Entrepreneurship or Strategic Management

Recent Highlights

  • The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship is ranked among the top three universities for entrepreneurship research in the World Rankings for Entrepreneurship Productivity. We're also the four-time winner of the Award for Exceptional Contributions in Entrepreneurship Research from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers across the past 10 years.
  • The department is repeatedly ranked the No. 1 Graduate Business School for Entrepreneurship across public universities in U.S. News & World Report.
  • Faculty in the entrepreneurship and strategic management group conduct research on a wide range of topics, from corporate entrepreneurship and innovation, to social and sustainable entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, globalization, and strategic alliance formation.
  • Over the past few years, the breadth of research expertise across our faculty has grown and expanded, enhancing the wide range of topics covered.

Areas of Faculty Research

One of the key strengths of our faculty is our breadth of expertise, offering students the opportunity to work with faculty in numerous domains, such as:

  • capability upgrading
  • corporate entrepreneurship
  • corporate governance
  • crowdfunding
  • economic development
  • global competitiveness
  • government policy
  • innovation
  • international business
  • international strategic alliances
  • multinational management
  • new venture development
  • new venture legitimacy
  • organizational survival
  • organizational theory
  • social entrepreneurship
  • research acquisition
  • strategic alliance formation
  • strategic leadership
  • strategic management
  • technology management

Our faculty are leaders in their areas of expertise, serving as associate editors and on the editorial review board for leading journals, including:

  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Academy of Management Review
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • Journal of Business Venturing
  • Journal of Management  Studies
  • Organization Studies
  • Strategic Management Journal

Kier, Alex, and Jeff McMullen (2018). “Entrepreneurial Imaginativeness in New Venture Ideation.” Academy of Management Journal, Volume 61, Issue 6, pp: 2265-2295.

Warnick, Ben J., C. Murnieks, Jeffrey S. McMullen (2018). “Passion for Entrepreneurship or Passion for the Product? A Conjoint Analysis of Angel and VC Decision Making.” Journal of Business Venturing, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp: 315-332.

Clark, Daniel, Dan Li, Dean Shepherd (2017). “Country Familiarity in the Initial Stage of Foreign Market Selection.” Journal of International Business Studies, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp: 442-472.

McMullen, Jeff and Brian Bergman (2017). “Social Entrepreneurship and the Development Paradox of Prosocial Motivation: A Cautionary Tale.” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal,  Volume 11, Issue 3, pp: 243-270.

Kelley faculty are committed to ensuring that our students gain the knowledge and tools they need to excel as scholars. We take pride in seeing them develop into thought leaders as they progress through their careers.Dr. Jeffrey G. Covin, Professor of Strategic Management