Faculty Research

Dr. Robert Baron

Baron, R., & Tang, J. (2011). Positive affect, creativity, and innovations in new ventures: A moderated mediation model. Journal of Business Venturing, 26, 49-60.

Neuman, J. H. & Baron, R. (2011). Workplace bullying: A social interactionist perspective. In S. Einarsen, H. Hoel, D. Zapf & C. L. Cooper (eds.), Workplace bullying: Development in theory, research and practice. London: CRC Press (2nd edition).

Baron, R. (2010). Effectual versus predictive logics in entrepreneurial decision making: Differences between experts and novices. Does experience in starting new ventures change the way entrepreneurs think? Perhaps, but for now “caution” is essential”. Journal of Business Venturing, 24, 310-315.

Baron, R. (2010). Job design and entrepreneurship: Why closer connections = mutual gains. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30, 1-10.

Baron, R., & Henry, R.A. (2010). Entrepreneurship. In S. Zedeck (ed.), Handbook of industrial-organizational psychology. American Psychological Association, 1, 241-275.

Baron, R., & Henry, R.A. (2010). How entrepreneurs acquire the capacity to excel: Insights from basic research on expert performance. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 4, 49-65.

Nambisan, S., & Baron, R. (2010). Different roles, different strokes: Organizing virtual customer environments to promote two types of customer contributions. Organizational Science, 21, 554-572.

Baron, R. (2009). Opportunity recognition: Evolving theoretical perspectives. In H. Landstrom & F. Lohrke (eds.), Historical foundations of research. Aldershott, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing

Baron, R., & Tang, J. (2009). Entrepreneurs’ social competence and new venture performance: Evidence on potential mediators and cross-industry generality. Journal of Management, 35, 282-306.

Hmieleski, K., & Baron, R. (2009). Entrepreneurs’ optimism and new venture performance: A social cognitive perspective. Academy of Management Journal, 52 (3) , 473–488.

Nambisam, S. & Baron, R. (2009). Virtual customer environments: Testing a model of voluntary participation in value co-creation activities. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 36, 388-406.

Uy, M.A., Foo, M.D. & Baron, R. (2009). How do feelings influence effort? An empirical study of entrepreneurs’ affect and venture effort. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1086-1094.

Baron, R. (2008). The role of affect in the entrepreneurial process. Academy of Management Review, 33, 328-340.

Baron, R., Branscombe, N., & Byrne, D. (2008). Social psychology. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon (12th Edition)

Hmieleski, K., & Baron, R. (2008). A contextual study of entrepreneurial self-efficacy. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2, 57-72.

Hmieleski, K., & Baron, R. (2008). Regulatory focus and the exploitation of dynamic entrepreneurial opportunities: A moderated mediation study. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2, 285-300.

Baron, R. (2007). Behavioral and cognitive factors in entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurs as the active element in new venture creation. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 1, 167-182.

Baron, R. (2007). Cognition and affect: Invaluable tools for answering ‘why,’ ‘how,’ and ‘what’ questions about entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial process. In M. Minitti, A. Zacharakis, & S. Spinelli (eds.), Entrepreneurship (pp. 21-40). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Baron, R., & Kalsher, M., & Henry, R.A. (2007). Psychology: From science to practice. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, Inc. (2nd).

Baron, R., & Shane, S. (2007). Entrepreneurship: A process perspective. Mason, OH : SouthWestern/Thomson (2nd edition).

Baron, R., & Pozzebon, S. (2007). De la Performance à l’agression en milieu de travail. In S. Saint-Onge & V. Haines (eds.), Gestion des performances au travail: Bilan des connaissances. Bruxelles: De Broeck & Larcier.

Baron, R., Byrne, D., & Branscombe, D. (2007). Mastering social psychology. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon

Greenberg, J., & Baron, R. (2007). Behavior in organizations. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall (9th Edition)

Ling, Y., & Zhao, H., & Baron, R. (2007). Influence of founder CEO’s personal values on firm performance: Moderating effects of firm age and size. Journal of Management, 33, 673-696.

Nambisan, S. & Baron, R. (2007). Interactions in virtual customer environments: Implications for product support and customer relationship management. Journal of Interactive Marketing, 21, 42-62.

Ozgen, E., & Baron, R. (2007). Social sources of information in opportunity recognition: Effects of mentors, industry networks, and professional forums. Journal of Business Venturing, 22, 174-192.

