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Innovation & Creativity
Dr. Patel is a leading source on issues related to innovation, entrepreneurship and health and self-employment. Dr. Patel mentors Villanova’s rising entrepreneurs and leaders, and actively promotes the connection of theory to practice through research, leadership and community outreach. His research has been featured on CNBC.
University of Louisville: phD
University of Louisville: MA
Spalding University: BA
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Your Employees May Be Sickened By the Thought of Losing Their Jobs to Automation
Small Business Trends online
County-level Job Automation Risk and Health: Evidence from the United States is the resulting report from the study conducted by Srikant Devaraj, a research assistant professor with Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research; Michael Hicks, Center for Business and Economic Research director; Emily J. Wornell, a research assistant professor with Ball State’s Indiana Communities Institute; and Pankaj C. Patel with Villanova University.
Automation risks costing people their health as well as their jobs
The Hill online
Does the risk of automation-related job losses effect more than labor market outcomes? That question is central to a new study on automation-related employment risk and health outcomes at the county level. In this work, colleagues at Villanova and Ball State Universities investigated whether the higher prevalence of workers exposed to automation-risk resulted in different health-care outcomes.
Study: Fear of Robots Taking Their Jobs Is Making Workers Sick
Hicks conducted the study with fellow Ball State researchers Srikant Devaraj and Emily Wornell, as well as Villanova University's Pankaj Patel. The researchers used county-level data, individual data from the General Social Survey, and two other surveys. The study found that with every 10 percentage-point increase in automation risk, employees' general health was 2.38 percent worse--and their mental health 0.6 percent worse.
For Startups Seeking Capital, The Name Is No Game
Innovate Long Island
What’s in a name? Maybe everything, if you’re a startup in need of early-stage capital. A new study by researchers from Stony Brook University, Drexel University and Villanova University explores the effects of “name fluency” on investors – that is, the familiarity, uniqueness and phonetic influence of a company name, and how venture capitalists tend to react. By exploring “the two ways you can evaluate a name, two kinds of fluency,” the study aims to be a resource to entrepreneurs and investors alike, according to co-author Richard Chan, an assistant professor in SBU’s College of Business who conducted the research with Drexel professor Haemin Park and Villanova professor Pankaj Patel.
Testosterone Levels in the Womb Affect Your Likelihood of Becoming an Entrepreneur
In the unending debate of Nature versus Nurture, new research puts forward an argument for nature. Higher levels of testosterone in the womb are associated with higher likelihood of becoming an entrepreneur, according to new research from Villanova School of Business Professor Dr. Pankaj Patel.
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Struggling with social capital: Pakistani women micro entrepreneurs’ challenges in acquiring resourcesEntrepreneurship and Regional Development
Marta Lindvert, Pankaj C. Patel & Joakim Wincent
Instant gratification: temporal discounting and self-employmentSmall Business Economics
Wolfe, M.T., Patel, P.C.
Two are better than one: Cortisol as a contingency in the association between epinephrine and self-employmentJournal of Business Venturing Insights
Marcus T.Wolfe, Pankaj C.Patel
Skin Tone and Self-Employment: is there an Intra-Group Variation among Blacks?The Review of Black Political Economy
Devaraj, S., Patel, P.C.
Encountered Problems and Outcome Status in Nascent EntrepreneurshipJournal of Small Business Management
Marco van Gelderen, Roy Thurik, Pankaj Patel