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Andrew Corbett

Professor

Division Chair
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
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Bio

​Andrew Corbett is a Professor of Entrepre­neur­ship and serves as Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division. He is a Babson Research Scholar and Faculty Director for the John E. & Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator at Babson College. Professor Corbett is also a consulting editor for the Journal of Management Studies, field editor for the Journal of Business Venturing, and co-editor of the Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence, and Growth book series. 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. In 2014, he was awarded the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Executive Education. Nationally, he has also been awarded the McGraw-Hill Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award by the Academy of Management. Professor Corbett’s 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. His latest book, Academic Entrepreneurship: Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, is the fourth book he has edited. Professor Corbett serves the Babson community in numerous ways but most notably in the Butler Venture Accelerator where he assists with strategic direction and the mentoring of young entrepreneurs. He has led or been a member of over a dozen committees or task forces for the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management where he is currently the co-chair of the Doctoral Consortium. 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 and strategic management positions within the media and publishing industries.

Academic Degrees

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

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship; New Venture Creation; Corporate Entrepreneurship

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • EPS 7500: NEW VENTURE CREATION
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • EPS 7500: NEW VENTURE CREATION

Publications

Journal Articles

  • 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, 51(8), 1361–1363. 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, 51(1), 3-18. link
  • Corbett, A.C., Cornelissen, J., Delios, A., Harley, B. (2013). Strategizing and Operating Through Our Values: JMS at 50. Journal of Management Studies, 50(8), 1349–1357.
  • 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, 30(5), 812-820. 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, 7(2), 138-150.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2009). Create Three Distinct Career Paths for Innovation. Harvard Business Review, 87(12), 78-80.
  • Corbett, A.C. (2008). The Contrasting Interaction Effects of Improvisational Behavior with Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy on Performance and Satisfaction. Journal of Business Venturing, 23(4), 482-496.

Books

  • Corbett, A.C., Katz, J.A., McKelvie, A. (2015). Entrepreneurial Growth: Individual, Firm, and Region. Bingley: Emerald Publishing
  • Corbett, A.C., Katz, J.A., Siegel, D. (2014). Academic Entrepreneurship: Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. Bingley: Emerald Publishing
  • Corbett, A.C., Katz, J., Siegel, D.S. (2014). Academic Entrepreneurship: Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem . Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Corbett, A.C., Katz, J.A. (2013). Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness: Competing with Constraints. Bingley: Emerald Publishing
  • Corbett, A.C., Katz, J.A. (2013). Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness: Competing With Constraints. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Corbett, A.C., Katz, J.A. (2012). Entrepreneurial Action (Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Book Chapters

  • Corbett, A.C. (2015). Thinking Big from the Start: An Essay of Entrepreneurial Growth Cognitions.The Handbook of Entrepreneurial Cognition. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Pub
  • Brush, C., Corbett, A.C., Strimaitis, J. (2015). The Heart of Entrepreneurship Practice at Babson College: The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. In Crittenden, V., Esper, K., Karst, N. & Slegers, R. (Ed.), Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Bingley: Emerald Publsihing link
  • Corbett, A.C. (2014). Positioning entrepreneurship research for general management journals. In Alain Fayolle and Mike Wright (Ed.), How to Get Published in the Best Entrepreneurship Journals: A Guide to Steer Your Academic Career. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Pub
  • Corbett, A.C. (2014). Exercises to practice creation: Self-understanding for opportunity creation. In Heidi Neck, Patricia Greene and Candida Brush (Ed.), Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Northampton: Edward Elgar Pub
  • Corbett, A.C. (2008). Experiential learning within the process of opportunity identification and exploitation.Entrepreneurial learning: conceptual frameworks and applications. London: Routlegde

Reports

  • Brush, C., Kelley, D.J., Ali, A., Corbett, A.C., Daniels, C., Kim, P.H., Majbouri, M., Lyons, T., Rogoff, E. (2015). Women Entrepreneurs. 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
  • 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
  • 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., Zacharakis, A.L. (2010). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference,
  • 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,

