William B Gartner

Professor

Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
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Bio

William B. Gartner is the Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College. He is also a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Linnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden. He has served in various academic positions as the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, the University of Southern California, Clemson University, San Francisco State University, ESSEC in Paris, and, the Copenhagen Business School. He is the 2005 winner of the Swedish Entrepreneurship Foundation International Award for outstanding contributions to entrepreneurship and small business research. His book: Entrepreneurship as Organizing: Selected Papers of William B. Gartner was recently published in a paperback edition by Edward Elgar. His current scholarship focuses on a variety of topics in the entrepreneurship field: entrepreneurial behavior, the social construction of the future, value creation and appropriation, possibility and failure, “translating entrepreneurship” across cultures and countries, the poetics of exchange, and, the demographics of family entrepreneurship.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Washington
  • MBA, University of Washington
  • BBA, University of Washington

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 - Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management
  • 2013 - Foundational Paper Award, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management
  • 2008 - Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Business Venturing

Courses

Degree Courses 2017-2018

  • EPS 7200: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Dentoni, D., Pascucci, S., Poldner, K., Gartner, W.B., , (2018). Learning who we are by doing: Processes of co-constructing prosocial identities in community-based enterprises. Journal of Business Venturing, 33, 603-622.
  • Apfelthaler, G., Gartner, W.B., Kammel, A., (2017). One size does not fit all: Generalizing entrepreneurial insights in a world of differences. , 11(3), 251-261.
  • Nielsen, S., Gartner, W.B. (2017). Am I a student and/or entrepreneur? Multiple identities in student entrepreneurship. Education and Training, 59(2), 135-154.
  • Welter, F., Baker, T., Audretsch, D.B., Gartner, W.B. (2017). Everyday entrepreneurship: A call for entrepreneurship research to embrace entrepreneurial diversity. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41(3), 311-321.
  • Frid, C.J., Wyman, D.M., Gartner, W.B., Hechavarria, D.M. (2016). Low-wealth entrepreneurs and access to external financing. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 22(4), 1-25.
  • Ingram, A.E., Lewis, M.W., Barton, S., Gartner, W.B. (2016). Paradoxes and innovation in family firms: The role of paradoxical thinking. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 40(1), 161-176.
  • Fayolle, A., Landstrom, H., Gartner, W.B., Berglund, K. (2016). The institutionalization of entrepreneurship: Questioning the status quo and re-gaining hope for entrepreneurial research. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal, 28(7-8), 477-486.
  • Gartner, W.B. (2015). Arts entrepreneurship: Scope, practice and community. Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, 4(2), 3-6.
  • Frid, C.J., Wyman, D.M., Gartner, W.B. (2015). The influence of financial "Skin in the Game" on new venture creation. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, 21(2), 1-14.
  • Gartner, W.B. (2013). Creating a community of difference in entrepreneurship scholarship. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 25(1-2), 5-15.
  • Tedmanson, D., Verduyn, K., Essers, C., Gartner, W.B. (2012). Critical perspectives in entrepreneurship research. Organization, 19(5), 531-541.
  • Gartner, W.B., Frid, C.S., Alexander, J.C. (2012). Financing the emerging business. Small Business Economics, 39(3), 745-761.
  • Gartner, W.B., Shaver, K.G. (2012). Nascent entrepreneurship panel studies: Progress and challenges. Small Business Economics, 39(3), 659-665.
  • Gartner, W.B., Jainwen, (. (2012). The effects of perceptions of risk, environmental uncertainty and growth aspirations on new venture creation success. Small Business Economics, 39(3), 703-712.

Books

  • Fayolle, A., Landstrom, H., Gartner, W.B., Berglund, K. (2018). Institutionalization of Entrepreneurship Research. Milton Park: Routledge
  • Welter, F., Gartner, W.B. (2016). A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Context. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Gartner, W.B. (2016). Entrepreneurship as Organizing: Selected Papers of William B. Gartner. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Gartner, W.B., Clarke, A.H. (2012). Man on the moon- A business case competition in a global economy. Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice: Paradoxes in Play, 178-182.

Book Chapters

  • Dentoni, D., Poldner, K., Pascucci, S., Gartner, W.B. (2018). Consumer entrepreneurship: What is it? When, how and why does it emerge?. In Corbett, A.C. and Katz, J.A. (Ed.), Hybrid ventures: Perspectives and Approaches to Blended Value Entrepreneurship. Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth . Charlotte, NC: IAP
  • Teague, B.T., Gartner, W.B. (2017). Towards a theory of entrepreneurial behavior. In Ahmetoglu, G., Chamorro-Premuzic, T., Klinger, B. & T. Karcisky (Ed.), Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
  • Gartner, W.B., Teague, B.T., Baker, T., Wadhwani, D. (2017). A brief history of the idea of opportunity. In C. Leger-Jarniou & S. Tegtmeier (Ed.), Research Handbook on Opportunity Formation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Welter, F., Gartner, W.B. (2016). Advancing our research agenda for entrepreneurship and contexts. In Welter, Friederike & William B. Gartner (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Context. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Gartner, W.B. (2016). Anecdotes of destiny. In Audretsch, David B. & Erik E. Lehmann (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship. London/New York: Routledge
  • Gartner, W.B. (2016). Narrating context. In Welter, Friedericke & William B. Gartner (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Context. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Welter, F., Gartner, W.B., Wright, M. (2016). The context of contextualizing contexts. In Welter, Friedericke & William B. Gartner (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Context. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Gartner, W.B. (2015). Forward. In Ted Baker & Friederike Welter (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship. New York, NY
  • Gartner, W.B. (2014). Notes towards a theory of entrepreneurial possiblity. In Elizabeth Chell and Mine Karatas-Ozkan (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Gartner, W.B. (2014). Organizing entrepreneurship (research). In Alain Fayolle (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Gartner, W.B. (2012). Entrepreneurship as organization creation. In Daniel Hjorth (Ed.), Handbook of Organizational Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Hjorth, D., Gartner, W.B. (2012). Moving and being moved: Ideas, perspectives and 59 theses on entrepreneurial leadership. In Daniel Hjorth (Ed.), Handbook of Organizational Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Gartner, W.B., Jainwen, (. (2012). Risk takers and taking risks. In David Bodde and Caron St. John (Ed.), Chance and Intent. London: Routledge

