Laurel Ofstein

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Laurel Ofstein
Assistant Professor of Management
(269) 387-5417
3341 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5429
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Department of Management
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5429 USA
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MBA, DePaul University (Chicago)
  • B.A., Kalamazoo College

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. Her research interests focus on how entrepreneurs innovate as well as factors that drive individual entrepreneurial intentions and behaviors. Ofstein is the co-author of Women in Business: The Changing Face of Leadership (2007; Praeger-Greenwood), co-authored with Patricia Werhane, Margaret Posig, Lisa Gundry and Elizabeth Powell. She has also contributed several case studies to entrepreneurship textbooks. Ofstein earned her MBA from DePaul University in Chicago and has taught courses in entrepreneurship at both DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.