Faculty Profiles

Andrew Zacharakis

  • Professor
  • John H. Muller, Jr. Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
781-239-4497

Bio

Andrew Zacharakis is The John H. Muller, Jr. Chair in Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Wellesley, MA. He is the Director of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference and past president of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. He is also a past chair of the Entrepreneurship Department at Babson College and a past Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson. His writings and research focus on two major areas of entrepreneurship: the venture capital decision-making process, and entrepreneurial growth strategies.

Zacharakis is the author of five books, Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition (with Bygrave and Corbett), The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition (with Bygrave), Business Plans that Work, 2nd Edition (with Timmons and Spinelli), How to Raise Capital (with Timmons and Spinelli), and Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Growth, Volume 2 (with Spinelli). His research has been published in numerous academic journals including: the Journal of Business Venturing; Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice; Academy of Management Executive; Journal of Management; the Journal of International Business Studies; and Frontiers of Entrepreneurial Research. Moreover, his article, “Differing perceptions of new venture failure: A matched exploratory study of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs”, was selected as the best article published by Journal of Small Business Management in 1999. Zacharakis is on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Small Business Management and also serves on the editorial review boards for Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance and Business Ventures. His dissertation, the Venture Capital Investment Decision, received the Heizer Certificate of Distinction (1995) from the Academy of Management for outstanding research in the field of new enterprise development. He is also the 2016 recipient of the Academy of Management Mentor Award.

Professor Zacharakis has been interviewed in newspapers nationwide, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, and by several magazines, including Inc., Entrepreneur, and Kiplinger's. He has also appeared on television in the Bloomberg Small Business Report, and radio on NPR Morning Edition.

Professor Zacharakis has taught seminars at leading companies, including Dassault, Merck, Intel, and Met Life. He has also taught executives, students, and professors worldwide in such countries as Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.

Prior to his work at Babson, he held investment banking/venture capital positions with The Cambridge Companies, a Los Angeles firm that invested in retail concepts and movie partnerships. Today, Zacharakis is an active angel investor in seed stage deals. He also previously held positions at IBM and Leisure Technologies.

Zacharakis received a B.S. (finance/marketing), University of Colorado; an MBA (finance/international business), Indiana University; and a Ph.D. (strategy and entrepreneurship/cognitive psychology), University of Colorado. Zacharakis is a consultant to entrepreneurs and small business start-ups and ventures.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Colorado
  • MBA, Indiana University
  • BS, University of Colorado

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship; Venture Capital; New Venture Creation

