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The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship / Research


The Florida State University College of Business is proud to have an outstanding team of scholars and thought leaders whose research is expanding the frontiers of knowledge about entrepreneurship, innovation, and small business management—and who play a significant role in advancing practice within the field. Their cutting-edge research is enriching and informing academic scholarship and classroom instruction, while their achievements continue to gain national and international recognition.

Florida State’s research programs consistently rank among the nation’s Top 25 public universities, and the research conducted by The Jim Moran Institute faculty is indicative of the university’s commitment to scholarship. Their efforts rank them among the most productive research organizations in the world as determined by Thomson Reuter's ScienceWatch. They also distinguish themselves with scholarly work that is published in the top academic journals and presented at national and international conferences and universities.

Over the past decade, The Jim Moran Institute faculty have published more 120 articles in the top management and entrepreneurship journals. Their work has addressed a range of important topics such as venture performance and growth, financing for small businesses, initial public offerings (IPOs) and IPO firms, entrepreneurial learning and cognition, market orientation and the role of an innovation culture in entrepreneurial firms, and franchising as an entrepreneurial strategy, among others. Our faculty have also been recognized by serving as editors and/or on the editorial review boards for many of the most prestigious academic journals in the field, which include Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Financial Management and International Journal of Hospitality Management, among others.

For more information about research, please review recent work by our entrepreneurship faculty.