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Brett Smith

Cintas Chair in Entrepreneurship & Founding Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship & Professor

Marketing & Entrepreneurship


Profile

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, 2007
  • M.B.A. Georgia State University, 1999
  • B.S. Miami University, Business, 1991

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Cintas Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship, 2018-Present
  • Founding Research Director, L.I.F.E. Research Lab, 2018-Present
  • Founding Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, 2006-Present
  • Professor of Entrepreneurship, 2015-Present
  • Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship, 2011-2018
  • Endres Associate Professor Fellow, 2014-2015
  • Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, 2011-2015
  • Visiting Professor, EM Lyon School of Business, Lyon, France, Spring 2009
  • Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, 2006-2011
  • Heavenly Dough, LLC, 1999-Present
  • Research Associate, University of Cincinnati, 2003-2006
  • Visiting Instructor, Miami University, 2001-2003
  • Director, Sales & Business Development, Bartertrust.com, 2000-2001
  • Chep International, 1991-2000

Recent Publications

  • Giudici, A., Combs, J., Cannatelli, B. & Smith, B. (forthcoming). Successful scaling in social franchising: The case of Impact Hub. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.
  • Barbosa, S., Fayolle, A., & Smith, B. (2019). Biased and overconfident, unbiased but going for it: Framing and anchoring effects on the decision to start a new venture. Journal of Business Venturing, 34: 528-557.
  • Smith, B., Conger, M., McMullen, J., & Neubert, M. (2019). Why believe? The promise of research on the role of religion in entrepreneurial action. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 11.
  • Cannatelli, B., Smith, B., & Sydow, A. (2019). Entrepreneurship in the controversial economy: Toward a research agenda. Journal of Business Ethics, 155: 837-851.
  • Cannatelli, B., Smith, B., Giudici, A., Jones, J. & Conger, M. (2017). An expanded model of distributed leadership in organizational knowledge creation in social entrepreneurship. Long Range Planning, 50: 582-602.
  • Knapp, J., Smith, B. & Sprinkle, T. (2017). Is it the job or the support? The relative importance of job characteristics and perceived organizational support for nonprofit employee retention and satisfaction. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46: 652-671.
  • Kistruck, G., Lount, R., Smith, B., Bergman, B., & Moss, T. (2016). Cooperation vs. competition: Alternative goal structures for motivating groups in a resource scarce environment. Academy of Management Journal, 59: 1174-1198.
  • Smith, B., Kistruck, G. & Cannatelli, B. (2016). The impact of moral intensity and desire for control on scaling decisions in social entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Ethics, 133: 677-689.
  • Kreiner, G., Sheep, M., Hollensbe, E., Smith, B. & Niyati, K. (2015). Elasticity and the dialectic tensions of organizational identity: How can we hold together while we're pulling apart? Academy of Management Journal, 58: 981-1011.
  • Smith, B., Meyskens, M. & Wilson, F. (2014). Should we stay or should we go? Organizational relational identity and identification in social venture strategic alliances. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 5: 295-317.
  • Kistruck, G., Sutter, C., Lount, R. & Smith, B. (2013). Mitigating principal-agent problems in Base-of-the-Pyramid markets: An identity spillover perspective. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 659-682.
  • Knapp, J., Smith, B., Kreiner, G., Sundaramurthy, C. & Barton, S. (2013). Managing boundaries through identity work: The role individual and organizational identity tactics. Family Business Review, 26: 333-355.

Honors & Awards

  • Senior Faculty Research Excellence Award, 2019
  • Assigned Research Appointment, 2018
  • Research Grant: Embedding a Social Accelerator in the Ecosystem, 2017 FSB Summer Research Appointment, Miami University [$6,000]
  • Schulze Award â€" Outstanding Teaching & Education Publication, 2016 Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange [$1,500 scholarship]
  • U.S. State Department Grant â€" Institute on Social Entrepreneurship, 2015 Funding provided to develop institute for 35 Afghanistan Fulbright scholars to study social entrepreneurship and creativity [$103,000]
  • Schulze Award â€" Outstanding Theory & Research Publication, 2015 Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange [$5,000 scholarship]
  • Endres Associate Professor Fellow, 2014-2015
  • Carolyn Dexter Award - Best International Paper Award, 2014
  • James Robeson Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award, 2014
  • Alumni Association Effective Educator - Nominee, 2013-2014
  • U.S. State Department Grant - Institute on Social Entrepreneurship, 2013 Funding provided to develop institute for 70 Afghanistan Fulbright scholars to study social entrepreneurship [$97,000]
  • Research Grant: Development of Swift Trust in the BOP in USA, 2013 FSB Summer Research Appointment, Miami University [$6,000]
  • U.S. State Department Grant - Institute on Social Entrepreneurship, 2012 Funding provided to develop institute for 50 Afghanistan Fulbright scholars to study social entrepreneurship ($93,000)
  • Research Grant: Community Psychological Ownership in the BOP, 2012 University Summer Research Appointment, Miami University ($6,200) FSB Summer Research Appointment, Miami University ($6,200)
  • Ohio Magazine - Outstanding Professor, Excellence in Education, 2012
  • U.S. State Department Grant - Institute on Social Entrepreneurship, 2011 Funding provided to develop institute for 62 Afghanistan Fulbright scholars to study social entrepreneurship ($97,000)
  • Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Excellence Award, 2011 Received award for best social entrepreneurship program from peer institutions of over 200 entrepreneurship centers around the world
  • Ohio Center of Excellence - Institute for Entrepreneurship, 2011 Designated as 1st entrepreneurship center in state of Ohio as Center of Excellence in Societal and Cultural Transformation by Chancellor of Ohio
  • Richard K. Smucker Outstanding Award for Junior Professor, 2011
  • ASHOKA Exchange Innovation Award for Social Entrepreneurship Education - Edun Live on Campus 2011
  • ASHOKA Exchange Innovation Award for Social Entrepreneurship Education - MicroConsignment Model 2011
  • Ohio Magazine - Outstanding Professor, Excellence in Education, 2011
  • Associated Student Government Outstanding Professor, Nominee, 2010-2011
  • New York University, Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, 2010 Satter Best Paper Award [$5,000]
  • U.S. State Department Grant - Institute on Social Entrepreneurship, 2010 Funding provided to develop institute for African student leaders to study social entrepreneurship in the United States for five weeks [$159,000]

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Scaling of social impact
  • Development Models at Base of the Pyramid

Biography

Brett R. Smith, Ph.D. is the Cintas Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship, Founding Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and Founding Research Director, Leading the Integration of Faith & Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E.) Research Lab at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His research interests focus on social and faith-based entrepreneurship. His research has been featured in a number of leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Leadership Quarterly, and Long Range Planning.

Smith has won several international awards including the GCEC Award for Best Social Entrepreneurship Program. He has been awarded more than $500,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of State to host seminars on social entrepreneurship for Fulbright students from Afghanistan and North Africa and has been invited to speak around the world at the United Nations, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Tedx Youth, and a number of leading universities including Columbia, Duke, and Oxford. His work has been highlighted in Time, Business Week, Financial Times, CNN, MSNBC and 100 other media outlets.

Smith is a co-founder and advisory board member for Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub and a member of the Board of Directors of OCEAN Programs, a faith-based technology accelerator.

Courses

  • FALL 2019
  • ESP 331 A TR 11:40AM-1:00PM 2046 FSB
Brett Smith

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • Fall 2019
  • By appointment

Links

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