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Oklahoma State University

MATT RUTHERFORD

MATT RUTHERFORD

School of Entrepreneurship
Jordan Chair in Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor
Johnny D. Pope Chair in Entrepreneurship

436 BUSINESS BUILDING
STILLWATER, OK 74078-4011
Phone: 405-744-7864

matthew.rutherford@okstate.edu

Education

  • Ph D, Auburn University, Management, 2001
  • BS, Ball State University, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 1993

Publications

  • Paul Sanchez Ruiz, Ileana Maldonado-Bautista, and Matthew W. Rutherford. (2018). "Business Stressors, Family-Business Identity, and Divorce in Family Business: A Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation (VSA) Model. ". Journal of Family Business Strategy. (9), 3, 167-179.
  • Jeffrey Hornsby, Jake Messersmith, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Sharon Simmons. (2018). "Entrepreneurship Everywhere: Across Campus, Across Communities, and Across Borders". Journal of Small Business Management. (56), 1, 4-10.
  • Sohrab Soleimanof, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Justin Webb. (2018). "The Intersection of Family Firms and Institutional Contexts: A Review and Agenda for Future Research". Family Business Review.
  • Chao Miao, matthew rutherford, and Jeff Pollack. (2017). "An exploratory meta-analysis of the nomological network of bootstrapping in SMEs". Journal of Business Venturing Insights. (8), 1-8.
  • Matthew W. Rutherford, Jeffrey Pollack, Matthew Mazzei, and Paul Sanchez Ruiz. (2017). "Bootstrapping: Reviewing the Literature, Clarifying the Construct, and Charting a New Path Forward". Group and Organization Management. (42), 5, 657-706.
  • Brian Nagy, Matthew W. Rutherford, Yann Truong, and Jeffrey Pollack. (2017). "Development of the Legitimacy Threshold Scale". Journal of Small Business Strategy. (27), 3, 50-58.
  • Matthew W. Rutherford, Ernest O'Boyle, Jr., Chao Miao, Daniel Goering, and Joseph Coombs. (2017). "Response Rates and Nonresponse Bias in Entrepreneurship Research: An Exploratory Meta-Analysis". Journal of Business Venturing Insights. (8), 93-98.
  • Jeremy Short, Miles Zachary, Aaron Anglin, and . (2017). "An Archival Adaptation of the F-Pec Scale of Family Influence Using the S&P 500". Family Business Review.
  • Matthew W. Rutherford, Matthew Mazzei, Sharon Oswald, and Allison Jones-Farmer. (2016). "Does Establishing Sociopolitical Legitimacy Overcome Liabilities of Newness? A Longitudinal Analysis of Top Performers ". Group and Organization Management.
  • J.M. Pollack, Anson Seers, Matthew W. Rutherford, M.W. Coy, and S Hanson. "Exploring Entrepreneurs’ Social Network Ties: Quantity versus Quality". Journal of Business Venturing Insights (Forthcoming).
  • James Bloodgood, Jeffrey Hornsby, and Matthew W. Rutherford. "The Role of Network Density and Betweenness Centrality in Diffusing New Venture Legitimacy: An Epidemiological Approach". International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal (Forthcoming).
  • Matthew W. Rutherford, Neil Tocher, Jeffrey Pollack, and Susan Coombes. "When Do Liabilities of Age and Size Dissipate? An Exploratory Examination of Financing Options in Young Firms". Group and Organization Management (Forthcoming).
  • Matthew W. Rutherford and Donald Kuratko. (2016). "Toward the Validation of Family Legacy Orientation. ". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
  • Matthew W. Rutherford. (2015). "Strategic Bootstrapping: A Financial Guide For The Entrepreneur". New York: NY: Business Expert Press.
  • Brian Nagy and Matthew W. Rutherford. "Legitimacy and Entrepreneurial Behaviors". Chichester: John Wiley and Sons: In Micheal H. Morris & Donald F. Kuratko (Ed) Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship Research, 3rd Edition, (Forthcoming). (3rd Ed.),
  • Ernest O'Boyle, Matthew W. Rutherford, and George Banks. (2014). "Publication Bias in Entrepreneurship Research: An Examination of Dominant Relations to Performance". Journal of Business Venturing. (29), 6,
  • D. Robley Wood, Glenn Gilbreath, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Ernest O'Boyle. (2014). "Competitive Operations Priorities and Firm Performance in Small Community Banks: A Test of Trade-offs". Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.. (19), 4,
  • Brian Steverson, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Paul Buller. (2013). "The Quest for Initial Legitimacy and Ethics: An Application of Social Contract Theory". Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship. (3), 1,
  • Jeffrey Pollack, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Brian Nagy. (2012). "Antecedents to Amount of Funding by Investors in Response to Business Pitches: Evidence from Shark Tank and Dragons Den". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. (36), 5,
  • Daniel Holt and Matthew W. Rutherford. (2012). "Family Business: Defining". Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.: In M. R. Marvel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of New Venture Management. 187-189.
  • Daniel Holt and Matthew W. Rutherford. (2012). "Family Firms: Theory". Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.: In M. R. Marvel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of New Venture Management. 194-196.
  • Ernest O'Boyle, Jeffrey Pollack, and Matthew W. Rutherford. (2012). "Family Involvement and Firm Performance: A Meta-Analysis". Journal of Business Venturing. (27), 1,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford, Neil Tocher, K.S. Anderson, and Paul Buller. (2012). "Negotiation Strategies for Attaining Initial Legitimacy". Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.: In M. R. Marvel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of New Venture Management.
  • Matthew W. Rutherford and Neil Tocher. (2012). "Performance Implications of the Legitimacy Threshold". Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.: In M. R. Marvel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of New Venture Management.
  • Brian Nagy, Jeffrey Pollack, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Franz Lohrke. (2012). "The Influence of Swift Trust and Impression Management Behaviors on Cognitive Legitimacy". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. (36), 5,
