William Wales

Position: Standish Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
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

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

Marsh, J. S., Wales, W. J., Graefe-Anderson, R., & Pattie, M. W.
(2015). Cashing In: Understanding Post-Acquisition CEO Stock Option
Exercise. Management Decision, Vol 53, pp. 1953-1975.

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.

Mousa, F., Wales, W. J., & Harper, S. (2015). When less is more: EO’s
influence upon funds raised by young technology firms at IPO. Journal
of Business Research, Vol 68, pp. 306–313.

Mousa, F., Bierly, P., & Wales, W. J. (2014). Different Strokes: IPO
Risk Factors, Investor Valuation, and Firm Survival. Journal of
Management & Organization, Vol 20, pp. 348-364.

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.

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.

Wales, W. J., Gupta, V., & Mousa, F. (2013). Empirical Research on the
EO Construct: An Assessment and Suggestions for Future Research.
International Small Business Journal, Vol 31, pp. 357-383.

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.

Messersmith, J. G., & Wales, W. J. (2013). Entrepreneurial Orientation
and Performance in Young Firms: The Role of Human Resource Management.
International Small Business Journal, Vol 31, pp. 115-136.

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

Cavazos, D., Patel, P., & Wales, W. J., (2012). Mitigating
Environmental Effects on New Venture Growth: The Critical Role of
Stakeholder Integration across Buyer and Supplier Groups. Journal of
Business Research, Vol 65, pp. 1243-1250.

Pattie, M. W., Parks, L. M., & Wales, W. J. (2012). Who Needs
Security? Entrepreneurial Minorities, Security Values, and Firm
Performance. Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol 21, pp. 319-328.

Mousa, F., & Wales, W. J. (2012). Founder Effectiveness in Leveraging
Entrepreneurial Orientation. Management Decision, Vol 50, pp. 305-324.

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

Book Chapters
Lumpkin, G. T., Wales, W. J., & Ensley, M. D. (2006) Assessing the
Context for Corporate Entrepreneurship: The Role of Entrepreneurial
Orientation. In T. Habbershon & M. Rice (Eds.), Praeger Perspectives
on Entrepreneurship, Vol 3.

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.

Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice.

Editorial Boards
Journal of Business Venturing
Journal of Management Studies

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

Dean’s Impact Award. James Madison University. 2014.
Kenneth Bartee Endowed Teaching Innovation Award. James Madison
University. 2012.
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Business Venturing. 2006.

BMGT 400 : Entrepreneurship
BMGT 460 : Social Entrepreneurship
BMGT 513 : Organizational Behavior & Managerial Skills
BMGT 675 : Entrepreneurship & Creativity
BMGT 698 : New Venture Development Research

EO Research
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