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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.
  445 Fletcher Hall

New venture finance
Social enterprise


Social entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Entrepreneurship and economic development
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 

2019: “Dynamic capabilities and entrepreneurial ecosystems: The micro-foundations of regional entrepreneurship,” Journal of Entrepreneurship, forthcoming. Philip Roundy, Dutch Fayard.

2019: “Regional differences in impact investment: A theory of impact investing ecosystems,” Social Responsibility Journal, forthcoming. Philip Roundy

2019: “Understanding the language of social entrepreneurship: An exploratory analysis of entrepreneurship discourse,” Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, forthcoming. Philip Roundy, Beni Asllani.

2019: “It takes a village: Intersecting economic and community dynamics in small town entrepreneurial ecosystems,” International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, forthcoming. Philip Roundy.

2019: “To bridge or buffer? A resource dependence theory of nascent entrepreneurial ecosystems,” Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, forthcoming. Philip Roundy, Mark Bayer.

2019: “Social entrepreneurship and economic thought: A synthesis and path to rapprochement,” Global Business and Economics Review, forthcoming. Philip Roundy, Michaël Bonnal

2019: “Rust Belt or revitalization: Competing narratives in the discursive construction of entrepreneurial ecosystems,” Management Research Review, 42(1): 102-121. Philip Roundy.

2018: “Entrepreneurial alertness as a pathway to strategic decisions and organizational performance,” Strategic Organization, 16(2): 192-226. Philip Roundy, David Harrison, Susanna Khavul, Liliana Perez-Nordtvedt, Jeff McGee. 

2018: “The emergence of entrepreneurial ecosystems: A complex adaptive systems approach,” Journal of Business Research, 86(1): 1-10. Philip Roundy, Bev Brockman, Mike Bradshaw.

2018: “Offering a ‘hand-up’ rather than a ‘handout’? Ethical challenges in employment-based social entrepreneurship,” Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship, 8(1): 11-35. Philip Roundy, W. Randy Evans. 

2018: “Paying attention to the customer: consumer forces in small town entrepreneurial ecosystems,” Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 20(2): 323-340.

2018: “The themes of entrepreneurship discourse: A data analytics approach,” Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Innovation, 14(3): 127-158. Philip Roundy, Beni Asllani.

2018: “Institutional, stakeholder, and cultural influences on corporate social performance: An institution-based view,” Int. Journal of Comparative Management, 1(1): 4-18. Nai Lamb, Philip Roundy.

2017: “The resilience of entrepreneurial ecosystems,” Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 8(11): 99-104. Philip Roundy, Bev Brockman, Mike Bradshaw.

2017: “Hybrid organizations and the logics of entrepreneurial ecosystems,” International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 13(4): 1221-1237. Philip Roundy.

2017: “Doing good while serving customers: Exploring the social entrepreneurship and marketing interface,” Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 19(2): 105-124. Philip Roundy.

2017: “Social enterprise: A novel category of private enterprise?” Journal of Entrepreneurship, 26(2): 137-162. Philip Roundy, Michaël Bonnal.

2017: “Family firms and corporate social responsibility: Exploring ‘concerns,’” Journal of Strategy and Management, 10(4): 469-487. Nai Lamb, Frank Butler, Philip Roundy. 

2017: “Finance or philanthropy? Understanding the motivations and criteria of impact investors,” Social Responsibility Journal, 13(3): 491-512. Philip Roundy, Hunter Holzhauer, Ye Dai. 

2017: “‘Small town’ entrepreneurial ecosystems: Implications for developed and emerging economies, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 9(3): 238-262. Philip Roundy 

2017: “Social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems: Complementary or disjoint phenomena?” Int. Journal of Social Economics, 44(9): 1-18. 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

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship
Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Reviewer for Academy of Management Review

Reviewer for Strategic Management Journal
Reviewer for Academy of Management Learning and Education 
Reviewer for Journal of Management 
Reviewer for Journal of Management Studies
Reviewer for Journal of Business Ethics
Reviewer for Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 
Reviewer for Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 
Reviewer for Sociology of Religion


Dissertation Committees:
Gukdo Byun (SIU-Carbondale; 2016)

Board of Directors:

Honors and Awards 

Outstanding Paper, Int. Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. (2018)

Springer “Change the World” award (“the scientific findings published in the past year that [the editors] believe could have the greatest impact on society’s most pressing problems.”) for Int. Entrepreneurship and Management Journal (2018).

Summerfield Johnston Centennial Scholar Grant (2018).

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)