PhD Candidate in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship
M.B.A., Brigham Young University; B.A., Brigham Young University
Ben King began the program in Fall 2015. His research explores non-pecuniary incentives as independent motivators for entering entrepreneurship, employee mobility, and individual and firm-level investments into human capital development. His job market paper focuses on how prosocial incentives differentially affect workers by gender and performance on decisions to enter competition.
Additionally, Ben's research focuses on the prominent decline of entrepreneurship and labor dynamism in the United States over the last 30 years, striving to answer the questions why has entrepreneurship declined and what can policy makers and practitioners do to reverse the trend? He uses survey and experimental methods to investigate the differential effects of CSR, social missions, products, and gender upon the generating and implementation of entrepreneurial ideas.