Eric Liguori

Eric Liguori
Rowan University · Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

PhD Entrepreneurship, Louisiana State University

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Introduction
Eric Liguori is the Founding Head of the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and holds the William G. Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University.
Education
August 2008 - August 2012
Louisiana State University
Field of study
  • Entrepreneurship

Publications

Publications (82)
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The Entrepreneurship Education Project (http://www.trepeducation.com) is a global, longitudinal research initiative through which university students offer entrepreneurship educators and researchers data-driven insights into the impact of entrepreneurial education on (1) both the motivational processes underlying students' road to entrepreneurship...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of common undergraduate entrepreneurship classroom activities on students’ motivational processes related to entrepreneurial careers. Design/methodology/approach – In total, 700 undergraduate students from a variety of majors at a large midwestern university in the USA were invited to ta...
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Purpose – Theories develop over time and are influenced by both events and people. Looking primarily at the applications between contracting principal-agent relationships, the purpose of this paper is to explore how agency theory emerged from a number of economic and social developments. In doing so, the authors explain how this once dominant theor...
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Firms differ in the extent to which they scan their environments, which ultimately affects their performance. Although upper echelons theory suggests that top executives’ individual-level attributes affect firm strategy and performance, our understanding of how these attributes affect firms’ environmental scanning remains weak. Advancing knowledge...
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Researchers and theorist have put great effort into defining and examining entrepreneurial ecosystems and how business clusters develop in certain regions. Favourable entrepreneurship ecosystems are thought to drive business and innovation. However, a commonly accepted measure of entrepreneurial ecosystem favourableness has yet to be developed. The...
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Numerous policy initiatives designed to support the growth of female-owned enterprises in the developing economies have repeatedly failed to achieve their objectives. Research recognizes the lack of contextualized growth models for defining female-owned enterprises in such contexts as the main issue. Thus, and drawing from our qualitative data, we...
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The COVID-19 pandemic substantially influenced the world economy, affecting entrepreneurs and SMEs alike. This paper critically examines the relationship between entrepreneurship and COVID-19 through an integrative review analyzing 79 existing studies on the topic. We posit a novel framework for post-crisis recovery, identifying three phases of act...
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Although it is widely acknowledged that market orientation and learning orientation are necessary success factors, the exact dynamics of the relationship between the constructs and firm performance is not perfectly clear. This article offers a new depth of understanding to this research by introducing and exploring the role of failure learning orie...
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Understanding how national policy can spur entrepreneurial activity is central to entrepreneurship research. Over the past decade, there has been a limited set of research findings to suggest that social spending may increase entrepreneurship in addition to serving more direct social purposes. We examine the topic through the lens of market failure...
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In this editorial, the editors of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy (EE&P) reflect back on the journal’s first 4 years of production and the impact the journal has had. They also reflect back on the submission trends of unsuccessful submissions, offering insights into why articles are commonly rejected. Last, they discuss research translation...
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Purpose This paper is a rejoinder to the work of Blohm, Antretter, and colleagues recently published in both Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Harvard Business Review titled “It's a Peoples Game, Isn't It?! A Comparison Between the Investment Returns of Business Angels and Machine Learning Algorithms” and “Do Algorithms Make Better – and Fai...
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We examine opportunity regret, which entrepreneurs may feel as they compare their own new venture opportunities with superior opportunities others have realized. We conjecture opportunity regret will be associated negatively with entrepreneurs’ equity stake in the venture and work–life satisfaction. In addition, we predict entrepreneurs with high p...
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Borrowing from the marketing literature we advance that entrepreneurs and stakeholders are tied by exchange relationships, through which they co-create value by reciprocally making and realizing promises of value. Propositions are developed and offered advancing the role of exchange in the entrepreneurial value creation process. We conceptualize t...
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Purpose Building on construal level theory (CLT), this study explores mental representations of entrepreneurial intentions (EIs) with different foci (i.e. social and commercial) among university students from Generations Y and Z. Design/methodology/approach Using a sample of university students from the United States contacted through the Entrepre...
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Women entrepreneurship research in the developing world relies on theoretical perspectives derived elsewhere. Hence, understanding the original business-development approaches adopted by women entrepreneurs in developing economies remains elusive. Accordingly, we collected and analyzed rich data generated through 31 in-depth interviews and artifact...
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Purpose This paper explores community college entrepreneurship education's near-instantaneous transition to online course delivery following the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Design/methodology/approach Primary data were obtained from 92 community college entrepreneurship faculty via online survey in late March of 2020, right at the time faculty were re...
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Purpose This paper aims to analyze the political background of the Hawthorne criticisms, positing that the political atmosphere of the 1940s, influenced by the decline of the new deal liberalism and the rise of the conservative coalition, stimulated scholars to challenge the Hawthorne studies. Design/methodology/approach Primary sources used in th...
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Purpose Commensurate with the 25th anniversary of the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development ( JSBED ), this retrospective work distils trends across all original articles published in the journal during this time period. Design/methodology/approach Bibliometric analysis techniques are used to analyse 917 original JSBED publications....