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 — Dean's Award for Excellence in Executive Education Teaching, Babson Executive Education
  • 2016 — Mentor Award, Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division
  • 2015 — Top 100 Entrepreneurship Professors in the World, 2015, Hot Topics
  • 2007 — Edwin M. & Gloria Appel Prize, Price-Babson Fellows Program
  • 2003 — NamGok Academic Award, The Korean Journal of Financial Management
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • MSM 6101 LEAP:LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • MSM 6100 LEADING ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION PROJECT
    • EPS 7500 NEW VENTURE CREATION
    • MOB 7526 DOING BUS IN BRAZIL
    • MSM 6101 LEAP:LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Scarlata, M., Walske, J., Zacharakis, A.L. (2017). Ingredients Matter: How the Human Capital of Philanthropic and Traditional Venture Capital Differs. Journal of Business Ethics. Vol: 145, Issue: 3, Page: 623-635.
  • Drover, W., Wood, M.S., Zacharakis, A.L. (2017). Attributes of Angel and Crowdfunded Investments as Determinants of VC Screening Decisions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Vol: 41, Issue: 3, Page: 323-347. Wiley Online Library.
  • Scarlata, M., Zacharakis, A.L., Walske, J. (2016). The effect of founder experience on the performance of philanthropic venture capital firms. International Small Business Journal. Vol: 34, Issue: 5, Page: 618-636. Sage Publications Ltd..
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Zeyen, A., Beckmann, M., Mueller, S., Dees, J.G., Khanin, D., Krueger, N., Murphy, P.J., Santos, F., Scarlata, M., Walske, J. (2013). Social Entrepreneurship and Broader Theories: Shedding New Light on the ‘Bigger Picture’. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. Vol: 4, Issue: 1, Page: 88-107. Routledge. link
  • Drover, W., Zacharakis, A.L. (2013). Crowdfunding’s Impact on the entrepreneurial equity food chain. Ivey Business Journal (Business Quarterly). Vol: July/August. Ivey Management Services. link
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Jno-Charles, A.B. (2013). Signaling legitimacy: An analysis of media for successful and failing new ventures. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
  • Scarlata, M., Alemany, L., Zacharakis, A.L. (2012). Philanthropic Venture Capital: Venture Capital for Social Entrepreneurs?. Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship. Vol: 8, Issue: 4, Page: 279-342. Now Publishers Inc.. link
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Erikson, T., George, B.A. (2010). Conflict Between the VC and Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneur's Pespective. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance. Vol: 12, Issue: 2, Page: 109-126.
  • Walske, J., Zacharakis, A.L. (2009). Genetically engineered: Why some venture capital firms are more successful than others. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Walske, J.M., Smith-Doerr L, L. (in press). Effects of Venture Capital Syndication Networks On Entrepreneurial Success. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson College Publishing.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Busenitz, L., West, G.P., Shepherd, D., Nelson, T., Chandler, G. (2007). Entrepreneurship in Emergence: Fifteen Years of Entrepreneurship Research in Management Journals. Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Sage Publications.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., McMullen, J., Shepherd, D.A. (2007). Venture Capitalists’ Decision Making Across Three Countries: An Institutional Theory Perspective. Journal of International Business Studies. Vol: 38, Issue: 5, Page: 691-708.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A. (2005). A Non-Additive Decision-Aid for Venture Capitalists’ Investment Decisions. European Journal of Operational Research. Vol: 162, Issue: 3, Page: 673-689.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A. (2003). A New Venture’s Cognitive Legitimacy: An Assessment by Customers. Journal of Small Business Management. Vol: 41, Issue: 2, Page: 148-167.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Altman, J. (2003). An Integrated Model for Corporate Venturing. Journal of Private Equity. Vol: 6, Issue: 4, Page: 68-76.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., West, G.P., Chandler , G., Nelson, T., Shepherd, D., Busenitz, L. (2003). Entrepreneurship In Emergence: Fifteen Years of Entrepreneurship Research In Management Journals. Journal of Management. Vol: 29, Issue: 3, Page: 285-308.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Neck, H.M., Bygrave, W.D., Reynolds, P. (2003). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: National Entrepreneurship Assessment: United States of America. Babson College Publishing.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A., Coombs, J.E. (2003). The Development of Venture Capital-Backed Internet Companies: An Ecosystem Perspective. Journal of Business Venturing. Vol: 18, Issue: 2, Page: 217 - 231.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Baron, R.A., Shepherd, D.A. (2003). Venture Capitalists’ Decision Processes: Evidence Suggesting More Experience May Not Always Be Better. Journal of Business Venturing. Vol: 18, Issue: 3, Page: 381-401.

Books

  • Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D., Corbett, A.C. (2017). Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition. Issue: 4, Page: 622. Wiley. link
  • Bygrave, W.D., Zacharakis, A.L. (2014). Entrepreneurship. Issue: 3rd, Page: 593. Wiley.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Spinelli, S., Timmons, J. (2011). Business Plans that Work: A Guide for Small Business . Issue: 2nd. McGraw-Hill.
  • Bygrave, W.D., Zacharakis, A.L. (2010). Entrepreneurship. Issue: 2nd, Page: 632. Wiley.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D. (2009). The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship. Issue: 4th. Wiley.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D. (2008). Entrepreneurship. Vol: 1. Wiley.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Spinelli, S. (2006). Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Growth, Volume 2: Entrepreneurship. Vol: 2. Greenwood Publishing.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Timmons, J.A., Spinelli, S. (2005). How to Raise Capital. McGraw-Hill.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Timmons, J.A., Spinelli, S. (2004). Business Plans that Work. McGraw-Hill.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D. (2004). The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship, 3rd Edition. Issue: 3. Wiley.

