About

Howard E. Aldrich received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and is Kenan Professor of Sociology, Adjunct Professor of Business at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Faculty Research Associate at the Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University.

His main research interests are entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial team formation, gender and entrepreneurship, and evolutionary theory.

His 1979 book, Organizations and Environments, was reprinted in 2007 by Stanford University Press in its Business Classics series. His book, Organizations Evolving (Sage, 1999), won the George Terry Award from the Academy of Management and was co-winner of the Max Weber Award from the OOW section of the American Sociological Association. In 2000, he won the Swedish Foundation on Small Business Award for his research on entrepreneurship. In 2002, he won the Sitterson Award for Excellence in Freshman Teaching at UNC-CH. His latest book, An Evolutionary Approach to Entrepreneurship: Selected Essays, was published by Edward Elgar in 2012. To see all of his publications, go to the “Publications” section of this site.

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Publications and talks book revs July 2016

 

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Erez Volovelsky

    Dear Prof. Akdrich,

    I am a Phd student in a business school.

    I am searching for a questionnaire to measure social capital, cultural capital and risk taking among business’ entrepreneurs in a host society.

    I hope you can assist me with the relevant citation / sourcing.

    Thank you very much,

    Erez

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    1. Howard Aldrich Post author

      The best place to look for validated measures of reliably measured entrepreneurship concepts is in the questionnaires and codebooks of the Panel Study for Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED), which you can find at the University of Michigan Institute for Social and Political Research. An additional resource that also provides great questions is the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) website. I would go to these websites because you want to look for measures that are been widely used and widely replicated.

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  2. TFelin

    Howard: OK, I’ve now checked out your web page – some great resources here. I’m looking forward to your talk here at Oxford tomorrow.

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  3. Brenda

    Hello Prof. Howard,

    I am a PhD student. I have been searching for theories which have been used to explain entrepreneurship but failed to get generic ones. Please help.

    Looking forward to your response

    Thanks

    Reply

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