I draw on organizational and management theory in the business, nonprofit, and public sectors, and work in close partnership with practitioner organizations to systematically collect data and test promising interventions through field research. My research agenda is motivated by questions that are of scholarly and policy relevance, reflecting my own background of over a decade working in international development and policy research.
Some of these studies are currently at the “revise and resubmit” or “under review” stages at journals like Strategic Management Journal, World Development, Journal of Management, and Business & Society, while others are conference drafts planned for submission.
Beyond the Point of Founding: Resource endowment, Overconfidence, and the Strategic Intention of Resource Acquisition (with Li-Wei Chen & Sheela Pandey) (revise & resubmit)
Are We Accelerating Equity Investment into Impact-Oriented Ventures? (with Li-Wei Chen & Peter Roberts) (under review)
Can Institutional Supports Improve the Quality of the Volun-‘told’? An Analysis of Online Volunteer Mentors (with Dyana Mason & Li-Wei Chen) (under review)
How Can Entrepreneurs Build Social Capital? An Experimental Study of Online Mentoring (with Dyana Mason & Li-Wei Chen) (part of an ongoing experimental trial supported by the Innovation Growth Lab). Further details of the trial can be found here.
How Social Entrepreneurship Grows: The Role of Philanthropic Finance (with Jacob Park) (revise & resubmit)
Sending Mixed Signals: How Incompatible Institutional Logics in Human and Financial Capital Affect the Labour Market Attractiveness of Social Ventures (with Sreevas Sahasranamam, Katerina Nicolopolou, & Eleanor Shaw)
Balancing Act: Interacting Institutional Logics and Impact Measurement Practices
Early Stage Projects I also have a number of other projects at earlier stages on nascent entrepreneurship in Rohingya refugee camps; looking at microenterprise development and social class, and exploring public and private social innovations in healthcare for the base of the pyramid.