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Kauffman Dissertation Fellows

The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship (KDF) was an annual competitive program that awarded up to 20 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A., or other doctoral students at accredited U.S. universities to support dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship from 2003-2018.

From its establishment in 2003, the KDF supported 208 dissertations on various topics related to entrepreneurship from a wide range of disciplines while maintaining an overall high quality of research.

This program helped launch the careers of emerging world-class entrepreneurship scholars, who have gone on to find positions in top-tier universities, research arms of federal agencies, and the private industry, thus laying a foundation for future scientific advancement. The findings generated by this effort will be translated into knowledge with immediate application for policymakers, educators, service providers, and entrepreneurs, as well as high-quality academic research.

The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship was part of a group of academic recognition programs established by the Kauffman Foundation that were consolidated into the Kauffman Knowledge Challenge starting in 2018.

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NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Alicia DeSantolaHarvard UniversityThe Dynamics of New Venture Development: Entrepreneurial Teams, Scaling, & Organizational Change
Stefan DimitriadisHarvard University
Cultural Dynamics in Entrepreneur Ecosystems: Three Studies of Entrepreneurship in Togo
Justin A. FrakeUniversity of MarylandEssays on Awards and Achievement
Benjamin HymanUniversity of PennsylvaniaEssays in Public Economics and International Trade
Karam JoUniversity of Maryland
Defensive Innovation and (Young) Firm Growth in the U.S.: Impact of Import Competition
Stephanie Georgina JohnsonNorthwestern UniversityHousehold Finance and Entrepreneurship
Sina KhoshsokhanBoston UniversityIntellectual Property Rights, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation: Empirical Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Hyunjin KimHarvard University
Field Experiments on Digitization, Productivity, and Entrepreneurial Strategy
Kyung Min LeeGeorge Mason UniversityMedicaid and the Supply of Entrepreneurs: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act
Chiara MaggiNorthwestern University
Essays on the Macroeconomics of Firm Dynamism and Pro-Business Structural Reforms
Erez Aharon MarantzNew York UniversityProperty Rights and Entrepreneurship in Mature Industries: The Case of Television 1948-1996
Elizabeth MishkinHarvard UniversityEssays in Labor Market Inequality
Alessandra PeterStanford University
Owning Up: Entrepreneurship and Wealth Inequality
Matthew Phillip StaigerUniversity of Maryland
Parental Resources and the Career Choices of Young Workers
Kevin ToddUniversity of California, BerkeleyMergers and Acquisitions and the Labor Market
Joon Young YoonStanford University
The Information Economics of Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Jose Maria BarreroStanford UniversityEntrepreneurs’ Beliefs and Firm Behavior: Evidence from the ‘Decision Maker Survey’
Enrico BerkesNorthwestern University
The Geography, Determinants, and Effects of Innovation
Natalie A. CarlsonCornell UniversityDelineating Social Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Tech Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa
Jin Woo ChangUniversity of MichiganThree Essays in Employee Mobility (Ch. II: Trying Out Different Workers: Worker Firing, Match Quality, and Growth of 
Small Firms in Germany)
Andrea ContigianiUniversity of PennsylvaniaExperimentation in Early-Stage Ventures