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Zacharakis, A.L., Marram, E.P., Hinojoso, A. (2018). Esporte Interativo: Esporte Interativo. Babson Case Collection.
  • Zacharakis, S., Zacharakis, A.L., Gale, M.D. (2018). InnerCity Weightlifting. Babson Case Collection.
  • Simonian, A., Zacharakis, A.L. (2017). MightyWell: Babson Case Collection.
  • Berglind, E., Zacharakis, A.L. (2016). Balanced Snacking. Babson College.
  • Quintana, G., Ripke, T., Zacharakis, A.L. (2016). Crowdfunding: A tale of two campaigns. Babson College.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Zinn, B. (2012). MetaCarta: Growing a Company, Do We Take the VC Money?. Page: 11. Babson College.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Zinn, B. (2012). MetaCarta: Growing a Company, Do We Take the VC Money? - Teaching Note. Page: 9. Babson College.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Jutz, R. (2008). Case: Feed Recovery Resource. Babson College Case Publishing.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Walske, J., Hedberg, C. (2007). Case: Bladelogic. Babson College Case Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Walske, J., Scarlata, M., Zacharakis, A.L., , . (2018). Comparing founders’ specific human capital in traditional versus philanthropic venture capital firms: Handbook of Finance and Sustainability. Page: 287-303.. Edward Elgar.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A. (in press). Reflection on Conjoint Analysis: Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth. Emerald Publishing.
  • Shepherd, D., Zacharakis, A.L. (2016). Conjoint analysis: A new methodological approach for researching venture capitalists’ decisions: Decision Making in Entrepreneurship: Selected Essays of Dean A. Shepherd. Edward Elgar.
  • Shepherd, D., Zacharakis, A.L. (2016). Structuring family business succession: An analysis of the future leader’s decision making: Decision Making in Entrepreneurship: Selected Essays of Dean A. Shepherd. Edward Elgar.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D. (2016). The nature of information and overconfidence on venture capitalists’ decision making: Decision Making in Entrepreneurship: Selected Essays of Dean A. Shepherd. Edward Elgar.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., McMullen, J., Shepherd, D. (2016). VC decision making across three countries: An institutional theory perspective.: Decision Making in Entrepreneurship: Selected Essays of Dean A. Shepherd. Edward Elgar.
  • Fixson, S.K., Greenberg, D., Zacharakis, A.L. (2015). Leading entrepreneurial action project (LEAP): A project course integrating three disciplines: Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Page: 175-190. Emerald.
  • Shepherd, D., Zacharakis, A.L. (2015). Venture Capital Research. Vol: 3, Page: 1-4. Wiley. link
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2014). Exercises to practice empathy: Interviewing an entrepreneur and self-assessment: Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Page: 164-167. Edward Elgar Pub.
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2014). Exercises to practice experimentation: Escalating market tests: Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Page: 247-249. Edward Elgar Pub.
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2014). Exercises to practice experimentation: Opportunity screening: Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Page: 250-253. Edward Elgar Pub.
  • Walske, J., Zacharakis, A.L. (2012). Keys to Fundraising Success in Nascent Venture Capital Firms: The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital. Page: 130-155. Oxford University Press.
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2009). Venture capitalists decision making: An information processing perspective: Companion on Venture Capital. Wiley.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D. (2007). The Pre-Investment Process: VCs’ Decision Policies: The Handbook of Research on Venture Capital. Page: 177-192.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Spinelli, S. (2006). The Entrepreneurial Process: An Introduction: Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Growth. Vol: 2, Page: ix-xv. Greenwood Publishing.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Eckermann, M. (2006). Venture Capital Financing: Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Growth. Vol: 2, Page: 109-134. Greenwood Publishing.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A. (2005). Venture Capital: Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship. Page: 245-246. Blackwell.
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2004). Building Your Pro Forma Financial Statements: The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship. Issue: 3, Page: 141-166. Wiley.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A. (2004). Income Disparity and Entrepreneurship: Next Generation Business Handbook. Page: 811-829. Wiley.
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2004). Writing a Business Plan: The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship. Issue: 3, Page: 107-140. Wiley.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Meyer, G.D., DeCastro, J.O. (2003). Differing Perceptions of New Venture Failure: A Matched Exploratory Study of Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs: Venture Capital. Vol: 3, Page: 258-271. Edward Elgar.
  • Zacharakis, A.L., Shepherd, D.A. (2003). The Nature of Information and Overconfidence On Venture Capitalists’ Decision Making: Venture Capital. Vol: 2, Page: 124-144. Edward Elgar.

Reports

  • Neck, H.M., Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D., Reynolds, P. (2003). National entrepreneurship assessment, United States 2002 Executive Report: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership .
  • Neck, H.M., Zacharakis, A.L., Bygrave, W.D. (2002). National entrepreneurship assessment, United States 2001 Executive Report: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Working Papers

  • Erikson, T., Zacharakis, A.L. (2009). Exploring the venture capitalist-entrepreneur relationship: The effect of conflict upon confidence in partner cooperation.

