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entrepreneur , writer , finance educator

Herbert Hensley Hand, American finance educator, writer, entrepreneur. Recipient Western Electric award for most innovative business course, 1971, 23 other teaching awards; Small Business Institute Regional award Small Business Administration, 1976, 80, 81, Small Business Institute National award, 1980; Office Naval Research grantee, 1976, 77, 78.


Hand, Herbert Hensley was born on July 11, 1931 in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. Son of Herbert Lawrence and Berta Elizabeth (Hensley) Hand.


Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1953. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, ABT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955. Master of Business Administration, University Miami, 1966.

Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1969.


Vice president Hand Oil Corporation, 1955—1965. Instructor Pennsylvania State University, 1968—1969. Assistant and associate professor Indiana University, Bloomington, 1969—1973, associate professor, 1973—1976.

Distinguished professor entrepreneurship University South Carolina College Business Administration, Columbia, 1976—1995. State director Small Business Development Center South Carolina, 1968-1969. Executive vice president Carter-Miot Engineering Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1981, also board directors.

President Carolina Consultants, 1973-1984. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, president Phronesis, Inc., 1985-1992, Alternative Control Systems Corporation, 1993-1999. Consultant to numerous companies, since 1973.


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    • Author: (with H.P. Sims, Junior) Managerial Decision Making in the Business Firm-A Systems Approach, 1972, The Profit Center Simulation, 1975. (with A.T. Hollingsworth) A Guide to Small Business Management, 1979, Practical Readings in Small Business, 1979. Contributor over 90 research articles and papers in field to professional journals.

      Member editorial board Business Horizons, 1971-1973, Academy of Management Review, 1975-1979. Holder numerous United States and foreign patents in field of biotechnology.


Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1953-1955, colonel United States Marine Corps, 1976-1978. Member Academy Management, Southern Management Association, American Institute Decision Sciences, International Council for Small Business, Rotary, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Katharine Harris Gucker, July 26, 1952. Children: Stephen Harris, Herbert Gucker.

Herbert Lawrence Hand

Berta Elizabeth (Hensley) Hand

Katharine Harris Gucker

Stephen Harris Hand

Herbert Gucker Hand