Faculty Profiles

Mathew Allen

  • Associate Professor
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 2019

    • EPS 1216 GENERATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER
    • MSM 6110 GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPERIENCE-CHILE
  • 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

Publications

Journal Articles

  • 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: 371–379. 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.

Book Chapters

  • 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..
  • 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

  • Gerontrocy and Family Business Succession Leadership, Entrepreneurship and the Next Generation Davis, J. Allen, M. James, A. Botero, I. Gonzalez, A. STEP Global Academic Conference, Cartegena, Colombia (2018)
  • Motivating Next Generation Members Into The Family Business Botero, I. Gonzales, A. James, A. Allen, M. Davis, J. STEP Global Academic Conference, Cartegena, Colombia (2018)
  • The Eternal Parental Question: A model of value transmission across generations in the presence of a countering zeitgeist Allen, M. James, a. Allen, M. Davis, J. Gonzalez, A. STEP Global Academic Conference, Cartegena, Colombia (2018)
  • Human Capital in Family Businesses: Different context, different rules Allen, M. Wharton People Analytics Conference, Wharton School, PA (2018)
  • Entrepreneurship in Family Business Allen, 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 businesses Allen, M. Davis, J. SMS, Berlin, Germany (2016)
  • Effective management of human capital within a business family: Different systems, different rules Allen, M. Family Enterprise research Conference FERC, Brazil (2016)
  • El estilo de dirección y su influencia en el desarrollo de la capacidad de innovar en la empresa familiar Estrada, 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 study Allen, M. Davis, J. FERC - Family Enterprise Research Conference, Portland, OR (2014)
  • Comparing Adoption, Internalization, and Effectiveness of High-Investment HR Values in South Asia Colakoglu, 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 Asia Colakoglu, S. Allen, M. Miah, K. Bird, A. AIB 2013 Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey (2013)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Peruvian Family Businesses: Implications for Performance Araneda, L. Estrada, P. Alvarado, C. Allen, M. 9th Family Enterprise Research Conference, Viña del Mar, Chile (2013)
  • Sucesión en empresa familiar agroindustrial en Chile Gonzalez, R. Pinaud, N. Allen, M. 9th Family Enterprise Research Conference, Viña del Mar, Chile (2013)
  • Situational Agency and the Relationship Between Entrepreneurs and Their Sources of Financing Allen, 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 Businesses Allen, M. Davis, J. 2012 AOM Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Competitive Advantages of Family Business Governance Structures: The Role of Relational Governance Allen, M. The Family Enterprise Research Conference 2012, Montreal (2012)
  • The Role of Leadership in the Relationship Between Human Resources Management and Firm Performance Allen, M. Strategic Management Society Meetings, Miami, FL (2011)
  • Human Resource Management and Resource Constraints: The Role of Intrinsic Human Resource Management Allen, M. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Managing for Innovation: The Role of Managerial Control in Supporting or Impeding Corporate Venture Allen, M. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Synergy or Substitution? the Interacting Bases of Trust in New Ventures Allen, M. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2010)
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