Mathew Allen

Associate Professor

Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
781-239-4296

Bio

Matt R. Allen is an Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurship Division, Faculty Director for the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, and Academic Director for the Global Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project. His expertise is in the effective management of human capital within entrepreneurial environments, especially family enterprises. He teaches entrepreneurship and family entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, Professor Allen has been involved in executive education programs across the world with a special interest in Latin America. In addition to programs in the U.S., he has worked with executive students from Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. His research interests focus on the performance implications of leadership and effective management in entrepreneurial organizations. His research has appeared in publications such as; Personnel Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Strategic Organization. In addition to working with his father (Ray H. Allen & Associates) as an accountant and consultant to family businesses and other privately held organizations, he has held positions in corporate finance at IBM and Hewlett Packard. He earned his B.A. from the University of Utah, M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • MBA, University of Notre Dame
  • BA, University of Utah

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship; Family Business

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 - Outstanding Reviewer Award, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • 2014 - Outstanding Reviewer Award, Family Business Review
  • 2013 - Outstanding Reviewer Award, Family Business Review

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • EPS 7200: BOS ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY
  • MSM 6110: GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPERIENCE-CHILE
  • EPS 4534: LIVING THE FAMILY BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
  • EPS 7200: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY
Degree Courses 2015-2016

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Colakoglu, S., Allen, M.R., Miah, k., Bird, A. (2016). Are we there yet? Comparing adoption, internalization, and effectiveness of high-investment HR values among local firms and MNC subsidiaries of U.S. firms in South Asia. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(13), 1426-1447. link
  • Allen, M.R., Adomdzab, G.K., Meyer, M.H. (2015). Managing for innovation: Managerial control and employee level outcomes. Journal of Business Research, 68(2), 371–379. link
  • Allen, M.R., Ericksen, J., Collins, C.J. (2013). Employee Exchange Relationships, and Performance in Small Businesses. Human Resource Management, 52(2), 153-173. link
  • Allen, M.R. (2011). The Challenge of Career Path Uncertainty for Internal Ventures. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 16(4)
  • Allen, M.R. (2010). Is Blood Thicker than Water: A Study of Stewardship Perceptions in Family Business. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 34(6), 1093-1116.
  • Allen, M.R. (2010). Ready seafood : business model innovation and venturing in a mature industry. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 8(3), 231-244.
  • Allen, M.R. (2008). The danger of misinterpreting short-window event study findings in strategic management research: an empirical illustration using horizontal acquisitions. Strategic Organization, 6(2), 151-184.

Book Chapters

  • Brush, C.S., Allen, M.R. (2014). Exercises to practice creation: Resource aquisition game. In Heidi Neck, Patricia Greene and Candida Brush (Ed.), Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Northampton: Edward Elgar Pub
  • Allen, M.R. (2014). Exercises to practice empathy: Family systems. In Heidi Neck, Patricia Greene and Candida Brush (Ed.), Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Northampton: Edward Elgar Pub
  • Allen, M.R., Snell, S.A. (2014). Human Resource Strategy, Entrepreneurial. Wiley Encyclopedia of Management (Vol. Volume 3. Entrepreneurship: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Presentations

