Learn – Research
The Field Center seeks to be a leading voice in entrepreneurship by producing research that is of value to academics and entrepreneurs alike. To that end, Field Center faculty seek to explore current issues facing entrepreneurs and analyze them with rigorous scientific methods.
Field Center faculty and PhD students routinely publish their research in the leading entrepreneurship, innovation, and management journals. Below are recent examples of their work:
Maria Halbinger (with Jörg Claussen)
This big-data study of more than 79,000 first-time innovators finds that the perceived value of an innovation can be increased by interacting with other first-time innovators during the development process.
Shu Yang, Romi Kher and Scott Newbert
This large-scale empirical study reveals how accelerator selection decisions are biased due to the congruity between the signals sent by the startup and the stereotypes associated with the lead founder’s gender.
Journal of Business Venturing
This survey-based empirical study of makerspace participants shows that individuals motivated to innovate and/or diffuse innovations tend to join makerspaces and that individuals who participate in makerspaces are more likely to innovate and/or diffuse innovations successfully.
Scott Newbert and Jeff Augugliaro (with Erno Tornikoski)
This empirical study of 535 startups in the U.S. finds that “getting out of the building” to talk to customers during the startup process, as advocated by the popular Customer Development and Lean Startup approaches, helps generate initial sales, but that doing so is only useful when product innovativeness is high and, in all cases, significantly increases the time it takes to generate those sales.
Journal of Business Venturing Insights
Scott Newbert (with Hans Rawhouser and Michael Cummings)
This review summarizes the myriad ways in which social impact has been measured in academic research and presents a typology of how social impact might be better conceptualized and measured going forward.
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Scott Newbert (with Hans Rawhouser and Jaume Villanueva)
This article reviews research on entrepreneurial resource acquisition and then presents a typology suggesting successful strategies and tools for gaining access to resources.
International Journal of Management Reviews
Entrepreneurship Research Venture Fund
In an effort to support high-quality academic research on entrepreneurship, the Field Center has established the Entrepreneurship Research Venture Fund. The fund seeks to share the risks and uncertainties associated with academic research by staging investment (both mentorship and financial awards) throughout the research process. Since its launch in 2018, projects receiving investment have been published in and/or presented at the following outlets:
Journal of Business Venturing
International Association for Business and Society Conference
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
Research Workshop Series
In an effort to stay apace of current trends in academic research, the Field Center launched a Research Workshop Series in 2018 designed to provide formal training in cutting-edge research methods.
Recent workshops include:
Data crawling — Jörg Claussen, University of Munich
Regression discontinuity design — Caroline Flammer, Boston University
Machine learning — Shane Wang, Western University
Natural Language Processing — Roman Jurowetzki, Aalborg University
Field Studies — Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, New York University
Larry and Eris Field Family Visiting Scholar
In order to better integrate Baruch within the global community of entrepreneurship scholars, the Field Center established the Larry and Eris Field Family Visiting Scholar program. This program is designed to bring thought leaders from around the world to Baruch College to support the Field Center’s research initiative in a variety of ways, such as by presenting research, delivering workshops, providing feedback on research, collaborating with Baruch faculty, etc.
Past, present, and future visiting scholars include:
2019-2020 — Oana Branzei, Western University
2020-2021 — Justin Craig, Bond University
2021-2022 — Andrew Corbett, Babson College
2022-2023 — Toyah Miller, University of Texas at Dallas
Oana Branzei (inaugural Larry and Eris Field Family Visiting Scholar) with Scott Newbert