Dr. Anne Fuller

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Dr. Anne Fuller brings a PhD in strategy & entrepreneurship and over 15 years of work experience at a Fortune 100 firm to her faculty position at Sacramento State. Anne is originally from Georgia where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech. She remains a registered professional engineer in the state of Florida. During her doctoral program Anne was awarded support from the NSF funded TI:GER (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results). She taught in a graduate program in Louisville Kentucky before joining the team at Sacramento State.

Dr. Fuller’s research centers on technology commercialization strategies and has been published in Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Policy Studies Journal, NBER working papers & two book chapters on technology transfer. Dr. Fuller has presented her work at a variety of executive and academic conferences among them are: An Executive workshop on China’s business practices and environment; Innovative Teaching of Strategic Management, Strategic Management Society annual conferences; Academy of Management annual conferences; Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation; Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conferences and the Technology Transfer Society annual conferences. Anne is a consultant to several large regional firms as well as small business organizations and the National Science Foundation.

Anne’s teaching interests are in practical applications of academic concepts related to current business issues. Dr. Fuller teaches case based courses such as strategic management, entrepreneurship and management of technology. Her teaching goal is to engage students in the learning process and apply business principles in analyzing real world complexities. Anne is also the co-author of the digital and ancillary components of a major new textbook on Strategic Management through McGraw-Hill.  Dr. Fuller has also been instrumental in the implementation of the undergraduate Business Honors program for juniors and seniors in the College of Business.

Prior to entering the PhD program, Anne held a wide variety of engineering, business and operational roles primarily in the electronics industry. Her experience spans all phases of product and business development such as; 6 years managing P&Ls including businesses of more than $500M annually; international experience in Europe and Latin America and a founding general manager in mainland China. She has recently been involved in the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, INFORMS and the Technology Transfer Society.