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Philip Roundy, Ph.D.
UC Foundation Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Marketing and Entrepreneurship
B.A., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
  Fletcher Hall 412-G

New venture finance
Social enterprise


Social entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial resource acquisition
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Narrative Theory


Ph.D. - 2013, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. in Management -2010, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. in Management and Organization Theory -2008, University of South Florida
M.A. in Economics -2007, University of South Florida
B.A. in Economics -2004, Kent State University

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

Sample Publications

2017: “Entrepreneurial alertness as a pathway to strategic decisions and organizational performance,” Strategic Organization, forthcoming. Philip Roundy, David Harrison, Susanna Khavul, Liliana Perez-Nordtvedt, Jeff McGee.

2017: “‘Small town’ entrepreneurial ecosystems: Implications for developed and emerging economies, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, forthcoming. Philip Roundy

2017: “Social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems: Complementary or disjoint phenomena?” Int. Journal of Social Economics, forthcoming. Philip Roundy

2016: “ ‘Who knows what?’ in new venture teams: Transactive memory systems as a micro-foundation of entrepreneurial orientation,” Journal of Management Studies, 53(8): 1257-1391. Ye Dai, Philip Roundy, Jay Chok, Fangsheng Ding, Gukdo Byun.

2016: "Becoming a hybrid organization: When traditional nonprofits found new ventures," Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 21(4): 87-116. Philip Roundy, Diane Halstead.

2016: "Start-up community narratives: The discursive construction of an entrepreneurial ecosystem," Journal of Entrepreneurship, 25(2): 1-17. Philip Roundy.

2016: "The 'ties that bind' board interlocks research: A systematic review," Management Research Review, 39(11): 1516-1542. Nai Lamb, Philip Roundy.

2015: "Founded by faith: Social entrepreneurship as a bridge between religion and work," Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship, 6(1): 13-38. Philip Roundy, Valerie A. Taylor, W. Randy Evans.


2015: "Tugging at heartstrings: Narrative-induced emotion and organizational communication," Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 20(1): 69-86. Philip Roundy.

2015: "Motivated to change? Top management team regulatory focus and strategic dynamism" Management Research Review, (Forthcoming). Philip Roundy, Ye Dai, Mark A. Bayer, Gukdo Byun.

2014: "The tactics and evolution of social entrepreneurial storytelling," Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 26(2): 117-152.  Philip Roundy.

2014: "The stories of social entrepreneurship: Narrative discourse and social venture resource acquisition," Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 16(2): 200-218. Philip Roundy. 

2014: "Doing good by telling stories: Emotion in social entrepreneurship Communication," Journal of Small Business Strategy, 24(2): 41-68. Philip Roundy. 

2013: "Can stories shape strategy? Narrative-structured information and strategic decision-making," Academy of Management Proceedings, 2013(1):1-8, Melissa E. Graebner, Philip Roundy.

2012: "Qualitative data: Cooking without a recipe," Strategic Organization. 10(3), Melissa E. Graebner, Jeffrey A. Martin, Philip Roundy.

2010: "Can stories breed commitment?  The influence of mergers and acquisitions narratives on employees' regulatory focus", Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 12(1), Philip Roundy.

2010: "Success and failure in technology acquisitions: Lessons for buyers and sellers," Academy of Management Perspectives, 24(3), Kathy M. Eisenhardt, Melissa E. Graebner, Philip Roundy.

2010: "Gaining legitimacy by telling stories: The power of narratives in legitimizing mergers and acquisitions," Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications, and Conflict, 14(1), Philip Roundy.

2009: "Religion and work: Artificial dichotomy or competing interests," International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(1): 24-30. Philip Roundy.

2009: " ‘Every man's work shall be made manifest': Religious callings in the age of organizational spirituality," Journal for the Renewal of Religion and Theology. 5(1): 1-15. Philip Roundy.


Professional Activities and Memberships

Editorial Board Member
Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship
Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Reviewer for Academy of Management Review
Reviewer for Academy of Management Learning and Education
Reviewer for Journal of Management
Reviewer for Journal of Management Studies
Reviewer for Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Reviewer for Sociology of Religion
Reviewer for European Management Review

Professional Affiliations
Academy of Management member
Strategic Management Society member
Southern Management Association member
USA Small Business and Entrepreneurship Association member

Honors and Awards


SO! What Award Winner (awarded to the best essay published in Strategic Organization five years earlier) (2017)

Ruth S. Holmberg Grant (2016)

Best Paper, Southern Management Association Annual Conference (2016)

Outstanding Paper, Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. (2014)

William C. Powers Fellowship (2013)
Faculty Honor Roll for Teaching Excellence (2012)
William S. Livingston Fellowship (2012)
Outstanding Reviewer, Southern Management Association Annual Conference (2012)
Southern Management Association: Outstanding Review Award (2012)