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Mallon publishes research about family firms in the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research

Mark Mallon, assistant professor of strategic management, researched entrepreneurial resources and their effect on firms’ growth. 

The International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research recently published research by Mark Mallon, assistant professor of strategic management, on the growth of family firms.

Strategic management professor Mark Mallon

Mallon co-authored the paper, “Resource configurations for new family venture growth,” with Stephen Lanivich, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at Old Dominion University, and Ryan Klinger, assistant professor of management at Old Dominion University.

The authors researched entrepreneurial resources and found all three types of resources (human, social and financial capital) are not always needed for growth in a firm. Rather, distinct bundles of resources usually containing human capital along with either social or financial capital consistently led to growth. This research provides insight for family ventures into optimal avenues of achieving growth.

Mallon’s research interests include international strategy, emerging markets and strategic entrepreneurship. His work has appeared in such journals as International Business Review, Journal of International Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, and Management Research. He received a "Best Paper" award at the 2016 Academy of Management Annual Meeting for research relating to new venture performance, and was a recipient of a Fulbright award to teach in Germany from 2009 to 2010.

The International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research publishes research related to the human and social dynamics of entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial management in small and growing organizations. The journal has an international perspective on entrepreneurship and publishes papers that bring together issues of interest to academic researchers, educators, policy-maker and practitioners worldwide. 

Caroline Perry,
Student
3/7/2018 1:50 PM