Matthew Wood, PhD

Assistant Professor - Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

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

Course Schedule

2014 - Fall ENT 3320.02 Entrepreneurial Process TR 1230PM - 0145PMCASHN 409
2014 - Fall ENT 3320.01 Entrepreneurial Process TR 1100AM - 1215PMCASHN 409

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • none, Academy of Management
  • none, Baylor Angel Network


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Rule-Based Reasoning for Understanding Opportunity Evaluation," Academy of Management Perspectives, (November 2014) (coauthors: David Williams).

"Opportunity Evaluation as Future Focused Cognition: Identifying Conceptual Themes and Empirical Trends.," International Journal of Management Reviews, (October 2014) (coauthors: Alex McKelvie).

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

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

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

"Take the Money or Run? Investors Ethical Reputation and Entrepreneurs Willingness to Partner," Journal of Business Venturing, (September 2013) (coauthors: Will Drover, Yves Fassin).

"Opportunity Evaluation as Rule-Based Decision Making," Journal of Management Studies, (May 2013) (coauthors: David Williams).

"Making it Personal: Opportunity Individuation and the Shaping of Opportunity Beliefs," Journal of Business Venturing, (April 2013) (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, (March 2013) (coauthors: Will Drover, Tyge Payne).

"Improving Governance Arrangements for Academic Entrepreneurship," Organizational Innovation in Public Services: Forms and Governance.: Palgrave-MacMillan, November 2012.

"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).
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