Research Interests
 
My primary research interests are at the intersection of psychology, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship. I am currently involved in ongoing research projects related to the optimal experience and flow, character strengths, leadership and influence behavior, intelligence and genius, and improvisational decision-making of entrepreneurs. I am particularly interested in how new venture creation and development relates to the subjective well-being of entrepreneurs, their workers and society, in addition to financial metrics such as wealth creation.
 
Refereed Publications
 
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Davis, B. C., Hmieleski, K. M., Webb, J. W., & Coombs, J. E. (2017). Funders’ positive affective reactions to entrepreneurs’ crowdfunding pitches: The influence of perceived creativity and entrepreneurial passion. Journal of Business Venturing, 32, 90–106. [Download]
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Lerner, D. A. (2016). The dark triad and nascent entrepreneurship: An examination of unproductive versus productive entrepreneurial motives. Journal of Small Business Management, 54, 7–32. [Download]
 
Baron, R. A., Franklin, R. J., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2016). Why entrepreneurs often experience low, not high, levels of stress: The joint effects of selection and psychological capital. Journal of Management, 42(3), 742– 768. [Download]
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Carr, J. C., & Baron, R. A. (2015). Integrating discovery and creation perspectives of entrepreneurial action: The relative roles of founding CEO human capital, social capital, and psychological capital in contexts of risk versus uncertainty. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 9(4), 289–312. [Download]
 
Carr, J. C., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2015). Differences in the outcomes of work and family conflict between family- and non-family businesses: An examination of founding CEOs. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 39(6), 1413–1432. [Download]
 
Klotz, A. C., Hmieleski, K. M., Bradley, B. H., & Busenitz, L. W. (2014). New venture teams: A review of the literature and roadmap for future research. Journal of Management, 40(1), 226-255. [Download]
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Corbett, A. C., & Baron, R. A. (2013). Entrepreneurs' improvisational behavior and firm performance: A study of dispositional and environmental moderators. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 7(2), 138-150. [Download]
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Cole, M. S., & Baron, R. A. (2012). Shared authentic leadership and new venture performance. Journal of Management, 38(5), 1476-1499. [Download]
 
Baron, R. A., Hmieleski, K. M., & Henry, R. A. (2012). Entrepreneurs' dispositional positive affect: The Potential benefits—and potential costs—of being "up". Journal of Business Venturing, 27(3), 310-324. [Download]
 
Baron, R. A., Tang, J., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2011). The downside of being 'up':  Entrepreneurs’ dispositional affect and firm performance. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 5(2), 101-119. [Download]
 
Carr, J. C., Haggard, S., Hmieleski, K. M., & Zahra, S. A. (2010). A Study of the Moderating Effects of Firm Age at Internationalization on Firm Survival and Short-term Growth. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 4(2), 183-192. [Download]
 

Hmieleski, K. M., & Baron, R. A. (2009). Entrepreneurs’ optimism and new venture performance: A social cognitive perspective. Academy of Management Journal, 52(3), 473-488. [Download]

 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Baron, R. A. (2008). Regulatory focus and new venture performance: A study of entrepreneurial opportunity exploitation under conditions of risk versus uncertainty. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2(4), 285-299. [Download]
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Corbett, A. C. (2008). The contrasting interaction effects of improvisational behavior with entrepreneurial self-efficacy on new venture performance and entrepreneur work satisfaction. Journal of Business Venturing, 23(4), 482-496. [Download]
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Baron, R. A. (2008). When does entrepreneurial self-efficacy enhance versus reduce firm performance? Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2(1), 57-72. [Download]
 
Wright, M., Hmieleski, K. M., Siegel, D., & Ensley, M. D. (2007). The role of human capital in technological entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 31(6), 791-806. [Download]
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Ensley, M. D. (2007). A contextual examination of new venture performance: entrepreneur leadership behavior, top management team heterogeneity, and environmental dynamism. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28(7), 865-889. [Download]
 
Corbett, A. C., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2007). The conflicting cognitions of corporate entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 31(1), 103-121. [Download]
 
