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Steve Bradley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Management & Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Email:  Steve_Bradley@baylor.edu
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-3921
Fax:  (254) 710-1093
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76798-8006

Educational Background

  • Ph D - Entrepreneurship, INDIANA UNIV BLOOMINGTON, 2007
  • ME - Mechanical Engineering, TEXAS A&M UNIV COLLEGE STA, 1997
  • BS - Chemical Engineering, UNIV TEXAS AUSTIN, 1987

Awards and Honors

  • Robert & Robin Nitsche Outstanding Research Award (April 2014)
  • Associate Fellow, Ratio Institute, Stockholm Sweden (August 2013)
  • Visiting Scholar, Ratio Institute - Sweden (June 2012)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Business Venturing (2010)
  • Young Researcher Award, Hankamer Business School (2010)

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • National Federation of Independent Business

Biography

Steven Bradley is an Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship. He received his Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship with a minor in Business Strategy from the Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. Steve has extensive practical experience as an entrepreneur as the founder and manager of numerous businesses in the areas of engineering consulting, real estate, and product development and sales.

He has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Steve previously worked as an engineer for McDonnell Douglas and Law Engineering and has conducted research for 3M at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

Steve’s teaching responsibilities are currently in the area of strategic entrepreneurship. He has played an important role in developing program strength in the areas of social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship policy. His work has been published at the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, and the International Journal of Development. He currently serves on Editorial Boards for the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.

Publications

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"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: Matthew S Wood, Kendall W. Artz).

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

"Organizational Sponsorship and Founding Environments: A Contingency View on the Survival of Business Incubated Firms, 1994-2007," Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 56, No. 6, (December 2013), pp. 1628-1654 (coauthors: A. Amezcua, Matthew Grimes, Johan Wiklund).

"Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness," Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship Research, Kuratko, D. & Morris, M. (eds.), Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, 2013.

"Environmental Jolts," Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship Research, Kuratko, D. & Morris, M. (eds.), Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, 2013.

"The Innovation Necessity: Evidence from Microcredit in the Dominican Republic," Journal of International Development, Vol. 24, (2012), pp. S112–S121 (coauthors: Kendall W. Artz, Jimmy Hulett).

"Capital is Not Enough: Innovation in Developing Economies," Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 49, No. 4, (2012), pp. 684-717 (coauthors: Jeff McMullen, Kendall W. Artz, Edward Simiyu).

"Competition, Resources, and Environmental Change: Asymmetric Paths of Young Independent and Subsidiary Organizations," An Evolutionary Approach to Entrepreneurship: Selected Essays, Howard E. Aldrich (eds.), Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, December 2011 (coauthors: Howard E. Aldrich, Dean Shepherd, Johan Wiklund).

"Swinging a Double-Edged Sword: The Effect of Slack on Entrepreneurial Management and Growth," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 26, No. 5, (May 2011), pp. 537-554 (coauthors: Johan Wiklund, Dean Shepherd).

"Cutting the Apron Strings of Business Incubation Firms: Is the Liability of Newness…. A Liability?," (May 2011) (coauthors: Alejandro Amezcua, Johan Wiklund).

"Competition, Resources, and Environmental Change: The Asymmetric Paths of Young Independent and Subsidiary Organizations," Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 32, No. 5, (2011), pp. 486-509 (coauthors: Howard Aldrich, Dean Shepherd, Johan Wiklund).

"Searching Wide or Deep? Absorptive Capacity, Slack Resources and the Role of External Search in Small Firm Growth," (2011) (coauthors: Jeff McMullen, Pankaj Patel, Vinit Parida).

"Self-employed or Employing Others? Pre-Entry Capabilities, Entrepreneurial Action, and the Learned Resourcefulness of Microcredit Firm Founders," (2011) (coauthors: Jeff McMullen, Adwin Atmadja, Edward Simiyu, Kendall W. Artz).

"The Importance of Slack for Organizations Facing Tough Environments," Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 48, No. 5, (2011), pp. 1071-1097 (coauthors: Dean Shepherd, Johan Wiklund).

"Financial Slack and Venture Managers' Decision to Seek a New Alliance," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 28, No. 4, (2008), pp. 465-481 (coauthors: Holger Patzelt, D. A. Shepherd, D. Deeds).

Presentations and Proceedings

"Nature, Nurture and Learning in New Venture Evolution," presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, August 2014.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Converting Technical Knowledge: Reconciling Internal and External Views of Firm Growth," Proceedings of the Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Copenhagen, June 2014.

"Running a Successful Center: It Takes More Than Good Scholarship," presented at the Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, April 2014.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Legitimacy, Ties and the Performance of Female Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Kenyan Microcredit," presented at the 10th Annual Stern/NYU Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York, October 2013.

"Entrepreneurial Optimism in Developing Economies:," presented at the 2013 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Ecully, France., June 2013.

"The Role of Spiritual Capital in Innovation and Performance: Evidence from Developing Economies," presented at the 2013 Ratio Institute Entrepreneurship & Virtues Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2013.

"Converting Technical Knowledge: Reconciling Internal and External Views of Firm Growth," Proceedings of the ACERE Conference, Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane, Australia, February 2013.

"Self-employed or Employing Others? Pre-Entry Capabilities, Entrepreneurial Action, and the Resourcefulness of Microcredit Firm Founders," presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA, August 2012.

"The Role of Marketing Capabilities for Microventure Performance and Individual Well-being in Subsistence Markets," presented at the Fourth Subsistence Marketplaces Conference, Chicago, IL, July 2012.

"Does Marketing Strategy Matter for Microcredit Firms? Market Orientation, Innovation and Performance in Developing Economies," presented at the 2012 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Fort Worth, TX, June 2012.

"Does Marketing Strategy Matter for Microcredit Firms? Market Orientation, Innovation and Performance in Developing Economies," Proceedings of the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (FER), 2012, Vol. 2012.

"Entrepreneurial Networks – the Ties That Free or the Ties that Bind? Evidence from Microcredit Lending Groups," presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY, June 2011.

"Searching Wide or Deep? Absorptive Capacity, Slack Resources and the Role of External Search in Small Firm Growth," presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY, June 2011.

"Self-employed or Employing Others? Pre-Entry Capabilities, Entrepreneurial Action, and the Learned Resourcefulness of Microcredit Firm Founders," presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY, June 2011.

"Does Marketing Strategy Matter for the Poor? Market Orientation, Innovation and Performance in Microcredit Firms," Proceedings of the CK Prahalad: Reaching over Boundaries and Expanding Possibilities, San Diego, CA, June 2011.

"Study of Development Entrepreneurship," presented at the Social Entrepreneurship Research Forum 4th annual, June 2011.

"Innovation in Emerging Economies: Microfinance is not Enough," Proceedings of the USASBE Entrepreneurship Conference, Hilton Head, S.C., January 2011.

"Capital is Not Enough: Innovation in Developing Economies," presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 2010.

"Where Does Entry Mode Matter? Comparing the Performance of Independent and Subsidiary Firms in Uncertain, Ambiguous and High Innovation Environments," presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 2010.

"A Means and Motives Logic for Relatedness Choices in Corporate Venturing," presented at the Babson Entrepreneurship Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2010.

"The Role of Comparative Advantage Dispersed Knowledge and Distributed Agency in Sustainable Economic Development," presented at the Baylor Poverty Summit, Waco, TX, November 2009.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Innovating in Opaque Environments: The Performance Implications of Venture Origin under conditions of Ambiguity, Dynamism, and Innovative Intensity," presented at the Babson Entrepreneurship Conference, Boston, June 2009.
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