William 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. His research and teaching focuses on the characteristics, skills and practices of successful entrepreneurial families. 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, Copenhagen Business School and he is also a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Linnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden. 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.

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
  • 2005 — International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research, Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research (FSF), the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Nutek)
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • EPS 7556 FOUNDATIONS OF FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • EPS 3508 EPS AND NEW VENTURES IN CHINA
    • EPS 1215 FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER
    • EPS 7200 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY

Publications

Books

  • Fayolle, A., Landstrom, H., Gartner, W.B., Berglund, K. (2018). Institutionalization of Entrepreneurship Research. Routledge.
  • Welter, F., Gartner, W.B. (2016). A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Context. Issue: 1, Page: 172. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Gartner, W.B. (2016). Entrepreneurship as Organizing: Selected Papers of William B. Gartner. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Dentoni, D., Poldner, K., Pascucci, S., Gartner, W.B. (2018). Consumer entrepreneurship: What is it? When, how and why does it emerge?: Hybrid ventures: Perspectives and Approaches to Blended Value Entrepreneurship. Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth . Vol: 19, Page: 187-218. IAP.
  • Teague, B.T., Gartner, W.B. (2017). Towards a theory of entrepreneurial behavior: Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship. Page: 71-94. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd..
  • Gartner, W.B., Teague, B.T., Baker, T., Wadhwani, D. (2017). A brief history of the idea of opportunity: Research Handbook on Opportunity Formation. Issue: 1, Page: pp. 45-67. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Welter, F., Gartner, W.B. (2016). Advancing our research agenda for entrepreneurship and contexts: A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Context. Page: 156-160. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Gartner, W.B. (2016). Anecdotes of destiny: The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship. Page: 130-145. Routledge.
  • Gartner, W.B. (2016). Narrating context: A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Context. Page: 146-155. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Welter, F., Gartner, W.B., Wright, M. (2016). The context of contextualizing contexts: A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Context. Page: 1-15. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Gartner, W.B. (2015). Forward: The Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship. Page: xxi-xxiii.
  • Gartner, W.B. (2014). Notes towards a theory of entrepreneurial possiblity: Handbook of Research in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Page: 25-37. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Gartner, W.B. (2014). Organizing entrepreneurship (research): Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship. Page: 13-22. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Gartner, W.B. (2012). Entrepreneurship as organization creation: Handbook of Organizational Entrepreneurship. Page: 21-30. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Hjorth, D., Gartner, W.B. (2012). Moving and being moved: Ideas, perspectives and 59 theses on entrepreneurial leadership: Handbook of Organizational Entrepreneurship. Page: 362-377. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Gartner, W.B., Jainwen, (. (2012). Risk takers and taking risks: Chance and Intent. Page: 19-34. Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Gartner, W.B. (2018). A good man is hard to find: Project management, entrepreneurship and serendipity.. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. . link
  • Thompson, N., Verduijn, K., Gartner, W.B. (in press). Entrepreneurship-as-practice: Grounding contemporary theories of practice into entrepreneurship studie. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.
  • 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. Vol: 33, Page: 603-622.
  • Apfelthaler, G., Gartner, W.B., Kammel, A. (2017). One size does not fit all: Generalizing entrepreneurial insights in a world of differences. European Journal of International Management. Vol: 11, Issue: 3, Page: 251-261.
  • Nielsen, S., Gartner, W.B. (2017). Am I a student and/or entrepreneur? Multiple identities in student entrepreneurship.. Education and Training. Vol: 59, Issue: 2, Page: 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. Vol: 41, Issue: 3, Page: 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. Vol: 22, Issue: 4, Page: 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. Vol: 40, Issue: 1, Page: 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. Vol: 28, Issue: 7-8, Page: 477-486.
  • Gartner, W.B. (2015). Arts entrepreneurship: Scope, practice and community. Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts. Vol: 4, Issue: 2, Page: 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. Vol: 21, Issue: 2, Page: 1-14.
  • Gartner, W.B. (2013). Creating a community of difference in entrepreneurship scholarship. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Vol: 25, Issue: 1-2, Page: 5-15.
  • Tedmanson, D., Verduyn, K., Essers, C., Gartner, W.B. (2012). Critical perspectives in entrepreneurship research. Organization. Vol: 19, Issue: 5, Page: 531-541.
  • Gartner, W.B., Frid, C.S., Alexander, J.C. (2012). Financing the emerging business. Small Business Economics. Vol: 39, Issue: 3, Page: 745-761.
  • Gartner, W.B., Shaver, K.G. (2012). Nascent entrepreneurship panel studies: Progress and challenges. Small Business Economics. Vol: 39, Issue: 3, Page: 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. Vol: 39, Issue: 3, Page: 703-712.

