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Andrew Zacharakis

Professor

John H. Muller, Jr. Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
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Bio

Andrew Zacharakis is The John H. Muller, Jr. Chair in Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Wellesley, MA. He is the Director of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference and past president of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. He is also a past chair of the Entrepreneurship Department at Babson College and a past Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson. His writings and research focus on two major areas of entrepreneurship: the venture capital decision-making process, and entrepreneurial growth strategies. Zacharakis is the author of five books, Entrepreneurship, 3rd Edition (with Bygrave), The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition (with Bygrave), Business Plans that Work, 2nd Edition (with Timmons and Spinelli), How to Raise Capital (with Timmons and Spinelli), and Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Growth, Volume 2 (with Spinelli). His research has been published in numerous academic journals including: the Journal of Business Venturing; Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice; Academy of Management Executive; Journal of Management; the Journal of International Business Studies; and Frontiers of Entrepreneurial Research. Moreover, his article, “Differing perceptions of new venture failure: A matched exploratory study of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs”, was selected as the best article published by Journal of Small Business Management in 1999. Zacharakis is on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Small Business Management and also serves on the editorial review boards for Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance and Business Ventures. His dissertation, the Venture Capital Investment Decision, received the Heizer Certificate of Distinction (1995) from the Academy of Management for outstanding research in the field of new enterprise development. Professor Zacharakis has been interviewed in newspapers nationwide, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, and by several magazines, including Inc., Entrepreneur, and Kiplinger's. He has also appeared on television in the Bloomberg Small Business Report, and radio on NPR Morning Edition. Professor Zacharakis has taught seminars at leading companies, including Dassault, Merck, Intel, and Met Life. He has also taught executives, students, and professors worldwide in such countries as Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates. Prior to his work at Babson, he held investment banking/venture capital positions with The Cambridge Companies, a Los Angeles firm that invested in retail concepts and movie partnerships. Today, Zacharakis is an active angel investor in seed stage deals. He also previously held positions at IBM and Leisure Technologies. Zacharakis received a B.S. (finance/marketing), University of Colorado; an MBA (finance/international business), Indiana University; and a Ph.D. (strategy and entrepreneurship/cognitive psychology), University of Colorado. Zacharakis is a consultant to entrepreneurs and small business start-ups and ventures.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Colorado
  • MBA, Indiana University
  • BS, University of Colorado

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship; Venture Capital; New Venture Creation

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 - Top 100 Entrepreneurship Professors in the World, 2015, Hot Topics
  • 2007 - Edwin M. & Gloria Appel Prize, Price-Babson Fellows Program
  • 2003 - NamGok Academic Award, The Korean Journal of Financial Management

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • MSM 6100: LEADING ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION PROJECT
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • MOB 7526: DOING BUS IN BRAZIL
  • MSM 6101: LEAP:LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT
  • MSM 6100: LEAP: LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Drover, W., Wood, M.S., Zacharakis, A.L. (2015). Attributes of Angel and Crowdfunded Investments as Determinants of VC Screening Decisions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • Scarlata, M., Walske, J., Zacharakis, A.L. (2015). Ingredients Matter: How the Human Capital of Philanthropic and Traditional Venture Capital Differs. Journal of Business Ethics, 1–13.
  • Scarlata, M., Zacharakis, A.L., Walske, J. (2015). The effect of founder experience on the performance of philanthropic venture capital firms. International Small Business Journal, 0266242615574588.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Zeyen, A., Beckmann, M., Mueller, S., Dees, J.G., Khanin, D., Krueger, N., Murphy, P.J., Santos, F., Scarlata, M., Walske, J. (2013). Social Entrepreneurship and Broader Theories: Shedding New Light on the ‘Bigger Picture’. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 4(1), 88-107. link
  • Drover, W., Zacharakis, A.L. (2013). Crowdfunding’s Impact on the entrepreneurial equity food chain. Ivey Business Journal (Business Quarterly), July/August link
  • Scarlata, M., Alemany, L., Zacharakis, A.L. (2012). Philanthropic Venture Capital: Venture Capital for Social Entrepreneurs?. Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship, 8(4), 279-342. link
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Erikson, T., George, B.A. (2010). Conflict Between the VC and Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneur's Pespective. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 12(2), 109-126.
  • Walske, J., Zacharakis, A.L. (2009). Genetically engineered: Why some venture capital firms are more successful than others. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Walske, J.M., Smith-Doerr L, L. (in press). Effects of Venture Capital Syndication Networks On Entrepreneurial Success. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Busenitz, L., West, G.P., Shepherd, D., Nelson, T., Chandler, G. (2007). Entrepreneurship in Emergence: Fifteen Years of Entrepreneurship Research in Management Journals. Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Zacharakis, A.L., McMullen, J., Shepherd, D.A. (2007). Venture Capitalists’ Decision Making Across Three Countries: An Institutional Theory Perspective. Journal of International Business Studies, 38(5), 691-708.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A. (2005). A Non-Additive Decision-Aid for Venture Capitalists’ Investment Decisions. European Journal of Operational Research, 162(3), 673-689.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A. (2003). A New Venture’s Cognitive Legitimacy: An Assessment by Customers. Journal of Small Business Management, 41(2), 148-167.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Altman, J. (2003). An Integrated Model for Corporate Venturing. Journal of Private Equity, 6(4), 68-76.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., West, G.P., Chandler , G., Nelson, T., Shepherd, D., Busenitz, L. (2003). Entrepreneurship In Emergence: Fifteen Years of Entrepreneurship Research In Management Journals. Journal of Management, 29(3), 285-308.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Neck, H.M., Bygrave, W.D., Reynolds, P. (2003). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: National Entrepreneurship Assessment: United States of America.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A., Coombs, J.E. (2003). The Development of Venture Capital-Backed Internet Companies: An Ecosystem Perspective. Journal of Business Venturing, 18(2), 217 - 231.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Baron, R.A., Shepherd, D.A. (2003). Venture Capitalists’ Decision Processes: Evidence Suggesting More Experience May Not Always Be Better. Journal of Business Venturing, 18(3), 381-401.

