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Trent A Williams

Trent A Williams

Contact Information

(940) 368-6017
trenwill [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management PhD Candidate


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, Indiana University, 2014 (July)
  • Masters of Business, Indiana University, 2013
  • MBA, Purdue University, 2008
  • BA - English and Philosophy, Brigham Young University, 2006

Professional Experience

  • Management Consultant, PwC Consulting, 2010-2011
  • Management Consultant, Deloitte Consulting, 2008-2010
  • Internet Marketing Consultant, 10XMarketing, 2006
  • Brand Management Marketing Consultant, StoneMantel Consulting, 2005-2006

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • IU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) research grant
  • IU Kelley School Center for Business of Life Sciences (CBLS) research grant
  • Nominee, Panschar Teaching Award, Kelley School of Business (2013-2014)

Professional Interests

Entrepreneurship, strategic entrepreneurship, value through venturing, opportunities, decision-making and resilience

Personal Interests

Family, Mountain Biking, Soccer, French language and Running

Current Projects

  • Williams, T.A. & Shepherd, D.A. “The double-edged sword of resource stocks: A conservation of resources perspective on venture creation and functioning after a resource shock.” First paper in dissertation. Accepted as best paper for AOM proceedings (AOM 2014). Under review at Strategic Management Journal.
  • Patzelt, H., Williams, T.A., and Shepherd, D.A. “Overcoming the walls that constrain us: Reactions to an entrepreneurship education program in prison.” Forthcoming, Academy of Management Learning & Education
  • Shepherd, D.A. & Williams, T.A. “Local venturing as compassion organizing in the aftermath of a natural disaster: The role of localness and community in reducing suffering.” In press, Journal of Management Studies.
  • Shepherd, D.A., Patzelt, H., Williams, T.A., and Warnecke, D. “How does the speed of project termination impact project team members? Rapid termination, “creeping death,” and learning from failure.” Forthcoming, Journal of Management Studies
  • Shepherd, D.A., Williams, T.A., and Patzelt, H. “Thinking about entrepreneurial decision making: Review, integration, and research agenda.” Conditionally accepted for the Journal of Management special review issue (2015)