Matthew Wood

Chairman, Department of Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor - Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98011
Waco, TX  76798-8011
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 210.36

Educational Background

  • PHD - Business Administration, Southrn Illinois U Carbondale
  • MBA - Basic Business, Bradley University
  • BS - Physical Science, Eureka College

Work Experience

  • Chairman, Department of Entrepreneurship, Baylor University (August 1, 2017 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Baylor University (August 1, 2016 - Present)
  • Research Fellow, Angel Resource Institute (January 22, 2016 - Present)
  • Founding Director Entrepreneurship Doctoral Program, Baylor Univeristy (January 1, 2015 - August 1, 2017)
  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 1, 2012 - July 30, 2016)
  • Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington (August 1, 2009 - June 1, 2012)
  • President, Wood Printing Service, Inc. (May 15, 1992 - January 15, 2006)

Awards and Honors

  • Best Conceptual Paper Award, Academy of Management ENT Division (August 7, 2018)
  • Brent Clum Outstanding Research Award, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University (April 15, 2017)
  • Emerging Saluki Leader Award, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, College of Business. (October 15, 2015)
  • Best Reviewer Award 2014, Journal of Management Studies (August 10, 2015)
  • Young Researcher Award, Hankamer School of Business (April 23, 2014)
  • Outstanding Author Contribution Award, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (July 15, 2013)

Professional Memberships

  • USASBE (October 1, 2016 - Present)
  • Academy of Management
  • Baylor Angel Network


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Espoused Religious Values in Organizations and Their Associations with Applicant Intentions to Pursue a Job," Journal of Business and Psychology, (September 2018) (coauthors: Mitchell J. Neubert).

"The Entrepreneurial Opportunity Construct: Dislodge Or Leverage?," Academy of Management Perspectives, (April 2018) (coauthors: William McKinley).

"Social Purpose Increases Direct-to-Borrower Microfinance Investments By Reducing Physiologic Arousal," Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, Vol. 11, No. 2, (2018), pp. 116-126 (coauthors: Adriana Kraig, Cosette Cornelis, Elizabeth T Terris, Mitchell J. Neubert, Jorge A Barraza, Paul Zak).

"Cascading Ripples: Contagion Effects of Entrepreneurial Activity on Self-Employment Attitudes and Choices in Regional Cohorts.," Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, (November 2017) (coauthors: Boris Nikolaev).

"The Cognitive Dynamics of Multi-Signal Selection and Processing," Journal of Management Studies, (June 2017) (coauthors: Will Drover, Andrew Corbett).

"Continued Misgivings: A Response to Davidsson on Dismantling the Opportunity Construct.," Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol. 7, (April 2017), pp. 77-81.

"Misgivings About Dismantling the Opportunity Construct," Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol. 7, (March 2017), pp. 21-25.

"After The Venture: The Reproduction and Destruction of Entrepreneurial Opportunity," Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1, (March 2017), pp. 18-35 (coauthors: William McKinley).

"Past as Prologue: Entrepreneurial Inaction Decisions and Subsequent Action Judgments.," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 32, No. 2, (February 2017), pp. 107-127 (coauthors: David Williams, Will Drover).

"Attributes of Angel and Crowdfunded Investments as Determinants of VC Screening Decisions.," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 41, No. 3, (January 2017), pp. 323-347 (coauthors: Will Drover, Andrew Zacharakis).

"Navigating a Sea of Change: Identity Misalignment and Adaptation in Academic Entrepreneurship," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 40, No. 5, (August 2016), pp. 1093-1120 (coauthors: William Meek).

"An Embedded Agency Approach to Entrepreneurship Public Policy: Managerial Position and Politics in New Venture Location Decisions.," Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 30, No. 3, (August 2016), pp. 222-246 (coauthors: Jeffery McMullen, Alex Kier).

"The Influence of Tax and Regulatory Policies on Entrepreneurs’ Evaluations of Opportunities.," Management Decision, Vol. 54, No. 5, (June 2016), pp. 1160-1182 (coauthors: Per Bylund, Steve Bradley).

