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Faculty Publications

School of Entrepreneurship faculty are prolific researchers and scholars. The academic articles they write help advance understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and the new venture creation process. Our faculty also author textbooks, practitioner-oriented publications, and thought pieces. The idea is to produce publications that advance entrepreneurial thought, education, understanding and practice.

Featured Publications

(School of Entrepreneurship authors in bold type)

2015 – Publications

Chi, L, Fang, R, Chen, M., & Baron, R.A. (In press). Bringing social skills into social networks: Findings from a field study of entrepreneurs. Journal of Management Studies.

Baron, R.A. , Franklin, R., & Hmieleski, K.M. (In press). Why entrepreneurs often experience low, not high, levels of stress: The joint effects of selection and psychological capital. Journal of Management.

Baron, R.A. , Zhao, H. & Miao, Q. (In press). Personal motives, moral disengagement, and unethical decisions by entrepreneurs: Potential dangers of the desire for financial success. Journal of Business Ethics.

Baron, R.A., Mueller, B.A. , and Wolfe, M.T. (In press). Self-efficacy and entrepreneurs’ adoption of unattainable goals: The restraining effects of self-control. Journal of Business Venturing.

Mueller, B.A. and Shepherd, D.A. (In press). Forthcoming: Making the most of failure experiences: Exploring the relationship between business failure and the identification of business opportunities. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.

Burke, L. and Fried, V. (In press) An open education system: Personalized education for every American student. Heritage Foundation.

Bylund, PL., and Manish GP. (In press). The 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.

Bylund, PL. (2015). Explaining Firm Emergence: Specialization, Transaction Costs, and the Integration Process. Managerial and Decision Economics, Vol. 36, No. 4, 221-238.

Bylund PL. (2015). Signifying Williamson’s Contribution to the Transaction Cost Approach: An Agent-Based Simulation of Coasean Transaction Costs and Specialization. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 52, No. 1, 148-174.

Bylund, PL. (2015). The Realm of Entrepreneurship in the Market: Capital Theory, Production, and Change. In Bylund PL, Howden D, The Next Generation in Austrian Economics: Essays In Honor of Joseph T. Salerno, pp. 89-104. Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Bylund, PL. (2015). Därför kan offentlig sektor inte fungera. In Eriksson M, Ydstedt A (eds.), Svensk Tidskrift Årsbok 2013 och 2014, pp. 104-118. Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift.

Bylund, PL. (2015). 4 Things Startups Should Keep in Mind When Seeking Diversity (9/15/15) AlleyWatch

Bylund, PL. (2015). The Price Is Right – Now Choose Your Cost (8/24/15) Noobpreneur

Bylund, PL. (2015). 4 Ways to Transition from Founder to Successful Manager (8/19/15) Entrepreneur

Bylund, PL. (2015). 3 Ways to Ditch Hierarchy and Improve Company Performance (7/17/15) YFS Magazine

Bylund, PL. (2015). Successfully Adapt Your Company for the Sharing Economy (6/27/15)

Bylund, PL. (2015). How to Give Your Employees a Sense of Accomplishment in the Digital World (6/18/15)

Bylund, PL. (2015). Plenty of Room for Innovation in the Sharing Economy (4/12/15) Techli

Bylund, PL. (2015). Give Managers Decision-Making Power by Balancing Freedom with Responsibility (3/31/15) Middle Market Executive

Bylund, PL. (2015). Interview with Per Bylund (1/27/15) IdeaMensch

Bylund, PL. (2015). Review of Bergh A, Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State (2014). Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 18, No. 1, 75-81.

Bylund, PL. (2015). Review of Booth M, The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia (2014). Barron’s, 10/5/2015

Bylund, PL. (2015). OSU professor: US sliding badly in terms of economic freedom (9/22/15) KRMG News

Bylund, PL. (2015). Concerning Report On U.S. Economic Freedom (9/20/15) The Oklahoman

Bylund, PL. (2015). Robots Will Take Many of Our Jobs – and That’s Good (7/17/15) OC Register

Bylund, PL. (2015). Raising the Minimum Wage would Destroy the Job Market (6/22/15) Library of Law and Liberty

Fried, V. Designing an education savings account for Oklahoma, 1889 Institute. (2015). Oklahoma Innovation Project, February.

