Robert Wuebker

Assistant Professor

Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Faculty, Tenure Track

Areas of Expertise

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Education

Ph.D. 2009, Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Project: American Venture Capital in a Post-American World: The Role of Firm Resources and Capabilities in U.S. Cross-Border Venture Capital Investment

MBA 1997, Technology Management, EDHEC-Institut Theseus

B.A. 1992, Philosophy, The Ohio State University. Project: The Killing Joke: A Critique of Natural Theology In Light of Plantinga’s Reformed Epistemology

Honors & Awards

VSpring Capital V-100, 2012. 12/2012

USASBE Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education 2011. 12/2011

Community Foundation of Utah E-50, 2010-2011. 12/2011

SNSF Research Fellow (Good Energies Chair). Swiss National Science Foundation, 2010

Emerald Best International Symposium. Academy of Management, 2009

Climate Change Research Fellow. ThinkSwiss, 2008

IGERT Research Ph.D. Fellow (Renewable Energy). National Science Foundation, 2006

In the Media
Certifications

Certified Executive Coach, Korn/Ferry International, 2004.

Advanced Executive Coaching Program, Korn/Ferry International, 2005.

Teaching

ENTP 6810-001 Venture Foundations

DES 5810-001 Design Entrepreneurship

Publications

Nickerson, J., Wuebker, R., Zenger, T. (2016). Problems, theories and governing the crowd. Organization Science. Accepted, 01/2016.

Deeds, D., Schulze, W., Wuebker, R. (2016). Towards a pecking order theory of strategic resource deployment. Strategic Management Journal. Revise/resubmit(2), 01/2016.

Alvarez, S., Barney, J., McBride, R., Wuebker, R. (2016). On opportunity: philosophical and empirical implications. Academy of Management Review. Accepted, 01/01/2016.

Wuebker, R., Zenger, T. (2016). Entrepreneurial theories. Target: TBD. In progress, 01/01/2016.

McBride, R. & Wuebker, R. (2016). The ontology of entrepreneurial opportunity. Target: Academy of Management Review. Discipline based – refereed, In progress, 01/2016.

Bylund, P. & Wuebker, R. (2016). Boundaries of strategic theory and implications for entrepreneurship. Target: TBD. In progress, 01/2016.

Furr, N., Nickerson, J. & Wuebker, R. (2016). A theory of entrepreneuring. Under Review, Organization Science. Submitted, 01/2016.

Bylund, P. & Wuebker, R. (2015). Where do factor markets come from? Toward a resource-based view of the entrepreneurial firm. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Discipline based – refereed, Revise/resubmit(1), 12/2015.

Klein, P. & Wuebker, R. (2015). Learning about organizational innovation: Evidence from the conglomerate merger wave. Strategic Management Journal. Revise/resubmit(1), 12/2015.

Cavaretta, F., Furr, N., & Wuebker, R. (2015). Means and extremes: The curious case of resources in new ventures. Target: SMJ. Revise/resubmit(1), 12/2015.

Chen, M., Wuebker, R., Zenger, T. (2015). Problem finding and problem solving: An agent-based modeling approach. Target: TBD. In progress, 11/2015.

Westgren, R., Wuebker, R. (2015). An economic model of strategic entrepreneurship. Strategic Management Journal. Revise/resubmit(1), 10/2015.

Wuebker, R., Schulze, W. & Kraeussl, W. (2015). Is venture capital really a local business? Evidence from U.S. cross-border investment. Target: Strategic Management Journal. In progress, 10/2015.

Mauer, C., Wuebker, R. (2015). Prediction and control: An agent-based simulation of the entrepreneurial problem space. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Revise/resubmit(1), 07/2015.

Welter, C., Mauer, R., & Wuebker, R (2015). Bricolage, effectuation, and opportunity creation. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Accepted, 07/2015.

Klein, P., Wuebker, R. & Zoeller, K. (2014). Relationship banking and conflicts of interest: Evidence from German IPOs. Journal of Law and Economic Organization. Submitted, 11/2014.

Wuebker, R., Hampl, N. & Wuestenhagen. 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. In press, 09/01/2014.

Alvarez, S., Barney, J., McBride, R. & Wuebker, R. (2014). Realism in the study of entrepreneurship. Academy of Management Review. Discipline based – refereed, In press, 04/2014.

