Robert Wuebker

Assistant Professor

Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Faculty, Tenure Track

Areas of Expertise

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Ph.D. 2009, Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow

MBA 1997, Technology Management, EDHEC-Institut Theseus

B.A. 1992, Philosophy (Honors) The Ohio State University

Honors & Awards

Dean’s Teaching Award, College of Engineering, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

Delegate/Speaker (United States), Global Entrepreneurship Conference, 2019.

Strategic Management Society SRF Scholar, 2019.

Emerald Group Publishing Citations of Excellence Award, 2016.

Richard Schulze Foundational Paper Award, Entrepreneurship Research, 2014.

VSpring Capital V-100, 2012.

USASBE Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education, 2011.

Community Foundation of Utah E-50, 2010-2011.

Finalist, Emerald Best International Paper Symposium, Academy of Management, 2009.

Climate Change Research Fellow. ThinkSwiss, 2008

In the Media

ENTP 6810: Venture Foundations (MBA/PMBA)

ENTP 6820: Venture Trends (MBA/PMBA)

DES 5720: Design Entrepreneurship (Multi-Disciplinary Design Program)

ENG 5790/6790: Launching Technology Ventures (College of Engineering)

DES 5810-001 Design Entrepreneurship


Published Articles

McBride, R. & Wuebker R. (2022). “Social objectivity and entrepreneurial opportunity: Implications for entrepreneurship and management.” Academy of Management Review (47):2.

Smith, N., Thiel, J. & Wuebker, R. (2022). “Entrepreneurial teams and individual well-being.” Forthcoming, Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat: Special Issue on Entrepreneurship and Well-Being.

Anhokin, S., Morgan, T., Schulze, W., & Wuebker, R. (2021). “Is a reputation for misconduct harmful? Evidence from corporate venture capital.” Forthcoming, Journal of Business Research.

Klein, P., Chen, M., & Wuebker, R. (2021). “Evaluating an organizational innovation: Evidence from the conglomerate merger wave.” Forthcoming, Industrial and Corporate Change.

Knudsen, E., Lien, L., Timmermans, B., & Wuebker, R. (2021) “The more things change, the more they stay the same: Firm demand-side responses to economic shocks.” Forthcoming, Managerial and Decision Economics.

Klein, P., & Wuebker, R. (2020). “Corporate diversification and innovation: Managerial myopia or inefficient internal capital markets? Forthcoming, Managerial and Decision Economics.

Westgren, R. & Wuebker, R. (2019). An economic model of strategic entrepreneurship.” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 13(4): 507-528.

Mauer, R. & Wuebker, R., Schlueter, J. & Brettel, M. (2018). “Prediction and control: An agent-based simulation of the entrepreneurial problem space.” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 12(2): 237-260.

Nickerson, J., Wuebker, R. & Zenger, T. (2017). “Problems, theories, and governing the crowd.” Strategic Organization (15)2: 275-288.

Alvarez, S., Barney, J., McBride, R., & Wuebker, R. (2017). “On opportunities: Philosophical and empirical implications.” Academy of Management Review (42): 726-730.

Klein, P., Wuebker, R. & Zoeller, K. (2016). “Relationship banking and conflicts of interest: Evidence from German IPOs.” Journal of Corporate Finance 39: 210-221.

Welter, C., Mauer, R., & Wuebker, R. (2016). “Bridging behavioral models and theoretical concepts: Effectuation and bricolage in the opportunity creation framework.” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 10(1): 5-20.

Alvarez, S., Barney, J., McBride, R., & Wuebker, R. (2014). “Realism in the study of entrepreneurship: A response.” Academy of Management Review, 39(2): 227-231.

Wuebker, R., Hampl, N. & Wüstenhagen, R. (2014). “The strength of strong ties in an emerging industry: A joint test for the effects of status hierarchies and personal ties in venture capitalist decision-making.” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 9(6): 167-187.

Bigelow, L., Lundmark, L., McLean-Parks, J. & Wuebker, R. (2014). “Skirting the issues? Experimental evidence of gender bias in IPO prospectus evaluations.” Journal of Management, 40 (6): 1732-1759.

Stenholm, P., Acs, Z. & Wuebker, R. (2013). “Exploring country-level institutional arrangements and the rate and type of entrepreneurial activity.” Journal of Business Venturing, 28(1) 176-193.

Wang, H., Wuebker, R., Han, S. & Ensley, M. (2012). “The role of strategic alliances in venture-backed startups: An empirical examination.” Small Business Economics, 38(2): 179-196.

Weismann, M, Wang, H., & Wuebker, R. (2009). “Delaware incorporation matters for new ventures: Evidence from venture capital investment and the going public process.” Venture Capital, 11(2): 213-227.

Christensen, E., Wuebker, R. & Wüstenhagen, R. (2008) “Of acting principals and principal agents: Evidence of goal incongruence in the venture capitalist-entrepreneur relationship.” International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 7(3): 367-388.

Books and Book Chapters

Wüstenhagen, R. & Wuebker, R. (2011), The Handbook of Research on Energy Entrepreneurship.Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Wuebker, R., Acs, Z. & Florida, R. (2010) “Venture capital and talent in a post-American world.” In Acs, Z & Audretsch, D., Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research (2nd Ed.).

Working Papers

Wuebker, R., Zenger, T., & Felin, T. “Entrepreneurial theories.”

Shelef, O. & Wuebker, R., & Barney, J. “Heisenberg effects in experimentation on business ideas.”

McGahan, A., Saouma, R., Shelef, O. & Wuebker, R. “How should an incumbent respond to an entrepreneurial entrant?”