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Oklahoma State University



School of Entrepreneurship
Assistant Professor

Phone: 405-744-4301

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  • Ph D, University of Missouri, Applied economics, 2012
  • MA, Lund University, Political science, 2005
  • MS, Jönköping International Business School, Business Informatics, 1999
  • BBA, Jönköping International Business School, Corporate finance, 1998


  • Per L. Bylund. (2021). "How to Become an Entrepreneur Who Doesn’t Think About Costs". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund and Mark Packard. "Back to the Future: Can Counterhistory Accelerate Theoretical Advancement In Management?". Academy of Management Perspectives (Forthcoming).
  • Marek Hudik and Per L. Bylund. "Let’s Do It Frank’s Way: General Principles and Historical Specificity in the Study of Entrepreneurship". (Forthcoming).
  • Per L. Bylund and Mark Packard. "Subjective Value In Entrepreneurship". Small Business Economics Journal (Forthcoming).
  • Per L. Bylund. (2020). "Make Your Startup an Island". Auburn, AL: Mises Institute. 58-67.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2020). "Introduction to the Entrepreneurship Special Issue". Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. (23), 3-4, 255-264.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2020). "Finding the Entrepreneur-Promoter: A Praxeological Inquiry". Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. (23), 3-4, 355-389.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2020). "How to Grow Your Entrepreneurial Superpower". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2020). "The Entrepreneurial History of the Term 'Entrepreneur'". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2020). "What the Regime Uncertainty of the Pandemic Means for Entrepreneurs". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2020). "3 Ways to Safeguard Your Business as Coronavirus Spreads". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2020). "4 Ways to Perfect Your Business Model". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2020). "4 Reasons Why Pricing Is the Key to Startup Success". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund and Mark Packard. "Separation of Power and Expertise: Evidence of the Tyranny of Experts in Sweden’s Covid-19 Responses". . (87), 4, 1300-1319.
  • Per L. Bylund. "The Austrian Free Enterprise Ethic: A Mengerian Comment on Kirzner (2019)". Review of Austrian Economics (Forthcoming).
  • Per L. Bylund. (2019). "3 Fundamental Ideas on How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2019). "4 Choices You'll Make Running Your Startup in the Age of Robots and AI". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2019). "4 Ways to Make Value Creation Core to Your Business". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2019). "Entrepreneurs Should Aim to Be Good Monopolists". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2019). "Entrepreneurship Often Involves Uncertainty. Here's How to Deal With It Productively". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2019). "How Entrepreneurs Can Survive the Next Recession". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2019). "How to Prioritize When Making Decisions as an Entrepreneur". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2019). "How to Think About Economic Moats When Starting a Business". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2019). "The Two Things You Need to Know to Succeed as an Entrepreneur". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2019). "Entrepreneurship and Austrian Economics: Theory, History, and Future". MISES Journal.
  • Hunter Hastings, Fernando D'Andrea, and Per L. Bylund. (2019). "Towards A Value-Dominant Logic of Marketing". MISES Journal.
  • Per L. Bylund. "Where is the Austrian Theory of Collaborative Orders? Comment on Elert and Henrekson". Review of Austrian Economics. (32), 4, 339-347.
  • Trey Malone, Antonios Koumpias, and Per L. Bylund. "Entrepreneurial Response to Interstate Regulatory Competition: Evidence from a Discrete Choice Experiment". Journal of Regulatory Economics. (55), 2, 172-192.
  • Per L. Bylund. "The Firm vs. the Market: Dehomogenizing the Transaction Cost Theories of Coase and Williamson". Strategic Management Review (Forthcoming).
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "4 Lessons We Can Learn From the High-Profile Firings at Disney". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "General Motors' Layoffs Present Ample Opportunities for Entrepreneurs". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "Hoarders – the Business Edition: How to Eliminate Excess Inventory". Entrepereneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "What the Burgeoning Trade War Really Means for Entrepreneurs". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "You May Run From It, But Disruption Is Going to Occur All the Same -- Here's How to Embrace Change". Entrepreneur.
  • Lincoln M. Brown, Mark D. Packard, and Per L. Bylund. (2018). "Judgment, Fast and Slow: Toward a Judgment View of Entrepreneurs’ Impulsivity". Journal of Business Venturing Insights.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "3 Keys to Determining Fair Wages for Your Team Members". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "The ‘Harvey Weinstein’ Problem Need Not Be a Death Sentence for Companies". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "This is Amazon Go’s real innovation". Fortune.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "When Bad Things Happen to Good Products ". OZY.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "Is There Life After Amazon Go for Your Local Retail Cashier? 4 Lessons This Technology Offers". Entrepreneur.
  • Mark Packard and Per L. Bylund. (2018). "On the Relationship of Inequality and Entrepreneurship". Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. (12), 1, 3-22.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "Automating Jobs is How Society Makes Progress". Quartz at Work.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2018). "'The Management Problem of Socialism: Cost at the Expense of Value,' in McCaffrey (ed.) The Economic Theory of Costs: Foundations and New Directions". Abingdon: Routledge. 225-241.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "The iPhone X’s $1,000 Price Tag Is Actually a Good Thing". Observer.
  • Per L. Bylund and Matthew McCaffrey. (2017). "A Theory of Entrepreneurship and Institutional Uncertainty". Journal of Business Venturing. (32), 5, 461-475.
  • Per L. Bylund and GP Manish. (2017). "Private Property and Economic Calculation: A Reply to Andy Denis". Review of Political Economy. (29), 3, 414-431.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Stop Shooting For the Moon! Raising Prices Won’t Raise Your Profits. Catering to a Niche Will". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "The Chinese Economic Miracle Is a Sham". Observer.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Robots Do It Better: Why Automation Is Good for Business ". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "How to Avoid Looking Like a Villain When You’re Price Discriminating". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). " Amazon’s Lesson About Disruption: Rattle Any Market You Can". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Three Entrepreneurial Lessons From the Amazon/Whole Foods Mega-Merger". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Actually, There’s Not an App for That: Innovation and the Physical World ". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Customers Lie — So Stop Taking Their Bad Advice". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Ditch the Political Gamesmanship — How Entrepreneurship Can Fix Healthcare". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "How to Resolve Entrepreneurship’s Split Personality Problem". EdNews Daily.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "How Entrepreneurs Can Hone Their Management Skills to Fuel Production". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "How Being App-Happy Undermines Your Business". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "‘Ride the Lightning’ the Way 1 of the Best Thrash Metal Bands Has Done". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Business Leaders Need to Kick the ‘Cost Plus’ Model to the Curb". Observer.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Why You Should Ignore the Success of Facebook and Uber". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Are Entrepreneurs an Endangered Species? 3 Safeguards to Ensure You’re Not Next". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "Slipping Economic Freedom Rank Gives Entrepreneurs Limited Options". Business 2 Community.