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Purpose In this study, we investigated the dilemma of devising an operational family business definition in the SME context. The existing family business literature mostly agrees with the validity of a theoretical model called F-PEC, which identifies family businesses by evaluating three dimensions: power, experience, and culture. Nonetheless, empi...
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Most government entities are focused on how they can accomplish two big goals: (a) stimulating their economies and (b) moving the needle in solving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This article explores the role of the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a key means by which both of these goals, social and economic, can be influenced for...
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This editorial provides an overview of the inner workings of the Journal of Small Business Management and its editorial and peer review processes. In doing so it offers practical insights relevant to authors looking to publish scholarly work in the fields of entrepreneurship and small business scholarship. Specifically, this article discusses the p...
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Purpose Experiential education is key if the authors as scholar-educators are to empower the next generation of students to recognize opportunities, exploit them and succeed in entrepreneurship. Experiences facilitate the bridge between theory and practice; experiencing something serves as the linking process between action and thought. Capitalizin...
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This article synthesizes and explores the methods used in Entrepreneurial Cognition research based on a review of articles published between 1993–2017. Through analysis and classification of 182 entrepreneurial cognition articles published in elite journals during this time frame, we identify the critical challenges in the elicitation of cognition:...
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While recent research explores the dark side of entrepreneurship there remains little exploration of what, if any, role entrepreneurship education (EE) plays in producing dark side outcomes. Accordingly, we explore dangers and unintended consequences EE poses to students and universities as well as the role of both student and instructor in mitigat...
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The upheaval caused by the spread of COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on small businesses. A review of the data on COVID-19’s impact on micro-, small, and medium-sized enterprises suggests the economic fallout from this pandemic will get worse for small businesses and their employees before it gets better. To help combat the negative effects...
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Without question the global spread of COVID-19 poses a challenge to the higher education landscape at a magnitude we have not seen since the emergence of technology supported and online instruction. The impact of this hits entrepreneurship education classrooms especially hard. Thus, in this editorial we discuss how the pandemic is impacting entrepr...
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Becoming a successful entrepreneur is impossible without accepting risk – the question is which risk to take and at what time. Expert authors Thomas G. Pittz and Eric W. Liguori draw on years of working with and in early-stage ventures to provide guidance for managing the risk associated with these decisions. Throughout this book, they offer practi...
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Purpose Building on social career cognitive theory, the purpose of this paper is to investigate outcome expectations as a mediator and subjective norms as a moderator in the relationship between entrepreneurial self-efficacy and intentions. Design/methodology/approach Using a sample of 1,026 students from US public and private universities retriev...
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Purpose Elton Mayo was a professor at a prestigious university, but not a researcher; a scholar, but more concerned with executives; a capitalist, but someone who downplayed monetary incentives; an insider, but someone whose own background was more of an outsider. These contradictions have resulted in scholars questioning Mayo’s impact on the field...
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This manuscript presents an empirically tested model of entrepreneurial intentions based upon social cognitive career theory (SCCT). Our study consisted of 320 undergraduate business students at a large U.S. university and emphasizes the important influences of prior exposure to entrepreneurship, as well as social support mechanisms on formation of...
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This study investigates how and when general self-efficacy is related to entrepreneurial intentions. We propose that entrepreneurial outcome expectations function as a mediator in this relationship, while subjective norms act as a moderator. Using a sample of 1052 students from U.S. Public Universities, we tested a moderated mediation model. Result...
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Purpose This paper aims to offer a critical biography of Joan Woodward, often considered the founder of contingency theory. This paper examines Woodward’s background to develop a more complete understanding of the factors that influenced her work. Design/methodology/approach This paper draws on insights gained from personal correspondence with two...
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This manuscript expands upon the extant knowledge of self-efficacy by applying social cognitive career theory (SCCT) to entrepreneurship, positing that it is a robust theoretical framework to study individual entrepreneurial activity. Additionally, self-efficacy is an important entrepreneurial construct, central to our understanding of entrepreneur...
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Does higher education prepare students to be effective social entrepreneurs who can address the major societal needs of the contemporary landscape? Based on our analysis of 246 syllabi, we found that social entrepreneurship preparation is advancing not only in business schools but also in other academic divisions and departments. Despite this inter...
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Purpose The following paper attempts to correct some misconceptions about George Homans. Specifically, it clarifies the relationship between Homans and Malinowski, explains why Homans is rightfully considered the father of social exchange, shows Homans’ perspective on altruism and self-interest, and analyses Homans’ place in management’s complex h...
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Purpose This paper aims to attempt to clarify differences between organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) and attitudes as well as explore job dedication’s role regarding OCBs. Using social exchange theory, job dedication is hypothesized to mediate the relationship between leader-member exchange (LMX) and OCBs. Design/methodology/approach Hi...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether job meaning and job autonomy moderate the relationship between emotional stability and organizational citizenship behavior. Design/methodology/approach In total, 190 supervisor-subordinate dyads completed three surveys. Linear and curvilinear analyses were used to assess the data. Find...
