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The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship / Research


Florida State University’s research programs consistently rank among the nation’s Top 25 public universities. Research conducted by faculty of the Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Information Systems (ESIS) department, funded by The Jim Moran Institute, is indicative of the university’s commitment to scholarship. 

Over the past decade, faculty of The Jim Moran Institute and ESIS have published more than 120 articles in the top management and entrepreneurship journals and presented at national and international conferences and universities. 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 serve as editors and/or on the editorial review boards for many of the most prestigious academic journals in the field, including 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.

Below is a list of select presentations, publications and books produced by entrepreneurship and College of Business faculty.

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Entrepreneurship Faculty Research


Selected Presentations:

Balwin, L., Bellairs, T., Blass, F.R., & Leon, M.L. (2014). Active duty to academia: challenge and success in post-graduate education. Presented at the Service Members to Civilian Summit, 1-3 December, University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, AL.

Blass, F.R. (2014) Lean Business Model for Startups, Existing Businesses, and Non-Profits. 2014 South Florida Small Business Leadership Conference, 29 June, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Blass, F.R. (2014) People Matter; Recruiting, Hiring, Retention, and Advancing Talent. 2014 Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-Wise) Conference, 13-15 June, New York City, NY.

Mackey, J. D., Perrewé, P. L., McAllister, C. P., & Blass, F.R. (2014) Fit as a resource to reduce workplace stress: An examination of non-Veterans and Veterans. Manuscript presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Blass, F.R. (2014) Strategic Leadership and Planning: Invited Speaker. Stellar Corporation Executive Education Program, 26 Jan, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

Blass, F.R. (2013) Invited Speaker. Kiwanis International, Tallahassee Chapter, 27 Aug, Tallahassee, FL.

Blass, F.R. (2013) People Matter; Being Both an Effective Leader and Business Owner. 2013 Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-Wise) Conference, 3-6 May, Chicago, IL.

Dever, James E. (2012). Creating an Innovative Experiential Entrepreneurship Program. Paper presented at Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, HI.

Blass, F.R. (2012) Coaching, Counseling, and Corrective Action. 2012 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Annual Conference, 19-21Oct, Denver, CO.

Blass, F.R. (2012) Introduction to Entrepreneurship. 2012 RETREAT, 31 May, Florida State University, FL.

Holmes, R. M. (2011). Biotechnology firms’ initial public offerings (IPOs). Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Meetings, San Antonio, TX.

Holmes, R. M., Ndofor, H. A., & Coombs, J. E. (2011). Board prestige, IPO capital raised, and subsequent performance: A signaling perspective. Annual Academy of Management Meetings. San Antonio, TX.

Wood, M. S., & Holcomb, T. R. (2011). The Romance of Entrepreneurship: Effects on Causal Attributions and Stakeholder Resource Commitment. Paper presented at Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson College, Syracuse, NY.

Holcomb, T. R. (2011). Technology commercialization and resources for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. Keynote presentation at TalTech July TechTyme Luncheon, TalTech, Tallahassee, FL.

Holcomb, T. R. (2011). Florida State University Tallahassee Start Up Round Series. The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. Tallahassee, FL.

Holcomb, T. R. (2011). Florida State University Advice Straight Up Expert Speaker Series. The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. Tallahassee, FL.

Holcomb, T. R. (2010). Florida State University Minority Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference. The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. Tallahassee, FL.

Holcomb, T. R. (2010). Florida State University Entrepreneurship Week (eWeek). The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. Tallahassee, FL.

Blass, F. R. (2010). Own your Future: Entrepreneurship as a Way Forward. 2010 Annual Road to Recovery Conference, 12-13 Dec, Orlando, FL. 

Blass, F. R. (2010). Entrepreneurial Leadership. Invited Presentation at Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities - Families, 8 Nov, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
Blass, F. R. (2010). Panel Member. Caring About Wounded Warriors: The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities. Academy of Management Annual Conference, 6-9 Aug, Montreal, Canada.

Blass, F.R. (2010). Thinking About Leadership. Invited Presentation at Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, 25 Jul, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Green, K. M., Bradley, S. W., & Holcomb, T. R. (2010). Related or unrelated? A behavioral and entrepreneurial action perspective of corporate venturing logic. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Sexton, J., Holcomb, T. R., & Ranft, A. L. (2010). Beyond opportunity recognition: The effect of task and domain knowledge on the evaluation of entrepreneurial opportunities. Annual International Conference of Strategic Management Society, Strategic Management Society. 