Colleen Mary CunninghamDuke UniversityEssays on the Management, Organization, and Geography of Novel Innovation
Matthew Denes
University of WashingtonWhen Do Firms Risk Shift? Evidence from Venture Capital
Nuri ErsahinUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Creditor Rights, Entrepreneurship and Productivity
Steven M. GrayWashington University in St. Louis
Exploring the Puzzle of Functional Homophily in New Venture Founding Teams
Jessica S. JeffersUniversity of PennsylvaniaEssays on Labor and Corporate Finance
Hye Young KangBoston UniversityEssays on Within-Platform Competitive Dynamics
Hyo KangUniversity of California, Berkeley
Competition, Entrepreneurship, and the Direction of Innovation: Evidence from Collusion Enforcement
J. Daniel KimMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Essays on Human Capital and Entrepreneurial Organizations: Evidence from Startup Acquisitions
Kate Maxwell KoegelDuke University
Essays in Family Economics
Nicholas KozeniauskasNew York University
Essays in Macroeconomics and International Trade
Joshua KriegerMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Essays on Learning and Strategy in Research and Development
Raviv Murciano-GoroffStanford University
Essays in the Economics of Technology and Innovation
Weiyi NgUniversity of California, Berkeley
On Experience and Enterprise: Careers, Organizations and Entrepreneurship
Alessandro PiazzaColumbia University
Essays on Angel Investing in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Alexandrea J. RavenelleCity University of New York
The New Entrepreneur: Worker Experiences in the Sharing Economy
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Michael AndrewsUniversity of IowaFuel of Interest and Fire of Genius: Essays on the Economic History of Innovation
Sofia BapnaUniversity of Minnesota
Entrepreneurship and Digital Communities: Harnessing Legitimacy and Resources
Jaebeum ChoCornell UniversityCities as Complex Systems: Social Interactions, Agglomeration, and Economic Growth
Joonkyu ChoiUniversity of MarylandEndogenous Risk Taking and Young Business Dynamics
Emanuele ColonnelliStanford UniversityEssays on Entrepreneurship and Firm Dynamics in Emerging Markets
Eliana CrosinaBoston CollegeBecoming an Entrepreneur
Tünde Cserpes
University of Illinois at ChicagoFrom Relationship Asymmetry to Market: Spatial and Organizational Dynamics in Beer Wholesaling 
Daniel DavisUniversity of California, San Diego
The Ventured Student: Impacts of University Startup Culture
Jake B. GrandyUniversity of Southern California
Essays in Non-Market Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Jorge GuzmanMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyThree Essays on Entrepreneurial Quality
Erik HovenkampNorthwestern UniversityEssays on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Intellectual Property
Xavier JaravelHarvard Business SchoolEssays on the Economics of Innovation
Jacqueline (Jax) KirtleyBoston UniversityHow Strategy Evolves in Entrepreneurial Nascent Technology Firms
Rembrand KoningStanford UniversityField Experiments in Networks, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Startup Bootcamp
Kyle R. MyersUniversity of Pennsylvania
Three Essays on the Costs of Inducing Innovation
Daniel M. OlsonUniversity of MarylandEmployee Mobility, Employee Entrepreneurship, and Employee Value Capture: Labor Market Frictions and the Impact of Social Comparison Costs on Compensation
Meredith Lundberg StartzYale UniversityThe Value of Face-to-Face: Search and Contracting Problems in Nigerian Trade
Andy WuUniversity of PennsylvaniaOrganizational Resource Assembly in Technology Ventures
Xin (Power) XueUniversity of VirginiaEssays on Agency Costs of Financial Intermediation
Qianqian YuBoston CollegeDo Venture Capital-Driven Top Management Changes Enhance Corporate Innovation in Private Firms?
