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Jeffrey G. Covin - Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. Bloomington, IN, US

Jeffrey G. Covin Jeffrey G. Covin

Professor of Strategic Management | Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Bloomington, IN, UNITED STATES

Dr. Covin is a leading scholar in the fields of entrepreneurship, strategic management, and technology management.

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  • Samuel and Pauline Glaubinger Professor of Entrepreneurship

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Biography

Dr. Jeffrey G. Covin is the Samuel and Pauline Glaubinger Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Strategic Management at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Bloomington. He has also served as the Chair of the Management and Entrepreneurship Department in the Kelley School of Business.

Dr. Covin is a leading scholar in the fields of entrepreneurship, strategic management, and technology management, with several dozen articles published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Operations Management, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the Journal of High Technology Management Research. His research has been recognized nationally with awards including ET&P’s Best Journal Article award for the years 1991 and 1997 and the U.S. Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Best Journal Article in Corporate Entrepreneurship award for the years 1991 and 2000. His articles have twice been chosen for the prestigious AnBar Citation of Excellence award. Dr. Covin was identified as the second-most published author of scholarly articles on the topic of entrepreneurship in a study published in the Journal of Management in 1997. Dr. Covin has co-authored Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation (South-Western/Thomson Publishers, 2011).

Dr. Covin co-developed the Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship Program at Indiana University which received national acclaim by being named the National Model Ph.D. Program in Entrepreneurship by USASBE. Dr. Covin has been named a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellow by the National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Entrepreneurship Mentor Award by the Academy of Management for his exemplary work in developing Ph.D. students and junior-level faculty in the entrepreneurship field. In 2008, Dr. Covin received the USASBE Award for Outstanding Research in Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Prior to joining the Kelley School of Business, he held the Hal and John Smith Chair of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Areas of Expertise (9)

Strategic Management

Entrepreneurship

Business Management

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Higher Education Administration

Business Ethics

Product Innovation

Technology Management

Corporate Entrepreneurship

Accomplishments (2)

Award for Outstanding Research in Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategy (professional)

2008

Awarded by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship Mentor Award (professional)

2005

Awarded by the Academy of Management for exemplary work in developing Ph.D. students and junior-level faculty in the entrepreneurship field.

Education (1)

University of Pittsburgh: Ph.D., Organisation Studies and Strategic Planning 1985

Articles (5)

Value proposition evolution and the performance of internal corporate ventures Journal of Business Venturing

2015

The success of internal corporate ventures (ICVs) is contingent upon their ability to: (1) anticipate the bases on which their offerings appeal to their target markets, (2) adjust these value propositions as the venture develops, and (3) leverage their parent corporations' relevant knowledge stocks. Aimed at developing a deeper understanding of the process requirements of successful exploratory initiatives, we build and test a model of venture performance using data from 145 ICVs. We find that value proposition evolution is related to venture performance in a curvilinear manner.

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International entrepreneurial orientation: Conceptual considerations, research themes, measurement issues, and future research directions Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

2013

The amount of research conducted on the topic of international entrepreneurial orientation (IEO) has grown exponentially in recent years, thus inviting an analysis of the scholarly conversations taking place. This paper is a review and commentary on how the construct of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) has been leveraged within the international entrepreneurship literature.

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Corporate entrepreneurship: State-of-the-art research and a future research agenda Journal Of Product Innovation Management

2013

Managers and management scholars have traditionally embraced the premise that sustainable competitive advantage must be developed by firms to achieve and perpetuate competitive superiority.

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The effects of entrepreneurial orientation and commitment to objectives on performance New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

2011

In response, we collected survey data from executives in 126 small, high-technology firms, and found that EO and commitment to objectives enhanced sales growth. In addition, the study determined that commitment to objectives was associated with greater increased sales growth of companies high in EO, as compared to those low in EO.

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The measurement of entrepreneurial orientation Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

2011

This article explores how the concept of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) has been portrayed and assessed in prior research. The challenges and decision criteria associated with formative versus reflective measurement approaches are reviewed.

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