Holcomb, T. R. (2010). High growth entrepreneurial resources. Presentation at iTen Wired Summit, The Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Destin, FL.

Blass, F. R. (2010). Human Resource Management for Small Businesses. The Jim Moran Institute Round Table Session, 20 Jan, Tallahassee, FL.


Selected Publications:

Blass, F. R., & Ketchen, D. J. (2014). So, You want to be an entrepreneur? Lesson learned from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities. Business Horizons, 57, 5-9.

Ferris, G.R., Harris, J.N., Russell, Z.A., Ellen, B.P. III, & Martinez, A.D., & Blass, F.R. (2014). Reputation in the organizational sciences: A multi-level review, construct assessment, and research directions. In M.R. Buckley, A.R. Wheeler, & J.R.B. Halbesleben (Eds.), Research in personnel and human resources management (Vol. 32, pp. 241-303). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Beauchamp, C., Ford, W., & Tatum, D.M. (2013). Evidence of Growing Disconnect between Public's Views of Corporate America. Business Economics.

Holmes, R. M., Hitt, M. A., Miller, T., & Salmador, M. P. (2013). "The Interrelationships Among Informal Institutions, Formal Institutions, and Inward Foreign Direct Investment." Journal of Management. 39(2): 531-566

Holmes, R. M., Bromiley, P., Devers, C. E., Holcomb, T. R., & McGuire, J. B. (2011). “Management Theory Applications of Prospect Theory: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Opportunities.” Journal of Management, 37(4), 1069-1107.

Ferris, G.R., & Hochwarter, W.A. (2011). Organizational politics. In S. Zedeck, H. Aguinis, W. Cascio, M. Gelfand, K. Leong, S. Parker and J. Zhou (Eds.), Handbook of industrial and organizational psychology (Vol. 3). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Combs, J.G., Penney, C.R., Short, J.C., & Crook, T.R. (2010). The impact of family representation on CEO compensation. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice.

Hochwarter, W., & Thompson, K. (2010). The moderating role of optimism on politics Outcomes relationships: A test of competing perspectives. Human Relations.

Munyon, T., Hochwarter, W., Perrewe, P., & Ferris, G. (2010). Optimism and the nonlinear citizenship behavior – job satisfaction relationship in three studies. Journal of Management.

Holcomb, T.R., Combs, J.G., Sirmon, D.G., & Sexton, J. (2010). Modeling levels and time in entrepreneurship research: An illustration with growth strategies and post-IPO performance. Organizational Research Methods. 13(2): 348-389.

Short, J.C., Ketchen, D.J., Combs, J.G., & Ireland, R.D. (2010). Research methods in entrepreneurship: Opportunities and challenges. Organizational Research Methods. 13(1): 6-15.

Hochwarter. W., Ferris, G., Laird, M., Treadway, D., & Gallagher, V. (2010). Non-linear politics perceptions - work outcome relationships: A three study, five sample investigation. Journal of Management. 36, 740-763.


Selected Books:

Osteryoung, Jerry, & O'Brien, Timothy (2010). Navigating the maze of managing people: If You Have Employees, You Really Need This Book. Tallahassee, FL: ISMPI, Inc.


Other Faculty with Entrepreneurship Related Research


Selected Publications:

Knill, A. (2010) Do private equity fund-of-fund managers provide value? Oxford University Press.

Ang, James and Boyer, Carol (forthcoming). Distinguishing Quality within the IPO market. Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management.

Kuhlmeier, David and Knight, Gary (2010). The Critical Role of Relationship Quality in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Internationalization. Journal of Global Marketing. 23(1): 16-32.


Selected Book Chapters:

Rialp, Alex; Rialp, Josep and Knight, Gary (2010). La Vocacion de los Nuevos Modelos de PYMES: El Caso de las Empresas Born-Globals. (Commerce in New Models of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: The Case of Born Global Firms). Economia Industrial: La Competitividad de las PYMEs en la Era de la Globalizacion. Ed. S. Ortiz. Madrid, Spain: Centro de Publicaciones del Ministerio de Industria, Turismo, y Comercio.

Knill, A. (2010) Venture Capitalists' Control: Stimulating or Stunting? Venture Capital: Investment Strategies, Structures, and Policies, Chapter 20, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.