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D’Amore-McKim Professor Interviewed on Changes to School and Boston

Fernando Suarez is the newly appointed Jean C. Tempel Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Suarez has lived, completed research and worked on four different continents in addition to working at Boston University, MIT, London Business School, Hitotsubashi University in Japan, Adolfo Ibáñez University and ESE Business School in Chile.

While at BU, Suarez founded the Strategy and Innovation Department. While he was at the Adolfo Ibáñez University, he launched the international MBa program, developed a software company and began offering strategy and innovation consulting for several firms in the software, telecommunications, manufacturing and financial sectors.

After being hired at D’Amore-McKim, Suarez was interviewed by BostInno, a part of streetwise.com, a digital media and events company that focuses on entertaining, intelligent and provocative editorial coverage in the Boston, DC and Chicago areas. BostInno asked Suarez about his plans for the school as well as the opportunities available to young entrepreneurs in Boston.

Suarez tells BostInno reporter Ethan Bukowiec that he is excited about his new position at D’Amore-McKim and that he plans to use the improvements that the school has already made to gain higher rankings as well as make a few new changes himself. “D’Amore-McKim can leverage the university’s unique position as a leader in experiential learning. This will be among the key differentiators for D’Amore-McKim, because we know it works and we know that students and firms prefer it to traditional approaches to education,” explains Suarez.

Suarez also explains that he plans to start teaching a new elective course as well as strengthen the school’s research portfolio and will help to recruit new world-class faculty. Suarez also plans to increase recognition of the D’Amore-McKim executive education business. “I think executive education fits very well with D’Amore-McKim’s experiential approach and is a great way to bridge researchers’ and practitioners’ concerns,” he said.

Read the rest of BostInno’s interview with Fernando Suarez, here.

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Erin Purcell

Staff Writer, covering MetroMBA's news beat for New York, Philadelphia, and Boston.

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