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Sebastian Dyrda University of MinnesotaFluctuations in Uncertainty, Efficient Borrowing Constraints and Firm Dynamics
Daniel FehderMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyEssays on the Evaluation of Entrepreneurship Programs
Daniel Garcia-MaciaStanford UniversityFinancial Crises, Firms’ Innovation and the Macroeconomy
Julia GarlickYale UniversityEssays on Development Economics
Michela GiorcelliStanford UniversityEconomic Recovery and the Determinants of Productivity and innovation: Evidence from Post-WWII Italy
Lucy Y. HuUniversity of California, BerkeleyWhat is the Crowd Worth? The Role of Peer Effects in Crowdfunding
Yujin KimUniversity of California, BerkeleyEssays on Innovation and Technology Commercialization
Sara MoreiraUniversity of ChicagoFirm Dynamics, Persistent Effects of Entry Conditions, and Business Cycles
Christian MoserPrinceton UniversityEssays in the Economics of Inequality
Abhishek NagarajMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyEssays on the Impact of Digital Information on Innovation
Megha PatnaikStanford UniversityEssays in Firm Performance with Macroeconomic Implications
Briana Sell StenardGeorgia Institute of TechnologyHuman Capital and the Entrepreneurial Careers of Scientists and Engineers
Yufei WuMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyEssays on Health Economics
Sandy YuNew York UniversityThe Impact of Accelerators on High-Technology Ventures
Oren ZivHarvard UniversityEssays in Economic Geography
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
James BaileyTemple UniversityHealth Insurance and the Supply of Entrepreneurs: New Evidence from the Affordable Care Act’s Dependent Coverage Mandage
Vanessa BearyHarvard UniversityPersistent Gender Gaps in Entrepreneurial Attitudes, Intentions, and Actions: The Effects of a Youth Entrepreneurship Education Program in Khujand, Tajikistan
Sean CarrUniversity of VirginiaCollective Action and the Financing of Innovation: Evidence from Crowdfunding
Bo Cowgill*University of California, BerkeleyEssays on the Economics of Organizations, Productivity and Labor
G. Christopher CrawfordUniversity of LouisvilleCauses of Extreme Outcomes in Entrepreneurship: Expectations, Endowments, Engagement, and Environments
Daphne DemetryNorthwestern UniversityEpisodic Organizations: Pop-up and Underground Restaurants and the Temporality of Organizational Life
Laura DoeringUniversity of ChicagoThe Social Determinants of Economic Growth: Microenterprise and Microfinance in Latin America
Shweta GaonkarUniversity of MarylandThe Strategic Networks and Performance of Entrepreneurial Firms: Impact of Pre-Founding Ties
Manuel HermosillaNorthwestern UniversityDevelopment and Commercialization Strategies for New Technologies: Essays on Biotech Innovation
Lara LoewensteinBrandeis UniversityHome Equity and Small Business Finance
Jamie McCaslandUniversity of California, BerkeleyEssays in Development Economics: Lessons from an Apprentice Placement Program in Ghana
Neil R. MehrotraColumbia UniversityFinancial Frictions and Job Creation in the Great Recession
Russel NelsonUniversity of California, IrvineDynamic Network Models for the Analysis of Cooperation and Competition in New Markets
Amy Nguyen-ChyungUniversity of California, BerkeleyHow Entrepreneurial Do You Choose to Be? Talent, Risk Attitudes, Overconfidence and Self-Selection into Entrepreneurship
Adam OsmanYale UniversityOccupational Choice under Credit and Information Constraints
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Mabel L. AbrahamMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnderstanding the Conditions of Bias: Essays on Gender Differences in Evaluation Outcomes across Three Empirical Contexts
Seth Carnahan*University of MarylandEmployee Departure from Organizations: Three Essays
Edward J. EganUniversity of California, BerkeleyThe Economics of Patent Citations: Startup Commercialization Strategy, Value, and Success
Erik P. Gilje*Boston CollegeDoes Local Access to Finance Matter? Evidence from U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Shale Booms
Juanita Gonzalez-UribeColumbia UniversityVenture Capital and Innovation
William Walker HanlonColumbia UniversityInnovation and Industry Development: Lessons from the British Cotton Textile Industry During the U.S. Civil War