Books

  • Bygrave, W.D., Zacharakis, A.L. (2014). Entrepreneurship: Wiley
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Spinelli, S., Timmons, J. (2011). Business Plans that Work: A Guide for Small Business . New York, NY: McGraw-Hill
  • Bygrave, W.D., Zacharakis, A.L. (2010). Entrepreneurship: Wiley
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D. (2009). The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship: Wiley
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D. (2008). Entrepreneurship. New York: Wiley
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Spinelli, S. (2006). Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Growth, Volume 2. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Timmons, J.A., Spinelli, S. (2005). How to Raise Capital. New York: McGraw-Hill
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Timmons, J.A., Spinelli, S. (2004). Business Plans that Work. New York: McGraw-Hill
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D. (2004). The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship, 3rd Edition. New York: Wiley

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Zacharakis, A.L., Zinn, B. (2012). MetaCarta: Growing a Company, Do We Take the VC Money?. 11.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Zinn, B. (2012). MetaCarta: Growing a Company, Do We Take the VC Money? - Teaching Note. 9.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Jutz, R. (2008). Case: Feed Recovery Resource.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Walske, J., Hedberg, C. (2007). Case: Bladelogic.

Book Chapters

  • Fixson, S.K., Greenberg, D., Zacharakis, A.L. (2015). Leading entrepreneurial action project (LEAP): A project course integrating three disciplines. In V. Crittenden, K. Esper, N. Karst, & R Slegers (Ed.), Derby, U.K.: Emerald
  • Shepherd, D., Zacharakis, A.L. (2015). Venture Capital Research. In M. Morris & D. Kuratko (Ed.), : Wiley link
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2014). Exercises to practice empathy: Interviewing an entrepreneur and self-assessment. In Heidi Neck, Patricia Greene and Candida Brush (Ed.), Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Northampton: Edward Elgar Pub
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2014). Exercises to practice experimentation: Escalating market tests. In Heidi Neck, Patricia Greene and Candida Brush (Ed.), Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Northampton: Edward Elgar Pub
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2014). Exercises to practice experimentation: Opportunity screening. In Heidi Neck, Patricia Greene and Candida Brush (Ed.), Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Northampton: Edward Elgar Pub
  • Walske, J., Zacharakis, A.L. (2012). Keys to Fundraising Success in Nascent Venture Capital Firms. In Douglas Cumming (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital. New York, NY: Oxford University Press
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2009). Venture capitalists decision making: An information processing perspective.Companion on Venture Capital. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D. (2007). The Pre-Investment Process: VCs’ Decision Policies. In H. Landstrom (Ed.), The Handbook of Research on Venture Capital.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Spinelli, S. (2006). The Entrepreneurial Process: An Introduction. In A. Zacharakis & S. Spinelli (Ed.), Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Growth. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Eckermann, M. (2006). Venture Capital Financing. In A. Zacharakis & S. Spinelli (Ed.), Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Growth. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2004). Building Your Pro Forma Financial Statements. In W. Bygrave & A. Zacharakis (Ed.), The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship. New York: Wiley
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A. (2004). Income Disparity and Entrepreneurship. In S. Chowdhurdy (Ed.), Next Generation Business Handbook. New York: Wiley
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2004). Writing a Business Plan. In W. Bygrave & A. Zacharakis (Ed.), The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship. New York: Wiley
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Meyer, G.D., DeCastro, J.O. (2003). Differing Perceptions of New Venture Failure: A Matched Exploratory Study of Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs. In M. Wright , H. Sapienza, & L. Busenitz (Ed.), Venture Capital. London: Edward Elgar
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A. (2003). The Nature of Information and Overconfidence On Venture Capitalists’ Decision Making. In M. Wright , H. Sapienza, & L. Busenitz (Ed.), Venture Capital. London: Edward Elgar
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A. (2005). Venture Capital. Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship pp. 245-246). Malden, MA: Blackwell

