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. 

The Field Center Research Seminar Series is a professional development program for faculty and Ph.D. students, providing supportive learning opportunities to enhance your academic research practices.

Interested faculty and Ph.D. students can contact Maria Halbinger for more details.

Previous Research Seminars

Data crawling — Jörg Claussen, Ludwig Maximilian 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

What Makes for a Theoretical Contribution —  Andrew Corbett, Babson College

How to Use Storytelling in Academic Writing? —  Timothy G. Pollock, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Formal Models —  Richard Makadok, Purdue University

Experiments —  Orsola Garofalo, Copenhagen Business School

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) —  Peer Fiss, University of Southern California

Endogeneity —  Toke Reichstein, Copenhagen Business School

The Editing Process —  Jeffery McMullen, Indiana University

Doctoral Workshops aim to prepare and support doctoral students submitting their entrepreneurship related research to conferences. Doctoral students will gain insights into the conference submission process as well as learn how to develop meaningful research projects.

Previous Research Seminars

Submitting to the Babson College Research Conference Andrew Corbett, Babson College

Statistics Refresher  Romi Kher, Baruch College

Econometrics Bootcamp  Toke Reichstein, Copenhagen Business School

How to deliver an impactful, memorable conference presentation: Best practices, industry norms, and trade secrets  Jefferey McMullen, Indiana University

Recent Publications

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:

This empirical study analyzes annual data from 1994 to 2016 for all 384 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States to identify the role that venture capital investment across MSA boundaries plays in regional new venture creation and how the impact of those investments is affected by the number of public companies and the level of religious participation within each MSA.

Academy of Management Journal


Rainbow wash or rainbow revolution? Dynamic stakeholder engagement for SDG-driven responsible innovation

Ivan Montiel (with Leopoldo Gutierrez, Jordi Surroca, and Josep Tribo)

This empirical article introduces a responsible innovation typology based on stakeholder engagement for firms to contribute more effectively to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Journal of Business Ethics

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.

Research Policy 

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.

Research Policy

This article highlights the importance of the academic peer review process to a researcher’s ongoing professional development and to the vitality of the field as a whole.

Journal of Business Venturing

This article prescribes how entrepreneurship researchers can design empirical studies that explore and exploit the contextual factors in their data so as to generate findings that are both interesting and important.

Journal of Business Venturing

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 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

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 Ethics
Journal of Business Venturing
Research Policy
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
International Association for Business and Society Conference

Applications for investment are considered on a rolling basis. Interested Management faculty and Ph.D. students should send an inquiry to Scott Newbert 

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

2021-2022  Andrew Corbett, Babson College

2022-2023 Jeffery McMullen, Indiana University

2024-2025 Tom Lumpkin, University of Oklahoma

Oana Branzei, Scott Newbert

Scott Newbert, Andrew Corbett

Scott Newbert, Jeff McMullen

Scott Newbert, Field Editor at the Journal of Business Venturing (JBV) since 2013, hosted the 2022 JBV Editor’s Conference at the Field Center. The event allowed JBV’s editorial team to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing both the journal and the field and develop a strategy for the upcoming year.

From left to right: Regan Stevenson (Indiana University), Phil Kim (Babson College), Nicola Breugst (Technical University Munich), Simon Parker (Ivey Business School), Charlene Zietsma (University of Michigan), Bill Forster (Willamette University), Veroniek Collewaert (Vlerick Business School), Dennis Park (University of Texas at Dallas), Nicole Coviello (Wilfrid Laurier University), Scott Newbert (Baruch College), Stephanie Fernhaber (Butler University), Maija Renko (DePaul University), Alex Kier (Washington State University), Aaron Anglin (Texas Christian University), Brian Anderson (University of Kansas), Mirjam Knockaert (Ghent University), Jeffery McMullen (Indiana University), Ted Waldron (Texas Tech University)

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