  • Matthew S Wood, Per L. Bylund, and Steven W Bradley. (2016). "The Influence of Tax and Regulatory Policies on Entrepreneurs’ Opportunity Evaluation Decisions". Management Decision. (54), 5, 1160-1182.
  • Per L. Bylund and GP Manish. (2016). "Mises-Knight Theory of Uncertainty and its Implications for Entrepreneurship, Equilibrium and the Theory of the Firm". Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology. (34), B, 305-336.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "The Faulty Logic of GDP Necessitates an Economic Paradigm Shift ". Observer.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "4 Ways to Cut Production Costs Instead of Your Team". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "How to Specialize Without Locking Your Startup Out of the Market". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "4 Reasons You Should Start a Firm Instead of Launching a Startup ". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "How to Harness Joseph Schumpeter’s ‘Forgotten’ Path to Innovation: Organization". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). ""What the entrepreneurial problem reveals about Keynesian macroeconomics" in Kates S (ed.) What’s Wrong with Keynesian Economic Theory?". Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 26-43.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized: How Regulations Affect Our Everyday Lives". Lanham, MA: Lexington.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "Has Innovation Reached Its Breaking Point? ". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "View Tulsa: The Hidden Gem for Startups". How Life Works.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "The Financial Empowerment Fast Track: Notes from a Professor".
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "4 Ways Advancing Technology Promotes Efficiency and Job Growth". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "3 Ways the Sharing Economy Changes Entrepreneurial Opportunity". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2016). "The Problem of Production: A New Theory of the Firm". Routledge.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Theory to Practice: 5 Ways Economic Theory Directly Affects a Small Business".
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Top 3 Economic Challenges Facing Entrepreneurs in 2016". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). ""Darfor kan offentlig sektor inte fungera" in Eriksson M and Ydstedt A (eds), Svensk Tidskrift Arsbok 2013 och 2014". Stockhom: Svensk Tidskrift. 104-118.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Explaining Firm Emergence: Specialization, Transaction Costs, and the Integration Process". Managerial and Decision Economics. (36), 4, 221-238.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Signifying Williamson's Contribution to the Transaction Cost Approach: An Agent-Based Simulation of Coasean Transaction Sosts and Specialization". Journal of Management Studies. (52), 1, 148-174.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "The Realm of Entrepreneurship in the Market: Capital Theory, Production, and Change, in 'The Next Generation in Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno' by PL Bylund, D. Howden". Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute. 89-104.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Is the Ultimate Goal of a Business to Maximize Profits? ". Small Business CEO.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "4 Things Startups Should Keep in Mind When Seeking Diversity". AlleyWatch.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "4 Ways to Transition from Founder to Successful Manager". Entrepreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "The Price Is Right – Now Choose Your Cost ". Noobpreneur.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "3 Ways to Ditch Hierarchy and Improve Company Performance". YFS Magazine.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "How to Give Your Employees a Sense of Accomplishment in the Digital World".
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Successfully Adapt Your Company for the Sharing Economy".
  • Joyce K Nabisaalu and Per L. Bylund. "Knight, Financial Institutions, and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies". (Forthcoming).
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Plenty of Room for Innovation in the Sharing Economy". Techli.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Give Managers Decision-Making Power by Balancing Freedom with Responsibility". Middle Market Executive.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Interview with Per Bylund ". IdeaMensch.
  • Per L. Bylund, Christopher M Holbrook, and Peter G Klein. (2014). ""'They Have the Internet on Computers Now?' Entrepreneurship and Economics in The Simpsons." in Hall JC (ed.) Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics". Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press. 61-69.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2014). ""The Firm and the Authority Relation" in Nell GL (ed.) Austrian Theory and Economic Organization: Reaching Beyond Free Market Boundaries". New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 97-120.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2014). ""Toward a Framework for Behavioral Strategy: What We Can Learn from Austrian Economics" in Das TK (ed.) Behavioral Strategy: Emerging Perspectives". Information Age Publishing. 205-232.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2014). "Ronald Coase's 'Nature of the Firm' and the Argument for Economic Planning". Journal of the History of Economic Thought. (36), 3, 305-329.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2014). "The Place of Austrian Economics in Contemporary Entrepreneurship Research". Review of Austrian Economics. (27), 3, 259-279.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2013). ""Lontagarfonderna och agandet av produktionsmedlen" in Eriksson M (ed.) Sista forsoket att socialisera Sverige? 30 ar efter lontagarfondsstriden". Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift. 37-44.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2013). ""Vi behover nationalekonomin" in Ydstedt A (ed.) Svensk Tidskrift Arsbok 2012". Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift. 79-84.
  • Nicolai J Foss, Peter G Klein, and Per L. Bylund. (2012). ""Entrepreneurship and the Economics of the Firm" in Hjorth D (ed.) Handbook of Organizational Entrepreneurship". Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. 49-63.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2011). "Division of Labor and the Firm: An Austrian Attempt at Explaining the Firm inthe Market". Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. (14), 2, 188-215.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2010). "Piracy, Inc.: On the Bearing of the Firm Analogy to Pirate Organization". Review of Austrian Economics. (23), 3, 299-305.
  • Per L. Bylund. (2008). "Unblocking a Free Market Perspective in Labor Economics". Etica & Politica/Ethics & Politics. (X), 2, 236-247.

