Maynard Bledsoe

Associate Professor, School of Business

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Office: 125 Harris Hall
Phone: (919) 760-8476

Areas of Expertise

  • Teaching management and entrepreneurial studies.
  • Conducting research about family owned businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Writing and publishing case studies ( HRM, Entrepreneurs, Family Owned Businesses)

Work Experience

Professional biography

USAF Aero-Medical Specialist (rescue and evacuation)

Burlington Industries Supervisor (52 employees)

American Brands (American Tobacco Company) Supervisor (36 employees)

Piedmont Community College Business and Industry Training Director

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Training and Development Officer (HRM)

Meredith College Teacher School of Business (Beginning date August 1981)

Academic Credentials

Doctorate of Education UNC-G

M.A. Business, Appalachian State University

B.S. Atlantic Christian College

Professional Credentials

North Carolina teacher license (management and economics)


School of Business Scholar of the Year, 2007


Oatsvall, R. & Bledsoe, M.T. (2014), "A Grave Matter," Southeast CASE Research Journal, 11 (1), Fall 2014.

\Oatsvall, R. & Bledsoe, M.T. (2013), "Sweet Success," Southeast CASE Research Journal, 10 (1), Fall 2013.

Oatsvall, R. & Bledsoe, M.T. (2011), "Growing Plants and People," Southeast Case Research Journal, 8 (1), Fall 2011, 22-30.

Oatsvall, R. & Bledsoe, M.T., in Christopher M. Cassidy and Rebecca Oatsvall eds. (2010), "Flowers and More," Southeast Case Research Journal, 7 (1), Fall 2010, 23-29.

Bledsoe, M. T., & Oatsvall, R. (2010), "Entrepreneurship -- Women's Business," International Business and Economics Research Journal, 9 (13), Special Edition 2010, 47-51.

Bledsoe, M. T., Oatsvall, R. and David Condon (2010),  "Diversity Management: Seeking Validation," Journal of Diversity Management, 5 (1), 23-30.

Oatsvall, R. and Bledsoe, M.T. (2009),  "Quattro Tech," Southeast CASE Research Journal, 6 (2), 1-8.

Bledsoe, M.T. & Dillon, C. (2009),  "Raleigh-Cary: Best Metro for Women Entrepreneurs?" Journal of Business and Economics Research, 7 (6), 45-51.

Bledsoe, M.T. & Oatsvall, R. (2009), "Graduates: Perceptions of MBA Value," American Journal of Business Education, 2 (2), 1-6.

Bledsoe, M.T. & Oatsvall, R. (2008), "Down on the Farm," Southeast CASE Research Journal, 5 (2), 13-24.

Bledsoe, M.T. & Oatsvall, R. (2008)," Diversity Management:  A Preliminary Review of Selected Non-Pprofit North Carolina independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU)," Journal of Diversity Management, 3 (1) 7-13.

Bledsoe, M.T. and Eubanks, K. (2007), "Growing Pains," Journal of Business Case Studies, 3 (1), 1-4.


Oatsvall, R. & Bledsoe, M.T. (2014), Refereed Case: "A Grave Problem," presented at the Southeast Case Research Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Oatsvall, R. & Bledsoe, M.T. (2013, February), Refereed Case: "Maggi Bridal," presented at the Southeast Case Research Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Bledsoe, M. T. (2011, October), "Teaching Entrepreneurship: Does It Matter Who Teaches?" paper presented at the International Academic Conference, Las Vegas. NV.

Oatsvall, R. & Bledsoe, M.T. (2011, February), Refereed Case: "Growing Plants and People," presented at the Southeast Case Research Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Oatsvall, R. & Bledsoe, M. T. (2010, February), Refereed Case:  "Flowers and More," presented at the Southeast Case Research Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Bledsoe, M. T., Oatsvall, R. & David Condon. (2009, October), "Diversity Management: Seeking Validation," presented at the International Business and Economic Research (IBER) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Bledsoe, M.T. & Oatsvall, R. (2009, February),  Refereed Case: "Quattro Tech," presented at the Southeast Case Research annual meeting and published in the proceedings of the Southeast Case Research Association annual meeting.

Bledsoe, M.T. & Oatsvall, R. (2008, June), "Graduates:  Perceptions of MBA Value," paper presented at the Teaching and Learning Conference, Clute Institute, Salzburg, Austria.

Bledsoe, M.T. & Oatsvall, R. (2008, February), "Down on the Farm,"  paper presented  at Southeast Case Research Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Bledsoe, M.T. & Oatsvall, R. (2007, March), "Diversity Management: A Preliminary Review of Selected Non-Profit North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU)," paper presented at the College Teaching & Learning (TLC) Conference and International Applied Business Research (IABR) Conference, Mazatlan, Mexico.


Teaching Entrepreneurship:  Does It Matter Who Teaches?  Presented at the International Academic Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October,  2011.

United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Conference, Nashville, TN, January, 2010.

Diversity Management -- Seeking Validation. Maynard Bledsoe, Rebecca Oatsvall and David Condon. Presented at International Business and Economic Research (IBER), Las Vegas, NV, October, 2009.

Session Chair for Women's Business Owner at International Business and Economic Research, Las Vegas, NV, October, 2009.


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