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Tom Tworoger, D.B.A.

Tom Tworoger
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Sport Management Departments
tworoger@nova.edu

Education:

  • DBA - Nova Southeastern University - Business Administration
  • MBA - Nova Southeastern University - Business Administration
  • BA - University of Florida - Political Science
Tom Tworoger knows what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. He spent 22 years building his company, Kenworth Truck of South Florida, into a world leader in sales for Kenworth. Tworoger applied the strategies he teaches in his classes to expand his business to four locations in South Florida and become the first dealer in the United States to sell Japanese medium-duty trucks. His last year in business the company did $130 million in sales. The company was sold to Freightliner Corporation, a division of Daimler. "As an automotive dealer, I was involved in at least six different types of businesses, ranging from service to sales," said Tworoger. "Those experiences allow me to relate to many different industries." Tworoger joined NSU in 2000 and is Professor and Department Chair of the Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, Real Estate and Sports Management Departments. He directs the Entrepreneurship Concentration in the M.B.A. program and the Entrepreneurship major and minor in the undergraduate program. He was recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005 and the Students Choice Award for Undergraduate Professor of the Year in 2010. He enjoys the challenge of teaching to the different learning styles of the students in his classes. A sports enthusiast, Tworoger enjoys surfing, snow and water-skiing, scuba diving, fishing, spinning, and competing in 5K runs and sprint triathlons.
ENT 4966 Travel Study in Entrepreneurship
ENT 5899 Entrepreneurship Internship
ENT 5960 Entrepreneurship/Venture Creation
ENT 5966 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
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Thomas Tworoger, Fred Forgey, & Silvia Orta Entrepreneurs in Cuba: Exploration through experiential learning. Advances In Research Symposium 2019.

Thomas Tworoger, J. Jones, & Ana Fins "Boss Woman" – A Case Study of Dahlia Mertens, Founder and CEO of Mary Jane's Medicinals, and the Cannabis Industry. 2018.

Thomas Tworoger, Kimberly Deranek, Grant Richards, & Edie Schmidt Resistance or Acquiescence: Student Perception of Software Surveillance during a Team-Based Simulation. 2015.

Entrepreneurs in Cuba: Exploration through experiential learning , Advance in Business Research Symposium, 2019, Fort Smith, Arkansas

"Boss Woman" - A case study of Dahlia Mertens, founder and CEO of Mary Jane's Medicinals, and the cannabis industry, The International Journal of Case Research & Application, 2018, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Resistance or Acquiescence: Sturdent Perception of Software Surveillance during a Team-Based Simulations, Allied Academies International Conference, 2015,

Telework: Exploring the Personal Dimensions of Socio-Technical Theory, Advances in Business Research Symposium, 2013,

Ryan Atkins, Thomas Tworoger, & Peter Gianiodis (2020). Sola Salons Studios: Managing the Challenges of Growth in the Sharing Economy. Case Research Journal 39(4), pp. .

Thomas Tworoger, Preston Jones, & Antonio Fins (2018). "Boss Woman" A case study of Dahlia Mertens, founder and CEO of Mary Jane's Medicinals, and the cannabis industry. The International Journal of Case Research & Application (2), pp. 57-72.

Kimberly Deranek, Thomas Tworoger, Grant Richards, & Edith Schmidt (2016). Resistance or Acquiescence: Student Perception of Software Surveillance during a Team-Based Simulation. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues 18(3), pp. 15-29.

Thomas Tworoger, Cynthia Ruppel, & Leslie Tworoger (2013). Telework: Exploring the Personal Dimensions of Socio-Technical Theory. Advances in Business Research 3(1), pp. .

Thomas Tworoger, L Chandler, E Scott, & J Stodder (2012). Innovation and recoverable slack interaction: How does it affect firm performance?. Advances in Business Research 2(1), pp. .

Thomas Tworoger, Rosalie Lober, & J Jones (2011). The Age of the New Entrepreneur: The Case Study Approach to 7 Principles for Boosting PROFITS, Priorities/ROI Decision Matrix and Business Reality Change Model. Advances in Business Research 1(1), pp. 188-209.

Nicholas Castaldo, Thomas Tworoger, & Daniel Cantillo (2010). Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. International Journal of Case Method Research 3(2010), pp. 223.

R. Lober, Thomas Tworoger, & Preston Jones (2010). The Age of the New Entrepreneur: The Case Study Approach to 7 Principles for Boosting PROFITS, Priorities/ROI Decision Matrix and Business Reality Change Model. Advances in Business Research 1(1), pp. 188-197.

Leslie Tworoger, S Abdullah, & Thomas Tworoger (2009). The role of microfinance in leadership and empowerment of women in developing countries: A closer look at Garmeen Bank and BRAC in Bangladesh. Journal of the International Society of Business Disciplines 4(I), pp. 1-21.

Leslie Tworoger, Judith Harris, & Thomas Tworoger (2008). Long Term Survival and Quality Information Systems: A Longitudinal Case Study. Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal 11(1), pp. 89-103.

Robert Preziosi, David Cobb, & Thomas Tworoger (2007). Laundromax: An Entrepreneurial Case Study. Journal of Business Case Studies 3(1), pp. 15-22.

Thomas Tworoger & Leslie Tworoger (2006). An Empirical Study of Leader Power In Public Bureaucratic and Private Non-Profit Organizations. Journal of Business and Leadership 2(1), pp. .

Leslie Tworoger & Thomas Tworoger (2006). An Empirical Study of Public Bureaucratic and Private non-Profit Organizations and the Adoption of a Market Orientation. Journal of Business and Leadership 2(1), pp. .

Keith Cobb, Thomas Tworoger, & Robert Preziosi (2006). Laundromax: An entrepreneurial business case study. Journal of Business Case Studies 1(1), pp. .

Thomas Tworoger & Robert Preziosi (2005). An Examination of Succesful Leadership Power Base Perceptions. Journal of Business and Leadership 1(1), pp. .

Thomas Tworoger & Richard Hodgetts (2003). A conversation with AutoNation's Milke Maroone. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies 9(4), pp. .

Leslie Tworoger & Thomas Tworoger (2001). A Conversation with Michael S. Egan. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship 6(1), pp. .

Thomas Tworoger & Leslie Tworoger (2001). A Conversation with Michael Egan. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship 6(1), pp. .

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