Research Highlights

J. Robert Baum, Associate Professor, is co-editor/author of the book The Psychology of Entrepreneurship (Erlbaum, 2006). This is the first book written about the psychology of entrepreneurs. It includes 60 research questions to guide industrial organizational psychology researchers, organization behavior researchers, and entrepreneurship researchers. It seeks to answer questions such as, "how and why do some people, but not others, recognize opportunities, decide to start new ventures, and organize successful, rapidly growing companies."

Ken G. Smith, Dean's Chaired Professor of Strategy, is co-author of Strategy as Action: Competitive Dynamics and Competitive Advantage (Oxford Press, 2005). Smith has been studying the successes and failures of corporations for more than 20 years, and recommends that firms not only move faster, but engage in a continual evaluation of their actions, in effect developing a strategy as they go by seeing which actions bring about the best results.

Anil K. Gupta, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy and Organization, is co-author of The Quest for Global Dominance (Jossey-Bass, 2001), a comprehensive guide for executives leading organizations in today's highly competitive, global marketplace.

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Ken G. Smith, Dean's Chaired Professor of Strategy, is co-author of Great Minds in Management Theory (Oxford Press, 2005). He and Michael A. Hitt have brought together some of the most influential and original thinkers in management. Their contributions to this volume not only outline their landmark contributions to management theory, but also reflect on the process of theory development, presenting their own personal accounts of the gestation of these theories.

David Kirsch, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, is directing a research project that collects dot-com business-planning documents and interviews participants in the Internet boom and bust. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the overarching goal of the project is to understand how people learn from failure.  [ www.businessplanarchive.org ]

The Smith School established the Center for Human Capital, Innovation, and Technology (HCIT) in 2001 to explore the interface of human capital, innovation, and technology, and how these resources can be managed to create and sustain organizational competitive advantage.

Visit the Social Sciences Research Network for the latest working papers from Smith School faculty members.