Chris Sutter

Associate Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, 2013
  • Masters in Business Administration, Marriot School of Management, Brigham Young University, 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brigham Young University, 2005

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Instructor, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University
  • English as a Second Lanugage Teacher, Oklahoma City Public Schools

Recent Publications

  • Sutter, C., Bhatt, B, & Qureshi, I. (2021) What makes resource provision an effective means of poverty alleviation? A resourcing perspective. Organization Science. Forthcoming
  • Bhatt, B., Qureshi, I., & Sutter, C. (2021) How do intermediaries build inclusive markets? The role of the social context. Journal of Management Studies. Forthcoming
  • Lenz, A. K., Sutter, C., Goldszmidt, R., & Zucco, C. (2021). Venture distress and problemistic search among entrepreneurs in Brazilian favelas. Journal of Business Venturing, 36(6), 106162.
  • McDaniel, M., Sutter, C., Webb, J. W., Elgar, F. J., Parker, K. F., & Nwachu, J. (2021). Breaking the cycle of crime: Promoting the positive social spillover potential of entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 16, e00249.
  • Bruton, G.; Sutter, C.; Lenz, A. (2021). Economic inequality â€" Is entrepreneurship the cause or the solution? A review and research agenda for emerging economies. Journal of Business Venturing.
  • Rawhouser, H., Sutter, C., McDonough, I. (2020). Venture acceleration and entrepreneurial growth in Central America. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.
  • Sutter, C., Bruton, G., & Chen, J. (2019) Entrepreneurship as a solution to desperate poverty: A review and future directions. Journal of Business Venturing. 34(1), 197-214.

Honors & Awards

  • James Robeson Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award, 2019
  • Best Paper Award, Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship at NYU

Professional Interests

  • Venture creation and growth within informal markets in developing countries


Chris joined Miami University in 2013 after completing a PhD at Ohio State. His research focuses on how best to foster entrepreneurship in developing countries as a means of economic development. Specifically, he studies how knowledge and institutions influence entrepreneurial activity in these environments. Chris' work has been published in leading academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice. He has ongoing or completed fieldwork in Guatemala, Nicaragua, India, and Ghana. He has traveled widely in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish.


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Chris Sutter

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • by appointment


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