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Dr. Edward Crowley is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University. He holds a DBA in Business Administration from the University of Manchester (UK), an MBA from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to joining Southeast Missouri State University, Dr. Crowley founded or was a key executive in seven start-ups and early stage companies including several successful exits (including an IPO) as well as working in key management roles for Fortune 500 firms including Texas Instruments and Lexmark. In these roles he has developed a global reputation for thought leadership and innovation by leading projects in over 40 countries, launching offices and subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and being a key note speaker in over 60 different events in 30 countries. Dr. Crowley has been named to the “Differences Makers of the Document Imaging Industry” two years in a row, and also ranked (twice) as one of the most influential individuals in the imaging industry. He was awarded a Leadership Award by the Managed Print Services Organization three years in a row as well as being on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies two years in a row.
Dr. Crowley's research interests include the transformation of manufacturing firms through services, the impact of national and organizational culture on Japanese manufacturing firm’s efforts to build services, and entrepreneurial dynamics in the farm food economy. He has published articles in the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Product and Brand Management, and the Journal of Professional Services Marketing. He has also authored chapters in the text book Industrial Marketing. His 2007 Visions Magazine column received best editorial award and a 2015 paper on re-designing business models for services received the Best Conference Paper at the Aston Business School (Birmingham UK) Spring Servitization Conference.
Dr. Crowley’s interests include supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Missouri, raising registered fine wool sheep, and mentoring new entrepreneurs.