Gabriella Cacciotti

Assistant Professor - Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 400-9008

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 Thinkers50 Radar Group, Thinkers50 (January 2019)
  • “A reconceptualization of fear of failure” Best paper award 2016 in the Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Venturing/Lazardis Institute at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo (November 2018)
  • Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award, Warwick Business School (July 2018)
  • NFIB doctoral dissertation award Entrepreneurship division, Academy of Management/NFIB Education Foundation (August 2016)
  • G. Dale Meyer Best Paper Award for the most relevant research in Social Entrepreneurship, Babson Conference/G. Dale Meyer (June 2014)
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Award for Excellence in Research, Babson Conference/NFIB (June 2013)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Higher Education Fellowship Certification, Higher Education Academy (September 2019 - Present)


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Failing and exiting in social and commercial entrepreneurship: The role of situated cognition," Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol. 14, (November 2020) (coauthors: Pablo Munoz, Deniz Ucbasaran).

"Who complies with covid-19 transmission mitigation behavioral guidelines?," PLOS ONE, Vol. 15, No. 10, (September 2020) (coauthors: Ahmed Nofal, Nick Lee).

"Entrepreneurial fear of failure: Scale development and validation," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 35, No. 5, (September 2020), pp. 106041 (coauthors: James C Hayton, J.Robert Mitchell, David G. Allen).

"Can prosocial motivation harm entrepreneurs’ subjective well-being?," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 34, (July 2019), pp. 608-624 (coauthors: Ewald Kibler, Joakim Wincent, Teemu Kautonen, Martin Obschonka).

"Commentary: Blockholder structures and power mechanisms in family firms.," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 42, No. 2, (December 2017), pp. 252-258 (coauthors: Deniz Ucbasaran).

"A reconceptualization of fear of failure in entrepreneurship.," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 31, (May 2016), pp. 302-325 (coauthors: James C Hayton, J.Robert Mitchell, Andreas Giazitzoglu).

"Fear and entrepreneurship: A review and research agenda.," International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 17, No. 2, (April 2015), pp. 165-190 (coauthors: James C Hayton).

"Is there an entrepreneurial culture? A review of empirical research," Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal, Vol. 25, No. 9-10, (December 2013), pp. 708-731 (coauthors: James C. Hayton).
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