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Karen Nicholas, PhD

Karen Nicholas

Assistant Professor • (208) 426-3845 • Mail Stop: 1625
Office Number: MBEB 2104 • Office Hours: By appointment

Karen Nicholas received her Ph.D. in management from West Virginia University and has lived and worked in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, the Bahamas, and many countries in Europe. She currently teaches in the areas of strategy, innovation, and change management, with interests in entrepreneurship and statistics.

Prior to returning to graduate studies at WVU, Karen was an entrepreneur with her own consulting and software firms. Typically working with high-technology firms, Karen has experience with a range of both large and small firms. Her research interests focus on inter-firm networks, examining firms’ collections of alliances. Networks are examined for their role in the mobility of resources, including knowledge resources and social resources such as status.

Karen is Canadian, and while she is an avid hockey fan, she is not a fan of winter!

Teaching Areas

  • Managing Innovation and Change
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship