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Dean A. Shepherd

Contact Information

(812) 856-5220
shepherd [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • David H. Jacobs Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Professor of Entrepreneurship

Campus

  • Bloomington

Education

  • Bachelor, RMIT
  • MBA, Bond University
  • PhD, Bond University

Professional Experience

  • Property development and manufacturing

Professional Interests

Entrepreneurial Opportunity, Stakeholder Support for Entrepreneurial Firms, Entrepreneurial Strategies, Failure of Entrepreneurial Businesses

Personal Interests

Family

Selected Publications

  • Holland, D. and D. A. Shepherd (2013), “Deciding to persist: Adversity, values, and entrepreneurs’ decision policies,” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(2) March, 331-358. 

  • Shepherd, D.A. and Patzelt, H. (2013), “Operational entrepreneurship: How operations management research can advance entrepreneurship.” Production and Operations Management, 22(6) November-December, 1416-1422.

  • Haynie, J. M., D. A. Shepherd, and H. Patzelt (2012), “Cognitive adaptability and an entrepreneurial task: The role of metacognitive ability and feedback,” Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Vol. 36, No. 2, March, pp. 237-265. 

  • Bradley, S., H. Aldrich, D. A. Shepherd, and J. Wiklund (2011), “Resources, environmental change, and survival: Asymmetric paths of young independent and subsidiary organizations,” Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 486-509.

  • Bradley, S. W., D. A. Shepherd, and J. Wiklund (2011), “Swinging a double-edged sword: The effect of slack on entrepreneurial management and growth,” Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 26, No. 5, September, pp. 537-554.

  • Shepherd, D. A. and K. S. Sutcliffe (2011), “Inductive top-down theorizing: A source of new theories of organization,” Academy of Management Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, April, pp. 361-380.

  • Patzelt, H. and D. A. Shepherd (2011), “Negative emotions of an entrepreneurial career: Self-employment and regulatory coping behaviors,” Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 26, No. 2, March, pp. 226-238.
  • Shepherd, D. A., H. Patzelt, and M. Wolfe (2011), “Moving forward from project failure: Negative emotions, affective commitment, and learning from the experience,” Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 54, No. 6, December.  

  • Haynie, J. M. and D. A. Shepherd (2011), “Toward a theory of discontinuous career transition: Investigating career transitions necessitated by traumatic life-events,” Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 96, No. 3, May, pp. 501-524.

  • Shepherd, D.A. and Haynie, J.M. (2011), “Venture failure, stigma and impression management: A self-verification, self-determination view,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 178-197. 

  • Wiklund, J. and D. A. Shepherd (2011), “Where to from here? EO-as-Experimentation, failure, and distribution of outcomes,” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 35, pp. 925-946.
  • Shepherd, D. A. (2011), “Multi-level entrepreneurship research: Opportunities for studying entrepreneurial decision making,” Journal of Management, Vol. 37, No. 2, March, pp. 412-420.

  • Mitchell, J. R., D. A. Shepherd, and M. Sharfman (2011), “Erratic strategic decisions: When and why managers are inconsistent in strategic decision making,” Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 32, No. 7, July, pp. 683-704.

  • Bradley, S., D. A. Shepherd, and J. Wiklund (2011), “The importance of slack for new organizations facing 'tough' environments,” Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 48, No. 5, July, pp. 1071-1097.

  • Shepherd, D. A. and H. Patzelt (2011), “The New Field of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Studying Entrepreneurial Action Linking "What is to be Sustained" with "What is to be Developed,"” Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Vol. 35, No. 1, January, pp. 137-163.
  • Patzelt, H. and D. A. Shepherd (2011), “Recognizing opportunities for sustainable development,” Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Vol. 35, No. 4, July, pp. 631-652.
  • Gregoire, D., P. Barr, and D. A. Shepherd (2010), “Cognitive processes of opportunity recognition: The role of structural alignment,” Organization Science, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 413-431. 

  • Wiklund, J., T. Baker, and D. A. Shepherd (2010), “The age-effect of financial indicators as buffers against the liability of newness,” Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 25, No. 4, July, pp. 423-437.
  • Mitchell, J. R. and D. A. Shepherd (2010), “To thine own self be true: Images of self, images of opportunity, and entrepreneurial action,” Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 25, No. 1, January, pp. 138-154.

  • Shepherd, D. A., H. Patzelt, and J. M. Haynie (2010), “Entrepreneurial spirals: Deviation amplifying loops of an entrepreneurial mindset and organizational culture,” Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 59-82.

  • Haynie, J. M., D. A. Shepherd, E. Mosakowski, and C. Earley (2010), “A Situated Metacognitive Model of the Entrepreneurial Mindset,” Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 25, No. 2, March, pp. 217-229.

  • Gregoire, D., D. A. Shepherd, and L. Lambert (2010), “Measuring Opportunity-Recognition Beliefs: Illustrating and Validating an Experimental Approach,” Organizational Research Methods, Vol. 13, pp. 114-145. 

  • Shepherd, D. A. (2010), "Letter from the editor-in-chief," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 25, pp. 1-5.
  • Shepherd, D.A. (2009), Lemons to Lemonade: Squeezing the most out of your mistakes, Wharton School Press.

  • Fernhaber, S., T. McDougall, and D. A. Shepherd (2009), “International entrepreneurship: Leveraging internal and external knowledge sources,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 3, pp. 297-320. 

  • McMullen, J. S., D. A. Shepherd, and H. Patzelt (2009), “Managerial (in)attention to competitive threats," Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 157-181.

  • Haynie, J. M., D. A. Shepherd, and J. McMullen (2009), “An opportunity for me? The role of resources in opportunity evaluation decisions,” Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 337-361.

  • Wiklund, J. and D. A. Shepherd (2009), “The effectiveness of alliances and acquisitions: The role of resource combination activities,” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 193-212.

  • Shepherd, D. A. and J. Wiklund (2009), “Are We Comparing Apples with Apples or Apples with Oranges: Appropriateness of Knowledge Accumulation Across Growth Studies,” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 33, No. 1, January, pp. 105-123.

  • Patzelt, H. and D. A. Shepherd (2009), “Strategic Entrepreneurship at Universities: Academic Entrepreneurs’ Assessment of Policy Programs,” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 319-340.
  • Hornsby, J., D. Kuratko, D. A. Shepherd, and J. P. Bott (2009), “Managers’ Corporate Entrepreneurial Actions: Examining perception and position,” Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 236-247.

  • Shepherd, D. A., J. Covin, and D. Kuratko (2009), “Project failure from corporate entrepreneurship: Managing the grief process,” Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 24, No. 6, November, pp. 588-600.

  • Shepherd, D. A., J. Wiklund, and J. M. Haynie (2009), “Moving forward: Balancing the financial and emotional costs of business failure,” Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 134-148.

  • Haynie, J. M. and D. A. Shepherd (2009), “A measure of adaptive cognition for entrepreneurship research,” Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 695-714.

  • Shepherd, D. A. (2009), “Grief recovery from the loss of a family business: A multi- and meso- level theory,” Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 24, No. 1, January, pp. 81-97.
  • Wiklund, J., H. Patzelt, and D. A. Shepherd (2009), “Building an integrative model of small business,” Small Business Economics, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 351-374.

  • Lévesque, M., M. Minniti, and D. A. Shepherd (2009), “Entrepreneurs’ Decisions on Timing of Entry: Learning from Participation and from the Experiences of Others,” Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 547-570.
  • Shepherd, D. A. and D. F. Kuratko (2009), “The death of an innovative project: How grief recovery enhances learning,” Business Horizons, Vol. 52, pp. 451-458 (invited paper).

  • Shepherd, D. A. and J. M. Haynie (2009), “Birds of a feather don’t always flock together: Identity management in entrepreneurship,” Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 24, No. 4, July, pp. 316-337.

  • Shepherd, D. A. and J. M. Haynie (2009), "Family business, identity conflict, and an expedited entrepreneurial process: A process of resolving identity conflict," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 33, No. 6, November, pp. 1245-1264.
  • Shepherd, D. A. and M. Cardon (2009), “Negative emotional reactions to project failure and the self-compassion to learn from the experience," Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 46, No. 6, September, pp. 923-949.

  • Shepherd, D. A., V. Kuskova, and H. Patzelt (2009), “Measuring the values that underlie sustainable development: The development of a valid scale,” Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 246-256.