Sean Dwyer

PhD Student - Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (318) 548-8734
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, State Board of CPAs of Louisiana (January 2017 - December 2018)
  • Certified Public Accountant, Georgia Society of CPAs (April 2015 - January 2017)

Professional Memberships

  • Strategic Management Society (February 22, 2021 - Present)
  • Academy of Management (January 21, 2021 - Present)


Personal Background:
Sean M. Dwyer is a second-year doctoral student in entrepreneurship. He received a Masters of Accounting and a Bachelor’s in Finance from Tulane University in 2013. Sean earned his CPA license while working in public accounting as an external auditor for Grant Thornton. Following his public accounting experience, he worked as a consultant for Crossmark Management Group, providing a wide variety of management and accounting related consulting services for entrepreneurs. Sean also founded a clothing brand that financially supports children in need through its charitable giving model. He started his Ph.D. with a passion for understanding how entrepreneurship can serve as a means to make a positive contribution to society and, specifically, people in need.

Research Interests:
Sean's research interests include: resilience, purpose in life, entrepreneurial well-being, entrepreneurial action, entrepreneurial fraud, and social entrepreneurship.


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Fake It Till You Make It: Hazards of a Cultural Norm in Entrepreneurship," Business Horizons, (December 2021) (coauthors: Matthew S Wood, David Scheaf).

"Crisis Driven Digital Transformation," (coauthors: Hope W. Koch, Yasamin Hadavi, Ramona Ionescu, Qing Li).

Presentations and Proceedings

"When the Going Gets Tough…: Stressors and Purpose in Life Among Social and Commercial Entrepreneurs," presented at the Social Entrepreneurship Conference, November 2021 (coauthors: David Gras, Michael Lerman).

"Multiple Paths to Venture Social and Environmental Performance: A Configurational Examination of Institutional Antecedents," presented at the Strategic Management Conference, September 2021 (coauthors: Paul Sanchez-Ruiz, Kendall Artz).

"Building Organizational Resilience: How Digital Transformation Creates Value in a Crisis," Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference, July 2021, Vol. 2021, No. 1 (coauthors: Yasamin Hadavi, Hope Koch, Russell E Browder).

"Institutional Antecedents Of Hybrid Organizations’ Impact Areas: A Configurational Analysis," presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2021 (coauthors: Paul Ruiz-Sanchez, Kendall Artz).

"Crisis Driven Digital Transformation," Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Information Systems TREO Talk, October 2020 (coauthors: Hope W. Koch, Yasamin Hadavi, Ramona Ionescu, Qing Li).
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