2015 – Books

Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures,
Bruce R. Barringer and R. Duane Ireland,
Pearson, 2015.

Strategic Bootstrapping,
Matthew W. Rutherford,
Business Expert Press, 2015.

The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno. Ed.
Bylund, PL, and Howden,
D. Mises Institute, 2015.

2014 – Publications

D. Robley Wood, J.R. Glenn H. Gilbreath, Matthew W. Rutherford & 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,” Vol. 19, No. 4.

Ernest O’Boyle, Matthew W. Rutherford, & George Banks (2014). Publication bias in entrepreneurship research: An examination of dominant relations to performance. Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 29, No. 6.

Hill, A.D., Wallace, C., Ridge, J.W., Johnson, P.D., Paul, J.B. & Suter, T.A. (2014). Innovation and Effectiveness of Co-founded Ventures: A Process Model. Journal of Business and Psychology, Vol. 29, No.1, 145-159.

Suter, T.A. (2013). January madness: Teaching creativity in a business school. Marketing Education Review, Vol. 23 (No. 3), 265-273, eds. John F. (Jeff) Tanner and Joel Whalen in “Teaching Moments: Opening the Pipeline to Teaching Innovations.”

Hardesty, D.M. and Suter, T.A. (2012/2013). The effects of retail community through retail performance of community’s core sociological functions: An Empirical study. Journal of Marketing Theory & Practice, Vol. 21 (no. 3), 243-255.

Watters, Kang, Choo (2014) “Design for experiencing: Participatory Design Approach with Multidisciplinary Perspectives,” Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 174, 830-833.

Klein, PG, and Bylund, PL. (2014). The Place of Austrian Economics in Contemporary Entrepreneurship Research. Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 27, No. 3, 259-279.

Bylund, PL. (2014). Ronald Coase’s ‘Nature of the Firm’ and the Argument for Economic Planning. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 36, No. 3, 305-329.

Bylund, PL. (2014). The Firm and the Authority Relation. In Nell GL (ed.), Austrian Theory and Economic Organization: Reaching Beyond Free Market Boundaries, pp. 97-120. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bylund, PL. (2014). Toward a Framework for Behavioral Strategy: What We Can Learn from Austrian Economics. In Das TK (ed.), Behavioral Strategy: Emerging Perspectives, pp. 205-232. Information Age Publishing.

Bylund, PL, Holbrook, CM, and Klein PG. (2014). ‘They Have the Internet on Computers Now?’ Entrepreneurship and Economics in The Simpsons. In Hall JC (ed.) Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics, pp. 61-69. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

Bylund, PL. (2014). Review of Westeren KI (Ed.), Foundations Of The Knowledge Economy: Innovation, Learning and Clusters (2012). Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 177-179.

Bylund, PL. (2014). What Sweden Can Teach Us About Obamacare (4/17/14) Wall Street Journal

2014 – Books

Preparing Effective Business Plans,
Bruce R. Barringer,
Pearson (2nd Ed), 2014.

Essentials of Entrepreneurship,
Robert A. Baron,
Edward Elgar Pub, 2014.

Enhancing Entrepreneurial Excellence,
Robert A. Baron,
Edward Elgar Pub, 2014.

2013 – Publications

Nambisan, S. and Baron, R.A. (2013) “Entrepreneurship to innovation ecosystems: Entrepreneurs’ self-regulatory processes and their implications for new venture success, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 37(5), 1071-1097.

Shepherd, D.A., Patzelt, G., & Baron, R.A. (2013). “I care about nation but…” Disengaging sustainable development values to exploit opportunities that harm the natural environment.” Academy of Management Journal, 56, 1251-1273.

Hmieleski, K.M., Corbett, A.C., & Baron, R.A. (2013). “The relationship between entrepreneurs’ improvisational behavior and firm performance: An interactional study of dispositional and environmental moderators.” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 7, 138-150.

Adomzda, G. & Baron, R.A. (2013). The role of affective biasing in commercializing new ideas. The role of affective biasing in commercializing new ideas.” Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, March, 1-17.