Conference Proceedings

  • Zacharakis, A.L., Boguslavskaya, A. (2013). Signaling Legitimacy: An Analysis of Media As An Indicator Of New Venture Success: Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson College.
  • Scarlata, M., Zacharakis, A.L., Walske, J. (2011). enture capitalists’ vs. philanthropic venture capitalists’ human capital: an exploratory study: Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Vol: 31, Issue: 2.
  • Corbett, A.C., Zacharakis, A.L. (2010). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Proceedings of the 30th Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College.

Other

  • Zacharakis, A.L., Jno-Charles, A.B. (2017). Why Startups Shouldn’t Chase Media Buzz. Harvard Business Review. link
  • Rutherford, M., Zacharakis, A.L. (2015). Strategic Bootstrapping. Page: 120. Business Expert Press.
  • Zacharakis, A.L. (2014). Financing New Ventures: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Angel Investment, by Geoffrey Gregson. Page: 268. Business Expert Press.
  • 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

Presentations

  • Picking winners: how the media chooses the ventures it covers Jno-Charles, A. Zacharakis, A. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson Park, MA (2019)
  • Nurturing the Cradle of Wealth Creation Zacharakis, A. When Science Met Business, Waterford, Ireland (2018)
  • Leading a Case and Managing Class Discussion Zacharakis, A. Engage Norway, Wellesley, MA (2018)
  • Human capital differences in philanthropic vs. traditional venture capital firms Scarlata, M. Walske, J. Zacharakis, A. Academy of Management, Vancouver (2015)
  • Entrepreneurial orientation in social investing: The influence of founders and board members human capital diversity Scarlata, M. Zacharakis, A. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley (2015)
  • Entrepreneurial thought and action Zacharakis, A. PanAmerican University, Guadalajara, Mexico (2014)
  • Entrepreneurial thought and action Zacharakis, A. World of Business Ideas on Entrepreneurship, Guadalajara, Mexico (2014)
  • Not all signals are created equal: The impact of various venture information on the likelihood of securing financing Boguslavskaya, A. Zacharakis, A. 34th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London, Ontario (2014)
  • Wisdom of the source? Seed-funding affiliations and venture capitalist screening decisions Drover, W. Wood, M. Zacharakis, A. 34th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London, Ontario (2014)
  • Not all signals are created equal: The impact of various venture information on the likelihood of securing financing Jno-Charles, A. Zacharakis, A. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London, Ontario (2014)
  • The effect of founders’ experiences on the performance of philanthropic venture capital firms Scarlata, M. Zacharakis, A. Walske, J. NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York, NY (2013)
  • Equity crowdfunding: An overview, conceptual model and call for future research Drover, W. Zacharakis, A. Crowdfunding and its implications for the entrepreneurial ecosystem:Setting the research agenda, Boulder, CO (2013)
  • Signaling Legitimacy: An Analysis of Media As An Indicator Of New Venture Success Zacharakis, A. Boguslavskaya, A. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lyon, France (2013)
  • Signaling legitimacy: An analysis of media for successful and failing new ventures Zacharakis, A. Jno-Charles, A. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lyon (2013)
  • New models for entrepreneurship education Zacharakis, A. Global Business School Network (GBSN) Annual Conference, Tunis, Tunisia (2013)
  • Starting a new venture… what it takes Zacharakis, A. Asian Entrepreneurship Forum, Wellesley, MA (2012)
  • Entrepreneurship in Brazil: An outsider’s view Zacharakis, A. Babson-Today, Newton, MA (2012)
  • Searching for your passion: A life-long pursuit Zacharakis, A. Back to Babson, Wellesley, MA (2012)
  • Business Planning Zacharakis, A. Endeavor Panel, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012)
  • Can entrepreneurship be taught? Zacharakis, A. Endeavor Panel, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012)
  • Market tests: Planning, experimenting, learning and reshaping Zacharakis, A. Exeter University, Exeter, UK (psented via close circuit TV) (2012)
  • Dual Identity and Human Capital of Philanthropic Venture Capital Firms Zacharakis, A. Scarlata, M. Walske, J. Academy of Management 2012 Annual Meeting: The Informal Economy, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Entrepreneurs’ decisions models to internationalize early where, when and how: Evidence from verbal protocols Zacharakis, A. Gregoire, D. 32nd Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Fort Worth, TX (2012)
