David E. Desplaces, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Economics, College of Charleston, USA

  307 Tate Center

  5 Liberty Street
  Suite 300
  Charleston, SC 29401

  Tel: (843) 953-6446
  Fax: (843) 953-5697

David E. Desplaces

Assistant Professor of Global Commerce

Ph.D. University of Rhode Island

David E. Desplaces is an Assistant Professor of Global Commerce at the School of Business and Economics. He joined the College of Charleston in the summer of 2007 from the University of Hartford where he founded the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and directed student community-based consulting projects in cooperation with the Connecticut Economic Gardening Group.

Education:BS Management (with Honors), Bentley College; MBA with a concentration in Finance, Bentley College; MS Education, Syracuse University; Ph.D. Business Administration, University of Rhode Island

Research Interests and Working Papers
  • Regional economic development
  • Spatial allocation of funding for new ventures
  • Business ethics education
  • Change management
Selected Scholarship
  • Bosco, S. M., Melchar, D. E., Beauvais, L. L., Desplaces, D.E. (Forthcoming). Teaching business ethics: the effectiveness of common pedagogical practices in developing students’ more judgment competence. Journal of Ethics Education.
  • Desplaces, D.E. & McIntyre, N. K. (2009). Revising doing business in the Middle East. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 12 (1), 55-58.
  • Desplaces, D.E., Beauvais, L. L., Melchar, D. E. & Bosco, S. M. (2007). The Impact of Business Education on Moral Judgment Competence: An Empirical Study. Journal of Business Ethics. 74 (1): 73-87.
  • Desplaces, D.E., Congden, S.W. & Boothe, P. (2007). The group creativity exercise: Getting MBA’s to Work and Think Effectively in Groups. Organization Management Journal. 4 (1): 69-86. Recent Achievements and Honors
    • College of Charleston Global Scholars recipient (2009-2013)
    • 2009 Charleston Regional Business Journal 40 under 40
    • Advised SIFE team to national second runner up win (2008, 2009)
    • 40 Greater Hartford business leaders under 40 years old who have succeeded in business and given back to the community
    Professional Activities: Currently serving as the president of the CASE association after serving as program chair and the membership Chair for three years. Recently, he served as the Local Arrangements Chair for the Eastern Academy of Management including coordinating fund raising and registration.

  • Dr. Desplaces is to teach a study abroad course in Dubai in cooperation with the University of Hartford - New Year 2010 in Dubai
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