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Indiana University Bloomington

Doctoral Programs

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Jeffery S. McMullen

Contact Information

(812) 855-2718
mcmullej [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship


  • Bloomington

Professional Interests

Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship

Selected Publications

  • Gregoire, D., A. C. Corbett, and J. S. McMullen (2011), “The Cognitive Perspective in Entrepreneurship: An Agenda for Future Research,” Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 48, No. 6, September, pp. 1443-1477.

  • Chiles, T. H., C. S. Tuggle, J. S. McMullen, L. Bierman, and D. W. Greening (2010), “Dynamic Creation: Extending the Radical Austrian Approach to Entrepreneurship,” Organization Studies, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 7-46.
  • McMullen, J. S. (2010), “Perspective Taking and the Heterogeneity of the Entrepreneurial Imagination,” in R. Koppl (ed.), Advances in Austrian Economics, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, pp. 113-144. (Forthcoming.)
  • Haynie, M., D. A. Shepherd, and J. S. 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.

  • McMullen, J.S., Shepherd, D.A., and Patzelt, H. 2009. “Managerial (In)attention to Competitive Threats.”  Journal of Management Studies, 46(2): 157-181.

  • McMullen, J. S., R. Bagby, and L. Palich (2008), “Economic Freedom and the Motivation to Engage in Entrepreneurial Action,” Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Vol. 32, No. 5, September, pp. 875-895.

  • Wu, C., J. S. McMullen, M. Neubert, and X. Yi (2008), “The Influence of Leader Regulatory Focus on Employee Creativity,” Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 587-602.
  • Shepherd, D.A., McMullen, J.S., and Jennings, P.D. 2007. “Formation of Opportunity Beliefs: A Coherence Theory Perspective.”  Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 1(1-2): 75-95.

  • Zacharakis, A., J. S. McMullen, and D. A. Shepherd (2007), “Venture Capitalists’ Decision Policies across Three Countries:  An Institutional Theory Perspective,” Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 38, pp. 691-708.
  • McMullen, J.S., Plummer, L., and Acs, Z. 2007. “What is an Entrepreneurial Opportunity?” Small Business Economics, 28(4): 273-283.

  • Companys, Y. and McMullen, J.S. 2007. “Strategic Entrepreneurs at Work: The Nature, Discovery, and Exploitation of Entrepreneurial Opportunities.”  Small Business Economics, 28(4): 301-322.

  • Mitchell, R, Busenitz, L., Bird, B., Gaglio, C.M., McMullen, J.S., Morse, E., and Smith, B. 2007. “Central Questions in Entrepreneurial Cognition Research.” Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 31(1):1-27.

  • Dean, T.J. and McMullen, J.S. 2007. “Toward a Theory of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Reducing Environmental Degradation through Entrepreneurial Action.” Journal of Business Venturing, 22(1): 50-76.

  • Wu, C., McMullen, J.S., Neubert, M., and Yi, X. 2007. “The Influence of Leader Regulatory Focus on Employee Creativity.”  Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management.

  • Corbett, A. C. and J. S. McMullen (equal authorship) (2006), “Perceiving and Shaping New Venture Opportunities through Mindful Practice,” in A. Zacharakis and S. Spinelli (eds.), Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, New York: Praeger Publishers, Vol. II, pp. 43-64.
  • McMullen, J.S. and Shepherd, D.A. 2006. “Encouraging Consensus Challenging Research in Universities.”  Journal of Management Studies, 43(8): 1643-1669.

  • McMullen, J.S. and Shepherd, D.A. 2006. “Entrepreneurial Action and the Role of Uncertainty in the Theory of the Entrepreneur.”  Academy of Management Review, 31(1): 132-152.

  • Dean, T.J. and McMullen, J.S. 2002.  “Market Failure and Entrepreneurial Opportunity.” Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management.

  • McMullen, J.S. and DeCastro, J. 2000. “Entrepreneurial Decision Making and Risk Assessment in the Midst of Environmental Uncertainty: The Everest Disaster.”  Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management.