  • Family Functioning, Entrepreneurship and Performance: The case of family business
    Davis, J., James, A., Ferrar, H., Allen, M., Worthington, B. Family Functioning, Entrepreneurship and Performance: The case of family business STEP Academic Conference , Boston, MA (2016)
  • Identity Threats and Family Business Succession
    Ferrar, H., James, A., Davis, J., Allen, M., Worthington, B. Identity Threats and Family Business Succession STEP Academic Conference , Boston, MA (2016)
  • Lessons from Indigenous Families: Rethinking Successful Family Business Succession
    James, A., Davis, J., Ferrar, H., Allen, M., Worthington, B. Lessons from Indigenous Families: Rethinking Successful Family Business Succession STEP Academic Conference , Boston, MA (2016)
  • Redefining Wealth in the Family Business
    Davis, J., Allen, M., James, A., Ferrar, H., Worthington, B. Redefining Wealth in the Family Business STEP Academic Conference , Boston, MA (2016)
  • Family Functioning, Entrepreneurship and Performance: The case of family businesses
    Allen, M., Davis, J. Family Functioning, Entrepreneurship and Performance: The case of family businesses SMS, Berlin, Germany (2016)
  • Effective management of human capital within a business family: Different systems, different rules
    Allen, M. Effective management of human capital within a business family: Different systems, different rules Family Enterprise research Conference FERC, Brazil (2016)
  • El estilo de dirección y su influencia en el desarrollo de la capacidad de innovar en la empresa familiar
    Estrada, P., Allen, M., Alvarado, C. El estilo de dirección y su influencia en el desarrollo de la capacidad de innovar en la empresa familiar FERC - Family Enterprise Research Conference, Portland, OR (2014)
  • Human resource management in family businesses under conditions of uncertainty: A comparative study
    Allen, M., Davis, J. Human resource management in family businesses under conditions of uncertainty: A comparative study FERC - Family Enterprise Research Conference, Portland, OR (2014)
  • Comparing Adoption, Internalization, and Effectiveness of High-Investment HR Values in South Asia
    Colakoglu, S., Allen, M., Miah, K., Bird, A. Comparing Adoption, Internalization, and Effectiveness of High-Investment HR Values in South Asia Academy of Management 2013 Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL (2013)
  • Are We There Yet? Comparing Adoption, Internalization, and Effectiveness of High-Investment HR Values among Local Firms and MNC Subsidiaries of U.S. Firms in South Asia
    Colakoglu, S., Allen, M., Miah, K., Bird, A. Are We There Yet? Comparing Adoption, Internalization, and Effectiveness of High-Investment HR Values among Local Firms and MNC Subsidiaries of U.S. Firms in South Asia AIB 2013 Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey (2013)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Peruvian Family Businesses: Implications for Performance
    Araneda, L., Estrada, P., Alvarado, C., Allen, M. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Peruvian Family Businesses: Implications for Performance 9th Family Enterprise Research Conference, Viña del Mar, Chile (2013)
  • Sucesión en empresa familiar agroindustrial en Chile
    Gonzalez, R., Pinaud, N., Allen, M. Sucesión en empresa familiar agroindustrial en Chile 9th Family Enterprise Research Conference, Viña del Mar, Chile (2013)
  • Situational Agency and the Relationship Between Entrepreneurs and Their Sources of Financing
    Allen, M., Reutzel, C., Davis, J. Situational Agency and the Relationship Between Entrepreneurs and Their Sources of Financing SMS 32nd Annual International Conference, Prague (2012)
  • A Model for the Role of Trust in Firm level Performance: The Case of Family Businesses
    Allen, M., Davis, J. A Model for the Role of Trust in Firm level Performance: The Case of Family Businesses 2012 AOM Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Competitive Advantages of Family Business Governance Structures: The Role of Relational Governance
    Allen, M. Competitive Advantages of Family Business Governance Structures: The Role of Relational Governance The Family Enterprise Research Conference 2012, Montreal (2012)
  • The Role of Leadership in the Relationship Between Human Resources Management and Firm Performance
    Allen, M. The Role of Leadership in the Relationship Between Human Resources Management and Firm Performance Strategic Management Society Meetings, Miami, FL (2011)
  • Human Resource Management and Resource Constraints: The Role of Intrinsic Human Resource Management
    Allen, M. Human Resource Management and Resource Constraints: The Role of Intrinsic Human Resource Management Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Managing for Innovation: The Role of Managerial Control in Supporting or Impeding Corporate Venture
    Allen, M. Managing for Innovation: The Role of Managerial Control in Supporting or Impeding Corporate Venture Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Synergy or Substitution? the Interacting Bases of Trust in New Ventures
    Allen, M. Synergy or Substitution? the Interacting Bases of Trust in New Ventures Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2010)