Charles E. Eesley

Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering

Assistant Professor

473 Via Ortega

Stanford, CA 94305-9025

United States

http://www.stanford.edu/~cee

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

29

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Scholarly Papers (29)

The Contingent Effects of Top Management Teams on Venture Performance: Aligning Founding Team Composition with Innovation Strategy and Commercialization Environment

Strategic Management Journal, Forthcoming, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4762-09
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2013
Charles E. Eesley, David H. Hsu and Edward B. Roberts
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania - Management Department and Founder/Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Downloads 1,099 (13,587)
Citation 2

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, performance, strategy, founding conditions, founding teams, new firms

Bringing Entrepreneurial Ideas to Life

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 31 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2013
Charles E. Eesley, David H. Hsu and Edward B. Roberts
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania - Management Department and Founder/Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Downloads 287 (81,300)
Citation 2

Abstract:

organizational capabilities, contracting, organizational economics, entrepreneurship, resource-based view

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Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 05 May 2009
Edward B. Roberts and Charles E. Eesley
Founder/Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 791 (18,420)
Citation 7

Abstract:

mit, massachussetts institute of technology, alumni, spinoff, entrepreneurship, survey

3.

Are You Experienced or Are You Talented?: When Does Innate Talent vs. Experience Explain Entrepreneurial Performance?

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2014
Charles E. Eesley and Edward B. Roberts
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering and Founder/Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Downloads 704 (24,026)
Citation 3

Abstract:

organizational learning, top management teams, entrepreneurship, exploration, strategy

4.

Entrepreneurs from Technology-Based Universities

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4596-06
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 27 Feb 2006
David H. Hsu, Edward B. Roberts and Charles E. Eesley
University of Pennsylvania - Management Department, Founder/Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 561 (34,964)
Citation 17

Abstract:

Entrepreneurship, University Alumni

5.

Failure Is an Option: Institutional Change, Entrepreneurial Risk and New Firm Growth

Organization Science, 2016, Forthcoming, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 111
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2016
Robert Eberhart, Charles E. Eesley and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt
Santa Clara University - Department of Management, Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 368 (47,520)

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, institutions, Japan

6.

Institutions and Innovation: A Literature Review of the Impact of Public R&D and Financial Institutions on Firm Innovation

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Nov 2010
Charles E. Eesley
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 361 (54,804)

Abstract:

institutions, innovation, public R&D

7.

Institutional Barriers to Growth: Entrepreneurship, Human Capital and Institutional Change

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 31 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2016
Charles E. Eesley
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 321 (59,833)
Citation 1

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, institutional theory, China, human capital

8.

Boulevard of Broken Behaviors: Socio-Psychological Mechanisms of Entrepreneurship Policies

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2015
Michael Leatherbee and Charles E. Eesley
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Department of Industrial Engineering and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 286 (41,652)
Citation 1

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, policies, institutions, social influence, regression discontinuity

9.

Social Influence in Entrepreneurial Career Choice: Evidence from Randomized Field Experiments on Network Ties

Boston U. School of Management Research Paper No. 2387329
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 29 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2016
Charles E. Eesley and Yanbo Wang
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Downloads 236 (64,053)

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, mentorship, social networks, randomized experiment

10.

Impact: Stanford University's Economic Impact via Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Number of pages: 103 Posted: 03 Mar 2013
Charles E. Eesley and William F. Miller
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 234 (59,645)
Citation 2

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, university, academic, innovation

11.

How Entrepreneurs Leverage Institutional Intermediaries in Emerging Economies to Acquire Public Resources

Forthcoming, Strategic Management Journal
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2016
Carnegie Mellon University - Engineering & Public Policy, Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 223 (99,538)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Networks, Institutions, Science Parks, Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, Public Infrastructure, Emerging Economies

12.

A Natural Experiment on Institutionalized Choice and Individual Entrepreneurial Behavior

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2016
Delin Yang, Charles E. Eesley, Xiaocong Tian and Edward B. Roberts
Tsinghua University, Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Founder/Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Downloads 185 (107,191)
Citation 1

Abstract:

credit system reform, alumni entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial intentions, entrepreneurial activities, institutions

13.

Entrepreneurial Ideation and Organizational Performance: Imprinting Effects

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Jan 2014
Charles E. Eesley, David H. Hsu and Edward B. Roberts
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania - Management Department and Founder/Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Downloads 170 (45,889)

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, imprinting, business environment, ideation, venture performance

14.

