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Eugene Fregetto

Biography

Eugene Fregetto is a Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing at UIC. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Urban Planning and Policy at UIC, MBA in marketing from DePaul University, and BA in journalism from Marquette University. He has been teaching entrepreneurship and marketing courses since 1982, and previously co-developed and taught in the MBA Entrepreneurship program at DePaul.

Expertise

Professor Fregetto's research examines minority and ethnic entrepreneurship including preferential government contracting programs, and the conceptual development and assessment of student learning in entrepreneurship. His publications include a chapter in Entrepreneurship: The Way Ahead, articles in the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and numerous conference proceedings for the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Small Business Strategy and the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and has held numerous Vice President and chair positions for USASBE, earning recognition as a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow. His extensive professional experience includes a 25-year career as government contract officer, administrative agent for a statewide consortium, and helping student teams work with local businesses.

Representative Publications

"Do Entrepreneurial Inclined Students Learn More from Simulations?," 20th Annual Conference of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Tucson, AZ, January, 2006.

"Business Plan or Business Simulation for Entrepreneurship Education?" Conference Proceedings, 2005 Annual National Conference Proceedings for the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Indian Wells, California, January 2005

"Moving Beyond Disparity Studies: A Decision Support Model," Conference Proceedings, 2004 Annual National Conference Proceedings for the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Dallas, TX, January 2004. Co-authored with Ben Medina.

"Immigrant and Ethnic Entrepreneurship: A US Perspective," in Entrepreneurship: The Way Ahead, Harold Welsch (ed.), 2003, Routledge

"Identifying Boundaries: Delineating Overlaps in Teaching Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Courses," Conference Proceedings, 2002 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship National Conference, Reno, Nevada, January 2002. Co-authored with Fred Fry.

 

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