ed.) New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium, Volume 13. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
    • Wakkee, I.A.M.,  Englis, P.D. and Dorrestein, F. 2015. The stigmatization of bankrupt entrepreneurs in dutch newspapers. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship. DOI:10.1080/08276331.2015.1017869.
    • van der Steen, M., Englis, P.D., and Meyer, P.B. 2013. The impact of knowledge capabilities on corporate venturing. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 18(3): 282-297.
    • van der Steen, M., Englis, P.D., and Englis, B.E. 2013. Scientific team effectiveness and the external CEO: A study of biotechnology university spin-offs. Industry and Higher Education, 27(1): 1-11.
    • Fatehi, K. and Englis, PD. 2012. Exploitation, exploration, and how learning affects strategic intent in multinational enterprise’ foreign direct investment decisions: A commentary essay. Journal of Business Research, 65:195-1297.   

      Professional Associations

      • Academy of Management
      • USASBE