Entrepreneurship Research Group Speaker Series | Joel Gehman


The Entrepreneurship Research Group (ERG) hosts a quarterly speaker series showcasing cutting-edge research from entrepreneurship scholars. The ERG at Georgia State University is an interdisciplinary group with researchers studying entrepreneurship from diverse set of lenses such as social entrepreneurship, international business, franchising, immigrant entrepreneurship, pedagogy in entrepreneurship, and creative arts. In the same spirit, our goal in this speaker series is to host scholars from different disciplines to share their rigorous entrepreneurship research conducted in diverse settings, diverse methods, and on diversity of topics. The speaker series is open to public. 

Speaker Series Contact:  Dr. Garima Sharma, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, gsharma7@gsu.edu



Joel Gehman is Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Management and Alberta School of Business Chair in Free Enterprise at the University of Alberta. He is also Director of the Canadian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. He studies sustainability, entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy. In particular, he investigates how grand challenges related to sustainability and values affect organizational strategies, technology innovation, and institutional arrangements. And reciprocally, how organizations, innovation and institutions affect the emergence and trajectories of grand challenges related to sustainability and values. 

In approaching these questions, Gehman draws primarily on organization theory, together with insights from strategic management, and science and technology studies. His work also takes a process perspective, focusing on the organization of concerns over place and time. 

He is the investigator, co-investigator or recipient of more than $5 million in research funding. His ongoing research examines these issues in the context of technology entrepreneurship, B Corporations, sustainable food and wine, unconventional shale gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing patents, shareholder activism, multinational divestitures, social license to operate, cultural understandings of risk, and university technology spinouts, among others.

Before becoming a professor, Gehman spent 13 years in industry. He regularly advises and consults with diverse organizations. He graduated from Cornell University (B.S.) and the Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.).


Thursday, April 22 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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