Siri A Terjesen

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Contact Information

(812) 855-2769

2427 E. 2nd Street
Room 104

  • Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and International Business
  • Honors I-Core Faculty Lead


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, Cranfield University, 2006
  • Msc, Norges Handelshøyskolen (Norw. Sch. of Econ. & Bus. Admin.), 2002
  • BSc, University of Richmond, 1997

Professional Experience

  • Accenture (Consultant), Washington D.C. & Berlin, Germany
  • Advisory Board Member, Beal Budgeting & Run For Tomorrow

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Recipient, Sauvain Teaching Award, 2014
  • Recipient, Alpha Kappa Psi Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014
  • Recipient, IU Kelley Trustee Teaching Award, 2013
  • Outstanding IU Faculty Award, Delta Gamma Foundation, 2012
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Lund University, 2012-2015
  • Nominee, IU Kelley Trustee Teaching Award, 2012
  • Nominee, Economist Best Business School Professor Award, 2012 (top 40 short list)
  • IU CIBER Faculty Research Award (2010-2011)
  • Most Promising Working Paper in Life Sciences, Kelley School of Business, 2010
  • Inductee, Distinguished Faculty Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2010
  • Finalist, Aspen Institute, North America Business School Faculty Pioneer Rising Star, 2008
  • Inductee, Hall of Fame, Revere High School, 2008
  • Top Early Career Researcher, Queensland University of Technology School of Business, 2007
  • External Grants: United Nations University, Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship, CPAA, Australia Research Council, 2005-2010
  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar, 2000-2001

Professional Interests

Strategic Entrepreneurship, International Management, Gender in Management (corporate boards, entrepreneurship)

Personal Interests

Family, Running (Marathons, Ultras), Cycling, Genealogy


Dr. Siri Terjesen is an Assistant Professor in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Visiting Research Fellow at Lund University, Sweden. Siri’s research has been published in leading journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Operations Management. She is co-author (with Anne Huff, Steve Floyd and Hugh Sherman) of the textbook, Strategic Management: Thought and Action. Her research has been profiled in U.S. News & World Report, Businessweek, Christian Science Monitor, Management Issues, Times (London), CNBC Europe and other outlets. Siri received her undergraduate education at the University of Richmond (1997) and her Masters at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, Norway (2002), and PhD at Cranfield University in the UK (2006). She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia (2006-7). Prior to starting her academic career, she was a consultant with Accenture. Siri serves on the Advisory Board of Beal Budgeting and Run for Tomorrow. Siri reviews grant proposals for the National Science Foundation, and the equivalents in Sweden and Israel. She is also a member of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) International Grants and Fellowships panel. From August 2014, Siri is Associate Editor of Academy of Management Learning & Education and a member of the editorial board of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.

