Jeffery S. McMullen


Universities & Institutions

  • Indiana University (Kelley School of Business)

Areas of Interest

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management

Jeffery S. McMullen is David H. Jacobs Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Venturing and former Editor-in-Chief of Business Horizons.  Dr. McMullen earned his M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado, and his Bachelor of Accountancy at New Mexico State University.

He studies entrepreneurship as both a process of self-discovery and socio-economic change, investigating entrepreneurial cognition, motivation, action, and opportunity in the contexts of commercial, social, sustainable, and development entrepreneurship.  Dr. McMullen’s research has been published in numerous premier journals, including Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management StudiesOrganization StudiesStrategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Strategic Management Journal, among others, and honored by the Academy of Management’s (AOM) Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Ewing Kauffman and Coleman Foundations, the AOM’s Entrepreneurship Division, and both the Hankamer and Kelley Schools of Business.

Dr. McMullen currently serves on numerous editorial boards.  He is the former chair of the doctoral committee for the management and entrepreneurship department at Indiana University, former chair of the doctoral consortium for the Entrepreneurship Division for the Academy of Management, and former director of Social Entrepreneurship Programs at Indiana University.

Jeff has taught courses in strategic entrepreneurship, research methods, new venture ideas, business models, social entrepreneurship, sustainable business, and strategic management at the Doctoral, MBA, and Undergraduate levels.  He has won the Kelley School of Business’s Innovative Teaching Award, the Trustees Teaching Award (multiple times), the Sauvain Teaching Award (lifetime achievement for excellence in undergraduate education), and the AOM and McGraw-Hill/Irwin Award for Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy.

Before becoming an academic, Jeff consulted and created new ventures in the Boulder Valley and worked as a CPA in the Information, Communications, and Entertainment (ICE) division of KPMG, Denver.

See a selection of work by this Author

Organizational hybrids as biological hybrids: Insights for research on the relationship between social enterprise and the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Details Year: 2018 Published in: Journal of Business Venturing Cited as: McMullen, Jeffery S., 2018. "Organizational hybrids as biological hybrids: Insights for research on the relationship between social enterprise and the entrepreneurial ecosystem," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 33(5), pages 575-590. Abstract Using the study of hybridization in evolutionary biology as metaphorical inspiration, I [...]

Passion for Entrepreneurship or Passion for the Product? A Conjoint Analysis of Angel and VC Decision-making

Details Year: 2018 Published in: Journal of Business Venturing, 33: 315-332. Cited as: Warnick, B. J., Murnieks, C. Y., McMullen, J. S., & Brooks, W. T. 2018. Passion for entrepreneurship or passion for the product? A conjoint analysis of angel and VC decision-making. Journal of Business Venturing, 33: 315-332. Abstract Passion is important to venture [...]

Category Membership, Identity Control, and the Reevaluation of Prosocial Opportunities

Details Year: 2018 Published in: Journal of Business Venturing, 33: 179-206. Cited as: Conger, M., McMullen, J. S., Jr. Bergman, B. J., & York, J. G. 2018. Category membership, identity control, and the reevaluation of prosocial opportunities. Journal of Business Venturing, 33: 179-206. Abstract We extend current knowledge on prosocial organizing by explaining how membership [...]