Faculty Publications

Faculty Publications2020-02-25T14:12:07-07:00

Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy Faculty Publications

[Updated: 2-25-20]

Featured Publications

Below are selected publications by faculty and Ph.D. graduates from the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Authors are listed in alphabetical order and hyperlinks are to author citations:

Jay Barney

  • (2018) “Why Resource-based Theory’s Model of Profit Appropriation Must Adopt a Stakeholder Perspective,” Strategic Management Journal
  • (2017) “Corporate Diversification and the Value of Individual Firms: A Bayesian Approach,” Strategic Management Journal (with Tyson B. Mackey, Jeffrey P. Dotson)
  • (2007) “Discovery and Creation: Alternative Theories of Entrepreneurial Action,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (with S. Alvarez)
  • (1997) “Differences Between Entrepreneurs and Managers in Large Organizations: Biases and Heuristics in Strategic Decision Making,” Journal of Business Venturing (with Lowell Busenitz)
  • (1994) “Trustworthiness as a Source of Competitive Advantage,” Strategic Management Journal (with Mark Hansen)
  • (1991) “Firm Resources and Sustained Competitive Advantage,” Journal of Management
  • (1986) “Strategic Factor Markets: Expectations, Luck, and Business Strategy,” Management Science.

Lyda Bigelow

  • (forthcoming) “When and How to Shift Gears: Dynamic Trade-Offs among Adjustment, Opportunity and Transaction Costs in Response to an Innovation Shock,” Strategic Management Journal (with Jackson Nickerson and Woo-Yong Park)
  • (2015) “Dominant Designs, Innovation Shocks, and The Follower’s Dilemma,” Strategic Management Journal (with Nicholas Argyres and Jackson Nickerson)

Josh Feng

  • (forthcoming) “Crafting Intellectual Property Rights: Implications for Patent Assertion Entities, Litigation, and Innovation,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (with Xavier Jaravel)
  • (2019) “Price Increases of Protected-Class Drugs in Medicare Part D, Relative to Inflation, 2012-2017,” JAMA (with Thomas Hwang, Stacie Dusetzina, Luca Maini, and Aaron Kesselheim)

William Hesterly

  • (2018) “The Relational View Revisited: A Dynamic Perspective on Value Creation and Value Capture,” Strategic Management Journal (with Jeffrey H. Dyer and Harbir Singh)

Matthew Higgins

  • (forthcoming) “Evaluating the effects of Small Business Administration lending on growth,” Small Business Economics (with D. Lacombe, B. Sell, and A. Young)
  • (2019) “How Reliable is the Market for Technology?” Review of Economics and Statistics Palermo (with V. Palermo and M. Ceccagnoli)
  • (2018) “Corporate Venture Capital as a Real Option in the Market for Technology,” Strategic Management Journal (with Marco Ceccagnoli and Hyunsung Kang)
  • (2016) “Regulation and welfare: Evidence from Paragraph-IV generic entry in the pharmaceutical industry,” The RAND Journal of Economics (with L. Branstetter and C. Chatterjee)

Orie Shelef

  • (2019) “Bad bets: Nonlinear Incentives, Risk, and Performance,” Strategic Management Journal (with Rui J. P. de Figueiredo Jr. and Evan Rawley)
  • (2016) “The Demand for Energy-Using Assets among the World’s Rising Middle Classes,” American Economic Review (with Paul J. Gertler, Catherine D. Wolfram, and Alan Fuchs)

William Schulze

  • (2019) “How Long Does It Take to Get to the Learning Curve?” Academy of Management Journal (with Serghei Musaji and Julio O. De Castro)
  • (2018) “Are Family Firms Good Employers?” Academy of Management Journal (with Jeroen Neckebrouck and Thomas Zellweger)
  • (2015) “Reifying Socioemotional Wealth,” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (with Franz W. Kellermanns)

Jason Snyder

  • (2018) “The Deep Historical Roots of Organization and Strategy: Traumatic Shocks, Culture, and Institutions,” Organization Science (with Lamar Pierce and Leo Kluppel)
  • (2018) “The Historical Slave Trade and Firm Access to Finance in Africa,” The Review of Financial Studies (with Lamar Pierce)
  • (2018) “Socially Responsible Business and Human Capital Strategy,” Strategic Management Journal (with Vanessa Burbano and John Mamer)
  • (2017) “Do Politicians Really Cause Corporate Downsizing?” Journal of Political Economy (with Ivo Welch)
  • (2015) “Unethical Demand and Employee Turnover,” Journal of Business Ethics (with Lamar Pierce)

