This collection includes theses and dissertations from the College of Business. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Innovate within product lines or outside of them? An ethnographic study of corporate innovation in a corporate venture makerspace., Cole Joseph Crider

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Balancing exploration, exploitation, and efficiency : a framework of entrepreneurial learning., Shaun Paul Digan

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Schumpeter revisited : faster better cheaper as grounds for entrepreneurial success and a path to an IPO., Charles Raymond Olsavsky

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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How do entrepreneurs react to investor rejection, try harder or move on?, Yuhan Hua

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Understanding the role of social capital on performance in family firms., Mahshid Jessri

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A socioemotional wealth perspective on innovativeness and performance of family businesses., Vasiliki Kosmidou

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The influence of high-performance work systems and intangible strategic resources on the entrepreneurial orientation-firm performance relationship., Shankar Naskar

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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An investigation of the centrality of competing institutional logics for social enterprises., Tae Jun Bae

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The time frames of new venture teams., Jason D’Mello

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A social cognitive perspective on opportunity evaluation., Trayan Kushev

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Entrepreneurial decision-making under risk : prospect theory and dual-process theory., Dalong Ma

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Is that an opportunity? : a multilevel investigation of the individual-opportunity nexus and opportunity beliefs., Eric Shaunn Mattingly

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A discourse on entrepreneurial identity : three essays., Krishna P. Poudel

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How do individual factors influence moral decision making in entrepreneurship? : the role of self-construal, temporal construal and moral identity., Shanshan Qian

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Resourceful financing by new firms : the use of multiple credit sources, John M. Mueller

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Experience, effectuation, and something good : does the use of effectuation lead to positive outcomes?, Thomas E. Nelson

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Creating an entrepreneurial frame of mind., Robert F. Sinclair

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Three essays on the influence of formal institutions on entrepreneurship., Michael David Crum