Amanda Bullough, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Leadership
Areas of Expertise: 

Global Entrepreneurship, Leadership Development, Women’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Global Mindset, International Development, Afghan Businesswomen and Culture, Cross-Cultural Management


Professional Development Plans, Social Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurs Business Plan Consulting, Multicultural Teams and Leadership

Professional Bio: 

Amanda Bullough, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Thunderbird School for Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. Her research spans entrepreneurship, leadership, cross-cultural management, and international development. Dr. Bullough teaches Social Entrepreneurship, Multicultural Teams and Leadership, Professional Development Plans, and a Women Entrepreneurs Business Plan Consulting course which connects Thunderbird MBA, MA, and MS students with women entrepreneurs in developing countries. Prior to Thunderbird, she taught graduate and undergraduate level entrepreneurship, management, and international business courses at Thunderbird and Florida International University.  Dr. Bullough publishes in journals like Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Small Business Economics, and Business Horizons and has presented on Leadership and Entrepreneurship at numerous international business and management conferences. She also won the WAIB Best Paper award for Increased Gender Awareness in International Business Research at the Academy of International Business conference in 2009.  She has authored numerous papers on Entrepreneurship, Global Mindset, Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership, and Cross-Cultural Leadership. Dr. Bullough’s newest streams of research include entrepreneurship in war zones and under adverse conditions, and global mindset and leadership in teams.

Dr. Bullough is also the Academic Director for two Thunderbird programs. The first is the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship training programs in Afghanistan and Peru.  The program initiative is to educate underserved women in business development and growth, and to promote the active involvement of women in business to boost economic development in their countries. The second is the World Bank Entrepreneurship Education & Training (EET) research project. The project involves a team of practitioner and academic researchers who are scouring up to 700 publications and 350 programs around the world. Deliverables include a framework paper published by the World Bank outlining best EET best practices, a detailed database of impact evaluations, a directory of programs, and program case narratives.

Dr. Bullough received her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Florida International University in Management & International Business.  She also holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from Florida International University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida with a major in marketing.  Prior to receiving her graduate degrees, Dr. Bullough worked in marketing and advertising and engaged in extensive international travel in both developed and developing countries around the world. Read her full curriculum vitae.