Bylund, PL. (2013). Löntagarfonderna och ägandet av produktionsmedlen. In Eriksson M (ed.) Sista försöket att socialisera Sverige? 30 år efter löntagarfondsstriden, pp. 37-44. Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift.

Bylund, PL. (2013). Vi behöver nationalekonomin. In Ydstedt A (ed.) Svensk Tidskrift Årsbok 2012, pp. 79-84. Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift.

Bylund, PL. (2013). Review of Lewin P, Capital in Disequilibrium: The Role of Capital in a Changing World (2012). Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 375-382.

Bylund, PL. (2013). Review of Gilder G, Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How It Is Revolutionizing Our World (2013). Barron’s, 10/5/2013.

Brian K. Steverson, Matthew W. Rutherford, & Paul F. Buller (2013). The Quest for Initial Legitimacy and Ethics: An Application of Social Contract Theory.” Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 3, No. 1.

Fried, V. College 20/20, Center for Policy Innovation #10. (2013). Heritage Foundation, March 26.

2013 - Books

Launching a Business: The First 100 Days,
Bruce R. Barringer,
Business Expert Press, 2013.

2012 – Publications

Baron, R.A., Hmieleski, K.M., & Henry, R.A. (2012). Entrepreneurs’ dispositional positive affect: The potential benefits—and potential costs—of being “up.” Journal of Business Venturing, 27, 310-324.

Hmieleski, K.M., Cole, M.S., and Baron, R.A. (2012). Shared authentic leadership and new venture performance. Journal of Management, 38(5), 1476-1499.

Brian G. Nagy, Jeffrey M. Pollack, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Franz T. Lohrke. The Influence of Swift Trust and Impression Management Behaviors on Cognitive Legitimacy. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2012.

Jeffrey M. Pollack, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Brian G. 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, Vol. 36, No. 5.

Mueller, B.A., Titus, V.K., Covin, J.G., and Slevin, D.P. (2012). Pioneering orientation and firm growth: Knowing when and to what degree pioneering makes sense. Journal of Management, 38, 1517-1549.

Foss, NJ, Klein, PG, and Bylund, PL. (2012). Entrepreneurship and the Economics of the Firm. In Hjorth D (ed.) Handbook of Organisational Entrepreneurship, pp. 49-63. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Bylund, PL. (2012). Statens övervakning har gått för långt (3/17/12) Aftonbladet

Fried, V. and R. Salem, The College Cartel (2012). National Review, Vol 44(5), March 12, 29-35.

Fried, V. Opportunities for Efficiency and Innovation: A Primer on How to Cut College Costs (2012). Working Paper 2011-02, American Enterprise Institute, June.

2012 – Books

Entrepreneurship: An Evidence Based Guide,
Robert A. Baron,
Edward Elgar Pub, 2012.

2011 – Publications

Baron, R.A., and Tang, J. “Job design and entrepreneurship: Why closer connections = mutual gains.” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30, 1-10.

Baron, R.A., Hmieleski, K.M., and Tang, J. (2011). Entrepreneurs’ dispositional positive affect and firm performance: When there can be “too much of a good think.” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 5, 111-119.

Watters, Morris, Schindehutte, Edmonds (2011) “Inner city engagement and the university: Mutuality, emergence and transformation,” Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Vol. 23, pgs. 287-315.

Bylund, PL. (2011). Division of Labor and the Firm: An Austrian Attempt at Explaining the Firm in the Market. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 14, No. 2, 188-215.

Bylund, PL. (2011). Review of Leeson PT, The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates (2009). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 80, No. 1, 260-262.

2011 - Books

Social Psychology,
Robert A. Baron and Nyla R. Branscombe,
Pearson (13th Edition), 2011.

Earlier Books

Better/Cheaper College,
Vance Fried,
CCAP, 2010.

What’s Stopping You? Shatter the 9 Most Common Myths Keeping You From Starting Your Own Business,
Bruce R. Barringer & R. Duane Ireland,
Pearson, 2008.

The Truth About Starting a Business,
Bruce R. Barringer,
Pearson, 2008.

Entrepreneurship A Process Perspective,
Robert A. Baron and Scott A. Shane,
Cengage Learning, 2007.

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