Working Papers

  • Erikson, T., Zacharakis, A.L. (2009). Exploring the venture capitalist-entrepreneur relationship: The effect of conflict upon confidence in partner cooperation.

Reports

  • Neck, H.M., Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D., Reynolds, P. (2003). National entrepreneurship assessment, United States 2002 Executive Report: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Neck, H.M., Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D. (2002). National entrepreneurship assessment, United States 2001 Executive Report: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Conference Proceedings

  • Zacharakis, A.L., Boguslavskaya, A. (2013). Signaling Legitimacy: An Analysis of Media As An Indicator Of New Venture Success. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Wellesley, MA,
  • Scarlata, M., Zacharakis, A.L., Walske, J. (2011). enture capitalists’ vs. philanthropic venture capitalists’ human capital: an exploratory study. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research,
  • Corbett, A.C., Zacharakis, A.L. (2010). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference,

Others

  • Rutherford, M., Zacharakis, A.L. (2015). Strategic Bootstrapping: Business Expert Press
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2014). Financing New Ventures: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Angel Investment, by Geoffrey Gregson: Business Expert Press
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Brush, C.S., Bruton, G., Corbett, A.C., Dimov, D., Edelman, L., Gruber, M., Honig, B., Leleux, B., Matusik, S., Schindehutte, M., Sohl, J., Sorheim, R. (2013). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Wellesley, MA: Babson College link
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Carter, S., Corbett, A.C., Delmar, F., Edelman, L., Gruber, M., Honig, B., Kelley, D.J., Kickul, J., Lelux, B., Lumpkin, T., Marino, L., Schindehutte, M. (2012). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Wellesley, MA: Babson College link
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Walske, J.M., Smith-Doerr L, L. (in press). Effects of Venture Capital Syndication Networks On Entrepreneurial Success. Wellesley, MA: Babson College Publishing

Presentations

  • Human capital differences in philanthropic vs. traditional venture capital firms
    Scarlata, M., Walske, J., Zacharakis, A. Human capital differences in philanthropic vs. traditional venture capital firms Academy of Management, Vancouver (2015)
  • Entrepreneurial orientation in social investing: The influence of founders and board members human capital diversity
    Scarlata, M., Zacharakis, A. Entrepreneurial orientation in social investing: The influence of founders and board members human capital diversity Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley (2015)
  • Entrepreneurial thought and action
    Zacharakis, A. Entrepreneurial thought and action PanAmerican University, Guadalajara, Mexico (2014)
  • Entrepreneurial thought and action
    Zacharakis, A. Entrepreneurial thought and action World of Business Ideas on Entrepreneurship, Guadalajara, Mexico (2014)
  • Not all signals are created equal: The impact of various venture information on the likelihood of securing financing
    Boguslavskaya, A., Zacharakis, A. Not all signals are created equal: The impact of various venture information on the likelihood of securing financing 34th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London, Ontario (2014)
  • Wisdom of the source? Seed-funding affiliations and venture capitalist screening decisions
    Drover, W., Wood, M., Zacharakis, A. Wisdom of the source? Seed-funding affiliations and venture capitalist screening decisions 34th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London, Ontario (2014)
  • The effect of founders’ experiences on the performance of philanthropic venture capital firms
    Scarlata, M., Zacharakis, A., Walske, J. The effect of founders’ experiences on the performance of philanthropic venture capital firms NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York, NY (2013)
  • Equity crowdfunding: An overview, conceptual model and call for future research
    Drover, W., Zacharakis, A. Equity crowdfunding: An overview, conceptual model and call for future research Crowdfunding and its implications for the entrepreneurial ecosystem:Setting the research agenda, Boulder, CO (2013)
  • Signaling Legitimacy: An Analysis of Media As An Indicator Of New Venture Success
    Zacharakis, A., Boguslavskaya, A. Signaling Legitimacy: An Analysis of Media As An Indicator Of New Venture Success Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lyon, France (2013)
  • New models for entrepreneurship education
    Zacharakis, A. New models for entrepreneurship education Global Business School Network (GBSN) Annual Conference, Tunis, Tunisia (2013)
  • Starting a new venture… what it takes
    Zacharakis, A. Starting a new venture… what it takes Asian Entrepreneurship Forum, Wellesley, MA (2012)
  • Entrepreneurship in Brazil: An outsider’s view
    Zacharakis, A. Entrepreneurship in Brazil: An outsider’s view Babson-Today, Newton, MA (2012)
  • Searching for your passion: A life-long pursuit
    Zacharakis, A. Searching for your passion: A life-long pursuit Back to Babson, Wellesley, MA (2012)
  • Business Planning
    Zacharakis, A. Business Planning Endeavor Panel, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012)
  • Can entrepreneurship be taught?
    Zacharakis, A. Can entrepreneurship be taught? Endeavor Panel, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012)
  • Market tests: Planning, experimenting, learning and reshaping
    Zacharakis, A. Market tests: Planning, experimenting, learning and reshaping Exeter University, Exeter, UK (psented via close circuit TV) (2012)
  • Dual Identity and Human Capital of Philanthropic Venture Capital Firms
    Zacharakis, A., Scarlata, M., Walske, J. Dual Identity and Human Capital of Philanthropic Venture Capital Firms Academy of Management 2012 Annual Meeting: The Informal Economy, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Entrepreneurs’ decisions models to internationalize early where, when and how: Evidence from verbal protocols
    Zacharakis, A., Gregoire, D. Entrepreneurs’ decisions models to internationalize early where, when and how: Evidence from verbal protocols 32nd Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Fort Worth, TX (2012)
  • Education, Experience, & Strategy. Assessing factors that most influence new firm success
    Zacharakis, A., Walske, J. Education, Experience, & Strategy. Assessing factors that most influence new firm success Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, TX (2011)
  • Applying Human Capital theory to venture philanthropy
    Zacharakis, A., Scarlata, M., Walske, J. Applying Human Capital theory to venture philanthropy Academy of Mangement Conference, San Antonio, TX (2011)
  • Entrepreneurs' decision to internationalize early or late: a choice experiment
    Zacharakis, A., Gregoire, D., Williams, D. Entrepreneurs' decision to internationalize early or late: a choice experiment Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Non-financial warning signs of pending failure: media attention
    Zacharakis, A., Boguslavskaya, A. Non-financial warning signs of pending failure: media attention Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Venture Capitalists' vs. philanthropic venture capitalists' human capital: an exploratory study
    Zacharakis, A., Scarlata, M., Walske, J. Venture Capitalists' vs. philanthropic venture capitalists' human capital: an exploratory study Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Market Tests: Planning, experimenting, learning and reshaping
    Zacharakis, A. Market Tests: Planning, experimenting, learning and reshaping CESA, Bogota, Columbia (2011)
  • The case of Venture Capital: Is the model broken?
    Zacharakis, A. The case of Venture Capital: Is the model broken? CESA, Bogota, Columbia (2011)
  • Growing your venture
    Zacharakis, A. Growing your venture Endeavor Panel, Bogota, Colombia (2011)
  • Discussion of small business and economic development strategies in New Orleans’ lower 9th ward
    Zacharakis, A. Discussion of small business and economic development strategies in New Orleans’ lower 9th ward Senator Mary Landrieu’s Roundtable, New Orleans, LA (2011)
  • Entrepreneurs' decision models for early internationalization
    Zacharakis, A., Gregoire, D., Williams, D. Entrepreneurs' decision models for early internationalization Strategic Management Society, Miami, FL (2011)
  • How firm objectives influence human capital: a study of the differences between traditional and philanthropic venture capital firms
    Zacharakis, A., Scarlata, M., Walske, J. How firm objectives influence human capital: a study of the differences between traditional and philanthropic venture capital firms The Berkley Center Conference for Social Entrepreneurs, New York, NY (2011)
  • Entrepreneurship: The Economic Engine
    Zacharakis, A. Entrepreneurship: The Economic Engine Venture Cup Kickoff, Bodo, Norway (2011)
  • Advancing Entrepreneurship Scholarly Development: textbooks, Monographs, and edited Volumes
    Zacharakis, A., Lumpkin, T., Corbett, A. Advancing Entrepreneurship Scholarly Development: textbooks, Monographs, and edited Volumes Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Experience or strategy? Assessing early resource aquisition of young venture firms
    Zacharakis, A., Walske, J. Experience or strategy? Assessing early resource aquisition of young venture firms Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Experimental Methods in Management Research
    Zacharakis, A., Crosson, R., Tyler, B., Agarwal, R., Barr, S. Experimental Methods in Management Research Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Role of Entrepreneurship in developing Markets
    Zacharakis, A. Role of Entrepreneurship in developing Markets Babson Middle East Alumni Club, Dubai, UAE (2010)
  • How to build teams to foster growth in Brazil
    Zacharakis, A. How to build teams to foster growth in Brazil Endeavor, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2010)
  • Growth Strategies in Brazil
    Zacharakis, A. Growth Strategies in Brazil Endeavor Roundtable, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2010)
  • Entrepreneurship as venture creation
    Zacharakis, A. Entrepreneurship as venture creation Norge-Midt Venture Cup Kickoff, Trondheim, Norway (2010)
  • The State of the Venture Capital Industry
    Zacharakis, A. The State of the Venture Capital Industry Venture Capital Roundtable, Trondheim, Norway (2010)
  • A look at the field of entrepreneurship: Conferences as a measure of activity
    Zacharakis, A. A look at the field of entrepreneurship: Conferences as a measure of activity , Ottawa, Ontario (2009)
  • Human capital, venture capital and strategic choice
    Zacharakis, A., Walske, J. Human capital, venture capital and strategic choice Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Financing entrepreneurial ventures
    Zacharakis, A. Financing entrepreneurial ventures Endeavor Roundtable, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009)
  • The impact of conflict within VC/entrepreneurship and on venture performance
    Zacharakis, A., Sorheim, R., Bullvåg, E., Erikson, T. The impact of conflict within VC/entrepreneurship and on venture performance 2008 Babson Kaufmann Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Chapel Hill, NC (2008)
  • The influence of network structures on entrepreneurial outcomes
    Zacharakis, A., Walske, J. The influence of network structures on entrepreneurial outcomes 2008 Babson Kaufmann Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Chapel Hill, NC (2008)
  • A commentary on strategic entrepreneurship within family-controlled firms
    Zacharakis, A. A commentary on strategic entrepreneurship within family-controlled firms 2008 Theories of the Family Enterprise Academic Conference, Edmonton, Canada (2008)
  • Entrepreneurship: The Economic Engine
    Zacharakis, A. Entrepreneurship: The Economic Engine Academic Leadership Program, Gueadalajara and Leon, Mexico (2008)
  • With whom shall I dance? Assessing venture syndicate formation
    Zacharakis, A., Walske, J. With whom shall I dance? Assessing venture syndicate formation AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Melbourne, Australia (2008)
  • A look at the field: Conferences as a measure of activity
    Zacharakis, A. A look at the field: Conferences as a measure of activity Doctoral Entrepreneurship Workshop, Instituto de Empressa, Madrid, Spain (2008)
  • The power of entrepreneurship
