Christopher Welter

Assistant Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University (2012)
  • B.S.B.A., Management Information Systems, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University (2003)

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Prior to join the faculty at Miami, Dr. Welter was an assistant professor at Xavier University (2014-2019) and Georgia Southern University (2012-2014). Prior to academia, Dr. Welter worked as an analyst for a major academic medical center.

Recent Publications

  • Mackelprang, A. W., Bernardes, E., Burke, G. J. and Welter, C. (2018). Supplier Innovation Strategy and Performance: A Matter of Supply Chain Market Positioning. Decision Sciences, 49 (4): 660-689.
  • Young, S, Welter, C., & Conger, M. (2018). Stability vs Flexibility: The effect of regulatory institutions on opportunity type. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(4): 407-441.
  • Welter, C., & Kim, S. (2018). Effectuation Under Risk and Uncertainty: A Simulation Model. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(1): 100-116.
  • Welter, C., Mauer, R., and Wuebker, R. (2016). Bridging behavioral models and theoretical concepts: Effectuation and bricolage in the opportunity creation framework. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 10(1): 5-20.
  • Hechavarria, D. and Welter, C. (2015). Opportunity types, social entrepreneurship, and innovation: Evidence from the PSED. International Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 16(4): 237-251.
  • Welter, C. and Alvarez, A. (2015). The state of opportunities: Clarifying the transitions between opportunity types. Management Decision, 53(7): 1398-1411.

Honors & Awards



  • FALL 2020
  • MGT 495 A TR 1:15PM-2:35PM FSB 2041
  • MGT 495 B TR 2:50PM-4:10PM FSB 2041
Christopher Welter

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