My research is in the intersection of entrepreneurship, strategic management, and economics of organizations and institutions. The overarching goal is to explain the market process of wealth-creation and economic development with a focus on organizations, institutions, and entrepreneurship. This includes analyzing and elaborating on the conditions for entrepreneurship (including specialization, uncertainty, and the impact of regulations), the implications thereof (economic growth, inequality), and how this relates to and affects the market system and its performance.
I have published widely in both entrepreneurship, management, economics, and the history of economic thought, especially targeting and attempting to illuminate the economic function of entrepreneurship and the firm as a means to explain the evolution of market structure. I have also published two books, one explaining the role of the entrepreneurial firm in the dynamic market process and as a component of economic growth and one applying entrepreneurial thinking to explaining the market process from the bottom up
Specifically, my research interests include business and corporate strategy, industry structure and evolution, economic theories of the firm, strategic factor markets, strategic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and innovation, effects of regulation, and Austrian economics. I also do and enjoy work in related fields, especially capital theory, economic growth and development, and political economy.
Contact me for a list of selected research projects in progress. For published research, see under the Vita tab above.