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PhD in Entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

  • 1.  PhD in Entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

    Posted 11-22-2021 06:52

    Are you interested in pursuing a PhD in Entrepreneurship?  Do you have strong intentions of pursuing an academic career studying entrepreneurship? If so, you should consider applying to the PhD Program in Entrepreneurship at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.


    We are currently accepting applications for admission to the program. The priority deadline for applications for fall 2022 admission is December 15, 2021 (https://kelley.iu.edu/programs/phd/admissions/how-apply/index.html)


    Kelley School of Business is a highly desirable place to do a PhD in Entrepreneurship because we have the strongest group of research-active entrepreneurship faculty in the world. The research-active faculty members in our entrepreneurship group (and their broad research interests) include:


    Sophie Bacq (Social entrepreneurship, necessity entrepreneurship, social impact)

    Greg Fisher (Entrepreneurial action, venture legitimacy, entrepreneurial strategy)  

    Don Kuratko (Corporate entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, entrepreneurial leadership)

    Blake Mathias (Identity in entrepreneurship, oppositional categories, qualitative research)

    Aaron McKenny (Entrepreneurial language, hybrid organizing, content analysis)

    Jeff McMullen (Opportunities, entrepreneurial action, social entrepreneurship)  

    Regan Stevenson (Entrepreneur decision-making, entrepreneur psychology, entrepreneurial experimentation)

    Trent Williams (Resourcefulness and resilience, identity, hybrid and community organizing)


    Other research-active faculty in the Kelley Management and Entrepreneurship department that may work with doctoral students include Tim Baldwin, Chris Berry, Juan Bu, Christina Carnes, MK Chin, Erik Gonzalez-Mule, Cristiano Guarana, Matt Josefy, Catherine Kleshinski, Brittany Lambert, Dan Li, Ernest O'Boyle, Stephanie Wang, and Eric Zhao.


    In addition to the very strong faculty roster, Indiana University is located in Bloomington, Indiana which is a vibrant, beautiful, and very affordable college town. It is an extremely easy and intellectually exciting place to live while you pursue a PhD.   


    We recently did a webinar on pursuing a PhD in Entrepreneurship with some of our faculty and PhD students. This is a general discussion about why one would want to pursue a PhD in Entrepreneurship and what to expect in a PhD program. The video of the webinar can be found here (https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/1_baax29wn)


    We will be hosting a virtual Q&A about the Kelley PhD Program in Entrepreneurship on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from Noon-1pm EST. We encourage you to join us for this Q&A at: https://iu.zoom.us/j/86775459696. Please join us for this Q&A to find out more.

    Greg Fisher
    Larry and Barbara Sharpf Professor of Entrepreneurship
    Associate Professor 
    Kelley School of Business 
    Indiana University
    Faculty Profile: Kelley School of Business
    Recent Book: Strategy in 3D