Other

  • Gartner, W.B. (2015). Ten haikus on "The Internet's Own Boy": Unplugged-Voices: The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014). Vol: 18, Issue: 5, Page: 370. M@N@GEMENT. link

Conference Proceedings

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

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. Page: 178-182. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Presentations

  • Logic matters: A meta-theoretical analysis of the entrepreneur Ramoglou, S. Gartner, W. Tsang, E. Academy of Management, Chicago (2018)
  • Developing legacy for sustainable family business Gartner, W. Developing Legacy for the Sustainable Family Business Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia (2018)
  • A multi-disciplinary approach to family entrepreneurship Gartner, W. BFI@SMU 5th Anniversary Celebration and STEP APAC Summit 2018, Singapore (2018)
  • Creating and Providing Value Through Entrepreneurship Gartner, W. Executive Skills for Pastors - July 16, 2018, Thousand Oaks, CA (2018)
  • Understanding family entrepreneurship in successors’ prospective and retrospective thinking through visual narrative analysis Radu-Lefebvre, M. Lefebvre, V. Clarke, J. Gartner, W. Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Waterford (Ireland), (2018)
  • Key Themes in Family Entrepreneurship Research Gartner, W. Family Business Research Workshop, Dublin (2018)
  • Creating and Providing Value Through Entrepreneurship Gartner, W. Executive Skills for Church Leaders - January 11, 2018, Phoenix, AR (2018)
  • What do Hollywood films say about entrepreneurship? Ten questions for the class room. Gartner, W. USASBE ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Hollywood, CA (2018)
  • Building Capacity in the Innovation Ecosystem: The Creative Dynamic Between Academic and Applied Innovation Gartner, W. Fairfield, C. Sweden-US Entrepreneurial Forum 2017, Sweden (2017)
  • Prosocial values, entrepreneurship and community organizing in shared consumption Dentoni, D. Poldner, K. Pascucci, S. Gartner, W. 33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark (2017)
  • Consumer entrepreneurship as a prosocial practice Dentoni, D. Poldner, K. Pascucci, S. Gartner, W. Journal of Business Venturing, London, Ontario (2017)
  • Failing Successfully Gartner, W. Innovation Day in Smaland, Vaxjo, Sweden (2016)
  • Why we need practice approaches in entrepreneurship studies Gartner, W. 1st Annual Workshop on Entrepreneurship as Practice, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016)
  • ENTREFESTO: Aphorisms and Cliches for an Entrepreneurial Future Gartner, W. 2015 EFMD Entrepreneurship Education Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015)
  • A Haiku for You Gartner, W. 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. 7th Art of Management and Organization Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014)
  • Characteristics of no + low financed businesses Frid, C. Wyman, D. Gartner, W. 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. 2014 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London, Ontario (2014)
  • Future of entrepreneurship research in Europe Gartner, W. 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. Babson College Entrepreneurial Research Conference, Lyon, France (2013)
  • Entre-Festo Gartner, W. Advancing European Traditions of Entrepreneurship Studies Conference, Leeds, UK (2013)
  • What do entrepreneurs talk about when they talk about failure? Gartner, W. CREED Seminar at ICOSS, Sheffield, UK (2013)
  • Using qualitative measures in advancing small business and entrepreneurship research Gartner, W. ISBE Doctoral Workshop on Qualitative Research on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Leeds, UK (2013)
  • How to Fail Gartner, W. Copenhagen Innovation Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012)
  • Do entrepreneurs get what they want? Entrepreneurs' expectations prior to venture creation Frid, C. Gartner, W. 3rd Annual Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference, Washington, DC (2012)
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