Ray Bagby

Associate Professor - Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4156
Fax:  (254) 710-1093
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98011
Waco, TX  76798-8011
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation¬†210.35

Educational Background

  • PHD - Management, University Of South Carolina
  • MBA - Business Administration, University Of South Carolina
  • BS - Engineering, United States Military Academy

Work Experience

  • Commissioned Officer, 2LT-MAJ, Department of the Army (June 1963 - February 1978)

Awards and Honors

  • Top 25 Entrepreneurship Professor in USA in 2013, The 3 day Startup Blog (September 2013)
  • The Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management (August 2013)
  • The Max S. Wortman, Jr. Award for Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship, U.S. Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship/entrepreneuredu (January 15, 2010)
  • Wilford L. White Fellow, International Council for Small Business (2005)
  • Justin G. Longenecker Fellow, US Association of Small Business & Entreprenurship (1991)

Licensures and Certifications

  • The Reverend, Episcopal Church of the USA (December 22, 2009 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • Newsletter Editor, Academy of Management
  • Past President, President, VP Programs, etc., US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Economic Freedom and the Motivation to Engage in Entrepreneurial Action," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 32, No. 5, (September 2008), pp. 875-895 (coauthors: Jeffery McMullen, Leslie E. Palich).

"Enhancing succession research in the family firm: A commentary on "Toward an integrative model of effective FOB succession"," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 28, No. 4, (July 2004), pp. 329-333.

"Do Corrupt Practices Affect the Development of SMEs?," Internationales Gewerbearchiv, Vol. 51, No. 1, (2003), pp. 1-11 (coauthors: E. Umble, L. E. Palich).

Presentations and Proceedings

"Primary concerns for empirical papers," presented at the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 2015.
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