Dr. Armand Gilinsky, PhD

Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship 2013
Sonoma State
Department of Business Administration

    Professor of business Armand Gilinsky has taught strategy and entrepreneurship at Sonoma State University since 1998. He has served as director of Sonoma State’s Entrepreneurship Center, Wine Business Program, and Small Business Institute. He previously held teaching appointments at the Harvard Business School, CSU East Bay, and Northeastern University and has lectured on wine business strategy and entrepreneurship to doctoral students and faculty at the Italian Universities of Florence, Siena, and Macerata. Gilinsky has also worked as part of a study team to create a global marketing strategy for the Georgian national wine industry, a project funded by the World Bank.

    Gilinsky has extensive consulting experience in strategic planning, competitive strategy and developing business plans. He has authored more than 40 published business case studies and several articles on entrepreneurial strategy and socially responsible entrepreneurship. He recently completed service as President of the North American Case Research Association, a group of some 500 case researchers from universities around the globe.

    He holds the PhD in business policy from Henley Management College/Brunel University in London.

    In 2013, Gilinsky received the Bernie and Estelle Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship from Sonoma State. His proposal, “Creative Arts and Digital Media Entrepreneurship,” was recently selected as one of six inaugural Green Music Center Academic Integration grants in 2013.

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