Howard H. Frederick

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BornApril 1, 1949
DiedAugust 22, 2021
Ajijic, Mexico
Other namesDr. Federico
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Known forbusiness-coaching 1000s

Howard H. Frederick was a professor of entrepreneurship who mentored budding entrepreneurs in the US, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. He was the lead author of the Asia-Pacific version of the leading textbook on entrepreneurship; it has been translated into Mandarin and Malay. He lived in the United States about half of his life.

Early life and education

Howard’s mother Peggee was a model and journalist, and his father, Howard senior, worked as an engineer after serving in the Army Corps of Engineers. The family moved from Seattle, WA, to Eugene, Oregon, when Howard was a young boy, and ultimately settled in Indio, California.

During his senior year at Indio High School he was an American Field Service exchange student to Austria; this would ignite a lifelong love of travel and exploring other cultures. He had a particular passion for Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Island nations.


  • Political activities

He attended Stanford University in the late 1960s and like many of his generation, was moved by Dr. Martin Luther King’s nonviolent struggle for civil rights. As an example of the principled stance he held, he resigned from his fraternity the night of Dr. King’s assassination, when they refused to call off a scheduled party.

Following graduation from Stanford in 1971, Howard continued to work for social justice. He joined the team at Agape Foundation, making grants to promote draft resistance, non-violent direct action and an end to the war against Vietnam.

He met his first wife, Claire Gorfinkel, in a 1972 demonstration trying to stop the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise from sailing to Vietnam. They were married in 1973, and set out to pursue their dreams of working for peace and social change. For several years they focused on reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

After their only daughter, Carrie, was born in 1976, Howard decided to pursue graduate studies. He worked nights as a taxi driver in San Francisco while completing his master’s degree at San Francisco State University. In 1983, he earned a PhD in International Relations, with a focus on communications, at the American University, in Washington, DC. From there the family followed his academic career to Staunton, Virginia (Mary Baldwin College) and Athens, Ohio (Ohio University). While in Ohio, Howard led several student groups to Cuba, where they explored the differences in communications policy and practice under Castro vs. in the U.S.


Returning to California in 1989, Howard worked for the Institute for Global Communications (IGC) and its new email venture “PeaceNet.” He was fascinated by fresh technologies and opportunities. He won a Fulbright Fellowship to Austria, and held faculty positions at Cal State San Bernardino, the American University, Emerson University in Boston, and in 1992, completed a textbook on Global Communications & International Relations.

Personal life and death

Howard and Claire were divorced in 1995. Three yeas later he met Hanna, and they married in Las Vegas.

Howard loved being a teacher. In mid-life he pivoted from communications to entrepreneurship and would go on to mentor budding entrepreneurs in Germany, the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and the US.

  • July 1997 Budapest, Hungary, Mass Media and Democracy at the Central European University
  • 1997-1998 Leipzig, Germany
  • 1998-2008 Unitec Business School, Auckland, NZ
  • 2009-2015 Deakin University (Melbourne), Australia
  • 2015-2017 Technologico Monterrey University, Puebla, Mx

He gave his last lectures at Plymouth State, NH, USA, where he kept a sign in his office window that read “Inspirando generaciones (I inspire generations).” He took great pride as his students won multiple national awards for their projects.

In a testament to his love of teaching, when pressed on whether he would retire soon, he would say (only half-jokingly) that he planned to die in the classroom, which he ultimately realized.


  • Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Entrepreneurship Publishing

Selected publications

  • 1993 -- Global Communication & International Relations, Wadsworth /Academia
  • 1993 -- “Computer Networks and the Emergence of Global Civil Society”. In Harasim, L. M. (ed.). Global networks: Computers and international communication. MIT Press, 1993, pp.283-295 Google Books
  • 2011 -- New Zealand's perfect storm of entrepreneurship and economic development. Frederick, H., Monsen, E. Small Business Economics, 2011, 37(2), pp. 187–204, Academia
  • 2018 -- The emergence of biosphere entrepreneurship: are social and business entrepreneurship obsolete? 2018, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Volume 34, No.3, pp. 381-419, Inderscience Publishers
  • 2019 -- Frederick, H. H., O’Connor, A., & Kuratko, D. F. (2019). Entrepreneurship Theory Process Practice (5th Asia-Pacific edition). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning


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