Baron, R. (2006). Entrepreneurship: A process perspective. In In J. R. Baum, M. Frese, & R. A. Baron (Eds.) The psychology of entrepreneurship (Frontiers of industrial/organizational psychology series) (pp. 19-40). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Baron, R. (2006). The psychology of entrepreneurship. In In J. R. Baum, M. Frese, & R. A. Baron (Eds.) Frontiers of industrials/organizational psychology series. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Baron, R., & Ensley, M.D. (2006). Opportunity recognition as the detection of meaningful patterns: Evidence from comparisons of novice and experienced entrepreneurs,” Management Science, 52, 1331-1344.

Baron, R., Markman, G.D., & Bollinger, M. (2006). Exporting social psychology: Effects of attractiveness on perceptions of entrepreneurs, their ideas for new products, and their financial success. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36, 467-492.

Baron, R. (2006). Opportunity recognition as pattern recognition: How entrepreneurs “connect the dots” to identify new business opportunities. Academy of Management Perspectives, 20, 104-119.

Baron, R. (2005). Social capital. In M.A. Hitt & R.D. Ireland (eds.), The Blackwell encyclopedia of management: entrepreneurship (pp. 224-226). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Baron, R., & Kalsher, M. (2005). Psychology: From science to practice. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Baron, R., & Markman, G.D. (2005). Toward a process view of entrepreneurship: The Changing impact of individual level variables across phases of new venture development. In Rahim, Golembiewski, & Mackenzie (eds.), Current Topics in Management, 4, 45-64. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Baron, R., Byrne, D., & Branscombe, D. (2005). Social psychology. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon (11th)

Markman, G.D., Baron, R. & Balkin, D.B. (2005). Are perseverance and self-efficacy costless? Assessing entrepreneurs’ regretful thinking,” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 26 (1), 1-19.

Neuman, J.H., & Baron, R. (2005). Aggression in the workplace: A social psychological perspective. In P. Spector & S. Fox (eds.), Counterproductive work behavior: Investigations of actors and targets. American Psychological Association, 13-40.

Baron, R., & Ward, T. (2004). Expanding entrepreneurial cognition’s toolbox: potential contributions from the field of cognitive science. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 28, 553-573.

Baron, R. (2004). Opportunity recognition: Insights from a cognitive perspective. In J. Butler (ed.), Opportunity identification and entrepreneurship behavior. Information Age Publishers, 4, 47-73.

Baron, R. (2004). Potential benefits of the cognitive perspective: Expanding entrepreneurship’s array of conceptual tools. Journal of Business Venturing, 19, 169-172.

Baron, R. (2004). The cognitive perspective: A valuable tool of answering entrepreneurship’s basic “why” questions. Journal of Business Venturing, 19, 221-240.

Baron, R. (2004). The potential role of entrepreneurs’ social skills in the success of new ventures: Why the ability to get along with others really matters. In W.G. Carter, K.G. Shaver, N.M. Carter, & P.D. Reynolds (eds.), Handbook of entrepreneurial dynamics: The process of business creation (pp. 220-233). Sage.

Baron, R. (2004). Workplace aggression and violence: Insights from basic research. In R.W. Griffin & V. O’Leary-Kelly (eds.), The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior (pp. 23-61). Jossey-Bass.

Baron, R., & Shane, S. (2004). Entrepreneurship: A process perspective. Mason, OH : SouthWestern.

Hoehn-weiss, M.N., Brush, C.G., Baron, R. (2004). Putting your best foot forward? Assessment of entrepreneurial social competence from two perspectives. Journal of Private Equity, 7, 17-26.

Baron, R. (2003). Human resource management and entrepreneurship: Some reciprocal benefits of closer links. Human Resource Management Review, 13, 253-256.

Baron, R., & Byrne, D. (2003). Social psychology. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon (10th)

Baron, R., & Greenberg, R.A. (2003). Behavior in organizations. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall (8th).

Baron, R., Markman, G.D. (2003). Beyond social capital: The role of entrepreneurs’ social competence in their financial success. Journal of Business Venturing, 18, 41-60.

Dietz, J., Robinson, S.A., Folger, R., Baron, R., & Jones, T. (2003). The impact of societal violence and organizational justice climate on workplace aggression. Academy of Management Journal, 46, 317-326.

Markman, G.D., Baron, R., & Balkin, D.B. (2003). The role of regretful thinking, perseverance, and self-efficacy in venture formation. In J. Katz & D. Shepherd (eds.), Advances in entrepreneurship, firm emergence, and growth. Elsevier/JAI, 73-104.