  • Education, Experience, & Strategy. Assessing factors that most influence new firm success Zacharakis, A. Walske, J. Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, TX (2011)
  • Applying Human Capital theory to venture philanthropy Zacharakis, A. Scarlata, M. Walske, J. Academy of Mangement Conference, San Antonio, TX (2011)
  • Entrepreneurs' decision to internationalize early or late: a choice experiment Zacharakis, A. Gregoire, D. Williams, D. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Non-financial warning signs of pending failure: media attention Zacharakis, A. Boguslavskaya, A. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Venture Capitalists' vs. philanthropic venture capitalists' human capital: an exploratory study Zacharakis, A. Scarlata, M. Walske, J. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Market Tests: Planning, experimenting, learning and reshaping Zacharakis, A. CESA, Bogota, Columbia (2011)
  • The case of Venture Capital: Is the model broken? Zacharakis, A. CESA, Bogota, Columbia (2011)
  • Growing your venture Zacharakis, A. Endeavor Panel, Bogota, Colombia (2011)
  • Discussion of small business and economic development strategies in New Orleans’ lower 9th ward Zacharakis, A. Senator Mary Landrieu’s Roundtable, New Orleans, LA (2011)
  • Entrepreneurs' decision models for early internationalization Zacharakis, A. Gregoire, D. Williams, D. Strategic Management Society, Miami, FL (2011)
  • How firm objectives influence human capital: a study of the differences between traditional and philanthropic venture capital firms Zacharakis, A. Scarlata, M. Walske, J. The Berkley Center Conference for Social Entrepreneurs, New York, NY (2011)
  • Entrepreneurship: The Economic Engine Zacharakis, A. Venture Cup Kickoff, Bodo, Norway (2011)
  • Non-Financial Warning Signs of Pending Failure: Media Attention Jno-Charles, A. Zacharakis, A. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse (2011)
  • Advancing Entrepreneurship Scholarly Development: textbooks, Monographs, and edited Volumes Zacharakis, A. Lumpkin, T. Corbett, A. Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Experience or strategy? Assessing early resource aquisition of young venture firms Zacharakis, A. Walske, J. Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Experimental Methods in Management Research Zacharakis, A. Crosson, R. Tyler, B. Agarwal, R. Barr, S. Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Role of Entrepreneurship in developing Markets Zacharakis, A. Babson Middle East Alumni Club, Dubai, UAE (2010)
  • How to build teams to foster growth in Brazil Zacharakis, A. Endeavor, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2010)
  • Growth Strategies in Brazil Zacharakis, A. Endeavor Roundtable, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2010)
  • Entrepreneurship as venture creation Zacharakis, A. Norge-Midt Venture Cup Kickoff, Trondheim, Norway (2010)
  • The State of the Venture Capital Industry Zacharakis, A. Venture Capital Roundtable, Trondheim, Norway (2010)
  • A look at the field of entrepreneurship: Conferences as a measure of activity Zacharakis, A. , Ottawa, Ontario (2009)
  • Human capital, venture capital and strategic choice Zacharakis, A. Walske, J. Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Financing entrepreneurial ventures Zacharakis, A. Endeavor Roundtable, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009)
  • The impact of conflict within VC/entrepreneurship and on venture performance Zacharakis, A. Sorheim, R. Bullvg, E. Erikson, T. 2008 Babson Kaufmann Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Chapel Hill, NC (2008)
  • The influence of network structures on entrepreneurial outcomes Zacharakis, A. Walske, J. 2008 Babson Kaufmann Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Chapel Hill, NC (2008)
  • A commentary on strategic entrepreneurship within family-controlled firms Zacharakis, A. 2008 Theories of the Family Enterprise Academic Conference, Edmonton, Canada (2008)
  • Entrepreneurship: The Economic Engine Zacharakis, A. Academic Leadership Program, Gueadalajara and Leon, Mexico (2008)
  • With whom shall I dance? Assessing venture syndicate formation Zacharakis, A. Walske, J. AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Melbourne, Australia (2008)
  • A look at the field: Conferences as a measure of activity Zacharakis, A. Doctoral Entrepreneurship Workshop, Instituto de Empressa, Madrid, Spain (2008)
  • The power of entrepreneurship Zacharakis, A. Feira Do Empreendedor, World Week of Entrepreneurship, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2008)