Wuebker, R, Wang, H. & Ensley, M. (2012). The role of strategic alliances in venture-backed startups: An empirical examination. Small Business Economics. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 02/2012.
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Bigelow, L., Lundmark, L., McLean-Parks, J. & Wuebker, R. (2012). Skirting the issues? Experimental evidence of gender bias in IPO prospectus evaluations. Journal of Management. , 42. Discipline based – refereed, In press, 01/10/2012.
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Stenholm, P., Acs, Z. & Wuebker, R. (2011). Exploring country-level institutional arrangements and the rate and type of entrepreneurial activity. Journal of Business Venturing. Discipline based – refereed, In press, 11/15/2011.
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Wuebker, R. & Wuestenhagen, R. (2010). Handbook of Energy Entrepreneurship.. Edward Elgar. Discipline based – refereed, In press, 04/15/2010.

Wuebker, R, Acs, Z. & Florida, R. (2010). Venture capital and talent in a post-American world.. Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research. Discipline based – refereed, In press, 01/01/2010.

Wuebker, R., Wang, H. & Wiesmann, M. (2009). Does state of incorporation matter for new ventures? Evidence from venture capital investment and the going public process. Venture Capital. Discipline based – refereed, In press, 10/2009.
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Christensen, E., Wuebker. R. & Wuestenhagen, 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. Discipline based – refereed, In press, 11/01/2008.

Presentations

Robert Wuebker (2015) On new theory in entrepreneurship. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) Boundaries of theory in strategy and implications for entrepreneurship. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) Problem finding and problem solving: An agent-based modeling approach. Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 10/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) Decisions under uncertainty: The case of renewable energy. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) Entrepreneurial theories, entrepreneurial action, and a theory of the new firm. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) Means and extremes: Reinterpreting the relationship between resources and performance. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 08/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) Relationship banking and conflicts of interest: Evidence from Germany. Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 08/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) Neuroentrepreneurship: Theoretical and empirical developments. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 08/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) Austrian economics in entrepreneurship and strategy. Panel, Other, 08/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) Knowledge acquisition and global venture investment: evidence from corporate venturing. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) Why theory in strategy is not entrepreneurship theory. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) On the emergence of the entrepreneurial firm. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2015) Social ontology in entrepreneurship and strategy. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2015.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2014) Is more always good thing? The contingent value of new venture resources. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2014.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2014) What does it mean to experiment under uncertainty?. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2014.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2014) Information acquisition and the origins of heterogeneous capabilities. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/2014.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2014) Wasps and tarantulas: Cooperative agreements in corporate venture capital investment. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/2014.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2014) You can buy competitive advantage: Strategic factor market theory and acquisition strategy. Conference Paper, Presented, 08/2014.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2014) Social Ontology in entrepreneurship research. Panel, Presented, 08/2014.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2014) Neuroentrepreneurship and entrepreneurial opportunity. Panel, Presented, 08/2014.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2014) Toward new theory for strategy’s microfoundations: Understanding social emergence. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2014.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2014) The ontology of entrepreneurial opportunity. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2014.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2014) Where do factor markets come from? Toward a theory of the entrepreneurial firm. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2014.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2014) Entrepreneurial action and the generation of new social institutions. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2014.

Robert Wuebker (2013) Where do factor markets come from?. Invited Talk/Keynote, Submitted, 11/2013.

Robert Wuebker (2013) Toward a pecking order theory of strategic resource deployment. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2013.

Robert Wuebker (2013) Political conditions and economic organization: Evidence from the informal economy. Conference Paper, Refereed, Submitted, 09/2013.

Robert Wuebker (2013) The ontology of entrepreneurial opportunity. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2013.

Robert Wuebker (2013) Entrepreneurial opportunity: The state of the debate. Panel, Presented, 09/2013.

Robert Wuebker (2013) Creative cities and the endogenous formation of entrepreneurial opportunity. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2013.

Robert Wuebker (2013) Institutions and the rate of formal and informal entrepreneurship across countries. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2013.

Robert Wuebker (2013) The ontology of entrepreneurial opportunity. Conference Paper, Refereed, Submitted, 05/2013.

ROBERT J. WUEBKER (2012) A joint test of status hierarchies and personal ties in venture capital decision making.” Academy of Management. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/01/2012.

Robert Wuebker, & Pekka Stenholm, Zoltan Acs. (2011) Exploring country-level institutional arrangements on the rate and type of entrepreneurial activity. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/08/2011.

Robert Wuebker, & William Schulze, Roman Kraeussl. (2011) Is venture capital a local business? Investment practice and performance in cross-border venture capital. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/07/2011.