Dr. Deborah Brazeal2017-03-31T07:07:54+00:00

Dr. Brazeal‘s area of expertise is entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. She is a noted author, speaker and consultant on how companies develop and use a self-sustaining corporate culture to support a continuous stream of radical innovations. She has published over 50 articles in proceedings of national and international conferences, book chapters and journal articles in top entrepreneurship journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice and Journal of Business Research.  Her article with Dr. Krueger entitled “Entrepreneurial Potential and Potential Entrepreneurs” is the third most cited article in Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice. Dr. Brazeal has presented her findings at well over 50 national and international conferences and has received numerous awards for her papers.  She has served as V.P in various divisions of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and on the editorial board of the esteemed journal, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice.

Dr. Brazeal’s practical entrepreneurial experience includes roles as V.P. and board member of Deep-Sea Research (DSR) and Transoceanic Research Group (TRG) where she prepared business plans and presentations to help secure investor funding for deep-sea operations. While Dr. Brazeal was V.P. of DSR, the company located California’s oldest shipwreck, the Brother Jonathan.  

Dr. Brazeal is currently founder and President of “Radical Strategies,” a consulting company that seeks to transform companies and individuals into grace-full, innovative entities. She is author of a book entitled, “The New Business Paradigm,” a values-driven, empirically based business model that shuts the door on the disillusionment of the self-help genre while increasing productivity and transforming the workplace.

Dr. Brazeal received both her B.S. in Psychology and her PhD in Business (concentration in Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship) from the University of Alabama. She graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the “Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar Award” for attaining the highest G.P.A. in the College of Arts and Sciences.  She is a Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi scholar.  


Selected publications

2016 Schenkel, M and D. Brazeal, “The Effect of Pro-Entrepreneurial Architectures and Relational Influences on Innovative Behavior in a Flat Organizational Strucuture,” Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, in press.

2016 Yoo, S., Sawyerr, K and D. Brazeal. “The Effects of a Founder’s Human Capital and Firm Strategic Orientation on New Venture Performance.” In the Proceedings for the ICSB Conference. New York, June.

2015 Wadhwa, P., Brazeal, D. and C. Gonzalez .”Understanding Employee Experiences of and Reactions to Radical Organizational Change Efforts through an Interactive Exercise.” Presentation at the OBTC Conference in LaVerne, CA, June.

2015 Yoo, S.J., Sawyerr, K, and D. Brazeal. “Antecedents and Consequences of Entrepreneurial Orientation: A Longitudinal Study of Technology-based SMEs.” The World Babson Conference, Boston, June.

2014 Brazeal, D.V., Schenkel, M.K. and S Kumar. “Beyond the Organizational Bounds in CE Research: Exploring Personal and Relational Factors in a Flat Organizational Structure.” Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Vol 19, No. 2, 78-107.

2014 Gonzalez, C.B. and D.V. Brazeal. “Undercover Boss: A case study of ethical dilemmas in the workplace.” The Global Education Journal, Vol 2014, Issue 1.

2013 Brazeal, D.V., Schenkel, M. and S. Kumar. “In Search of a Blueprint: ExaminingOrganizational, Personal, and Relational Factors in CE Emergence.” The Proceedings For The 27th USASBE Conference. San Francisco.

2013 Schenkel, M., Brazeal, D.V. and S. Kumar. “Pro-Entrepreneurial Architectures and Relational Influences: Design Implications for Creative Self Efficacy and Innovation.” The World Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Leon, France, June.

2013 Schenkel, M., Brazeal, D.V. and J. Azriel. “Pathways in the Development of Entrepreneurial Intent: Exploring the Roles of Prior Experience, Sex and Family Business Background.” Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, Vol 24, No. 2, 47-69.

2011 Brazeal, D.V. “The New Business Paradigm”