    Zacharakis, A. The power of entrepreneurship Feira Do Empreendedor, World Week of Entrepreneurship, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2008)
  • Raising Capital: A Comparison between the U.S. and Brazil
    Zacharakis, A. Raising Capital: A Comparison between the U.S. and Brazil FGV, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2008)
  • The power of entrepreneurship
    Zacharakis, A. The power of entrepreneurship International Entrepreneurship Congress, Leon, Mexico (2008)
  • A unifying perspective of conferences
    Zacharakis, A. A unifying perspective of conferences International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Melbourne, Australia (2008)
  • Entrepreneurial antecedents: Successful strategies for venture capital formation
    Zacharakis, A., Walske, J. Entrepreneurial antecedents: Successful strategies for venture capital formation Joint Research Seminar Babson College, HHB and NTNU, Trondheim, Norway (2008)
  • How To Write A Business Plan
    Zacharakis, A. How To Write A Business Plan 2008 NECINA Brown Rudnick Business Plan Contest, Babson College (2007)
  • Opportunity Recognition
    Zacharakis, A. Opportunity Recognition [N.P.], Trondheim, Norway (2007)
  • Trends In Technology Investing
    Zacharakis, A., Benson, W., Robinson, M., Klein, D., Malka, B. Trends In Technology Investing [N.P], Wellesley, MA (2007)
  • Venture Capital and Technology As a Basis For Business Development
    Zacharakis, A. Venture Capital and Technology As a Basis For Business Development [N.P], Trondheim, Norway (2007)
  • Entrepreneurship Education: The Babson Difference
    Zacharakis, A. Entrepreneurship Education: The Babson Difference Association of Korean Entrepreneurship Universities Conference, Muju Resort, Korea (2007)
  • Informal Investors, Angels and Venture Capitalists: A Worldwide View
    Zacharakis, A. Informal Investors, Angels and Venture Capitalists: A Worldwide View KDI 36th Anniversary International Conference: Financing Innovation-Oriented Businesses to Promote Entrepreneurship, Seoul, Korea (2007)
  • Helping Teams Raise Their Own Money
    Zacharakis, A., Hatz, B., Jokinen, J., Stokke, N. Helping Teams Raise Their Own Money MIT $100K Global Startup Workshop, Trondheim, Norway (2007)
  • A Research Agenda For the Real World
    Zacharakis, A. A Research Agenda For the Real World The ITESM 37th Congresso de Investigacion y Desarollo, Mexico City, Mexico (2007)
  • Picking winners: The impact of the venture capitalists decision process
    Zacharakis, A. Picking winners: The impact of the venture capitalists decision process 2007 Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2007)
  • Entrepreneurial antecedents: Successful strategies for venture capital formation
    Zacharakis, A., Walske, J. Entrepreneurial antecedents: Successful strategies for venture capital formation 2007 Annual Max Plank Ringberg Conference on Entrepreneurship, Ringberg, Germany (2007)
  • Effects of venture capital syndication networks on entrepreneurial success
    Zacharakis, A. Effects of venture capital syndication networks on entrepreneurial success 2007 Babson Kaufmann Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Madrid, Spain (2007)
  • A study on success predictability of venture credit ratings and information cues in Korea
    Zacharakis, A., Bahn, S., Song, K. A study on success predictability of venture credit ratings and information cues in Korea 2006 International Business Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2006)
  • Small Business Education: Expanding Our Understanding Of the Field
    Zacharakis, A. Small Business Education: Expanding Our Understanding Of the Field [N.P.], Atlanta, GA (2006)
  • Informal and Formal Venture Capital In the Future
    Zacharakis, A. Informal and Formal Venture Capital In the Future Workshop on Venture Capital Policy, Lund, Sweden (2006)
  • Venture capitalists’ decision making across three countries: An institutional theory perspective
    Zacharakis, A. Venture capitalists’ decision making across three countries: An institutional theory perspective [N.P.], Burgos, Spain (2005)
  • Managing Your Dissertation
    Zacharakis, A. Managing Your Dissertation 2005 Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA (2005)
  • Venture capitalists’ decision making across three countries: An institutional theory perspective
    Zacharakis, A. Venture capitalists’ decision making across three countries: An institutional theory perspective [N.P.], Madrid, Spain (2005)
  • Opportunity Recognition and Evaluation
    Zacharakis, A. Opportunity Recognition and Evaluation Venture Day, Madrid, Spain (2005)
  • Venture capitalists’ decision making across three countries: An institutional theory perspective
    Zacharakis, A. Venture capitalists’ decision making across three countries: An institutional theory perspective 2005 Academy of Management Conference, Hawaii (2005)
  • Entrepreneurship and Opportunity Identification
    Zacharakis, A. Entrepreneurship and Opportunity Identification III Encontro Internacional de Empreendedorismo, Recife, Brazil (2004)
  • Venture Capital and Angel Financing
    Zacharakis, A. Venture Capital and Angel Financing III Encontro Internacional de Empreendedorismo, Recife, Brazil (2004)
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