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Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Organizations PhD Program*

(This is a new program name for the former Organizations & Strategy PhD Program - Pending final approval)

Blake Mathias (front row, middle) successfully defended his dissertation entitled

Wearing Many Hats: Role Identity and Entrepreneurship Over Time

His committee and the entire department supported him by wearing hats to the office that day. Congratulations, Dr. Mathias

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Welcome PhD Students

The University of Tennessee's PhD in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Organizations is designed to allow you to train future business leaders while you search for answers to questions that will make a difference to the world of business practice. Our highly trained faculty, each outstanding in his/her own field, are here to assist students seeking careers as business school faculty. Our PhD program will provide outstanding, highly motivated students with the theoretical knowledge and methodological skills necessary to make a difference to future generations of students and business leaders.

We hope that you find everything you need. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments.


Student Highlights

Doctoral candidate Laura D'Oria presented her paper Transferring Celebrity from the CEO to the Organisation: An Exploratory Study at the 2015 Reputation Conference held September 2-4, 2015 at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.

Winners of the Anderson Center Summer Research Awards and Entrepreneurial Research Competition, doctoral students, Laura D'Oria, Nastaran Simarasl, and Jason Strickling were featured in the winter issue (2014-15) of Tennessee Archways. Read the full article here. See pages 10-13.




Several Management Department faculty and doctoral students recently had papers selected to be presented at the prestigious Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in June 2015. Less than one-third of submitted papers were accepted for presentation at this highly competitive and internationally renowned conference. Papers accepted from our department include:

Matthew S. Wood, David W. Williams, and Will Drover. The Cognitive Cost of Not Acting: Towards a Theory of Entrepreneurial Inaction

Jason Strickling: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development: A Media Efects Perspective

Rhonda K. Reger, Erika Williams and T. Daniel White: Self-Identity Conflicts of Academic Entrepreneurs: When Scientists are Asked to Define Themselves by Who They are Not (Entrepreneurs)


Faculty Highlights

Professor Rhonda Reger presented her paper Celebrity or Infamy? The Consequences of Media Narratives about Organisational Identity at the 2015 Reputation Conference held September 2-4, 2015 at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.

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