Areas of Expertise
Family owned business, women owned business, startup business, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, succession planning, writing business plans, organizational management..
Master of Business Administration 1987 University of North Florida
Master of Counseling Psychology 1976
University of North Florida
Bachelor of Arts 1974 Bethel College,UNF
Diane Denslow is an Instructor in Entrepreneurship at the University of North Florida and a Certified Business Analyst for the Small Business Development Center. She was previously on the faculty at Florida State University and served as the Associate Director for the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. She has taught numerous university classes on Entrepreneurship and Management.
She has published in the Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Journal of Small Business Strategy, and Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, among others. Diane is the co-author of a text entitled So You Need to Write a Business Plan. She has research interest in small businesses, purchasing and supply management, and sustainability. Diane’s area of expertise in consulting is in the areas of small and family owned business.
She has over twenty years of experience consulting with businesses. Diane previously owned ABN Group, Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida based consulting firm specializing in business plan development, strategies for growth and financial analysis.
Small Business Institute national student Project of the Year (POY) Competition.
Three Regional awards; three National awards, and one Honorable Mention at the national level
Certified Business Analyst
International Trade Specialist
Florida Women in Higher Education (FLOWHE)
National Association of Women Business Owners
Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO)
Small Business Referral Network (SBRN)
United States Association of Small Business Enterprises (USASBE)
Small Business Institute (SBI)
Publications & Presentations
Denslow, D. & Kostin, K. Problems and Prospects of Small Business Development in the U.S. and Russia. International Journal of Management, 2015.
Rynarzewska, A. Denslow, D. & Giunipero, L., Applying Transactive Memory to the Supply Chain: A Conceptual View. Industrial Marketing Management
Denslow, D, “Social Media Meets Supply Chain Management’, eSide Supply Management, Vol. 5, No. 5, September/October 2012. e-Side Supply Management is the main electronic publication of the Institute for Supply Management and is distributed to its 40,000 members.
Giunipero, L. and Denslow, D, “Social Media Use Lags”, Inside Supply Management, November/December 2012, Vol. 23, No. 9, pp 40-43. (Summary of CAPS Research Grant- Inside Supply Management is the main print publication of the Institute for Supply Management and is distributed to its 40,000 members.
Giunipero, L., Denslow. D. and R. Hooker. “Purchasing and Supply Management Sustainability: Drivers and Barriers” to the Special Issue on Sustainable Procurement Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. 2011.
Giunipero, L. and Denslow, D, “The Impact of Social Media in Supply Management”, Center for Advanced Purchasing Research (CAPS), Funded Research Focus Study, 2012, 132 pages. (funded research)
“Teaching International Entrepreneurship: Observations, Obstacles and Recommendations,” with Scott A. Jones Ph.D.,Dodo zu Knyphausen, Ph.D.,Bryan Toney, Rachel Shinnar, Frank Janssen, Ph.D. submitted to the Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 2007.
“Risk Propensity, Risk Perception and Business Plan Formalization: A Conceptual Investigation”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, with Larry C. Giunipero, Ph.D. and Horace Melton, accepted 2006.
“The Business Plan: A Key to MWBE Supplier Development”, 91st International Supply Management Conference Proceedings, with Larry C, Giunipero, Ph.D., May 2006, refereed.
“Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Analysis of University Entrepreneurship Programs,” Business Education Forum, with Janice Donaldson, Volume 60, 2006 (refereed).
“A Study on the Major Problems of U.S. Women Owned Small Businesses”, Journal of Small Business Strategy, with Sang Suk Lee, Ph.D., Volume 15, 2005 (refereed)
“Purchasing/Supply Chain Management Flexibility: Moving to an Entrepreneurial Skill Set”, Industrial Marketing Management, with Larry C. Giunipero, Ph.D. and Reham Eltantawy, Ph.D., Volume 34, 2005 (refereed).
“The Impact of Business Consulting Needs for Women-Owned Businesses Across the Business Life Cycle”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with Sang Suk Lee Ph.D. and Gyeong-Soon Cho, Ph.D., Volume 5, No. 4, pp.267-275, November 2004 (refereed).
“Using Business Process Outsourcing in Supply Management”, 89th International Supply Management Conference Proceedings, with Larry C. Giunipero, Ph.D. and Sam Gododia, April 2004, (refereed).
“Purchasing Success Through Entrepreneurial Behavior”, 88th International Supply Management Conference Proceedings, with Larry C. Giunipero, Ph.D, May 2003, (refereed).
“A Comparison of Consulting Assistance Programs in U.S. Women-Owned Businesses”, The Korean Small Business Review, with Sang Suk Lee, Ph.D. and Gyeong-Soon Cho, Ph.D., Volume 25, No.1, pp 225-238, 2003 (refereed).
Problems and Prospects of Small Business Development in the U.S. and Russia. Presented at the International Business Conference on Teaching, Research & Practice 2015
“Developing Social Media Policies”
Presented at the National Association of Educational Buyers NE on 10/12/2013
Presented “Nurturing Supplier Diversity in the Fastest Growing Sectors of Small Business”, with Dr. Larry Giunipero at the International Supply Management Conference May 4-7, 2008.
“The Business Plan: A Key to MWBE Supplier Development”, 91st International Supply Management Conference, with Larry C. Giunipero, Ph.D., May 10, 2006.
“Purchasing Success Through Entrepreneurial Behavior”, 88th International Supply Management Conference, with Larry C. Giunipero, Ph.D, May 20, 2003.
So You Need to Write a Business Plan, with Jerry Osteryoung, Ph.D., Cincinnati, Ohio: Thomson South-Western, 2003.