Selected Publications

  • Terjesen, S. (2016), “The Right Stuff: A NASA Technology-Based New Venture and the Search for Markets on Earth,” Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Forthcoming.
  • Urbig, D., Terjesen, S., Procher, V., Muehlfed, K., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2015). “Come on and take a free ride: Contributing to public goods in native and foreign language settings.” Academy of Management Learning & Education, forthcoming.
  • Terjesen, S., & Politis, D. (2015). “In Praise of Multidisciplinary Scholarship and the Polymath.” Academy of Management Learning & Education. Forthcoming.
  • Adams, R., de Haan, J., Terjesen, S., & van Ees, H. (2015). “Board Diversity: Moving the Field Forward.” Corporate Governance: An International Review. 23(2): 77-82.
  • Terjesen, S., Couto, E., & Francisco, P. (2015). “Independent and female directors and agency costs: A multi-country study.” Journal of Management and Governance. Forthcoming.
  • Terjesen, S., Aguilera, R., & Lorenz, R. (2014), “Legislating a Woman’s Seat on the Board: Institutional Factors Driving Gender Quotas for Boards of Directors,” Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming.
  • Drori, I., Landau, D., & Terjesen, S. (2014), “Multiple Legitimacy Narratives and Planned Organizational Change,” Human Relations, forthcoming.
  • Terjesen, S., & Patel, P.C. (2014), “In search of process innovations: The role of search depth, search breadth, and the industry environment,” Journal of Management, forthcoming.
  • Terjesen, S., Hessels, J., & Li, D. (2013), “Comparative International Entrepreneurship Research: A Review and Research Agenda,” Journal of Management, forthcoming.
  • Tatikonda, M., Terjesen, S., Patel, P., & Parida, V. (2013), “Role of Operational Performance in Enhancing New Venture Survival: A Longitudinal Study,” Production & Operations Management, 22(6): 1401-1415.
  • Bhalla, A., & Terjesen, S. (2013), “Cannot Make Do Without You: Outsourcing by Knowledge-Intensive Start-Ups,” Industrial Marketing Management, 42(2): 166-179.
  • Acs, Z., & Terjesen, S. (2013), “Born Local: Toward a Theory of New Venture’s Choice of Internationalization,” Small Business Economics, 41(3): 521-535.
  • Terjesen, S., Patel, P., Fiet, J., & DeSouza, R. (2013), “Normative Rationality in Venture Capital Financing,” Technovation, 33: 255-264.
  • Terjesen, S., & Wang, N. (2013), "Coase on Entrepreneurship," Small Business Economics, 40(2): 173-184.
  • Terjesen, S., Patel, P., & Sanders, N. 2012. “Managing Differentiation-Integration Duality in Supply Chain Integration,” Decision Sciences. 43(2): 303-339. Awarded Best paper published in Decision Sciences in 2012.
  • Patel, P., S. Terjesen, and D. Li (2012), "Enhancing Effects of Manufacturing Flexibility through Operational Absorptive Capacity and Operational Ambidexterity," Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 30, No. 3, March, pp. 201-220.  
  • Terjesen, S., P. Patel, and J. Covin (2011), “Alliance Diversity, Environmental Context and the Value of Manufacturing Capabilities among New High Technology Ventures,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 29, No. 2, January, pp. 105-115.
  • Patel, P. and S. Terjesen (2011), “Complementary Effects of Network and Tie Strength in Enhancing Transnational Venture Performance,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 5(1): 58-80.
  • Hessels, J. and S. Terjesen (2010), “Resource Dependency and Institutional Theory Perspectives on Direct and Indirect Export Choices,” Small Business Economics, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 203-220.
  • Terjesen, S. and A. B. Elam (2009), “Transnational Entrepreneurs’ Venture Internationalization Strategies: A Practice Theory Approach,” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 33, No. 5, September, pp. 1093-1120.
  • Terjesen, S., R. Sealy, and V. Singh (2009), “Women Directors on Corporate Boards: A Review and Research Agenda,” Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 320-337.
  • Huff, A., S. Floyd, H. Sherman, and S. Terjesen (2008), Strategic Management: Logic and Action, Wiley.
  • Terjesen, S. and V. Singh (2008), “Female Presence on Corporate Boards: A Multi-country study of Environmental Context,” Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 83, No. 1, pp. 55-63.
  • Terjesen, S. (2007), “Building a Better Rat Trap: Technological Innovation, Human Capital and the Irula,” Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 953–963.
  • Acs, Z., C. O’Gorman, L. Szerb, and S. Terjesen (2007), “Could the Irish Miracle be Repeated in Hungary?,” Small Business Economics, Vol. 28, No. 2/3, pp. 123-142.
  • Szerb, L., G. Rappai, Z. Makra, and S. Terjesen (2007), “Informal Investments in Transition Economies: Individual Characteristics and Clusters,” Small Business Economics, Vol. 28, No. 2/3, pp. 257-271.
  • Birkinshaw, J., P. Braunerhjelm, U. Holm, and S. Terjesen (2006), “Why Do Some Multinational Corporations Relocate their Corporate Headquarters Overseas?,” Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 27, No. 7, pp. 681-700.

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