College of Business Mississippi State University

Faculty & Staff

 Sohrab  Soleimanof, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Entrepreneurship
  • M.B.A., Sharif University of Technology
  • B.S , University of Tehran, Electrical Engineering

Recent Publications

  • "The Intersection of Family Firms and Institutional Contexts: A Review and Agenda for Future Research", with Matthew W. Rutherford and Justin W. Webb, Family Business Review, 2018.
  • "Examining Facilitative Configurations of Entrepreneurially Oriented Growth: An Information Processing Perspective", with William Wales and Claudine Kearney, British Journal of Management, 2017, p 43.
  • "The role of retirement intention in entrepreneurial exit Handbook on Entrepreneurial Exit", with Michael Morris and Imran Syed, Edward Elgar, 2014, p 157-183.
  • "An empirical study of firm’s absorptive capacity dimensions, supplier involvement and new product development performance", with Saeed Najafi Tavani, Hamid Sharifi, and Manoochehr Najmi, International Journal of Production Research, 2013, p 3385-3403.

Recent Presentations

  • "How Do Ethnic Family Institutions Influence Family Owner’s Mentoring Style in Grooming Family Successors? A Family Science Theory Perspective", with Kulraj Singh, Family Enterprise Research Conference, AShville, NC, 2017.
  • "Entrepreneurial Behaviors within Family Firms’ Institutional Contexts”", with Kulraj Singh, Theories of Family Enterprise Conference, University of St. Gallen, Sweden, 2017.
  • "Cronyism and Entrepreneurship: How Does Cronyism Influence Productive and Unproductive Entrepreneurship within a Country?", with Matthew Rutherford, Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2016.
  • "Family firm governance through strategic cronyism: Inviting nonfamily managers to the party", with Kristen Madison, Josh Daspit, and Emily Garrigues Marett, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Nova Lima, Brazil, 2016.
  • "Entrepreneurial Orientation and Firm’s Growth: A Configuration of Firm’s Strategic Orientation and Environment’s Technological Sophistication", with Claudine Kearney and Michael Morris, Academy of Management Conference , Vancouver, Canada, 2015.
  • "Cronyism and Entrepreneurship: A Country Level Analysis", Institute for Human Studies & Mercatus Advance Policy Conference, Arlington, VA, 2015.
  • "A Cross Level Perspective on Individual Improvisation within Founding Teams: Individual Creativity, Goal Orientation and Teams’ Entrepreneurial Orientation", Academy of Management Conference , Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
  • "The Role of Retirement Intention in Entrepreneurial Exit", with Imran Syed and Michael Morris, In the State of the Field – Entrepreneurial Exit” 2013 Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013.