Peter T. Gianiodis , Ph.D.
Merle E. Gilliand Professor in Entrepreneurial Finance & Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Contact Information
908 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.6255 Fax: 412.396.4764

Peter Gianiodis is the inaugural holder of the Merle E. Gilliand Professor in Entrepreneurial Finance. He received his PhD from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, and has spent the past 10 years at Clemson University. He researches at the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology management and strategy. His scholarly work appears in the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management Perspectives, and recently in the California Management Review.

Dr. Gianiodis’ research has explored market entry across several contexts, including new venture entry into mature markets, and technology commercialization from university start-ups. In addition to his scholarly work, he serves on the board of several journals, including the Academy of Management Perspectives. He has taught capstones course in entrepreneurship and strategic management at both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as courses on innovation management.


·         Ph.D. University of Georgia, 2007

·         MBA, Queens University of Charlotte, 2001

·         BA, Dickinson College, 1993