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Introducing the New Members of Our Executive Committee

July 2020
by Donald O. Neubaum
ENT Past Division Chair

This past May, the membership of the Entrepreneurship Division elected five new members to the Executive Committee. Four of these individuals were elected to the vacant Representatives at Large (RAL) positions, while one was elected to serve as the incoming Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Chair. Please allow me to briefly introduce each of these new Executive Committee members.

Jon C. Carr, the Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at North Carolina State University, will become the Division’s next PDW Chair. Jon has been an active member of the Division for many years, serving as a reviewer, session chair, and PDW presenter.  From 2004 to 2009, he served as Chair of the Division’s Membership Committee. In that role, he developed the first online membership survey for the Division as part of its 5-year Academy of Management Division Review. He has also served on the Board of Reviewers for the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.  Currently he is an Associate Editor of Family Business Review (FBR) and an active review board member with the Journal of Business Venturing (JBV) and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP). Jon will serve on the Executive Committee for five years, then transition from PDW Chair to become the Division’s Program Chair, Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past Chair in subsequent years.

Sophie Bacq, Denis A. Grégoire, Jeff Pollack, and Sheryl Winston Smith were all elected to vacant RAL positions and will serve three-year terms. Sophie is an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and has been an active member of the Division since 2011. In that time, she has been involved in over 25 presentations and PDWs. Sophie has served on the Division’s Research Committee since 2019 and has mentored several Ph.D. students. She is a Field Editor at JBV, an Associate Editor at the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and serves on the Editorial Review Board at ETP. With Jill Kickul, Sophie also co-directs The Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference.

Denis is the Rogers-J.A.-Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship Research and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at HEC Montréal, Canada. As a member of the Division since the beginning of his doctoral studies, Denis has contributed to several AOM conferences (for the ENT, BPS, MOC and RM divisions) as a reviewer, presenter, panelist, organizer of panels and PDWs, and presenter at doctoral consortia. He has also served on the Research Committee and served as a judge for the Heizer Dissertation Award. Denis is an Associate Editor for Academy of Management Journal and serves on several Editorial Review Boards, including of Academy of Management Discoveries, ETP, JBV, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. This will be his second term as an RAL, previously serving from 2017 to 2020.

Jeff is an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management. He currently serves the Division in multiple capacities, including acting as Co-chair of the Entrepreneurship Division’s Research Committee and serving as the Moderator of the Division’s Listserv (ENTREP) since 2015. Jeff is an Editor at ETP and an Associate Editor at Journal of Business Venturing Insights. He also serves on the Editorial Review Board of multiple journals, including Academy of Management Perspectives, JBV, FBR, and Journal of Management Studies.

Sheryl is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy (with tenure) and Associate Dean for the Master of Science program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at BI Norwegian Business School.  She has served on the Division’s Research Committee. Sheryl is also very active in the Strategic Management Society, where she currently serves as the Engagement Officer in the Knowledge & Innovation Interest Group.  Previously, she served a 2-year term as a RAL in the Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group and was Track Chair of the Knowledge & Innovation track for the Banff Special Conference in 2017. Sheryl also serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of International Business Studies.

Please welcome the Division’s newly elected Executive Committee Members!


Donald O. Neubaum
ENT Past Division Chair

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