Matthew Wood, PhD

Director Entrepreneurship Doctoral Program - Entrepreneurship
Assistant Professor - Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-6640
Office Location:  314 Hankamer

Educational Background

  • Ph D - Business Administration, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV CARBNDLE, 2009
  • MBA - Basic Business, BRADLEY UNIVERSITY, 2005
  • BS - Physical Science, EUREKA COLLEGE, 1992

Work Experience

  • Research Fellow, Angel Resource Institute (January 22, 2016 - Present)
  • Director Entrepreneurship Doctoral Program, Baylor Univeristy (July 1, 2015 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 1, 2012 - Present)
  • 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

  • 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

  • Academy of Management
  • Baylor Angel Network


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"An Embedded Agency Approach to Entrepreneurship Public Policy: Managerial Position and Politics in New Venture Location Decisions.," Academy of Management Perspectives, (February 2016) (coauthors: Jeffery McMullen, Alex Kier).

"Attributes of Angel and Crowdfunded Investments as Determinants of VC Screening Decisions.," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, (November 2015) (coauthors: Will Drover, Andrew Zacharakis).

"Navigating a Sea of Change: Identity Misalignment and Adaptation in Academic Entrepreneurship," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, (August 2015) (coauthors: William Meek).

"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, (April 2015) (coauthors: Alex McKelvie).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Rule-Based Thinking in Commercial Real-Estate Transactions," Keller Center Research Report, (March 2015) (coauthors: David Williams).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Entrepreneurial Cognition and Social Cognitive Neuroscience," Handbook of Entrepreneurial Cognition, 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 (coauthors: Will Drover, Yves Fassin).

"Discerning Opportunity Types: Implications for Entrepreneurial Action and Entrepreneurship Education," Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth, Volume 24, Innovative Pathways for University Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century., June 2014 (coauthors: Chris Welter, Kendall W. Artz, Steve Bradley).

"Improving Governance Arrangements for Academic Entrepreneurship," Organizational Innovation in Public Services: Forms and Governance.: Palgrave-MacMillan, June 2013.

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

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

"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 (coauthors: William McKinley, Craig Engstrom).

"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 (coauthors: Will Drover, Tyge Payne).

"The Road to Riches? An Integrated Model of Cognitive Processes Underpinning Entrepreneurial Action," Entrepreneurial Action: Advances In Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence And Growth, Andrew Corbett and Jerome Katz (eds.): Emerald, September 2012, pp. 205-250 (coauthors: David Williams, Denis Grégoire).

"Learning from Levi Strauss’ Legacy: Art, Craft, Engineering, Bricolage, and Brokerage in Entrepreneurship," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, (June 2012) (coauthors: Bryan Stinchfield, Reed Nelson). 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 (coauthors: Jonathan Rowe).

"A Triptych Inquiry: Rethinking Sustainability, Innovation, and Financial Performance," Cross-Sector Leadership for the Green Economy: Integrating Research and Practice on Sustainable Enterprise: Palgrave-MacMillan, November 2011 (coauthors: Timo Busch, Bryan Stinchfield).

"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 (coauthors: Teresa Betts, Suresh Tadisina).

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

"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 (coauthors: Michael Michalisin).

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

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

"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 (coauthors: John M Pearson).

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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