Editorial and Review Activities

  • Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
    Special Issue Editor
    August 2019
  • Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
    Associate Editor
    March 2019
  • Austrian Economics Book Series
    Editor or Co-Editor
    April 2018
  • Journal of Business Venturing
    Editorial Board Member
    June 2017
  • Cosmos + Taxis
    Editorial Board Member
    May 2017
  • Academy of Management Review
    Editorial Board Member
    April 2017
  • Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
    Editor or Co-Editor
    August 2015
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
    Editorial Board Member
    September 2014
  • Journal of Institutional Economics
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Managerial and Decision Economics
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Journal of Management Studies
    Editorial Board Member
    November 2013
  • Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Review of Austrian Economics
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Journal of Institutional Economics
    Special Issue Editor
    June 1 2020 - 2021
  • Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
    Special Issue Editor
    March 15 2020 - November 2020
  • MISES Journal
    Special Issue Editor
    March 2019 - November 2019
  • Academy of Management Review
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2014 - April 2017

Awards and Honors

  • Best reviewer (2018)
  • Outstanding Entrepreneurial Scholar (2018)
  • Best reviewer (2016)
  • Outstanding Entrepreneurial Scholar (2016)
  • Lawrence W. Fertig Prize (2015)
  • Outstanding reviewer (2014)
  • Outstanding reviewer (2013)
  • Warren and Sylvia Samuels Young Scholars Award (2012)
  • HES Young Scholar, Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars Program (2011)

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor, 2015
  • Baylor University, Research professor, July 1 2013 - August 23 2015
  • University of Missouri, Adjunct professor, September 1 2012 - May 31 2013
  • Mises Institute, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2012
  • nordengren ett, Malmö, Sweden, Manager of IT and Development, 2006 - 2007
  • Guide Konsult, Malmö, Sweden, Business Analyst, 2005 - 2006
  • New Chapter Content Services, Founder, 2004 - 2006
  •, Founder, 2003 - 2006
  • William’s English Services, Taipei, Republic of China, Communications Expert, 2004
  • WOCHB. Westergren och Boman, Stockholm, Sweden, Business and IT Consultant, 2000 - 2003
  • Datastrategi /, Stockholm, Sweden, Business Process Technology Consultant, 1999 - 2000
  • CD-Spratten, Co-founder, 1994 - 1996
  • Beauty by Nature, Co-founder, 1993 - 1994

Courses Taught

  • EEE 2023 (1 Semester)
  • EEE 4010 (8 Semesters)
  • EEE 6213 (2 Semesters)
  • ECON 5353 (3 Semesters)
  • EEE 4103 (6 Semesters)
  • EEE 4813 (4 Semesters)
  • ECON 4353 (4 Semesters)
  • EEE 5103 (1 Semester)
  • EEE 5200 (2 Semesters)
  • MGMT 5800 (1 Semester)
  • BHON 4990 (1 Semester)
  • EEE 3813 (3 Semesters)
  • BADM 6100 (4 Semesters)
  • EEE 3023 (1 Semester)
  • EEE 4610 (1 Semester)
  • EEE 3020 (2 Semesters)
  • EEE 1010 (1 Semester)