Arturo E. Osorio Fernandez

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Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Office Location: 
WP 1028
Office Phone: 
973-353-1062
Academic Info
Education: 

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts; Strategic Management

Expertise: 

Urban Entrepreneurship, Grassroots movements as means of economic revitalization; business and communities’ co-development and integration; the “creative class”: emergence and organizing processes; technology use in socioeconomic development; strategic thinking in entrepreneurship-based economic development.

Teaches: 

Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development; Entrepreneurship & Small Business; Intro to Entrepreneurship I

Professor Osorio is currently a fellow at The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED). Before coming to Rutgers he spent the last 5 years researching and documenting the socioeconomic renaissance of a former mill town in Western Massachusetts.  This work, focused on members of the creative class (in particular artists and artisans), explored the influence and reach of individuals' lifestyle choices in the community's everyday life. His research interests include urban entrepreneurship, the creative class, grassroots movements, and socioeconomic development of communities.