"Rule-Based Reasoning for Understanding Opportunity Evaluation," Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 29, No. 2, (July 2015), pp. 218-236 (coauthors: David Williams).

"Opportunity Evaluation as Future Focused Cognition: Identifying Conceptual Themes and Empirical Trends.," International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 17, No. 2, (April 2015), pp. 256-277 (coauthors: Alex McKelvie).

"Entrepreneurial Cognition and Social Cognitive Neuroscience," , Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 4th Quarter 2014 (coauthors: Jeffery McMullen, Leslie E. Palich).

"Roots, Reasons and Resources: Situated Optimism as a Mediator of Opportunity and Firm Growth in Three Developing Economies.," Journal of Business Research, Vol. 68, (August 2014), pp. 127-136 (coauthors: Steve Bradley, Kendall W. Artz).

"Take the Money or Run? Investors Ethical Reputation and Entrepreneurs Willingness to Partner," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 29, No. 6, (July 2014), pp. 723-740.

"Discerning Opportunity Types: Implications for Entrepreneurial Action and Entrepreneurship Education," , June 2014 (coauthors: Kendall W. Artz, Steve Bradley).

"Improving Governance Arrangements for Academic Entrepreneurship," : Palgrave-MacMillan, June 2013.

"Opportunity Evaluation as Rule-Based Decision Making," Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 51, No. 4, (May 2013), pp. 573-602.

"Making it Personal: Opportunity Individuation and the Shaping of Opportunity Beliefs," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 29, No. 2, (April 2013), pp. 252-272.

"Endings and Visions of New Beginnings: The Relationship Between Source of Unemployment, Duration of Unemployment, and Entrepreneurial Intent," Entrepreneurship Research Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, (April 2013), pp. 171-206.

"The Effects of Perceived Control on Venture Capitalists Investment Decisions: A Configurational Perspective," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 38, No. 4, (March 2013), pp. 833-861.

"The Road to Riches? An Integrated Model of Cognitive Processes Underpinning Entrepreneurial Action," : Emerald, September 2012, pp. 205-250.

"Learning from Levi Strauss’ Legacy: Art, Craft, Engineering, Bricolage, and Brokerage in Entrepreneurship," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, (June 2012). DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2012.00523.x

"Nowhere to Run and Nowhere to Hide: The Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Success and Feelings of Entrapment," Entrepreneurship Research Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4, (November 2011), pp. 1-41.

"A Triptych Inquiry: Rethinking Sustainability, Innovation, and Financial Performance," : Palgrave-MacMillan, November 2011.

"The Impact of Failure Severity, Prior Failure, and Company Control on Service Recovery Outcomes," Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Vol. 18, No. 3, (July 2011), pp. 365-376.

"Low Heed in Organization Theory," M@n@gement, Vol. 14, No. 3, (May 2011), pp. 153-181.

"A Process Model of Academic Entrepreneurship," Business Horizons, Vol. 54, No. 2, (March 2011), pp. 153-161.

"Entrepreneurial Drive in the Top Management Team: Effects on Strategic Choice and Firm Performance," Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Vol. 17, No. 3, (July 2010), pp. 222-239.

"The Production of Entrepreneurial Opportunity: A Constructivist Perspective," Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, No. 4, (June 2010), pp. 66-84.

"Preserving Employee Dignity During the Termination Interview: An Empirical Examination," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 86, (September 2009), pp. 519-534.

"Does One Size Fit All? The Multiple Organizational Forms Leading to Successful Academic Entrepreneurship," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 33, No. 4, (July 2009), pp. 929-947.

"Taken on Faith? The Impact of Uncertainty, Knowledge Relatedness, and Richness of Information on Entrepreneurial Opportunity Exploitation," Journal of Leadership Education, Vol. 16, No. 2, (July 2009), pp. 117-130.

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Kiva microfinance requests with "purpose" decrease stress responses and result in increased investments," presented at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Long Beach, CA, November 2014 (coauthors: Elizabeth T. Terris, Mitchell J. Neubert, Paul J. Zak).
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