Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • Professor Earle’s research interests grew out of a long-held fascination with the transformational power of innovation. The core of his research program is developing new ways of understanding how innovations move from initial invention to marketable products, services, and business models; and how this process affects and informs the strategies of participating organizations. For empirical contexts, he focuses on disruptive innovations in chemistry, energy, and other technology-driven fields. His most recent research focuses on extra-organizational levels of analysis including, networks, ecosystems, and communities. Professor Earle has presented his findings at numerous conferences, including Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society meetings, and published his research in leading management journals including Research Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, and Administrative Science Quarterly. He was also named a Strategy Research Foundation Scholar for 2018-2019.

    In addition to pursuing his research program, Professor Earle serves as the Chair of UNH’s Holloway Prize business proposal competition, Co-PI of UNH’s NSF I-Corps Site, holds a USASBE Technology Entrepreneurship Education certificate, and is a Certified Lean Launchpad Educator. Before pursuing his Ph.D., Professor Earle had experience in new ventures, consulting, and as a University of Oregon Technology Entrepreneurship Fellow.

    Research Awards
    - Research Impact on Practice Award (runner-up), Academy of Management ONE Division (2018)
    - Presidential Award for Responsible Research, International Association for Chinese Management Research (2017)
    - Best Research Paper Award, GRONEN Research Conference (2016)
    - Best Research Paper Award. Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (2015)
    - Best Dissertation Award (Runner-up), INFORMS Technology Management Section (2014)

    Teaching Awards
    - Paul College Excellence in Teaching Award (2021)
    - Outstanding MBA Faculty Award (2018, 2021)

    Service Awards
    - Pathways to Innovation Campus Culture and Policy Award, VentureWell (2017)
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 Innovating for Good in Opportunistic Contexts: The Case for Firms' Environmental DivergenceJournal of Business Ethics International Journal of Value-Based Management.  Forthcoming. 2021
    2021 The Wicked Problem of Teaching About Wicked Problems: Design Thinking and Emerging Technologies in Sustainability EducationManagement Learning.  Forthcoming. 2021
    2020 Lean Collaboration on Campus? A Social Network and Bricolage ApproachAdvances in Engineering Education.  Spring 2020. 2020
    2019 Hybrid Business Models and the Public Science–Private Industry InterfaceJournal of Business Models.  7. 2019
    2019 Strategy-as-Process in a Technology Venture: A Case Study of Pivots, Pauses, Partners, and ProgressTechnology Innovation Management Review.  9:8-18. 2019
    2018 Stuck in the Middle: Using Middle-Status Conformity to Unravel Conflicting Results in Innovation Diffusion PatternsJournal of Innovation Management.  6:32-54. 2018
    2017 "If Chemists Don't Do It, Who Is Going To?'' Peer-driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green ChemistryAdministrative Science Quarterly.  62:524-560. 2017
    2017 Expanding the Geographic Scope of University Entrepreneurship Research: Theoretical Justification and Empirical EvidenceJournal of International Management Studies.  21:24-31. 2017
    2015 "Geography, Personal Values, and Hybrid Companies"Academy of Management Proceedings.  2015:17476-17476. 2015
    2015 Networks and Organizational Ambidexterity: From the Lab to the Market in Green ChemistryAcademy of Management Proceedings.  2015:15777-15777. 2015
    2014 Do innovation measures actually measure innovation? Obliteration, symbolic adoption, and other finicky challenges in tracking innovation diffusionResearch Policy.  43:927-940. 2014
    2012 Geographic Clustering by Hybrid Companies: Shared Values, Institutions, and Resource AcquisitionAcademy of Management Proceedings.  2012:12495-12495. 2012
    2012 Obliteration, Symbolic Adoption, and Other Finicky Challenges in Tracking Innovation DiffusionAcademy of Management Proceedings.  2012:13497-13497. 2012
    Beacons of Hope or Ships in the Night? A systematic assessment of changes in corporate sustainability reports following the introduction of the United Nations Sustainable Development GoalsBRQ Business Research Quarterly
    Taking Root in Fertile Ground: Community Context and the Clustering of Hybrid CompaniesJournal of Business Venturing
    Wayfinding: Navigating Operational Uncertainty via Organizational Controls.Strategic Organization

    Article

    Year Title
    2020 Hybrid Business Models and the Public Science-Private Industry Interface 2020
    2020 Network Orchestrators and Institutional Change Multilevel Opportunity Processes of Hybrid Organizations 2020
    2019 Network Orchestrators and Institutional Change Multilevel Opportunity Processes of Hybrid Organizations 2019
    2019 Hybrid Business Models and the Public Science-Private Industry Interface 2019
    2017 Remodeling a business plan competition through focusing on purpose, process, and platform 2017
    2017 Lean Collaboration on Campus? A social Networks and Bricolage Approach 2017
    2017 Lean Collaboration on Campus? A social Networks and Bricolage Approach 2017
    2017 Crafting Sustainability with Passion and Purpose: The Seismic Brewing Case.” 2017
    2017 Rivals or Reinforcements? Are Hybrid and Traditional Ventures Substitutes or Complements? 2017
    2016 Orchestrating Ambidexterity at the Confluence of Open & Closed Innovation Systems 2016
    2016 GEOGRAPHY, PERSONAL VALUES, AND HYBRID COMPANIES: THE LOCAL ROOTS OF ENLIGHTENED ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2016
    2016 Fragmentation as Strategy - What sustains a renaissance? 2016
    2016 A Conversation About... Entrepreneurship at UNH 2016
    2015 Local Social Context and Entrepreneurship: Geography, Personal Values, and Hybrid Companies 2015
    2015 Network Structure, Network Composition and Organizational Ambidexterity: Evidence from technology commercialization in chemistry 2015
    2015 Network-level organizational ambidexterity in Asian and Western Firms: Evidence from technology commercialization in chemistry 2015
    2015 Network Structure, Network Diversity, and Organizational Ambidexterity: Evidence from technology commercialization in chemistry 2015
    2015 Insider-Driven Change in Fields of Practice: Exploring the Case of Green Chemistry 2015
    2014 Explore with Strangers, Exploit with Friends: Organizational Ambidexterity & Networks in Successful Technology Commercialization 2014

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 Social entrepreneurs and field-level change: an institutional process model of social entrepreneurship.  153-189. 2018

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2015 Networks and Organizational Ambidexterity: From the Lab to the Market in Green Chemistry 2015
    2010 Understanding knowledge diffusion in green chemistry education: Lessons for moving green chemistry from the university to marketACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2010
    Hybrid Organizations as Bridges at the Public Science – Private Industry Interface
    Rivals or Reinforcements? Are Hybrid and Traditional Ventures Substitutes or Complements?

    Teaching Activities

  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course 2021
  • Entrepreneurial Management Taught course 2020
  • Strategic Management Taught course 2020
  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course 2020
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2019
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2019
  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course 2019
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2018
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2018
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2018
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2017
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2017
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2017
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2016
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2016
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2016
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2016
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2015
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2015
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2015
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2015
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2015
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2014
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2014
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Economics and Communications, Western Washington University
  • M.A. Economics, Washington State University
  • M.B.A. Entrepreneurship, University of Oregon
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • Full Name

  • Andrew Earle