William Wales

Position: Standish Chair and Associate Professor
Office: (518) 429-9479
Email: wwales@albany.edu

Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2007

Academic Subfields
Entrepreneurship; Strategic Management

Research Interests
Entrepreneurial Orientation; Corporate Entrepreneurship & Renewal;
Strategic Behavior & Strategy Formulation; CEO Attributes and

Best Empirical Paper Award. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. 2018.
Best Social Entrepreneurship Paper Award. Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division. 2018.
Outstanding Service Award. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. 2017.
Dean's Impact Award. James Madison University. 2014.
Kenneth Bartee Endowed Teaching Innovation Award. James Madison University. 2012.

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Editorial Boards
Journal of Business Venturing
Journal of Management Studies

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

Journal Publications (selected)
Covin, J. G., & Wales, W. J. (2019). Crafting High Impact Entrepreneurial Orientation Research: Some Suggested Guidelines. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Vol 31, pp. 3-18.

Kearney, C., Soleimanof, S., & Wales, W. J. (2018). Examining Facilitative Configurations of Entrepreneurially Oriented Growth: An Information Processing Perspective. British Journal of Management, Vol 29, pp. 514-533.

Gupta, V., & Wales, W. J. (2017). Assessing Organizational Performance within Entrepreneurial Orientation Research: Where Have We Been and Where Can We Go From Here?, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol 26, pp. 51-76.

Wales, W. J. (2016). Entrepreneurial Orientation: A Review and Synthesis of Promising Research Directions. International Small Business Journal, Vol 34, pp. 3-15.

Wales, W. J., Wiklund, J., & McKelvie, A. (2015). What about New Entry? Examining the Theorized Role of New Entry in Entrepreneurial Orientation Research. International Small Business Journal, Vol 33, pp. 351–373.

Wales, W. J., Patel, P., & Lumpkin, G. T. (2013). In Pursuit of Greatness: CEO Narcissism, Entrepreneurial Orientation, and Firm Performance Variance. Journal of Management Studies, Vol 50, pp. 1041-1069.

Wales, W. J., Parida, V., & Patel, P. (2013). Too much of a Good thing? Absorptive Capacity, Firm Performance, and the Moderating Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation. Strategic Management Journal, Vol 34, pp. 622-633.

Wales, W. J., Patel, P., Parida, V., & Kreiser, P. (2013). Non-linear Effects of Entrepreneurial Orientation on Small Firm Performance: The Moderating Role of Resource Orchestration Capabilities. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol 7, pp. 93-121.

Hornsby, J. S., Holt, D. T., Kuratko, D. F., & Wales, W. J. (2013). Assessing a Measurement of Organizational Preparedness for Corporate Entrepreneurship. Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol 30, pp. 937-955.

Covin, J. G., & Wales, W. J. (2012). The Measurement of Entrepreneurial Orientation. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Vol 36, pp. 677-702.

Wales, W. J., Monsen, E., & McKelvie, A. (2011). The Organizational Pervasiveness of Entrepreneurial Orientation. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Vol 35, pp. 895-923.

Encyclopedia Entries
Wales, W. J. (2013) Entrepreneurial Orientation. In Kessler, E. H. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Management Theory, SAGE, Thousand Oaks, CA, Vol 1, pp. 242-245.

Books (edited volumes)
Corbett, A., Kreiser, P., Marino, L., & Wales, W. J. (2020). Entrepreneurial Orientation: Epistemological, Theoretical, and Empirical Perspectives. Vol 22, Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth. Emerald Group Publishing.

BMGT 400 : Entrepreneurship
BMGT 460 : Social Entrepreneurship
BMGT 675 : Entrepreneurship & Creativity
BMGT 698 : New Venture Development Research

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