Markman, G.D., & Baron, R. (2003). Person-entrepreneurship fit: Why some persons are more successful as entrepreneurs than others. Human Resources Management Review, 13, 281-302.

Shepherd, D.A., Zacharakis, A., & Baron, R. (2003). Venture capitalists’ decision policies: Evidence suggesting more experience may not always be better. Journal of Business Venturing, 14, 381-401.

Baron, R. (2002). OB and entrepreneurship: The reciprocal benefits of closer conceptual links. In B.M. Staw and R. Kramer (eds.), Research in Organizational Behavior, 24, 225-269.

Markman, G.D., Balkin, D.B., & Baron, R. (2002). Inventors and new venture formation: The effects of general self-efficacy and regretful thinking. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Winter, 149-165.

Baron, R. (2001). Essentials of psychology. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon (3rd)


Dr. Bruce Barringer

Barringer, B., & Ireland, R.D. (2012). Entrepreneurship: Successfully launching new ventures. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education (4th edition).

Navarro, B.J.L., & Barringer, B. (2011). Forms of growth: How SMEs combine forms of growth to achieve high growth. Journal of Management and Organization, Forthcoming.

Zhang, Z., & Barringer, B. (2010). Alliance experience and service quality. Journal of Business and Policy Research, 5(2) , 100-118.

Barringer, B. (2009). The truths about starting a business: What does it mean to do what you truly want to do? . Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Barringer, B., & Ireland, R.D. (2009). Entrepreneurship: Successfully launching new ventures. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall (3rd edition).

Barringer, B., & Gresock, A. (2008). Formalizing the front-end of the entrepreneurial process using the stage-gate model as a guide: An opportunity to improve entrepreneurial education and practice. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 15 (2), 289-303.

Barringer, B. (2008). Preparing effective business plans: An entrepreneurial approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Barringer, B., & Ireland, D. (2008). What’s stopping you? Shatter the nine most common myths keeping you from starting your own business. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Z. Zang., Barringer, B. & Tzabbar, D. (2008). Alliances and customer dissatisfaction. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 13 (3), 35-46.

Barringer, B., & Ireland, R.D. (2007). Entrepreneurship: Successfully launching new ventures. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall (2nd edition).

Barringer, B., & Palo Alto Software. (2007). Business feasibility analysis pro. Eugene, OR: Palo Alto Software, Inc. (2nd Edition)

Barringer, B., Jones, R., & Neubaum, D.O. (2005). A quantitative content analysis of the characteristics of rapid-growth firms and their founders. Journal of Business Venturing, 20 (5), 663-687.

Barringer, B. (2000). Horizons: A company at the crossroads. In Management: Challenges in the 21st century. P.S. Lewis, S.H. Goodman & P.M Fandt (Eds.). Cincinnati, OH: South-Western.

Barringer, B., & Harrison, J.S. (2000). Walking a tightrope: Creating value through interorganizational relationships. Journal of Management, 26(3) , 357-404.

Barringer, B., & Jones, F.F. (2003). Achieving rapid growth: Revisiting the managerial capacity problem. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 9 (1), 73-86.

Barringer, B., & Bluedorn, A.C. (1999). The relationship between corporate entrepreneurship and strategic management. Strategic Management Journal, 20, 421-444.

Barringer, B., Foster, S.T., & Macy, G. (1999). The role of quality in export success: An empirical study. Quality Management Journal, 6 (4) , 55-70.

Barringer, B., Jones, F. F., & Lewis, P. S. (1998). A Qualitative study of the management practices of rapid-growth firms and how rapid growth firms mitigate the managerial capacity problem. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 3(2) , 97-122.

Barringer, B. (1997). The effects of relational channel exchange on the small firm: A conceptual framework. Journal of Small Business Management, 35(2) , 65-79.

Barringer, B., Jones, F.F., & Lewis, P.S. (1997). A qualitative study of the management practices of rapid-growth entrepreneurial firms. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 9 (2) , 21-35.

Barringer, B.. & Greening, D. (1997). Small business growth through geographic expansion: A comparative case study. Journal of Business Venturing, 13 (6) , 467-492.

Barringer, B., Macy, G., & Wortman, M.S. (1996). Export performance: The role of corporate entrepreneurship and export planning. Journal of International Management, 2 (3) , 177-199.

Greening, D.W., Barringer, B.., & Macy, G. (1996). A qualitative study of the managerial challenges facing small business geographic expansion. Journal of Business Venturing, 11, 233-256.

