• 2019 Elections

    (Posted on behalf of By Donald O. Neubaum, Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division)  As Division Chair, I have the honor of working with the Entrepreneurship Nomination Committee to oversee the ENT Division’s elections for our next executive leader ... More

Meet the New Elects

July 2019
by Donald Neubaum

The Entrepreneurship Division recently elected five people to the Executive Committee. Four new Representatives at Large (RALs) were elected to serve three-year terms, which will commence at the conclusion of the upcoming Annual Meeting. Three of these positions replace RALs who are rolling off the Executive Committee after fulfilling their three-year term, while the fourth is a new RAL position earned by the Division due to an increase in membership. RALs represent the general membership in the Division’s activities and report to the Division Chair. Their duties include serving as committee members or committee chairs, fulfilling formal ambassadorial duties on behalf of the Division, and performing other duties as assigned by the Chair. They are critically important because they contribute to the Division’s planning efforts and are often relied upon to spearhead the Division’s key initiatives and activities.

In addition to the RALs, a new Professional Development Workshop Chair (PWD or Assistant Program Chair) was elected. The PDW Chair is a five-year position. In successive years, this person will serve as PDW Chair, Program Chair, Chair Elect, Chair, and Immediate Past Chair.   

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who voted in the election and thank all who volunteered to run for an Executive Committee position. We are a volunteer organization and could not function without the help of the many members who choose to serve the Division. I look forward to working with each of the newly elected officials in the coming months. Below, I would like to briefly introduce each of them to the Division. 

Incoming PDW Chair - April Franco, University of Toronto 

April has been an active member of the Entrepreneurship Division, serving as a Representative at Large since 2016 and chair of the Awards Committee. Her research interests include entrepreneurship via spin-outs (firms started by former employees of incumbent firms) and start-up teams. April has published articles focused on entrepreneurship in various journals (e.g., Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy) and contributed a chapter in the Handbook of Entrepreneurship. She was an associate editor for Management Science, and she currently serves on the editorial board for Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Additionally, April has received many awards and grants for her research, including Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Journal in 2005. April is passionate about entrepreneurship research and has been mentoring both graduate students and junior faculty for several programs, including the Kauffman fellowship awards and the Entrepreneurship Division’s mentoring program. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.


Representative at Large - Frédéric Delmar, emlyon business school

Frédéric is a professor of entrepreneurship and head of the research center in entrepreneurship and innovation at emlyon business school. He is also a visiting professor in entrepreneurship at the Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship at Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden. Prior to his current appointments, Frédéric held other positions at Lund University, Sweden; Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University, Sweden. 

Frédéric has been researching entrepreneurship for twenty years. His main research interests include the early development and growth of new ventures, including current research focused on new venture team dynamics. Frédéric’s work has been published in books and numerous journals, including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Technovation. He is associate editor for Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and former senior editor for Organization Studies. He is also a member of the editorial board of Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Strategic Organization. Frédéric has also been active in several start-ups.

Representative at Large - Tim R. Holcomb, Miami University 

Tim is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University and serves as Director of the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship. Previously, he held the Jim Moran Professor of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University, where he served as Executive Director of The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. Tim earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. 

Tim has 85 refereed publications, including eight articles published in FT50 journals. His work has earned best paper awards from the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Kauffman Foundation, and Babson College. Tim is co-editor of Kauffman Foundation’s State of the Field: Entrepreneurial Strategy and serves on editorial boards for three FT50 journals: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Management. He is a member of the Board of Reviewers for Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference and holds or previously held key leadership positions in the 21,000+ member AOM, including the Executive Committee (elected) of STR Division and Research Committees of ENT Division and OMT Division.


Representative at Large - Annelore Huyghe, Cass Business School

Annelore is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Entrepreneurship at Cass Business School, United Kingdom. She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Ghent University, Belgium. Before joining Cass, Annelore worked as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research. Her research interests include consequences of passion in entrepreneurship (e.g., for individual and team well-being), role and identity dynamics in collective action (e.g., in new venture teams and market categories), and drivers and processes of research commercialization. 

Annelore’s work has been published in leading journals in her field, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and Small Business Economics. She has received several awards, such as Best Paper Award at ACERE Conference 2015 and Distinguished Reviewer Award from the AOM Entrepreneurship Division in 2014. She currently teaches courses in entrepreneurship and innovation at graduate and MBA level and serves in the Membership Committee of the AOM Entrepreneurship Division. Annelore consults for several tech start-ups and often organizes entrepreneurship events to bring together academics and practitioners.


Representative at Large - Yuliya Snihur, Toulouse Business School 

Yuliya is an Associate Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation at the Toulouse Business School in France. Yuliya teaches and studies strategy-formation processes in new ventures based on the analysis of organizational business models, identities, and imprinting. She is researching the role of time and language in entrepreneurship based on complexity theory, cognitive, and linguistic approaches such as framing. To this end, she uses hand-collected interview data, fieldwork, and extensive longitudinal datasets to build theory. 

Yuliya has published in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. She was the finalist for the 2018 AOM Organization and Management Theory Division’s Best Entrepreneurship Paper Award and received the 2014 Heizer Dissertation Award from the AOM Entrepreneurship Division. Yuliya co-edited a Special Issue on business models and sustainability for the Journal of Cleaner Production. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of Long Range Planning. Yuliya received her Ph.D. in management from the IESE Business School (Barcelona, Spain), prior to which she worked in corporate finance.

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