Andrew Corbett

  • Professor
  • Paul T. Babson Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Division Chair
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
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Bio

Andrew Corbett is the Paul T. Babson Chair of Entrepreneurship and serves as Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division. He is an editor for the Journal of Business Venturing, and co-editor of the Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence, and Growth book series. Professor Corbett also holds an appointment as a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Nord University Business School in Bodø, Norway.

A recent research study named Professor Corbett as one of the Top 25 Entrepreneurship Researcher in the World. This independent research article published in the Journal of Business Management noted that his work was among the most cited and impactful since the turn of the century. Professor Corbett’s primary areas of emphasis are corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and cognition, and entrepreneurship education. More specifically, his research examines behavioral aspects of the entrepreneurial process and the role of individuals within strategic renewal and innovations efforts within organizations. His research has appeared in scholarly outlets including Harvard Business Review; the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Business Venturing; Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal; Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice; and many others.

In 2017, Entrepreneurship (4th edition, Wiley), a textbook he co-authored with other senior Babson faculty was released. His latest scholarly book, Hybrid Ventures: Perspectives & Approaches to Blended Value Entrepreneurship (Emerald), was also published in late 2017. Professor Corbett is also the co-author of Beyond the Champion: Institutionalizing Innovation Innovation Through People (Stanford University Press) which examines how large organizations need to design roles and careers for their people in order to achieve optimal innovation performance.

As an educator Professor Corbett primarily focuses on graduate courses but he has taught across the entire curriculum. In addition to teaching feasibility, business planning, and marketing for entrepreneurs, his extensive, practical experience finds him consulting and teaching to corporate clients across the globe. Professor Corbett has been recognized for his excellence in teaching on both the undergraduate and graduate level on numerous occasions. Nationally, he has also been awarded the McGraw-Hill Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award by the Academy of Management. He has also received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in executive education.

Professor Corbett serves the Babson community in numerous ways but most notably in Babson accelerator the Butler Launchpad, where he assists with strategic direction and the mentoring of young entrepreneurs. Within the larger academic community, he has led or been a member of over a dozen committees or task forces for the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management most recently serving as the co-chair of the Doctoral Consortium. He is also a Trustee of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.

Before coming to Babson, Professor Corbett was MBA Director, Associate Professor, and Faculty Director of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at the Lally School of Management & Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has also taught at the University of Colorado and Bentley University. Prior to working in academia he spent over a decade in marketing, sales, and strategic management positions within the media and publishing industries.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Colorado
  • MBA, Bentley College
  • BS, Suffolk University

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship; New Venture Creation; Corporate Entrepreneurship