Entrepreneurship Education Comes of Age on Campus: The Challenges and Rewards of Bringing Entrepreneurship to Higher Education

Ewing Marion Kauffman Research Paper
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Aug 2013
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Brookings Institution, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science, Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business, University of Utah - Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneur Center, Princeton University - Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, University of Miami, Washington University in Saint Louis, Cornell University - Entrepreneurship@Cornell, Syracuse University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business, Arizona State University (ASU), University of Rochester, Olin College of Engineering, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Missouri - Kansas City - Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and University of Michigan - College of Engineering
Downloads 156 (76,661)

Abstract:

entrepreneurship education, higher education, Kauffman campus, college, university

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Does Institutional Change in Universities Influence High-Tech Entrepreneurship? Evidence from China’s Project 985

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2016
Charles E. Eesley, Jian Bai Li and Delin Yang
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University and Tsinghua University
Downloads 137 (121,663)
Citation 1

Abstract:

China, entrepreneurship, innovation

16.

Entrepreneurial Ventures from Technology-Based Universities: A Cross-National Comparison

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Jun 2009
Charles E. Eesley
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 123 (166,716)
Citation 1

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, innovation, institutions, policy, strategy

17.

The Winds (and Walls) of Change: A Theoretical Framework for Understanding Entrepreneurship in the Midst of Reform

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Jan 2013
Charles E. Eesley, Daniel Erian Armanios and Wesley W Koo
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University - Engineering & Public Policy and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 108 (177,000)

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, institutions, institutional theory

18.

Secondary Stakeholder Actions and the Selection of Firm Targets

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 104
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Sep 2011
Charles E. Eesley and Michael Lenox
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 94 (201,348)
Citation 3

Abstract:

stakeholder theory, environmental management, self-regulation

19.

Through the Mud or in the Boardroom: Examining Activist Types and their Strategies in Targeting Firms for Social Change

Darden Business School Working Paper No. 2574046
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2015
Charles E. Eesley, Katherine DeCelles and Michael Lenox
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 91 (178,113)

Abstract:

stakeholder theory, environmental management, self-regulation, activist, activism, social movement

20.

Entrepreneurial Adaptation and Social Networks: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment on a MOOC Platform

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2016
Charles E. Eesley and Lynn Wu
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 85 (118,246)

Abstract:

Social Networks, Entrepreneurship, MOOCs, Randomized Experiments

21.

Too Much of a Good Thing: The Introduction of New Organizational Practices to Stimulate New Firm Growth

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2016
Robert Eberhart and Charles E. Eesley
Santa Clara University - Department of Management and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 76 (217,150)

Abstract:

IPO, institutional theory, entrepreneurship, Japan

22.

Work Experience Spanning Organization Types and Entrepreneurship

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2016
Charles E. Eesley, Delin Yang and Xinyi Yang
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University and Stanford University
Downloads 60 (233,069)

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Institutional Change and Venture Exit: Implications for Policy

Eberhart, R., Eisenhardt, K.M., and Eesley, C. Institutional Change And Venture Exit: Implications For Policy, in 20 Years of Entrepreneurship Research - From small business dynamics to entrepreneurial growth and societal prosperity, P. Braunerhjelm, Editor. 2014, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum 2014
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2016
Robert Eberhart, Kathleen M. Eisenhardt and Charles E. Eesley
Santa Clara University - Department of Management, Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 45 (281,325)

Abstract:

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Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT - An Updated Report

Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship Vol. 7, No. 1-2, 2011
Number of pages: 158 Posted: 29 Feb 2012
Edward B. Roberts and Charles E. Eesley
Founder/Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 8 (476,454)
Citation 1

Abstract:

entrepreneurial ecosystem, academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial development

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Private Environmental Activism and the Selection and Response of Firm Targets

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 45-73, Spring 2009
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Apr 2009
Michael Lenox and Charles E. Eesley
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 2 (509,697)
Citation 10

Abstract:

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Institutional Change, Marketization and Entrepreneurial Strategies: Evidence from China's Economic Transition

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Jun 2016
Charles E. Eesley, Delin Yang and You (Willow) Wu
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 0 (314,941)

Abstract:

Institutions, Transition, Entrepreneurship, Government Ties, Science Park, Innovation

27.

Born into Chaos: Performance Impacts of Founding Team Composition and the Role of the Founding Environment

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2016
Wesley W Koo and Charles E. Eesley
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering and Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 0 (352,213)

Abstract:

founding environment, founding team, functional diversity, imprinting, firm performance

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Firm Responses to Secondary Stakeholder Action

Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 765-782
Posted: 07 Oct 2010
Charles E. Eesley and Michael Lenox
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Abstract:

stakeholder theory, environmental management, self-regulation

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Institutions and Types of Entrepreneurship: The Interactive Influence of Regulatory and Non-Regulatory Institutions

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 May 2015
Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering, Santa Clara University - Department of Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Business Administration
Downloads 95

Abstract:

Entrepreneurship, Institutional Theory, Regulatory Change, International Environments