Associate Professor of Management and Faulty Director of the Ahlers Center of International Business - University of San Diego
My research focuses on the influence of institutional change on entrepreneurship, what drives institutional change, and the effect of those changes on the types of ventures that are founded and their performance. I also build on theories of institutions to discern how entrepreneurship is transforming society. This new stream of research is theorized in a series of papers in two Research on the Sociology of Organizations volumes on Entreprneueialism and Society.
Before my academic career, I spent ten years in the semiconductor industry and then founded and ran a successful company in Tokyo. Now, I make use of those experiences to inform my scholarship and teaching. Since earning my Ph.D. in 2014, I have published in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science, and others. My academic work has won numerous awards from the Academy of Management, Responsible Research in Management, and the Western Academy of Management, among others. I am on the editorial board of Organization Science. My articles have also appeared in academic books by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Springer Publications.
West Coast Research Seminar
I will present research, joint with Bhargava and Carlsson, on how CEO pay conforms to beliefs that firm outcomes ar largely random.
INFORMS Annual Meeting
Entrepreneurialism and the acceptance of inequality
Institutions and Entrepreneurship Conference
The Legacy of the Samurai: shareholder and stakeholder logics in communities ventures
Lake Tahoe Reversing the Arrow Conference
MY LATEST RESEARCH NEWS
Fireside Interview - UNC Kenan Flagler
The Ideology of Entreprenurship
New Video Discussion
Strategic Management Journal - VIDEO
"The Dark Side of Institutional Intermediaries: Junior Stock Exchanges and Entrepreneurship"
w/ C. Eesley
Policy Presentation at Mitsubishi Research Center Symposium with M. Cusumano
I presented a perspective on how open innovation can work - or miss - their targets. Thanks to Shigeo Kagami for inviting me.
New Publication - February 2021
Certification Relics: Entrepreneurship amidst Discontinued Certifications
Robert N. Eberhart
Graduate School of Business
Stanford, CA 94305
Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Organization Science, forthcoming
ABC News Interview
Should Facebook be regulated as a media company?
Interview at European Entrepreneurship Forum
RESEARCH INFORMS POLICY
Research insights from institutional perspectives were incorporated into policy efforts through a bi-lateral commission with members appointed by the US State Department and METI
Sweden Royal Institute of Technology
My research is assisting the institute to revise it country's bankruptcy laws. The report was handed over to Mikael Damberg, Minister of Enterprise and Innovation, at the 17 October, 2017. The report, "Entreprenörskap i det 21 århundradet, SOU 2016:72 (Entrepreneurship in the 21st century)" may be downloaded at the government’s webpage: