Dr. David V. Gibson is Senior Research Scientist, Emeritus, IC² (Innovation, Creativity, Capital) Institute, The University of Texas at Austin (www.icc.utexas.edu). For over 30 years, Dr. Gibson’s research and publications have focused the economic and human development of emerging and developed regions worldwide. He. has been a member of and led regional development studies and projects in South and Central America, Europe, Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, Asia, and the U.S. He is a consultant to businesses, academia, and governments worldwide. Dr. Gibson is author and editor of 18 books. His publications and papers have been translated into Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Finnish, and Portuguese. Dr. Gibson was the founding Director of the International Collaboratory for Emerging Technologies (CoLab) with the Government of Portugal (www.utaustinportugal.org) and was Chair of the International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation. His latest book publication is The Entrepreneurial University: Context and Institutional Change (2015) Ed. with Professor Lene Foss, The Artic University, Tromso, Norway.
In 1983, Dr. Gibson received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Sociology with a concentration in organizational behavior and communication theory. His dissertation was on the management of innovation. During 1999-2000, Dr. Gibson was a Fulbright Scholar at Insituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal and 1994-1995 was Professor II at Tromso University, Norway. Since conducting a research and study visit to Belize in 2004, Dr. Gibson has worked with the academic, business, and government sectors in Belize as well as international colleagues to launch The Belize Foundation to help fund research, education, and entrepreneurial development opportunities for Belizean and international scholars and students.