Others

  • 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
  • Corbett, A.C. (2012). Cognitive Schemas and Scripts. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Presentations

  • Feasibility Workshop
    Corbett, A. Feasibility Workshop Butler Venture Accelerator, Babson College (2015)
  • The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem as a Strong Metaphor for Practice
    Corbett, A. The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem as a Strong Metaphor for Practice Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Centers Conference, Gainesville, FL (2015)
  • Culture and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
    Corbett, A. Culture and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems London Alumni Babson College, London (2015)
  • Leveraging Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Resources to Launch Global Ventures
    Corbett, A., Howard, C., Strimaitis, J. Leveraging Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Resources to Launch Global Ventures GCEC Conference 2014: Entrepreneurship Everywhere, London, England (2014)
  • Asking Interesting Research Questions
    Corbett, A. Asking Interesting Research Questions 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. Spreading the Word: Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy 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. Designing the Organization for Corporate Entrepreneurship and Institutionalizing the Innovation Function 34th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), London, Ontario (2014)
  • Generating Ideas for Papers and Asking Good Questions
    Corbett, A., Reuber, R. Generating Ideas for Papers and Asking Good Questions 34th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), London, Ontario (2014)
  • Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®: Babson’s Core Methodology
    Corbett, A. Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®: Babson’s Core Methodology 2014 EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Teaching Entrepreneurship as Practice
    Corbett, A. Teaching Entrepreneurship as Practice 2014 EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Entrepreneurial Growth Cognitions
    Corbett, A. Entrepreneurial Growth Cognitions 2013 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL (2013)
  • Developing an Effective Entrepreneurship Training Program
    Corbett, A. Developing an Effective Entrepreneurship Training Program 27th International Conference on Business Incubation, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Developing an Effective Entrepreneurship Training Program: What to Teach & How to Teach It
    Corbett, A. Developing an Effective Entrepreneurship Training Program: What to Teach & How to Teach It 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. Corporate Entrepreneurship Strategy Making: The Impact of Perspective-Taking on Entrepreneurial Orientation 32nd Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Ft. Worth, TX (2012)
  • Antecedents to Dynamic Managerial Capabilities: Cognition & Corporate Entrepreneurial Action
    Corbett, A. Antecedents to Dynamic Managerial Capabilities: Cognition & Corporate Entrepreneurial Action 2011 Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX (2011)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, and the Third Career Ladder
    Corbett, A. Corporate Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, and the Third Career Ladder 2011 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (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)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities
    Neck, H., Corbett, A. Corporate Entrepreneurship and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Switzerland (2010)
  • Advancing Entrepreneurship Scholarly Development- Writing and Editing Books
    Corbett, A. Advancing Entrepreneurship Scholarly Development- Writing and Editing Books 2010 Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Experince, Reputation, and Networks in US Veture Capital Firm Internationalization
    Corbett, A. Experince, Reputation, and Networks in US Veture Capital Firm Internationalization 2010 Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities
    Corbett, A. Corporate Entrepreneurship and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities 2010 Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lasaunne, Switzerland (2010)
  • Absorptive capacity: A critical review of the empirical research since Cohen and Levinthal
    Corbett, A. Absorptive capacity: A critical review of the empirical research since Cohen and Levinthal 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Inter-firm Knowledge Transfer: Method of Transfer among Different Types of Knowledge
    Corbett, A. Inter-firm Knowledge Transfer: Method of Transfer among Different Types of Knowledge 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Reviewing the Comprehensiveness of Entrepreneurship Cognition Research
    Corbett, A. Reviewing the Comprehensiveness of Entrepreneurship Cognition Research 2009 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Teaching with Your Research: Learning Style and Opportunities
    Corbett, A. Teaching with Your Research: Learning Style and Opportunities 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. The Value Added Contribution of Entrepreneurship Cognition Research: A Critical Review of Three Decades of Research 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. Strategic Renewal in Family firms: Role of Successor’s Work Experience and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy 2008 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL (2008)