M. Therese Flaherty
Director, Wharton Small Business Development Center
University of Pennsylvania
Therese Flaherty is the Director of the Wharton Small Business Development Center which is a part of the Sol C.
Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center. The Wharton SBDC (http://whartonsbdc.wharton.upenn.edu/) leverages the
resources of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania SBDC network to serve
Pennsylvania-based entrepreneurs who are starting or improving for-profit businesses. From the Wharton SBDC
entrepreneurs receive customized consultation and education to aid them in starting and building their businesses.
Dr. Flaherty has taught marketing and operations management in the Wharton School's MBA program since 1993 after a
career of research and teaching at the Harvard Business School and Stanford University. She was the Director of the
Global Consulting Practicum in the Wharton MBA program. She earned her PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University and her
BS from Tufts University. She is the author of Global Operations Management (McGraw-Hill).
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