Nahoko KameoUniversity of California, Los Angeles>Changes in Academic Entrepreneurship Among Japanese University Bioscientists, 1980-2012
Lauren E. LanahanUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillThe Multilevel Innovation Policy Mix: Three Essays on State SBIR Matching Programs
Mahka Moeen*University of MarylandReconfiguration Strategies, Entrepreneurial Entry and Incubation of Nascent Industries: Three Essays
Vincenzo PalermoGeorgia Institute of TechnologyEssays on Markets for Technology: The Role of Licensing as a Complementary Strategy to Internal R&D
Pian ShuMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyEssays on Innovation, Productivity, and Talent Allocation
Dan Jun Wang*Stanford UniversityReversing the brain drain? Skilled return migration and the global movement of expert knowledge
Tiantian Yang*University of North Carolina at Chapel HillHow Do Organizations Shape Entrepreneurship? Explaining Employee Entrepreneurs’ Entry and Performance
Marek ZapletalUniversity of MichiganThree Essays on Regulation and Entrepreneurship
Bo ZhaoUniversity of MichiganThe Effects of State Innovation Programs on Entrepreneurial Firms: Three Essays
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Lakshmi BalachandraBoston CollegePitching Trustworthiness: Cues for Trust in Early-Stage Investment Decision-Making
Shai Bernstein*Harvard UniversityEssays in Entrepreneurial Finance
Michaël A. BikardMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyEssays on the Production and Commercialization of New Scientific Knowledge
Jonathan GoldbergMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyEssays on Macroeconomics and Corporate Finance
Mitchell HoffmanUniversity of California, BerkeleyEssays in Applied Microeconomics
Mauricio LarrainUniversity of California, BerkeleyUnderstanding Misallocation: The Importance of Financial Constraints
Huyen T. CurtisUniversity of Notre DameEssays on Dynamic Competition and Academic Entrepreneurship
Bogdan ProkopovychUniversity of Rhode IslandThree Essays on the Creation of New Markets for Sustainable Technologies and Services
Benjamin Wild Pugsley*University of ChicagoEssays on Small Business
Olga RostapshovaHarvard UniversityPushing a Troika of Development: Promoting Investment, Curbing Corruption, and Enhancing Public Good Provision
Erin L. ScottWashington University in St. LouisThe Impact of Regulation on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Christopher StantonStanford UniversityEssays in Applied Economics: Entrepreneurship Through Online Outsourcing
Ishani TewariBrown UniversityRegulation, Scale, and Growth: Evidence from the United States and India
Xiahua (Anny) WeiUniversity of California, San DiegoConsumer Switching and Competition Strategy in IT-enabled Markets
Wen WenGeorgia Institute of TechnologyThe Implications of Incumbent Intellectual Property Strategies for Open Source Software Adoption and Commercialization
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Marnix AmandYale UniversityThree Essays in Macroeconomics: Wealth Taxation and Entrepreneurship
W. Chad CarlosCornell UniversityFrom Surgeries to Startups: How Institutions Shape Entrepreneurial Activity in the Field of Health Care
Emily ChoiUniversity of California, BerkeleyOrganizational Identity and Interorganizational Alliances
Kellilynn FriasUniversity of ArizonaThree Essays on Product Form Choice
Naomi HausmanHarvard UniversityEssays in Entrepreneurship and Public Economics
Peng HuangGeorgia Institute of TechnologyEssays on Innovation Ecosystems in the Enterprise Software Industry
Amol Joshi*University of North Carolina at Chapel HillEntrepreneurial Discovery and Information Complexity in Knowledge-Intensive Industries
David KryscynskiEmory UniversityThe Strategic Implications of Firm-Specific Incentives
Xiaoyang LiUniversity of MichiganEssays in Corporate Finance and Labor Economics
Hong LuoNew York UniversityMarkets for Ideas: Theory and Evidence from the Movie Industry
Rory McDonald*Stanford UniversityCompetition and Strategic Interaction in New Markets
SaradaUniversity of California, San DiegoEssays in Entrepreneurship
Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato*University of California, BerkeleyEssays in Public Economics
