Mathew Allen

  • Associate Professor
  • Faculty Director, Institute for Family Entrepreneurshp
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
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2018

    • EPS 7200 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY
    • EPS 1215 FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER
    • EPS 7200 BOS ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY
    • EPS 4534 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND YOUR FAM BUSINESS
    • MSM 6110 GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPERIENCE-CHILE
  • Degree Courses 2017

    • EPS 7200 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY
    • EPS 7200 BOS ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY
    • MSM 6110 GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPERIENCE-CHILE
    • EPS 4534 LIVING THE FAMILY BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Publications

Journal Article

  • Allen, M.R., George, B.A., Davis, J. (2018). A Model for the Role of Trust in Firm Level Performance: The Case of Family Businesses. Journal of Business Research. Vol: 84, Page: 34-45.
  • 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. Vol: 27, Issue: 13, Page: 1426-1447. Routledge. link
  • Allen, M.R., Adomdzab, G.K., Meyer, M.H. (2015). Managing for innovation: Managerial control and employee level outcomes. Journal of Business Research. Vol: 68, Issue: 2, Page: 371379. Elsevier Inc.. link
  • Allen, M.R., Ericksen, J., Collins, C.J. (2013). Employee Exchange Relationships, and Performance in Small Businesses. Human Resource Management. Vol: 52, Issue: 2, Page: 153-173. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. link
  • Allen, M.R. (2011). The Challenge of Career Path Uncertainty for Internal Ventures. Journal of Applied Management & Entrepreneurship. Vol: 16, Issue: 4. Whitney Press.
  • Allen, M.R. (2010). Is Blood Thicker than Water: A Study of Stewardship Perceptions in Family Business. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Vol: 34, Issue: 6, Page: 1093-1116. Wiley - Blackwell.
  • Allen, M.R. (2010). Ready seafood : business model innovation and venturing in a mature industry. International Review of Entrepreneurship. Vol: 8, Issue: 3, Page: 231-244. Senate Hall Academic Publishing.
  • 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. Vol: 6, Issue: 2, Page: 151-184. Sage.

Essays - Reference book chapter or contribution, new, editorially reviewed

  • Allen, M.R., Snell, S.A. (2014). Human Resource Strategy, Entrepreneurial: Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. Vol: Volume 3. Entrepreneurship, Issue: 3rd. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..

Book Chapter

  • Brush, C.S., Allen, M.R. (2014). Exercises to practice creation: Resource acquisition game: Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Page: 214-218. Edward Elgar Pub.
  • Allen, M.R. (2014). Exercises to practice empathy: Family systems: Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Page: 178-183. Edward Elgar Pub.

Presentations

  • Entrepreneurship in Family BusinessAllen, M. James, A. Davis, J. Strategic Management Conference, Houston, TX (2017)
  • Transgenerational Survival: Lessons from family business leaders Allen, M. , . Family Enterprise Research Conference, Asheville (2017)
  • Family Functioning, Entrepreneurship and Performance: The case of family business Davis, J. James, A. Ferrar, H. Allen, M. Worthington, B. STEP Academic Conference , Boston, MA (2016)
  • Identity Threats and Family Business Succession Ferrar, H. James, A. Davis, J. Allen, M. Worthington, B. 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. STEP Academic Conference , Boston, MA (2016)
  • Redefining Wealth in the Family Business Davis, J. Allen, M. James, A. Ferrar, H. Worthington, B. STEP Academic Conference , Boston, MA (2016)
  • Family Functioning, Entrepreneurship and Performance: The case of family businessesAllen, M. Davis, J. SMS, Berlin, Germany (2016)
  • Effective management of human capital within a business family: Different systems, different rulesAllen, M. Family Enterprise research Conference FERC, Brazil (2016)
  • El estilo de direccin y su influencia en el desarrollo de la capacidad de innovar en la empresa familiarEstrada, P. Allen, M. Alvarado, C. FERC - Family Enterprise Research Conference, Portland, OR (2014)
  • Human resource management in family businesses under conditions of uncertainty: A comparative studyAllen, M. Davis, J. FERC - Family Enterprise Research Conference, Portland, OR (2014)
  • Comparing Adoption, Internalization, and Effectiveness of High-Investment HR Values in South AsiaColakoglu, S. Allen, M. Miah, K. Bird, A. 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 AsiaColakoglu, S. Allen, M. Miah, K. Bird, A. AIB 2013 Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey (2013)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Peruvian Family Businesses: Implications for PerformanceAraneda, L. Estrada, P. Alvarado, C. Allen, M. 9th Family Enterprise Research Conference, Via del Mar, Chile (2013)
  • Sucesin en empresa familiar agroindustrial en ChileGonzalez, R. Pinaud, N. Allen, M. 9th Family Enterprise Research Conference, Via del Mar, Chile (2013)
  • Situational Agency and the Relationship Between Entrepreneurs and Their Sources of FinancingAllen, M. Reutzel, C. Davis, J. SMS 32nd Annual International Conference, Prague (2012)
  • A Model for the Role of Trust in Firm level Performance: The Case of Family BusinessesAllen, M. Davis, J. 2012 AOM Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Competitive Advantages of Family Business Governance Structures: The Role of Relational GovernanceAllen, M. The Family Enterprise Research Conference 2012, Montreal (2012)
  • The Role of Leadership in the Relationship Between Human Resources Management and Firm PerformanceAllen, M. Strategic Management Society Meetings, Miami, FL (2011)
  • Human Resource Management and Resource Constraints: The Role of Intrinsic Human Resource ManagementAllen, M. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Managing for Innovation: The Role of Managerial Control in Supporting or Impeding Corporate VentureAllen, M. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Synergy or Substitution? the Interacting Bases of Trust in New VenturesAllen, M. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2010)
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