TU international business professor receives Fulbright to research in Portugal

Michael Troilo, Wellspring Assistant Professor of International Business in TU’s Collins College of Business, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research at the Business Research Unit (BRU) in the University Institute of Lisbon during the summer of 2016.

Troilo will research topics related to entrepreneurship, economic development and public policy, focusing on the growth and survival of small and medium enterprises in small nations with populations between one and 15 million. As part of his research, he will investigate existing policies and articulate new suggestions for helping entrepreneurs to propel these small countries into the global economy.

“When I received word of my Fulbright Award, I was both elated and humbled to be selected,” said Troilo. “I hope that the folks at the BRU and I can conduct meaningful research benefiting the entrepreneurs of Portugal and other small nations. In addition, this award is a great chance to increase TU’s international presence and to advertise what a gem our university is.”

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 800 American scholars and professionals per year to more than 140 countries where they lecture, teach and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright Program, established under legislation introduced by then-Sen. J. William Fulbright in 1946, awards approximately 8,000 grants annually to students, scholars, teachers and professionals around the world.