Macy, G. & Barringer, B. (1996). Understanding the effects of export planning and environmental scanning on small business export strategy. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 8 (2) , 19-31.

Barringer, B., Wortman, M.S., & Macy, G. (1994). A challenge for small U.S. agribusinesses: Reduction of export inhibitions through planning and information search. Agribusiness, 10(6) , 459-469.

Bluedorn, A.C., Johnson, R.A., Cartwright, D.K., & Barringer, B. (1994). “The interface and convergence of the strategic management and organizational environment domains. Journal of Management, 20(2) , 201-262.

Macy, G. & Barringer, B. (1993). Relationships between export success, export strategies, and export planning. Journal of Business Strategies, 10(1) , 1-15.

Barringer, B., The first 100 Days: What to do immediately after you launch your business. Forthcoming.


Dr. Vance Fried

Fried, V. (2011). Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits. Policy Analysis 678, Cato Institute.

Fried, V. (2011). The endowment trap. Clarion Call. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Fried, V. (2011).Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs. Future of American Education Project. American Enterprise Institute.

Fried, V. (2010). Better/cheaper College: An entrepreneur’s guide to rescuing the undergraduate education industry. Washington D.C: Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

Fried, V. (2009). Adding value in higher education. Perspective. Oklahoma: Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, 16 (1), 10-11.

Fried, V. (2008). Better-than-Ivy education: $7,376 a Year. Inside Higher Ed, 2.

Fried, V. (2008). The $7,376 “Ivies”: value-designed models of undergraduate education. Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

Fried, V. (2007). A new model of undergraduate education?. Perspectives on Higher Education (Conference talk).

Declerq, D., & Fried, V. (2007). ‘Venture capitalists’ communication and commitment: A practitioner’s perspective. In B.C. Clarysee, J. Roure, & T. Schamp (eds.), Entrepreneurship and the financial community: Starting up and growing new businesses. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Fried, V., Bruton, G.D. & Kern, D. (2006). The entrepreneurial CEO as “coach/player”. Journal of Private Equity, Summer, 1-7.

Declerq, D., Fried, V., Lehonten, O.. & Sapienza, H.J. (2006). An entrepreneur’s guide to the venture capital galaxy. Academy of Management Perspectives, 20 (3), 90-112.

Fried, V. (2005). Undercapitalization. in M.A. Hitt & R.D. Ireland (eds.), The Blackwell encyclopedia of Management (Entrepreneurship) . Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Bruton, G., & Fried, V. & Manigart, S. (2005). Institutional influences on the worldwide expansion of venture capital. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 29 (6), 737-760.

Declerq, D., & Fried, V. (2005). How entrepreneurial company performance can be improved through venture capitalist’s communication and commitment. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 7 (3), 285-294.

Fried, V. (2003). Defining a forum for entrepreneurship scholars. Journal of Business Venturing, 18 (1), 1-11.

Fried, V. (2003). Venture capital and the university: The endowment’s role. Journal of Private Equity, Spring, 1-7.


Dr. Rubin Pillay

Pillay, R. (2010). Strategies to attract prospective students to the nursing profession. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7 (1) .

Pillay, R. (2010). The skills gap in Hospital Management: A comparative analysis of the public and private sectors in South Africa. Health Services Management Research, 23, 30-36.

Pillay, R. (2010). The skills gap in nursing management in South Africa: A sectoral analysis. Journal of Nursing Management, 18, 134-144.

Pillay, R. (2009). Perceived competencies of nurse managers: A comparative analysis of the public and private sectors in South Africa. African Journal of Business Management, 3 (9) , 495-503

Pillay, R. (2009). Retention strategies for professional nurses: A comparative analysis of the public and private sectors in South Africa. Leadership in Health Services, 27 (1) , 39-51.

Pillay, R. (2009). Work satisfaction of professional nurses in South Africa: A comparative analysis of the public and private sectors. Human Resources for Health, 7 (15) .

Naicker, V., & Pillay, R. (2009). Electronic data interchange in developing countries: Lessons from South Africa. International Journal of Management and Marketing Research 2 (1) , 89-101.

Pillay, R. (2008). Defining competencies for hospital management: A comparative analysis of the public and private sectors. Leadership in Health Services, 21 (2) , 91-110.