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New businesses are an important part of any economy, yet the key elements to achieve startup success are often unclear or up for debate. Attracting, selecting, and training employees are often critical activities for most startups. Research suggests that high performance work systems (i.e., a bundle of human resource practices) enhance organization...
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Purpose By revisiting the agency theory literature, this paper aims to both incrementally advance historical viewpoints and reveal four prominent influences on agency theory: Weber and Simon, The Great Depression, Cooperation and the Chicago School. This is critical given that understanding the history behind the authors’ major theoretical lenses i...
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Entrepreneurship remains relatively immature compared with other business, economic and social research disciplines. It lacks large scale, longitudinal studies with rigorous research methods and complex models that provide a foundational, empirical base, partly due to the resource-intensive nature of such studies. Through the lens of the Entreprene...
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The emergence of entrepreneurship within universities over the past 30 years has been breathtaking (Greene and Rice, 2007; Hills, 1988; Kuratko, 2005; Neck and Greene, 2011). It is not unusual at a major institutions to find formal degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels (i.e., entrepreneurship majors, minors, concentrations, certi...
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The second edition of Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy provides entirely new insights into a number of the leading issues surrounding the teaching of entrepreneurship and the building of entrepreneurship programs. Prepared under the auspices of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), this boo...
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Purpose – This paper aims to explore the true sources of innovation that revolutionized two sports industries – skiing and tennis, tracking the flow of ideas and power of technology brokering through the eyes of the innovator, Howard Head. Design/methodology/approach – Using a focal innovation action-set framework, the authors unite heretofore-dis...
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Board of director member diversity has an impact on the functions each director successfully provides. Appropriate and necessary board member capabilities differ between small and large firms. Although these differences seem apparent, current research has favored studies related to large firms and neglected those related to board member needs of sm...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the interaction between self-reported proactive personality, competence, and interpersonal conflict in the prediction of supervisor ratings of organizational citizenship behaviors directed at individuals (OCBI) and organizations (OCBO). Design/methodology/approach – Data were obtained from 165...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore relationships between proactive personality and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs). Moderators between these constructs are proposed in order to explain varying levels of dispositional impact on work behavior. These relationships were also tested to see whether proactive personality should...
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Purpose – How do social factors motivate and influence scholars when they theorize? By exploring the life of George Homans, this paper aims to illustrate that theories are the products of the theorist, and as such are influenced by individual life experiences. Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on a plethora of archival sources including many p...
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This study investigates the interaction between proactive personality, competence, and interpersonal conflict at work in the prediction of organizational citizenship behaviors directed at individuals (OCBI) and organizations (OCBO). Data obtained from 165 subordinate-supervisor dyads showed significant two and three-way interactions between the thr...
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High Performance Work Practices (HPWPs) provide firms with resources to improve employee- and firm-level outcomes. While recent literature in this field begins to explore the role and benefits of HPWPs in Small- to Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), much remains unknown. To address this deficiency, the authors explore the dominant HPWPs used by SMEs,...
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Purpose – This paper seeks to illustrate the instrumental role of reporter Nell Nelson in beginning a national labor reform movement resulting in improved working conditions for women and children in the USA. Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on archival newspaper clippings, original scrapbooks kept by prominent Chicago figures of the time, US...
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The majority of research has focused on how families can best prepare to hand the family business to the next generation and concentrated mainly on factors that facilitate succession. However, very few studies attempted to discover a set of factors that may inhibit and prevent intra-family succession. In this study we develop research propositions...
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Social entrepreneurs and market-driven organizations are those that hold themselves accountable to both social and financial outcomes; they advance their mission by building focused strategies and sustainable business models that address customer needs and yield competitive advantage. In order to apply these market-based approaches toward social so...
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Equity sensitivity research has struggled to accumulate a coherent body of findings consistent with equity theory tenets, due in part to problems concerning the construct's measurement. Inaccurately measuring one's equity preferences may affect the validity of predictions made from distorted scores. Employing a within-subjects design with two indep...
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Muldoon, J., Kisamore, J.L., Liguori, E.W., & Booth, S. (2011, April). Emotional stability and contextual job performance: The moderating effects of autonomy and meaning. Poster presented at the 26nd annual SIOP conference. Chicago, IL.
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to investigate the moderating effects of social competencies, specifically, political skill, self‐monitoring and emotional intelligence, on the workplace conflict‐abusive behavior relationship. Design/methodology/approach – The study utilized data collected from graduate and undergraduate students majoring in...
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Using institutional theory, we examine the effect of local business climate perceptions on small firm owner's intention to stay or relocate. We posit that business climate perceptions are a pseudo-institutional factor, given they can regulate and control economic transactions. As such, entrepreneurs make choices to agree (stay) or disagree (relocat...

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