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Nicholas Dew


Phone: (831) 656-3622


Nick Dew is a Professor of Strategic Management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. His teaching and research focuses on entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation in defense and homeland security. He has a Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Virginia and experience working in the international energy industry. He is the author of over 50 research papers and an award-winning entrepreneurship textbook. His teaching and research has been funded by various DoD agencies and recognized in multiple teaching and research awards. He currently serves as the Academic Associate responsible for NPS’ innovative one-year Professional MBA program and the LEAD leadership program with the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • PhD - University of Virginia-Darden School of Business 2003
    Major: Management
NPS Experience
  • 2017 - current: Professor
  • 2010 - 2017: Associate Professor
  • 2003 - 2010: Assistant Professor
Other Experience
  • 1989 - 1997 International energy industry
Research Interests
Strategic Management, Innovation adoption, Entrepreneurship
Teaching Interests
Strategic Management, Innovation Adoption, Entrepreneurship


  • 2019 - LCDR David L. Williams Outstanding Professor Award, National Security Affairs
  • 2018 - Louis D. Liskin Award for teaching excellence, GSBPP
  • 2015 - NPS-wide Menneken Research Award
  • 2015 - NPS department-wide Research Award, GSBPP
  • 2015 - American Marketing Association Research Award, American Marketing Association
  • 2009 - Outstanding Paper Award for European Journal of Innovation Management
  • 2007 - Louis D. Liskin Award for teaching excellence, GSBPP

Scholarly Work

  • Book Chapters
  • Dew, N., & Read, S, (2019). Is it worth it? The relevant performance yardstick for the entrepreneur.
  • Journal Articles
  • Augier, M. E., & Dew, N, (2018). Understanding some Pitfalls in the Strategic Foresight Processes: The Case of the Hungarian Ministry of Defense. Futures.
  • Augier, M. E., Dew, N., Knudsen, T., & Stiglitz, N, (2018). Organizational persistence in the use of war gaming and scenario planning. Long Range Planning.
  • Dew, N., Aten, K. J., & Ferrer, G, (2017). How many admirals does it take to change a light bulb? Organizational innovation, energy efficiency, and the United States Navy’s battle over LED lighting. Energy Research & Social Science, (27), 57-67.
  • Technical Reports
  • Dew, N., & Hudgens, B. J, (2009). Market niches in the private military sector: An initial look.
  • Dew, N., & Hudgens, B. J, (2008). The evolving private military sector: A survey.
  • Written Cases with Instructional Material
  • Dew, N, (2017). USPS in 2017.
  • Dew, N, (2017). The “As” in DARPA: Advanced or Applied?
  • Dew, N, (2014). Shipboard LEDs for the US Navy.