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Desiree Pacheco


Hanna Andersson Emerging Scholar in Management and Sustainability

Phone: 503-725-9684
Fax:     503-725-5850

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Desirée Pacheco holds a Ph.D. in Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico.  Prior to her doctoral studies, Professor Pacheco worked as a management and technology consultant with Accenture.  During this experience she worked with a variety of established and start-up companies in defining their strategic direction and implementing new processes and systems in accordance with it. 

Dr. Pacheco’s research interests relate to the interface between institutions, competitive advantage, and firm and entrepreneurial innovation.  She often applies these areas of research to the study of sustainable business.  One of her recent research projects examines the development and growth of the wind and solar energy sectors across the U.S.  Through this work, she investigates how the organization of entrepreneurial firms, the strength of the environmental social movement and the position of electric utilities collectively influence the development and growth of these sectors.

In addition, Professor Pacheco has experience teaching courses in the areas of strategic management, environmental studies, and entrepreneurship.