  • Daniel Holt, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Donald Kuratko. (2010). "Advancing the Field of Family Business Research: Refining a Measure of “Familiness”". Family Business Review. (23), 1,
  • Ernest O'Boyle, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Jeffrey Pollack. (2010). "Tapping the Essence? An Exploration of the Relationship between Ethical Focus and Financial Performance in Family-Owned Firms". Family Business Review. (23), 4,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford, Paul Buller, and Michael Stebbins. (2009). "An Examination of the Legitimacy Lie". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. (33), 4,
  • Neil Rocher and Matthew W. Rutherford. (2009). "Perceived Acute Human Resource Management Problems in Small Firms: An Empirical Examination". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. (33), 2,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford, Sharon Oswald, and Lori Muse. (2009). "The Influence of Large Stake Family Control on Performance: Is it Agency or Entrenchment?". Journal of Small Business Management. (47), 9,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford, Donald Kuratko, and Daniel Holt. (2008). "Examining the Link between “Familiness” and Performance: Can the F-PEC Untangle the Family Business Theory Jungle?". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. (32), 6,
  • Daniel Holt, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Gretchen Clohessy. (2007). "Corporate Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Look At Individual Characteristics, Context, And Process". Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. (13), 4,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford and Daniel Holt. (2007). "Corporate Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Look at the Innovativeness Dimension and Its Antecedents". Journal of Organizational Change Management. (27), 3,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford and Paul Buller. (2007). "Searching for the Legitimacy Threshold". Journal of Management Inquiry. (16), 1,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford, Lori Muse, and Sharon Oswald. (2006). "A New Perspective on the Developmental Model for Family Business". Family Business Review. (19), 4,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford and Timo Korkeamaki. (2006). "Industry Effects and Banking Relationships as Determinants of Small Firm Capital Structure Decisions". The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance & Business Ventures. (11),
  • Ta-Tao Chuang and Matthew W. Rutherford. (2006). "Owner/Manager Characteristics, Organizational Characteristics and IT Adoption in the SME". International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development. (4), 6,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford and Sharon Oswald. (2005). "Antecedents of Small Business Performance". In Laurence Weinstein and Shawn Blau (Eds.), Best Practices in Entrepreneurship: Readings from the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship: Stamford, CT: Thomson Publishing.
  • John Ivey, Dan Gropper, and Matthew W. Rutherford. (2005). "Bank Capital, Performance and Regulation: Some International Evidence". Investment Management and Financial Innovations. (2), 4,
  • Lori Muse, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Sharon Oswald. (2005). "Commitment to Employees: Does it Help or Hinder Small Business Performance?". Small Business Economics. (24), 97-111.
  • Brian Gregory, Matthew W. Rutherford, Sharon Oswald, and Lorraine Gardner. (2005). "The Growth Cycle Theory of Small Firm Financing: An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between the Organizational Life Cycle and Small Firm Financing". Journal of Small Business Management. (43), 4,
  • Ernest Hall, Jooh Lee, and Matthew W. Rutherford. (2003). "A Comparative Study of US and Korean Firms: Changes in Diversification and Performance". International Journal of Commerce and Management. (13), 1,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford, Paul Buller, and Patrick McMullen. (2003). "Human Resource Management Problems over the Life Cycle of Small to Medium-Sized Family Firms.". Human Resource Management. (42), 4,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford, Patrick McMullen, and Sharon Oswald. (2001). "Examining the Issue of Size and the Small Business: An Artificial Neural Network Approach". Journal of Business and Economic Studies. (3), 2,
  • Matthew W. Rutherford and Sharon Oswald. (2000). "Antecedents to Small Business Performance". In Laurence Weinstein and Shawn Blau (Eds.), Best Practices in Entrepreneurship: Readings from the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship: Stamford, CT: Thomson Publishing. (3), 2,

Editorial and Review Activities

  • Journal of Business Venturing
    Editorial Board Member
    2017
  • Family Business Review
    Editorial Board Member
    2016
  • Journal of Small Business Management
    Special Issue Editor
    2015 - 2017

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 Outstanding Entrepreneurial Researcher (2017)
  • 2016 Outstanding Entrepreneurial Educator (2016)
  • Kornblau Scholar (2013)
  • Loeken Academic Excellence Award (2003)

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Oklahoma State University, Jordan Chair in Entrepreneurship, July 2016
  • UncookieCutter.com , CFO, June 2015
  • Oklahoma State University, Associate Professor, 2015
  • Oklahoma State University, Johnny D. Pope Chair in Entrepreneurship, January 2015
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Associate Professor, 2008 - 2015
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Assistant Professor, 2005 - 2008
  • Gonzaga University, Assistant Professor, 2001 - 2005
  • Small Business Development Center, Director, February 2000 - August 2001
  • Auburn University, Instructor, 1997 - 2000
  • Small Business Development Center, Consultant, September 1997 - February 2000
  • Weber-Herman Investments, Inc., Assistant, September 1993 - September 1995