Laurel Ofstein

Department of Management, Haworth College of Business

Dr. Laurel Ofstein, assistant professor of management at Western Michigan University, completed her Ph.D. in business administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago with a focus on entrepreneurship. She also holds an M.B.A. from DePaul University in Chicago. Her research focuses on how entrepreneurs innovate, as well as factors that drive individual entrepreneurial intentions and behaviors. She has most recently published articles on how learned creativity skills support innovative outcomes, as well as about the influences of organizational climate on innovation. At WMU, she teaches courses on entrepreneurship, family business and strategy.