Rodrigo WagnerHarvard UniversityMacroeconomic Recovery, Export Innovation and the Coordination of Entrepreneurs in the Global Economy
Rukiye Isil YavuzUniversity of MinnesotaThe “Outsider” Entrepreneurs: The Role of Founders’ Immigrant Status in the Internationalization and Performance of High Technology New Ventures
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Javed AhmedUniversity of California, BerkeleyEssays on Financial Intermediation
Nachiket BhaweUniversity of MinnesotaDoes the Order of Partner Selection Matter? Evidence from the Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry
Meg Blume-KohoutRAND Pardee Graduate SchoolEssays on Government Policy and Pharmaceutical Innovation
Ian M. BreunigColorado State UniversityThree Essays on Health and Labor Outcomes
Gharad BryanYale UniversityEssays on Development Economics
Martin Ganco*University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe Effect of Technological Complexity on Innovation Performance, Employee Entrepreneurship and Mobility: Three Essays
Deepak Hegde*University of California, BerkeleyEssays on Institutions and Innovation
Shon R. Hiatt*Cornell UniversityInstitutional Actors and Entrepreneurial Choices: New Ventures in the Biodiesel Fuel Industry
Mingfeng LinUniversity of MarylandDecisions Under Uncertainty in Decentralized Online Markets: Empirical Studies of Peer-To-Peer Lending and Outsourcing
Kathleen MarkerUniversity of California, San DiegoThe Role of Religion and Ethnicity in an Arab American Economy
Jason M. O’ConnorNorthwestern UniversityEssays on Estimating Policy Effects in Science-Based Industries
Emily Cox Pahnke
Stanford University
Funding Innovation in Young Firms: The Case of Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices
Lori SantikianHarvard UniversityThe Ties That Bind: Bank Relationships and Small Business Lending
Edward SmithUniversity of ChicagoAmplified Interfaces: Essays on Organizational Identity and the Sociology of Hedge Funds
Margarita TsoutsouraColumbia UniversityThe Effect of Succession Taxes on Family Firm Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
David F. BensonUniversity of Michigan – Ann ArborCorporate Venture Capital and the Acquisition of Entrepreneurial Firms
Brian J. BroughmanUniversity of California, BerkeleyOpportunistic Conduct and Governance Structure in Startup Firms
Michael CiuchtaUniversity of Wisconsin – MadisonThe Impact of Organizational Identity on Learning from Initial Experiences
Jason Greenberg*Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyThree Essays on Social Networks and Entrepreneurship
Christopher HayterGeorge Washington UniversityThe Open Innovation Imperative: Perspectives on Success From Faculty Entrepreneurs
Christopher LiuHarvard UniversityEssays on Network Antecedents in a Knowledge Production Context
Matt Marx*Harvard UniversityEssays on Employee Non-compete Agreements
Naranchimeg MijidColorado State UniversityGender, Race, and Credit Rationing of Small Businesses: Empirical Evidence from the 2003 Survey of Small Business Finances
Shane MoserUniversity of KansasDoes Diversity Among Co-investing Venture Capital Firms add Value for Entrepreneurial Companies?
Romel MostafaCarnegie Mellon UniversityEconomic Growth One Industry at a Time: Entrepreneurship in the Bangladesh Garment Industry
Yongwook PaikUniversity of California at BerkeleySerial Entrepreneurs and New Firm Performance: Empirical Evidence from Venture-backed Semiconductor Firms
Kelly PattersonCornell UniversityImpression Management and Reputation Defense in 19th Century Credit Rating
Anna Levine TaubStanford UniversityUnderstanding Incentives in Health Care
Sarah Thébaud*Cornell UniversityInstitutions, Cultural Beliefs and the Maintenance of Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurship Across Industrialized Nations
Yanbo WangMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyRiding the Dragon: Entrepreneurship Under Market Transition
Erez YoeliUniversity of ChicagoDoes Social Approval Stimulate Prosocial Behavior? Evidence from a Field Experiment in the Residential Electricity Market
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Pao-Lien ChenUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe Performance Implications of the Evolution of Managerial Capabilities in the Context of Industry Evolution