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 — Top 25 Entrepreneurship Researcher in the World , Journal of Small Business Management
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • EPS 7553 ON BECOMING ENTREP CONTEXT BASED EPS ACT
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • EPS 6300 ENTREPRENEUSHIP ANLYTC STRAT OF THE FIRM
    • EPS 6300 MI ENTREPRENEUSHIP ANLYTC STRAT THE FIRM
    • EPS 7553 ON BECOMING ENTREP CONTEXT BASED EPS ACT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Corbett, A.C., Mitchell , R.J., Shelton , L., Wood, M. (2018). The Attitudes, Behaviors, and Cognition of Entrepreneurs: Rebels with a Cause. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research. Vol: 24, Issue: 5, Page: 938-946. . link
  • Drover, W., Wood, M.S., Corbett, A.C. (2018). Toward a Cognitive View of Signaling theory: Individual Attention and Signal Set Interpretation. Journal of Management Studies. Vol: 55, Issue: 2, Page: 209-231.
  • Vedula, S., York, J.G., Corbett, A.C. (in press). Through the Looking Glass: The Impact of Regional Institutional Logics and Knowledge Pool Characteristics on Opportunity Recognition and Market Entry. Journal of Management Studies. Wiley. link
  • Corbett, A.C. (2018). The Myth of The Intrapreneur. Harvard Business Review. Page: June 2018. link
  • Neck, H.M., Corbett, A.C. (2018). The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Entrepreneurship . Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy. Vol: 1, Issue: 1, Page: 8-41. Sage . link
  • Kokina, J., Pachamanova, D.A., Corbett, A.C. (2017). The Role of Data Visualization and Analytics in Performance Management: Guiding Entrepreneurial Growth Decisions. Journal of Accounting Education. Vol: 38, Page: 50-62. Elsevier.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2016). Social Entrepreneurship as a Norm?. Journal of Management Studies. Vol: 53, Issue: 4, Page: 608-609. Wiley.
  • Harley, B., Faems, D., Corbett, A.C. (2014). A Few Bad Apples or the Tip of an Iceberg? Academic Misconduct in Publishing. Journal of Management Studies. Vol: 51, Issue: 8, Page: 1361–1363. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. link
  • Corbett, A.C., Cornelissen, J., Delios, A., Harley, B. (2014). Variety, Novelty, and Perceptions of Scholarship in Research on Management and Organizations: An Appeal for Ambidextrous Scholarship. Journal of Management Studies. Vol: 51, Issue: 1, Page: 3-18. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. link
  • Corbett, A.C., Cornelissen, J., Delios, A., Harley, B. (2013). Strategizing and Operating Through Our Values: JMS at 50. Journal of Management Studies. Vol: 50, Issue: 8, Page: 1349–1357. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd..
  • Corbett, A.C., Covin, J.G., O’Connor, G.C., Tucci, C.L. (2013). Corporate Entrepreneurship: State-of-the-Art Research and a Future Research Agenda. Journal of Product Innovation Management. Vol: 30, Issue: 5, Page: 812-820. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. link
  • Hmieleski, K.M., Corbett, A.C., Baron, R.A. (2013). Entrepreneurs’ Improvisational Behavior and Firm Performance: A Study of Dispositional and Environmental Moderators. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Vol: 7, Issue: 2, Page: 138-150. Wiley.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2009). Create Three Distinct Career Paths for Innovation. Harvard Business Review. Vol: 87, Issue: 12, Page: 78-80. Harvard Business Publishing.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2008). The Contrasting Interaction Effects of Improvisational Behavior with Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy on Performance and Satisfaction. Journal of Business Venturing. Vol: 23, Issue: 4, Page: 482-496. Elsevier B.V..
  • Corbett, A.C., Neck, H.M., DeTienne, D.M. (2007). How Corporate Entrepreneurs Learn from Fledgling Initiative: Entrepreneurial Cognition and the Development of a Termination Script. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Vol: 31, Issue: 6, Page: 829-852.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2007). Learning Asymmetries and the Discovery of Entrepreneurial Opportunities. . Journal of Business Venturing. Vol: 22, Issue: 1, Page: 97-118.
  • Corbett, A.C., Hmieleski, K.M. (2007). The Conflicting Cognitions of Corporate Entrepreneurs. . Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Vol: 31, Issue: 1, Page: 103-121.
  • Corbett, A.C., Hmieleski, K.M. (2006). Proclivity for improvisation as a predictor of entrepreneurial intentions. . Journal of Small Business Management. Vol: 44, Issue: 1, Page: 45-63.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2005). Experiential learning within the process of opportunity identification and exploitation. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Vol: 29, Issue: 4, Page: 473-491.
  • Reed, T.S., Corbett, A.C., Heppard, K.A. (2004). I get by with a little help from my friends: Entrepreneurship in rock and roll networks. Vol: 17, Issue: 3, Page: 452-477.

Books

  • O'Connor, G., Corbett, A.C., Peters, L. (2018). Beyond the Champion: Institutionalizing Innovation through People. Stanford University Press. link
  • Katz, J.A., Corbett, A.C. (2018). Key Papers of the First Twenty Five Years of Advances in Entrepreneurship, Growth and Firm Emergence . Emerald Publishing .
  • O'Connor, G.C., Corbett, A.C., Peters, L.S. (2018). Beyond the Champion: Institutionalizing Innovation through People. Page: 344 pages. Stanford University Press.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D., Corbett, A.C. (2017). Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition. Issue: 4, Page: 622. Wiley. link
  • Corbett, A.C., Katz, J.A. (2017). Hybrid Ventures. Emerald Publishing .
  • Jerome, K.A., Corbett, A.C. (2016). Models of Start-up Thinking and Action. Emerald Publishing .
  • Corbett, A.C., Katz, J.A., McKelvie, A. (2015). Entrepreneurial Growth: Individual, Firm, and Region. Emerald Publishing.
  • Corbett, A.C., Katz, J., Siegel, D.S. (2014). Academic Entrepreneurship: Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem : Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth Series. Vol: 16. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Corbett, A.C., Katz, J.A. (2013). Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness: Competing With Constraints. Vol: 15, Page: 300. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Corbett, A.C., Katz, J.A. (2012). Entrepreneurial Action (Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth). Vol: 14, Page: 326. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Book Chapters

  • Neumeyer, X., Corbett, A.C. (2017). Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Weak Metaphor or Genuine Concept: Great Debates in Entrepreneurship . Page: 35-45. Emerald Publishing .
  • Corbett, A.C. (2015). Thinking Big from the Start: Entrepreneurial Growth Cognitions: Handbook of Entrepreneurial Cognition. Page: 398-411. Edward Elgar Pub.
  • Brush, C.S., Corbett, A.C., Strimaitis, J. (2015). The Heart of Entrepreneurship Practice at Babson College: The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship: Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Page: 427-442. Emerald Publsihing. link
  • Corbett, A.C. (2014). Positioning entrepreneurship research for general management journals: How to Get Published in the Best Entrepreneurship Journals: A Guide to Steer Your Academic Career. Page: 250-264. Edward Elgar Pub.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2014). Exercises to practice creation: Self-understanding for opportunity creation: Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Page: 209-213. Edward Elgar Pub.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2008). Experiential learning within the process of opportunity identification and exploitation: Entrepreneurial learning: conceptual frameworks and applications. Routlegde.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2005). Strategic renewal and the entrepreneurial mind: The importance of cognition and learning: Innovating Strategy Process. Page: 186-198. Blackwell .

Reports

  • Lange, J.E., Ali, A., Brush, C.S., Corbett, A.C., Kim, P.H., Kelley, D.J., Majbouri, M. (2019). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2017 United States Report . Babson College.
  • Kelley, D.J., Ali, A., Brush, C., Corbett, A.C., Kim, P.H., Majbouri, M. (2017). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2016 United States Report. Page: 54. Babson College.
  • Kelley, D.J., Ali, A., Brush, C.S., Corbett, A.C., Daniels, C., Kim, P.H., Lyons, T., Majbouri, M., Rogoff, E. (2016). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015 United States Report: The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor US Report. Page: 65. Babson College. link
  • Brush, C.S., Kelley, D.J., Ali, A., Corbett, A.C., Daniels, C., Kim, P.H., Majbouri, M., Lyons, T., Rogoff, E. (2015). Women Entrepreneurs: 2014 United States Report: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Page: 33-40. Babson College. link
  • Kelley, D.J., Ali, A., Brush, C.S., Corbett, A.C., Daniels, C., Kim, P.H., Lyons, T.S., Majbouri, M., Rogoff, E.G. (2015). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2014 United States Report: 2014 United States Report: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.
  • Kelley, D.J., Ali, A., Brush, C.S., Corbett, A.C., Lyons, T., Majbouri, M., Rogoff, E.G. (2014). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2013 United States Report. Babson College. link
  • Kelley, D.J., Ali, A., Brush, C.S., Corbett, A.C., Majbouri, M., Rogoff, E.G. (2013). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2012 United States Report. Babson College. link
  • Kelley, D.J., Ali, A., Rogoff, E.J., Brush, C.S., Corbett, A.C., Majbouri, M., Hechevarria, D. (2012). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2011 United States Report. Babson College.

Conference Proceedings

  • Corbett, A.C. (2016). Ponzi Schemes and the Dark side of Entrepreneurship: Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson College .
  • Corbett, A.C., Zacharakis, A.L. (2010). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Proceedings of the 30th Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2008). Strategic Renewal in Family firms: Role of Successor’s Work Experience and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. Vol: 2008, Issue: 1, Page: 1-6. Academy of Management.

Other

  • 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. Vol: 32. 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. Vol: 31. Babson College. link
  • Corbett, A.C. (2012). Cognitive Schemas and Scripts: Encyclopedia of New Venture Management. Page: 71-73. Sage Publications, Inc..

Presentations

  • The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Formation of Entrepreneurial Expertise Nogueria, T. Corbett, A. Clausen , T. RENT XXXII - Research in Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Toledo, Span (2018)
  • A Socio-cognitive Model of Sector Emergence: The Impacts of Regional Logics and Knowledge on New Firm Entry Vedula, S. York, J. Corbett, A. Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, Boston, MA (2018)
  • Speed and Learning in the Opportunity Development Process Nogueria, T. Corbett, A. Clausen , T. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference , Waterford, Ireland (2018)
  • Designing Field-Building Solutions Brush, C. Neck, H. Corbett, A. Ashoka Exchange Senior Leaders Experience, Boston MA (2018)
  • Entrepreneurial Thought & Action Brush, C. Neck, H. Corbett, A. , . Ashoka Exchange Senior Leaders Experience, Boston MA (2018)
  • A Sociocognitive Model of Industry Sector Emergence: The Impacts of Regional Proenvironmental Logics on Cleantech Entry Vedula, S. York, J. Corbett, A. Sustainability Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, Washington, D.C. (2018)
  • “You Win, I Win” – Corporate Accelerators, Reverse Flows, and Organizational Sponsorship Theory Shankar, R. Corbett, A. Claussen , T. Academy of Management Journal Development Workshop, Bangalore, India (2018)
  • Perspective-Taking & Corporate Entrepreneurship Corbett, A. Connected Commons , Babson College (2016)
  • Crafting Your Business Model Corbett, A. Butler Venture Accelerator , Babson College (2016)
  • Ideation and Feasibility through Iteration Corbett, A. Butler Venture Accelerator , Babson College (2016)
  • Ponzi-Schemes and the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship Corbett, A. Baucus, M. Mitteness, C. Babson College Research Conference , Bodo, Norway (2016)
  • Educating the Mindful Entrepreneur Corbett, A. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship , San Diego, CA (2016)
  • Feasibility Workshop Corbett, A. Butler Venture Accelerator, Babson College (2015)
  • The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem as a Strong Metaphor for Practice Corbett, A. Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Centers Conference, Gainesville, FL (2015)
  • Culture and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Corbett, A. London Alumni Babson College, London (2015)
  • Leveraging Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Resources to Launch Global Ventures Corbett, A. Howard, C. Strimaitis, J. GCEC Conference 2014: Entrepreneurship Everywhere, London, England (2014)
  • Asking Interesting Research Questions Corbett, A. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Spreading the Word: Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Neck, H. Edelman, L. Corbett, A. Haynie, M. Sama, L. Preconference workshop at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Designing the Organization for Corporate Entrepreneurship and Institutionalizing the Innovation Function Corbett, A. O'Connor, G. Peters, L. 34th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), London, Ontario (2014)
  • Generating Ideas for Papers and Asking Good Questions Corbett, A. Reuber, R. 34th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), London, Ontario (2014)
  • Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®: Babson’s Core Methodology Corbett, A. 2014 EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Teaching Entrepreneurship as Practice Corbett, A. 2014 EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Entrepreneurial Growth Cognitions Corbett, A. 2013 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL (2013)
  • Developing an Effective Entrepreneurship Training Program Corbett, A. 27th International Conference on Business Incubation, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Developing an Effective Entrepreneurship Training Program: What to Teach & How to Teach It Corbett, A. National Business Incubator Association Conference, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship Strategy Making: The Impact of Perspective-Taking on Entrepreneurial Orientation Corbett, A. Wales, W. Patel, P. 32nd Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Ft. Worth, TX (2012)
  • Antecedents to Dynamic Managerial Capabilities: Cognition & Corporate Entrepreneurial Action Corbett, A. 2011 Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX (2011)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, and the Third Career Ladder Corbett, A. 2011 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Advancing Entrepreneurship Scholarly Development: textbooks, Monographs, and edited Volumes Zacharakis, A. Lumpkin, T. Corbett, A. Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities Neck, H. Corbett, A. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Switzerland (2010)
  • Advancing Entrepreneurship Scholarly Development- Writing and Editing Books Corbett, A. 2010 Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Experince, Reputation, and Networks in US Veture Capital Firm Internationalization Corbett, A. 2010 Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities Corbett, A. 2010 Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lasaunne, Switzerland (2010)
  • Absorptive capacity: A critical review of the empirical research since Cohen and Levinthal Corbett, A. 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Inter-firm Knowledge Transfer: Method of Transfer among Different Types of Knowledge Corbett, A. 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Reviewing the Comprehensiveness of Entrepreneurship Cognition Research Corbett, A. 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Teaching with Your Research: Learning Style and Opportunities Corbett, A. 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • The Value Added Contribution of Entrepreneurship Cognition Research: A Critical Review of Three Decades of Research Corbett, A. 2009 Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA (2009)
  • Strategic Renewal in Family firms: Role of Successor’s Work Experience and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy Corbett, A. 2008 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2008)
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