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 Bod, 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 Corbetts 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 Deans 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 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
  • Degree Courses 2017

    • EPS 6300 ENTREPRENEUSHIP ANLYTC STRAT OF THE FIRM
    • EPS 7500 NEW VENTURE CREATION

Publications

Book

  • O'Connor, G., Corbett, A.C., Peters, L. (2018). Beyond the Champion: Institutionalizing Innovation through People. Stanford University Press. link
  • 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.

Journal Article

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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). A Socio-cognitive Model of Industry Sector Emergence: The Impacts of Regional Institutional Logics and Knowledge Characteristics on New Firm Entry. Journal of Management Studies.
  • 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: 13611363. 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: 13491357. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd..
  • Corbett, A.C., Covin, J.G., OConnor, 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. (2011). Find Your Own Way: Entrepreneurship Course Development, Strategic Fit, and the Problems of Benchmarking. International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business. Vol: 13, Issue: 1, Page: 18-31.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2011). The Cognitive Perspective in Entrepreneurship: An Agenda for Future Research. Journal of Management Studies. Vol: 48, Issue: 6, Page: 1443-1477.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2011). The Duality of Internal and External Development of Successors: Opportunity Recognition and Stategic Renewal in Family Firms. Family Business Review. Vol: 24, Issue: 2, Page: 111-125.
  • 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.
  • Neck, H.M., Cohen, B.D., Meyer, G.D., Corbett, A.C. (2004). An entrepreneurial systems view of new venture creation. . Journal of Small Business Management. Vol: 42, Issue: 2, Page: 190-208.
  • 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.

Working Papers

  • Balachandra, L., Corbett, A.C. (in press). What's emotion got to do with it? Influence of the entrepreneur's displayed emotions on investor pitch decisions.

Research Reports

  • 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.

Book Chapter

  • 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. (2005). Strategic renewal and the entrepreneurial mind: The importance of cognition and learning: Innovating Strategy Process. Page: 186-198. Blackwell .

Conference Proceeding

  • Corbett, A.C. (in press). Ponzi Schemes and the Dark side of Entrepreneurship: Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson College .
  • Corbett, A.C., Neck, H.M. (2011). Antecedents to Dynamic Managerial Capabilities: Cognition & Corporate Entrepreneurial Action: Academy of Management Best Papers.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2010). Corporate Entrepreneurship and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities: Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
  • 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 Successors Work Experience and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. Vol: 2008, Issue: 1, Page: 1-6. Academy of Management.

Other (please explain)

  • 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..

Essays - Academic book chapter or contribution, revised, editorially reviewed

  • Corbett, A.C. (2008). Experiential learning within the process of opportunity identification and exploitation: Entrepreneurial learning: conceptual frameworks and applications. Routlegde.

Presentations

  • A Socio-cognitive Model of Sector Emergence: The Impacts of Regional Logics and Knowledge on New Firm EntryVedula, S. York, J. Corbett, A. Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, Boston, MA (2018)
  • A Sociocognitive Model of Industry Sector Emergence: The Impacts of Regional Proenvironmental Logics on Cleantech EntryVedula, S. York, J. Corbett, A. Sustainability Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, Washington, D.C. (2018)
  • Perspective-Taking & Corporate EntrepreneurshipCorbett, 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 EntrepreneurshipCorbett, 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 EcosystemsCorbett, A. London Alumni Babson College, London (2015)
  • Leveraging Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Resources to Launch Global VenturesCorbett, A. Howard, C. Strimaitis, J. GCEC Conference 2014: Entrepreneurship Everywhere, London, England (2014)
  • Asking Interesting Research QuestionsCorbett, A. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Spreading the Word: Innovation in Entrepreneurship PedagogyNeck, 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 FunctionCorbett, A. O'Connor, G. Peters, L. 34th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), London, Ontario (2014)
  • Generating Ideas for Papers and Asking Good QuestionsCorbett, A. Reuber, R. 34th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), London, Ontario (2014)
  • Entrepreneurial Thought & Action: Babsons Core MethodologyCorbett, A. 2014 EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Teaching Entrepreneurship as PracticeCorbett, A. 2014 EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Entrepreneurial Growth CognitionsCorbett, A. 2013 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL (2013)
  • Developing an Effective Entrepreneurship Training ProgramCorbett, A. 27th International Conference on Business Incubation, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Developing an Effective Entrepreneurship Training Program: What to Teach & How to Teach ItCorbett, A. National Business Incubator Association Conference, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship Strategy Making: The Impact of Perspective-Taking on Entrepreneurial OrientationCorbett, 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 ActionCorbett, A. 2011 Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX (2011)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, and the Third Career LadderCorbett, A. 2011 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Advancing Entrepreneurship Scholarly Development: textbooks, Monographs, and edited VolumesZacharakis, A. Lumpkin, T. Corbett, A. Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic CapabilitiesNeck, H. Corbett, A. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Switzerland (2010)
  • Advancing Entrepreneurship Scholarly Development- Writing and Editing BooksCorbett, A. 2010 Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Experince, Reputation, and Networks in US Veture Capital Firm InternationalizationCorbett, A. 2010 Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic CapabilitiesCorbett, A. 2010 Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lasaunne, Switzerland (2010)
  • Absorptive capacity: A critical review of the empirical research since Cohen and LevinthalCorbett, A. 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Inter-firm Knowledge Transfer: Method of Transfer among Different Types of KnowledgeCorbett, A. 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Reviewing the Comprehensiveness of Entrepreneurship Cognition ResearchCorbett, A. 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Teaching with Your Research: Learning Style and OpportunitiesCorbett, A. 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • The Value Added Contribution of Entrepreneurship Cognition Research: A Critical Review of Three Decades of ResearchCorbett, A. 2009 Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA (2009)
  • Strategic Renewal in Family firms: Role of Successors Work Experience and Entrepreneurial Self-EfficacyCorbett, A. 2008 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2008)
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