Joshua M. DruckerUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillRegional Dominance and Industrial Success: A Productivity-Based Analysis
Charles E. EesleyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyEntrepreneurial Ventures from Technology-Based Universities: a Cross-National Comparison
Andrew M. HessGeorgia Institute of TechnologyEssays on Dynamic Capabilities: The Role of Intellectual Human Capital on Firm Innovation
Adam M. KleinbaumHarvard UniversityThe Social Structure of Organization: Coordination in a Large, Multi-Business Firm
Karthik KrishnanBoston CollegeHow does Venture Capital Financing Improve Efficiency in Private Firms? A Look Beneath the Surface
Marlena I. LeeUniversity of ChicagoDo Employers Value Entrepreneurial Human Capital? An empirical study of post-self-employment wages
Jake MessersmithUniversity of KansasTransforming Caterpillars into Butterflies: The Role of Managerial Values and HR Systems in the Performance of Emergent Organizations
Ethan Mollick*Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyEssays on Individuals and Organizations
Christina MoonYale UniversityMaterial Intimacies: The Labor of Creativity in the Global Fashion Industry
Eric J. NeumanUniversity of Michigan – Ann ArborPublic Policy and Entrepreneurship: The Development of the Competitive Local Telephone Service Industry
Sangchan ParkCornell UniversityIs Legitimacy Contagious? The Collective Legitimation of Alternative Therapies in the U.S. Hospital Industry
Elaine C. RideoutNorth Carolina State UniversityBounded Rationality and the Supply Side of Entrepreneurship: Evaluating Technology Entrepreneurship Education for Economic Impact
Christopher I. Rider*University of California, BerkeleyNetwork Positions and Processes: Evidence from U.S. Private Equity
Ting ZhangGeorge Mason UniversityIt’s Never Too Late: Elderly Entrepreneurship in the Aging Economy
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Jurgita Baltrušaityté-AxelsonUniversity of Illinois – ChicagoThe Opportunity Recognition Process, New Business Start-Up Motivators and Outcomes: The Real Options Approach
Sandip BasuUniversity of WashingtonCorporate Venture Capital: Towards Understanding Who Does It, Why and How
Ola BengtssonUniversity of ChicagoRepeated Relationships between Founders and Venture Capitalists
Amy E. DavisUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillMore (or Less) than the Sums of their Parts? Status, Teams, and Entrepreneurial Outcomes
Benjamin L. HallenStanford UniversityThe Origin of the Network Positions of New Organizations: How Entrepreneurs Raise Funds
Poonam KhannaUniversity of Texas – AustinThe Downside of Repeated Ties: Syndicated Venture Capital Investments
Adriana Kocornik-MinaGeorge Mason UniversityEffects of Space on Inter-State Growth Dynamics and Income Disparities in India – Modeling the Simultaneous Growth of a System of Spatial Units
Elena LoutskinaBoston CollegeHow Do Corporate Venture Capitalists Create Value For Entrepreneurial Firms?
Yang LuNew York UniversityNetworking as a Barrier to Entry and the Competitive Supply of Venture Capital
Denisa MindrutaUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignMarkets For Research: A Matching Approach to University-Industry Research Collaborations
Ramana Nanda*^Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyEssays in Entrepreneurial Finance
Evan RawleyUniversity of California, BerkeleyOrganization and Performance: Evidence from Microdata
Nikolai RoussanovUniversity of ChicagoDiversification and its Discontents: Idiosyncratic and Entrepreneurial Risk in the Quest for Social Status
Henry Sauermann*Duke UniversityIndividual Incentives as Drivers of Innovative Processes and Performance
Jifeng YuGeorgia State UniversityNetwork Effects on New Venture Internationalization: A Network-Knowledge Framework
Juita-Elena (Wie) YusufUniversity of KentuckyThe Effectiveness of Entrepreneurial Start-Up Assistance Programs: Evidence from the U.S. Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Aaron Kumar Chatterji*University of California, BerkeleyEmpirical Essays on Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility
Tami Gurley-CalvezUniversity of Tennessee – KnoxvilleTax Policies and Entrepreneurship: Relative Tax Rates and Health Insurance Deductibility
