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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

  • "Micro-Foundations of Corporate Entrepreneurship in Family Firms: An Institution-Based Perspective", with Kulraj Singh and Daniel T. Holt, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 2019, p 1-8.
  • "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, p 32-53.
  • "Entrepreneurs’ Retirement: Implications for Entrepreneurial Exit", with Michaell Morris and Rebecca White, Journal of Small Business Management, 2018, p 1-24.
  • "Examining Facilitative Configurations of Entrepreneurially Oriented Growth: An Information Processing Perspective", with William Wales and Claudine Kearney, British Journal of Management, 2017, p 43.
  • "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, 2014, p 3385-3403.
  • "The role of retirement intention in entrepreneurial exit Handbook on Entrepreneurial Exit", with Michael Morris and Imran Syed, Edward Elgar, 2014, p 157-183.

Recent Presentations

  • "Contextualizing the Entrepreneurship Process: A Configurational Analysis of National Institutional Contexts’ Influence on Different Stages of the Entrepreneurship Process", with Hessam Sarooghi, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Boston, MA. , 2019.
  • "Entrepreneur-Idea-Environment Fit in Forming Opportunity Confidence: A Multilevel Quasi-Experimental Analysis", with Hessam Sarooghi and Elahe Adel, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference, St. Pete Beach, FL., 2019.
  • "Entrepreneurship within Crony Capitalism: An International Investigation of the Influence of Cronyism on Productive and Unproductive Entrepreneurship", with Matthew Rutherford, Academy of Management conference, Chicago, IL., 2018.
  • "A Typology of Family Firm Learning Based on Family Communication Patterns", with Kulraj Singh and Daniel T. Holt, Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), Guadalajara, Mexico, 2018.
  • "Entrepreneurship and Societal Well-Being: An Empirical Investigation of the Entrepreneuring-as-Emancipation Perspective", with Tae Jo Kim, Southern Management Association (SMA) conference, Lexington, KY. , 2018.
  • "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.