Julie Elston, Fulbright, OSU-Cascades, Oregon State University - Cascades

Julie Elston, recipient of the Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe

Mar 01, 2019

Julie Elston, a professor of management at Oregon State University - Cascades, has received the Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe.

The teaching and research award is among the most prestigious Fulbright scholar appointments.

Elston’s research explores the link between entrepreneurship and cultural intelligence in central Europe. She contributed to the widely cited 2016 study, “Business Cultural Intelligence: A Five Country Study,” published in the Thunderbird International Business Review. 

Elston will conduct her study at the Institut für Entrepreneurship und Innovation at the Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna, Austria, where she will also teach international entrepreneurship to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as study the entrepreneurial process and environment in Austria and central Europe.

Elston joined OSU-Cascades in 2005. She serves as an editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal and The Journal of Global Entrepreneurship, and has consulted with international organizations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Deutsche Bundesbank, and the U.S. National Academies of Science.

In 2012 she was awarded the Fulbright Hall Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. She was also selected as a Fulbright scholar to study the impact of science on policy formation in the European Union in 2008.

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About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s campus in Bend, Ore. features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and three graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism, recreation and adventure leadership. OSU-Cascades expanded to a four-year university in 2015; its new campus opened in 2016.