• Introducing the New Elects

    (posted on behalf of @Dawn DeTienne, Past-Chair of the ENT Division at AOM, 2020-2021)

    Please welcome the newest members of our Executive Committee!

    This past May, you elected the following PDW Chair, ENT Division Treasurer, and four Representatives-at-Large. They will begin their new roles at this year’s AOM Annual Meeting. Please see their bios and details below. A big thanks to all of you who voted!

    Dawn R. DeTienne
    ENT Past Division Chair

    PDW Chair (5-Year Leadership Term)
    Dr. Rachida Justo, Ph.D. from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Entrepreneurship at IE University, Spain. Rachida is also the first PDW Chair to claim three nationalities: Dominican, Tunisian, and French, making her our first leader from three continents! She speaks five languages. Rachida’s research focuses on social and women entrepreneurship, often challenging widely held assumptions about the role of gender and non-economic goals in entrepreneurial outcomes. Her work has been published in several academic outlets, such as the JBV, ETP, and JBE, as well as in several book chapters. She has been granted several awards from her research, including the “Best Women’s Entrepreneurship Paper Award” from AOM’s Entrepreneurship Division. Rachida strives to develop student’s awareness of the power of entrepreneurship to address Sustainable Development Goals and create sustainable and social value. She has developed numerous paper and multimedia teaching materials and won several teaching cases awards. She has been involved in the Executive Committee of the AOM’s Entrepreneurship Division since 2015 and served as Chair of its Teaching Committee since 2018. Rachida is highly engaged in action research and community outreach. She has served as Academic Director for the BBVA-Momentum Social Business Accelerator, and as a policy advisor and social entrepreneurship consultant for several international organizations, such the European Commission and the OECD. Rachida lives in Madrid with her husband and their two children.

    Entrepreneurship Division Treasurer

    Dr. Maribel Guerrero is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the School of Business and Economics (Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile) and Northumbria Centre for Innovation, Regional Transformation, and Entrepreneurship (iNCITE). She holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Business Economics at the Department of Business of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). Maribel has served AOM’s Entrepreneurship Division as a reviewer, discussant/chair, PDW/Symposium organizer, papers/career development seminars, DISCOtech regional ambassador, an active member of the Global Scholar Development Committee, Entrepreneurship Chair of the Mexican 2020 AOM specialized conference (canceled by COVID-19), ENT Division Mentor, and 2018-2021 ENT Division Treasurer. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, she has also worked professionally in the accounting field. Maribel values ethics, trust, respect, responsibility, hard work, and proactiveness.

    Representatives-at-Large (RAL)

    Dr. Isabella Hatak is a Full Professor of Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship and Director of the KMU-HSG at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland. Her research focuses on the value-creating behavior of individual entrepreneurs and what influences that behavior along the entrepreneurship process. The bright and dark sides of entrepreneurial well-being and mental health are at the heart of her teaching activities, as well as executive education. Isabella’s research has been published in outlets such as Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Journal of Business Ethics. She also reviews on the boards of ETP, ISBJ, and JSBM. Isabella strongly believes that one of the most effective ways of supporting entrepreneurial ventures is through an inclusive mindset in research and scholarship, building on the endeavors of the most impactful international entrepreneurship community.

    Dr. Sofia Johan, LL.B (University of Liverpool), LL.M. in International Economic Law (University of Warwick), Ph.D. in Law and Economics (Tilburg University), is Assistant Professor of Finance and Fellow of the Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise at Florida Atlantic University, USA. She is also Chair in Entrepreneurial Finance at the University of Aberdeen Business School and the Extramural Research Fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC) in The Netherlands. Sofia is Co-Editor of Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance and Associate Editor of the British Journal of Management. Her research is focused on law and finance, sovereign wealth funds, market surveillance, corporate governance, alternative investments and alternative finance. Her research has been published in the American Law and Economics Review, JFE, JFQA, AMJ, Journal of Banking and Finance, EFM, EER, and ETP, among other journals. Sofia has also co-authored multiple books, including Crowdfunding: Fundamental Cases, Facts and Insights; Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting: An International Perspective; and Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation and Performance Around the World. She co-edited the book, Handbook of IPOs, published by Oxford University Press. She is now working on another book, Handbook of Hedge Funds, that will also be published by Oxford University Press.

    Dr. Trent Williams is an Associate Professor and the William L. Haeberle Professor of Entrepreneurship at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Trent’s research focuses on new venture emergence, resourcefulness in entrepreneurship, resilience, and entrepreneurial responses to crises and extreme challenges. Prior to pursuing a PhD, Trent worked with two start-up ventures before becoming a Management Consultant in the Dallas area with Deloitte Consulting and then PwC Advisory. Trent has lived in Indonesia, several U.S. states, and Paris, France and enjoys collaborating across international borders to conduct his research. These interests have taken him to places like Haiti and the Dominican Republic to collect original data, and he is currently collaborating with co-authors in Sweden, Lebanon, and other locations to expand theory by incorporating more diverse entrepreneurial phenomena. In his free time, Trent enjoys mountain biking, skiing, running, and spending time with his family.

    Dr. Matthew S. Wood is Professor of Entrepreneurship and holds the Robert and Louise Rogers Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at Baylor University. He is past Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and currently serves as Director for the Entrepreneurship Doctoral Program. Matt’s research examines the nature of entrepreneurial opportunity and decision-making related to entrepreneurial action. His research has appeared in Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He serves on several editorial boards and is a Field Editor at the Journal of Business Venturing. Matt has been heavily engaged in AOM’s Entrepreneurship Division, serving as a member since 2007, fill-in RAL, Doctoral Consortia faculty mentor (2017-2021), Early Career Consortia panelist and mentor (2017-2021), and Division PDW co-organizer/panelist (2018-2021).