Here’s a short essay on “quiet quitting” in the LSE Business Review, suggesting that giving workers more authority and responsibility may exacerbate, rather than alleviate, frustration on the job.
Why Managers Matter was published October 4, 2022! More links and info are on the books page. I enjoyed doing an author reading at Fabled Bookshop here in Waco.
I’ve got a short essay in Times Higher Education on the increased emphasis on external funding (even at business and professional schools).
Here is an essay with Nicolai Foss and Samuele Murtinu on neoliberalism, published by the Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal Issues.
We have a cover for our forthcoming book, Why Managers Matter: The Perils of the Bossless Company. Here is a promotional flyer for the book, which will be published in late 2022.
In January 2021 I became co-editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (along with Gary Dushnitsky and Melissa Graebner). Keep those excellent manuscript submissions coming!
Here’s a nice summary of a multi-authored piece (including me and 28 other authors!) on Covid-19 and the workplace.
On August 10, 2020 I became Chair of the Academy of Management’s Entrepreneurship Division. Look for some exciting new initiatives in 2020-21!
I wrote a short piece with Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen, Lasse Lien, and Bram Timmermans for LSE Business Review, “Recessions Give Businesses Time to Improve—If Governments Let Them” (June 25, 2020).
My 2012 book with Nicolai Foss, Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment, has just been published in Chinese by China Social Science Press. (A Polish edition was published in 2017 and a Persian edition is forthcoming.)
I wrote a brief remembrance of my PhD adviser Oliver Williamson, who passed away May 22, 2020. I also produced short tributes for SIOE (on Williamson and entrepreneurship) and SMS (on Williamson and strategic management).
Here is a short piece with Phillip Nell, Nicolai Foss, and Jan Schmitt on how managers can incorporate the latest digital tools (big data, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence) without stifling creativity and innovation, forthcoming in the “Executive Digest” section of Business Horizons.
Happy to receive the Hankamer School of Business’s Robert and Robin Nitsche Outstanding Research Award for 2019.
My essay with Nicolai Foss on management in the digital age, “No Boss? No Thanks,” appeared in Aeon in January 2019.
Please submit to the SEJ Special Issue on “Policy for Innovative Entrepreneurship.” Submission window is 15 January 15 2019 to 15 February 2019.
I was delighted to receive the 2018 Best Paper Award from the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal for my 2008 paper, “Opportunity Discovery, Entrepreneurial Action, and Economic Organization.” The award goes to papers published at least five years prior and recognizes long-term impact on the field.
Happy to have won a Baylor University Outstanding Faculty Award for 2017-18. These recognize faculty contributions in teaching, service, or (in my case) research.
I have been elected the 2017-18 Assistant Program Chair (also known as PDW Chair) for the Academy of Management’s Entrepreneurship Division. This is the first stage of a five-year leadership track which puts me as Division Chair in 2020-21.
Here’s an interview I did with BizBahrain during a visit to Manama, Bahrain.
Here is an exchange on Israel Kirzner’s theory of entrepreneurship featuring Peter Boettke, Mario Rizzo, Frederic Sautet, and myself.
My work on academic incubators was featured in Inside Higher Ed in February 2017.
I was pleased to receive the Hankamer School of Business’s Brent Clum Outstanding Research Award for 2016.
Some favorite anonymous comments from EconJobMarketRumors.com:
“Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment . . . is the single biggest advance in theory of entrepreneurship in decades. [Klein is an] excellent IO scholar with a very lengthy publication record.”
“Klein’s book makes no sense. It’s small clique infighting trying to rebuke Israel Kirzner’s contribution to management theory. Yawn.”