Robert Wuebker

  • (forthcoming) “An Economic Model of Strategic Entrepreneurship,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (with Randy Westgren)
  • (2018) “Prediction and Control: An Agent-Based Simulation of the Entrepreneurial Problem Space,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (with René Mauer, Jan Schlüter, and Malte Brettel)
  • (2017) “On Opportunities: Philosophical and Empirical Implications,” Academy of Management Review (with Russ McBride and Sharon Alvarez)
  • (2016) “Bricolage, Effectuation, and Opportunity Creation,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (with René Mauer and Chris Welter)
  • (2014) “On the misuse of critical realism: A response,” Academy of Management Review (with J. Barney and S. Alvarez)
  • (2013) “Exploring country-level institutional arrangements and the rate and type of entrepreneurial activity.” Journal of Business Venturing (with P. Stenholm and Z. Acs)

Todd Zenger

  • (2018) “What Sets Breakthrough Strategies Apart,” Sloan Management Review (with Teppo Felin)
  • (2017) “Creating and Capturing Value in Repeated Exchange Relationships: Managing a Second Paradox of Embeddedness,” Organization Science (with Daniel W. Elfenbein)
  • (2017) “Network Prominence, Bargaining Power, and the Allocation of Value Capturing Rights in High-Tech Alliance Contracts,” Organization Science (with Umit Ozmel, Deniz Yavuz, and Jeffrey J. Reuer)
  • (2017) “Organization Design, Proximity and Productivity Responses to Upward Social Comparison,” Organization Science (with Tomasz Obloj)
  • (2016) “Strategy, Problems, and a Theory for the Firm,” Organization Science (with Teppo Felin)
  • (2015) “Why Google Became Alphabet,” Digital Article: Harvard Business Review
  • (2015) “Trial and Error is No Way to Make a Strategy,” Digital Article: Harvard Business Review

Ph.D. Graduate Featured Publications

Ryan Angus (West Virginia University)

  • (forthcoming) “Problemistic Search and Entrepreneurial Performance,” Strategic Management Journal
  • (2019) “Optimal Distinctiveness, Strategic Categorization, and Product Market Entry on the Google Play App Platform,” Strategic Management Journal (with M.A. Barlow and J.C. Verhaal)
  • (2016) “Enrolling Stakeholders Under Conditions of Risk and Uncertainty,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (with B.L. Burns, J.B. Barney, and H.N. Herrick)

Matt Barlow (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

  • (2019) “Optimal Distinctiveness, Strategic Categorization, and Product Market Entry on the Google Play App Platform,” Strategic Management Journal (with J.C. Verhaal and R. Angus)
  • (2018) “Social Signaling and Interorganizational Relationships: Lessons Learned from the Professional Sports Industry,” Business Horizons (with R. Posthuma, G. Flores, and J. Dworkin)
  • (2018) “Guilty by Association: Product Level Category Stigma and Audience Expectations in the US Craft Beer Industry,” Journal of Management (with J.C. Verhaal and J. Hoskins)

Heidi Herrick (University of Utah)

  • (2016) “Enrolling Stakeholders Under Conditions of Risk and Uncertainty,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (with B.L. Burns, J.B. Barney, and R. Angus)

Leif Lundmark (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

  • (2017) “Little Fish in a Big Pond: Legitimacy Transfer, Authenticity, and Factors of Peripheral Firm Entry and Competition in the Market Center,” Strategic Management Journal (with J.C. Verhaal and J. Hoskins)
  • (2014) “Skirting the Issues: A ‘Green Ceiling’ for Entrepreneurs? The Effect of Investor Bias During the IPO Process,” Journal of Management (with L. Bigelow, L.W. Lundmark, J. McLean Parks, and R. Wuebker)
  • (2016) “A Little Birdie Told Me: Social Media, Organizational Legitimacy, and Underpricing in Initial Public Offerings,” Information Systems Frontier (C.A. Oh and J.C. Verhaal)
  • (2016) “Competing to Learn: A Pedagogical Approach to Enhance Higher Level Learning across Disciplinary Silos,” Journal of Strategic Management Education (E. Pleggenkuhle-Miles, P. Meglich, and E. Bass)

Cameron Verhaal (Tulane University, later Georgia State)

  • (2019) “Optimal Distinctiveness, Strategic Categorization, and Product Market Entry on the Google Play App Platform,” Strategic Management Journal (with M.A. Barlow and R. Angus)
  • (2018) “Guilty by Association: Product Level Category Stigma and Audience Expectations in the US Craft Beer Industry,” Journal of Management (with M.A. Barlow and J. Hoskins)
  • (2017) “Little Fish in a Big Pond: Legitimacy Transfer, Authenticity, and Factors of Peripheral Growth in the Market Center,” Strategic Management Journal (with J. Hoskins and L. Lundmark)
  • (2015) “Oppositional Product Names, Organizational Identities, and Product Appeal,” Organization Science (with O. Khessina and S. Dobrev)