faculty-profile

Dr. Vartuhi Tonoyan

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Building: Babbio Center
Room: 638
Phone: 201 216 8548
Email: vtonoian@stevens.edu
School:  Howe School of Technology Management
Education
  • Diploma of Economics degree (with distinction) Yerevan State University of National Economy, Armenia
  • Doctorate Degree in Management (summa cum laude) from the University of Mannheim in Germany
Research
Her research interests and fields include bio-technology entrepreneurship, emergence of new industries, clusters, innovation, strategic alliances, corruption, development economics, gender, and labor markets.
General Information
Her publications have appeared in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. She is a recipient of the 2011 Top Reviewer Award of the Journal of Business Venturing, the 2006 Best Paper Award of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management as well as the 2006 Best Reviewer Award of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. She serves on the editorial board of several entrepreneurship journals. Prof. Tonoyan has wide experiences in the acquisition and implementation of entrepreneurship related research projects, funded by the German government, research foundations as well as international organizations. She is a member of various academic associations, such as the VhB, FGF, and the Academy of Management. She consulted with the UN on small business development and corruption in developing economies.    
Experience

Prof. Vartuhi Tonoyan joins the School of Technology Management as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Prior to joining Stevens, she was a visiting scholar at the Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Prof. Tonoyan holds Diploma of Economics degree (with distinction) from the Yerevan State University of National Economy, Armenia, as well as the Doctorate Degree in Management (summa cum laude) from the University of Mannheim in Germany - an internationally accredited and one of the leading German universities in management, economics and social sciences.  She has held various academic positions at the Mannheim University, including the position of an Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business as well as the Head of the Entrepreneurship Research Division at the Mannheim’s Institute for SME Research.  She designed and implemented the first lecture on entrepreneurship at the Mannheim University, and held various entrepreneurship courses at Master and PhD-levels.