Pillay, R. (2008). Does the professional background and management training of hospital managers really matter?. Clinical Leader. Vol 1 (2) 79-85

Pillay, R. (2008). Managerial competencies of hospital managers in South Africa: a survey of managers in the public and private sectors. Human Resources for Health 6(4) .

Pillay, R. (2008). Physician perceptions of managed care strategies, and impact of these on clinical performance in the South African private health sector. Health Services Management Research, 21 (1) , 1-13.

Pillay, R. (2008). The skills gap in Hospital Management in the South African public health sector. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 14 (5) .

Pillay, R. (2008). Work satisfaction of doctors in the South African private health sector. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 22 (3) , 254-258.

Pillay, R. (2007). A conceptual framework for the strategic analysis and management of the brain drain of African health care professionals. African Journal of Business Management, 1 (2) , 026-033.


Dr. Justin Webb

Webb, J., Ireland, R.D., Hitt, M.A., Kistruck, G.M., & Tihanyi, L. (2011). Where is the opportunity without the customer? An integration of marketing activities, the entrepreneurship process, and institutional theory. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 39 (4) : 537-554.

Coombes, S.M.T. & Morris, H. M., Allen, J.A., & Webb, J. (2011). Behavioral orientations of nonprofit boards as a factor in entrepreneurial performance: Does governance matter?. Journal of Management Studies, 48(4) : 829-856.

Kistruck, G.M., Webb, J., Sutter, C.J., & Ireland, R.D. (2011). Microfranchising in base-of-the-pyramid markets: Institutional challenges and adaptations to the franchise model. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 35(3) , 503-531.

Morris, H. M., Webb, J., & Franklin-bryant, R. (2011). Understanding the manifestation of entrepreneurial orientation in the nonprofit context. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 35(5) , 947-971.

Webb, J., Ketchen, D.J., & Ireland, R.D. (2010). Strategic entrepreneurship within family-controlled firms: Opportunities and challenges. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 1(2) : 67-77.

Webb, J., Kistruck, G.M., Ireland, R.D., & Ketchen, D.J. (2010). The entrepreneurial process in bottom-of-the-pyramid markets: The case of multinational corporation/nongovernment organization alliances. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 34(3) : 555-581.

Combs, J.G., Ketchen, D.J., Ireland, R.D. & Webb, J. (2010). The role of resource flexibility in leveraging strategic resources. Journal of Management Studies, 48(5) : 1098-1125.

Porter, C.O.L.H. & Webb, J., & Gogus, C.I. (2010). When goal orientations collide: effects of learning and performance orientation on team adaptability in response to workload imbalance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95(5) : 935-943.

Webb, J., Tihanyi, L., Ireland, R.D., Sirmon, D.G. (2009). You say illegal, I say legitimate: Entrepreneurship in the informal economy. Academy of Management Review, 34(3) : 492-510.

Ireland, R.D., & Webb, J. (2009). Crossing the great divide of strategic entrepreneurship: Transitioning between exploration and exploitation. Business Horizons, 52 (2) : 469-479.

Webb, J., & Tihanyi, L. (2008). A tale of two politico-economic systems: Implications for entrepreneurship in Central and Eastern Europe. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 32 (1), 107-130.

Sirmon, D.G., Arregle, J.L., Hitt, M.A., Webb, J. (2008). The role of family influence in firms’ strategic response to competitive threats. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 32 (6), 979-998.

Ireland, R.D., & Webb, J. (2007). A cross-disciplinary exploration of entrepreneurship research. Journal of Management, 33, 891-927.

Ireland, R.D., & Webb, J. (2007). A multi-theoretic perspective on trust and power in strategic supply chains. Journal of Operations Management, 25, 482-497.

Ireland, R.D., & Webb, J. (2007). Strategic entrepreneurship: Creating competitive advantage through streams of innovation. Business Horizons, 50, 49-59.

Pisano, V., Ireland, R.D., Hitt, M.A., & Webb, J. (2007). International entrepreneurship in emerging economies: The role of social capital, knowledge development, and entrepreneurial actions. International Journal of Technology Management, 38 (1/2), 11-28.

Webb, J., Ireland, R.D., & Coombs, J.E. (2005). The battle for Wachovia Corporation. In M.A. Hitt, R.D. Ireland, & R.E. Hoskisson (eds.), Strategic management: Competitive and globalization. Mason, OH: Thomson South-Western (6th edition).

Ireland, R.D., & Webb, J. (2005). International entrepreneurship in emerging economies: A resource-based perspective. In Cooper et al. (eds.), Entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging economies (pp. 47-69). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.