Shan HeBoston CollegeThree Essays in Corporate Finance
Brandon H. LeeCornell UniversityCultivating the Niche: A Study of the Origins and Consequences of Standards-Based Certification Organizations in the U.S. Organic Food Industry
Matt MarvelUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignA Knowledge-Based View of the Venture Creation Process: How Technology Entrepreneurs Mix Knowledge to Create Radical Innovations
Maija RenkoFlorida International UniversityThe Role of Market Knowledge in Recognizing and Exploiting Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Technology Intensive Firms
Henry RenskiUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillAn Investigation of the Industrial Ecology of Business Start-up Survival
Carlos Emiliano SalinasHarvard UniversityPolitical and Social Roots of Economic Vices and Virtues: Evidence from Mexico
Krishnamurthy SubramanianUniversity of ChicagoBoundary Decisions and Financing Choices in Human Capital Intensive Firms: Theory and Evidence
Yinghong (Susan) WeiUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillMarket Orientation and Successful New Product Innovation: The Role of Competency Traps
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Michael J. FernUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillTowards a Dynamic Model of Founding: Unlocking the Origins of Organizational Variation
Richard John GentryUniversity of FloridaAspiration and Real Options: A Behavioral Theory of Strategic Decision Making
Brett Anitra Gilbert*Indiana UniversityThe Implications of Geographic Cluster Locations for New Venture Performance
Denis GrégoireUniversity of ColoradoOpportunity Acknowledgement as a Cognitive Process of Pattern Recognition and Structural Alignment
Sean M. HackettVanderbilt UniversityReal Options and the Option to Incubate: An Exploratory Study of the Process of Business Incubation
Justin MarionUniversity of ChicagoCosts and Benefits of Affirmative Action in California Government Contracting
Jeff D. RosenbergerStanford UniversityThe Flip Side of the Coin: Nascent Technology Ventures and Corporate Venture Funding
Jennifer M. SequeiraUniversity of Texas – ArlingtonThe Effect of Network Ties and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy on Immigrant New Venture Intentions
Marco TortorielloCarnegie Mellon UniversityThe Social Underpinnings of Absorptive Capacity: External Knowledge, Social Networks, and Individual Innovativeness
Geraldine A. WuColumbia UniversityThe Interdependence of Organizational Knowledge and Financing: Studies of Technological Innovation, Learning, and Corporate Restructuring in U.S. Medical Device Ventures
NameDegree InstitutionDissertation Title
Kenneth Andrew ColwellUniversity of OregonThe Structure of Alliance Networks in Nascent Organizational Fields: The Case of Nanotechnology
Waverly W. Ding*University of ChicagoFour Essays on the Formation and Evolution of U.S. Biotechnology Companies
Benedict KemmererUniversity of KansasIndividual Cognition and the Resource-Based View: Investigating the Way Entrepreneurs Conceptualize, Categorize, and Judge Resources
Elaine L. Krumpelman-FarmerUniversity of Missouri – ColumbiaThe Investment Horizon Issue in User-Owned Organizations
Mark H. LiuBoston CollegeHow Should Entrepreneurs Sell Equity in Initial Public Offerings? Fixed-Price Offerings Versus IPO Auctions: Three Essays in Corporate Finance
Jeffery S. McMullenUniversity of Colorado – BoulderEntrepreneurial Decision Making and The Firm’s Propensity for Novel Action: A Regulatory Focus Perspective
Michael D. MeeksUniversity of Colorado – BoulderAntecedents to the Entrepreneurial Decision: An Empirical Analysis of Three Predictive Models
Andrew MongarTemple UniversityA Knowledge Based Model of Cooperation for Smaller Firms: Lessons From Chinese and US Comparisons
Kelley A. PackalenStanford UniversityYou Can’t Leave Your Past Behind: The Influence of Founders’ Career Histories on their Firms
M. Julia PratsHarvard UniversityThe Entrepreneurial Boom and Bust Phenomenon Sustaining Superior Performance through a Boom and Bust Cycle: Inter-Firm Differences
Mina YooUniversity of MichiganSocial Networks and Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley