Tom Lumpkin


Universities & Institutions

  • University of Oklahoma

Areas of Interest

  • Entrepreneurial orientation
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Family business.

Professor Lumpkin’s research and teaching interests include entrepreneurial orientation, social entrepreneurship, and family business.

He is a globally recognized scholar whose research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

He is a Co-Editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and serves on the editorial boards of five leading international journals. Professor Lumpkin is the 2009 recipient of the Foundational Paper award from the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management for a “classic and highly influential contribution to entrepreneurship research that serves as a legacy for scholarly work in the field” for his paper “Clarifying the Entrepreneurial Orientation Construct and Linking it to Performance,” published in 1996 (with Gregory G. Dess). A paper based on that research – “Entrepreneurial orientation and business performance: Assessment of past research and suggestions for the future” (with Andreas Rauch, Johan Wiklund and Michael Frese) – won the 2015 Greif Research Impact award at the Academy of Management.

He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and MBA from the University of Southern California. Prior to becoming a professor, he founded and operated two Virginia enterprises, served as Assistant Treasurer of the City of Fairfax, Virginia, and Treasurer & Business Manager of Floyd Agricultural Energy Coop, a Virginia start-up.

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