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Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneurship Alliance, Management

Annette Kendall

Director of Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Assistant Teaching Professor
438 Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

Annette Kendall is the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) and an Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri - Columbia. As the Director of the CEI, her mission is to inspire and empower Mizzou students to take control of their futures through adopting an entrepreneurial mindset. Additionally, Kendall teaches upper-level classes on developing an entrepreneurial mindset and the principles of entrepreneurship.

Dr. Kendall joined the MU business faculty in 2019, but she has been affiliated with the university since beginning her PhD program in 2015. While earning her doctorate in agricultural and applied economics, she served as a research associate at the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, part of the Division of Applied Social Sciences. Her dissertation research explored the role and structure of entrepreneurial networks in a nascent industry. Dr. Kendall also taught a variety of courses about economics, management and entrepreneurship while completing her PhD.

Prior to her time at Mizzou, Dr. Kendall resided in New Zealand. There, she honed her skills in different companies and industries such as accounting, construction, aged care and insurance.


James, H., Hendricksen, M., Kendall, A., & Sanders, C. (2018), "Network analysis and fairness of agricultural markets," Geoforum.