  • Raising Capital: A Comparison between the U.S. and Brazil Zacharakis, A. FGV, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2008)
  • The power of entrepreneurship Zacharakis, A. International Entrepreneurship Congress, Leon, Mexico (2008)
  • A unifying perspective of conferences Zacharakis, A. International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Melbourne, Australia (2008)
  • Entrepreneurial antecedents: Successful strategies for venture capital formation Zacharakis, A. Walske, J. Joint Research Seminar Babson College, HHB and NTNU, Trondheim, Norway (2008)
  • How To Write A Business Plan Zacharakis, A. 2008 NECINA Brown Rudnick Business Plan Contest, Babson College (2007)
  • Opportunity Recognition Zacharakis, A. [N.P.], Trondheim, Norway (2007)
  • Trends In Technology Investing Zacharakis, A. Benson, W. Robinson, M. Klein, D. Malka, B. [N.P], Wellesley, MA (2007)
  • Venture Capital and Technology As a Basis For Business Development Zacharakis, A. [N.P], Trondheim, Norway (2007)
  • Entrepreneurship Education: The Babson Difference Zacharakis, A. Association of Korean Entrepreneurship Universities Conference, Muju Resort, Korea (2007)
  • Informal Investors, Angels and Venture Capitalists: A Worldwide View Zacharakis, A. KDI 36th Anniversary International Conference: Financing Innovation-Oriented Businesses to Promote Entrepreneurship, Seoul, Korea (2007)
  • Helping Teams Raise Their Own Money Zacharakis, A. Hatz, B. Jokinen, J. Stokke, N. MIT $100K Global Startup Workshop, Trondheim, Norway (2007)
  • A Research Agenda For the Real World Zacharakis, A. The ITESM 37th Congresso de Investigacion y Desarollo, Mexico City, Mexico (2007)
  • Picking winners: The impact of the venture capitalists decision process Zacharakis, A. 2007 Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2007)
  • Entrepreneurial antecedents: Successful strategies for venture capital formation Zacharakis, A. Walske, J. 2007 Annual Max Plank Ringberg Conference on Entrepreneurship, Ringberg, Germany (2007)
  • Effects of venture capital syndication networks on entrepreneurial success Zacharakis, A. 2007 Babson Kaufmann Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Madrid, Spain (2007)
  • A study on success predictability of venture credit ratings and information cues in Korea Zacharakis, A. Bahn, S. Song, K. 2006 International Business Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2006)
  • Small Business Education: Expanding Our Understanding Of the Field Zacharakis, A. [N.P.], Atlanta, GA (2006)
  • Informal and Formal Venture Capital In the Future Zacharakis, A. Workshop on Venture Capital Policy, Lund, Sweden (2006)
  • Venture capitalists’ decision making across three countries: An institutional theory perspective Zacharakis, A. [N.P.], Burgos, Spain (2005)
  • Managing Your Dissertation Zacharakis, A. 2005 Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA (2005)
  • Venture capitalists’ decision making across three countries: An institutional theory perspective Zacharakis, A. [N.P.], Madrid, Spain (2005)
  • Opportunity Recognition and Evaluation Zacharakis, A. Venture Day, Madrid, Spain (2005)
  • Venture capitalists’ decision making across three countries: An institutional theory perspective Zacharakis, A. 2005 Academy of Management Conference, Hawaii (2005)
  • Entrepreneurship and Opportunity Identification Zacharakis, A. III Encontro Internacional de Empreendedorismo, Recife, Brazil (2004)
  • Venture Capital and Angel Financing Zacharakis, A. III Encontro Internacional de Empreendedorismo, Recife, Brazil (2004)
  • The venture capitalists’ role in exits under information asymmetry Zacharakis, A. , M. , M. 2004 Academy of Management Conference, New Orleans, LA (2004)
  • Country versus industry institutional forces: What drives VC decision making across countries Zacharakis, A. 2004 Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Glasgow, Scotland (2004)
  • How information asymmetries affect early stage investors’ exits: Evidence from case studies in the US VC Market Zacharakis, A. Eckermann, M. Schefczyk, M. 2004 Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Glasgow, Scotland (2004)
  • Venture capitalists’ decision making across three countries: An institutional theory perspective Zacharakis, A. 2004 Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Glasgow, Scotland (2004)
  • The Entrepreneurial Process Zacharakis, A. Babson Monday Network, Wellesley, MA (2003)
  • Entrepreneurial Growth Strategies Zacharakis, A. The International Congress of Entrepreneurs, Mexico City, Mexico (2003)
  • Opportunity Recognition: New Venture Creation and Corporate Growth and Renewal Zacharakis, A. World MBA Tour, Boston, MA (2003)
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