I am an economist working at the intersection of entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization. I apply economic theories and research methods to key issues about the emergence, boundaries, and internal organization of firms, how individuals and groups engage in entrepreneurial and innovative activity, and the ways organizations structure themselves to create and capture value. I am particularly interested in applications of entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization to innovation, diversification, vertical coordination, health care, and public policy.
My work has appeared in economics journals such as the Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, Economic Inquiry, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics and management journals such as Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Strategic Organization, and Journal of Management Studies. My books have been published by Cambridge University Press, the University of Chicago Press, Edward Elgar, and the Mises Institute and have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, and Polish. I have received research funding from the National Science Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, the Illinois-Missouri Biotechnology Alliance, and other organizations.
I have won best book or paper awards from the Foundation for Economic Education, the European Management Association, the Association of Private Enterprise Education, and the Eastern Finance Association and have been a best paper finalist with the Strategic Management Society.