Conference Proceedings

  • Gartner, W.B., Ingram, A.E. (2013). What do entrepreneurs talk about when they talk about failure?. Frontiers of Entrepreneurial Research 2013, Wellesley, MA, USA

Others

  • Gartner, W.B. (2015). Ten haikus on "The Internet's Own Boy": M@N@GEMENT link

Presentations

  • Logic matters: A meta-theoretical analysis of the entrepreneur
    Ramoglou, S., Gartner, W., Tsang, E. Logic matters: A meta-theoretical analysis of the entrepreneur Academy of Management, Chicago (2018)
  • Developing legacy for sustainable family business
    Gartner, W. Developing legacy for sustainable family business Developing Legacy for the Sustainable Family Business Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia (2018)
  • A multi-disciplinary approach to family entrepreneurship
    Gartner, W. A multi-disciplinary approach to family entrepreneurship BFI@SMU 5th Anniversary Celebration and STEP APAC Summit 2018, Singapore (2018)
  • Understanding family entrepreneurship in successors’ prospective and retrospective thinking through visual narrative analysis
    Radu-Lefebvre, M., Lefebvre, V., Clarke, J., Gartner, W. Understanding family entrepreneurship in successors’ prospective and retrospective thinking through visual narrative analysis Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Waterford (Ireland), (2018)
  • What do Hollywood films say about entrepreneurship? Ten questions for the class room.
    Gartner, W. What do Hollywood films say about entrepreneurship? Ten questions for the class room. USASBE ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Hollywood, CA (2018)
  • Building Capacity in the Innovation Ecosystem: The Creative Dynamic Between Academic and Applied Innovation
    Gartner, W., Fairfield, C. Building Capacity in the Innovation Ecosystem: The Creative Dynamic Between Academic and Applied Innovation Sweden-US Entrepreneurial Forum 2017, Sweden (2017)
  • Prosocial values, entrepreneurship and community organizing in shared consumption
    Dentoni, D., Poldner, K., Pascucci, S., Gartner, W. Prosocial values, entrepreneurship and community organizing in shared consumption 33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark (2017)
  • Consumer entrepreneurship as a prosocial practice
    Dentoni, D., Poldner, K., Pascucci, S., Gartner, W. Consumer entrepreneurship as a prosocial practice Journal of Business Venturing, London, Ontario (2017)
  • Failing Successfully
    Gartner, W. Failing Successfully Innovation Day in Smaland, Vaxjo, Sweden (2016)
  • Why we need practice approaches in entrepreneurship studies
    Gartner, W. Why we need practice approaches in entrepreneurship studies 1st Annual Workshop on Entrepreneurship as Practice, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016)
  • ENTREFESTO: Aphorisms and Cliches for an Entrepreneurial Future
    Gartner, W. ENTREFESTO: Aphorisms and Cliches for an Entrepreneurial Future 2015 EFMD Entrepreneurship Education Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015)
  • A Haiku for You
    Gartner, W. A Haiku for You 7th Art of Management and Organization Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014)
  • Organizing as Aesthetic: Meeting as the Art of Christo and Jean Claude
    Gartner, W., Guillet de Monthoux, P. Organizing as Aesthetic: Meeting as the Art of Christo and Jean Claude 7th Art of Management and Organization Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014)
  • Characteristics of no + low financed businesses
    Frid, C., Wyman, D., Gartner, W. Characteristics of no + low financed businesses 2014 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London, Ontario (2014)
  • Exit before entry: Exploring reasons nascent entrepreneurs offer for quitting the startup process
    Frid, C., Gartner, W., Cardon, M. Exit before entry: Exploring reasons nascent entrepreneurs offer for quitting the startup process 2014 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London, Ontario (2014)
  • Future of entrepreneurship research in Europe
    Gartner, W. Future of entrepreneurship research in Europe AEI 2013: 8th Congress De L'Academie De L'Entrepreneuriat Et De L'Innovation, Fribourg, Switzerland (2013)
  • What do entrepreneurs talk about when they talk about failure?
    Gartner, W., Ingram, A. What do entrepreneurs talk about when they talk about failure? Babson College Entrepreneurial Research Conference, Lyon, France (2013)
  • Entre-Festo
    Gartner, W. Entre-Festo Advancing European Traditions of Entrepreneurship Studies Conference, Leeds, UK (2013)
  • What do entrepreneurs talk about when they talk about failure?
    Gartner, W. What do entrepreneurs talk about when they talk about failure? CREED Seminar at ICOSS, Sheffield, UK (2013)
  • Using qualitative measures in advancing small business and entrepreneurship research
    Gartner, W. Using qualitative measures in advancing small business and entrepreneurship research ISBE Doctoral Workshop on Qualitative Research on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Leeds, UK (2013)
  • How to Fail
    Gartner, W. How to Fail Copenhagen Innovation Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012)
  • Do entrepreneurs get what they want? Entrepreneurs' expectations prior to venture creation
    Frid, C., Gartner, W. Do entrepreneurs get what they want? Entrepreneurs' expectations prior to venture creation 3rd Annual Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference, Washington, DC (2012)