Ensley, M. D., Hmieleski, K. M., & Pearce, C. L. (equal authorship, 2006). The importance of vertical and shared leadership within new venture top management teams: Implications for the performance of startups. The Leadership Quarterly, 17(3), 217-231. [Download]
 
Ensley, M. D., Pearce, C. L., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2006). The moderating effect of environmental dynamism on the relationship between entrepreneur leadership behavior and new venture performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 21(2), 243-263. [Download]
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Corbett, A. C. (2006). Proclivity for improvisation as a predictor of entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Small Business Management, 44(1), 45-63. [Download]
 
Ensley, M. D., & Hmieleski, K. M. (equal authorship, 2005). A comparative study of new venture top management team composition, dynamics and performance between university-based and independent startups. Research Policy, 34(7), 1091-1105. [Download]
 
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Best Paper Proceedings
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Cole, M. S., & Baron, R. A. (2010). Linking shared authentic leadership to firm performance: A study of new venture top management teams. In W. D. Bygrave, et al. (Eds.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson Park, MA: Babson College.
 
Hmieleski, K. M. (2009). Entrepreneur improvisational behavior and new venture performance: A social cognitive perspective. In W. D. Bygrave, et al. (Eds.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson Park, MA: Babson College.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Carr, J. C. (2008). The relationship between entrepreneur psychological capital and new venture performance. In W. D. Bygrave, et al. (Eds.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson Park, MA: Babson College.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Carr, J. C. (2007). The relationship between entrepreneur psychological capital and well-being. In W. D. Bygrave, et al. (Eds.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson Park, MA: Babson College.
 
Hmieleski K. M., & Ensley, M.D. (2007). The effects of entrepreneur abusive supervision. In G. T. Solomon (Ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
 
Hmieleski, K. M. (2007). A contextual study of entrepreneur dispositional optimism. In G. T. Solomon (Ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Baron, R. A., & Ensley, M. D. (2006). Optimism and environmental uncertainty: Implications for entrepreneurial performance. In W. D. Bygrave, et al. (Eds.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson Park, MA: Babson College.
 
Corbett, A. C., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2005). How corporate entrepreneurs think: Cognition, context, and entrepreneurial scripts. In K. M. Weaver (Ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Ensley, M. D. (2004). An investigation of improvisation as a strategy for exploiting dynamic opportunities. In W. D. Bygrave et al. (Eds.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson Park, MA: Babson College.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Corbett, A. C. (2003). Improvisation as a framework for investigating entrepreneurial action. In D. H. Nagao (Ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (pp. F1-F6).
 
Conference Presentations
 
Hmieleksi, K. M., & Powell, E. E. (2016). The Microfoundations of Science Commercialization. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Anaheim, CA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M. (2016). The Interaction between Sex and Virtues: Implications for Entrepreneurial Outcomes. Paper presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) in Bodø, Norway.
 
Baron, R. A., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2015). Why Do Entrepreneurs Engage in Prosocial Behavior? Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
 
Hmieleski, K. M. (2015). How Are New Venture Teams Able To Effectively Cope With Uncertainty? Paper presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) in Wellesley, MA.
 
Carr, J. C., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2014). Work-Family Conflict and Work Tension among Family- and Non-Family Businesses. Paper presented at the Southern Management Association (SMA) Conference in Savanna, GA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Baron, R. A., & Carr, J. C. (2014). The Differential Value of Entrepreneurs’ Intangible Resources in Environmental Contexts of Discovery versus Creation. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Lerner, D. A. (2013). The Dark Triad: Narcissism, Psychopathy, and Machiavellianism as Predictors of Entrepreneurial entry. Paper presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) in Lyon, France.
 
Baron, R. A., Hmieleski, K. M., Fox, C., & Casper, C. (2012). Self-Regulation and Adoption of High Risk Strategies by Entrepreneurs: Self-Control and Metacognition. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Boston, MA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Baron, R. A., and Carr, J. C. (2011). How Entrepreneurs Withstand Work-Family Conflict: The Buffering Role of Psychological Capital. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in San Antonio, TX.
 
Baron, R. A., Fox, C., Casper, W. C., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2011). Entrepreneurs' Self-Regulatory Processes and New Venture Strategy. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in San Antonio, TX.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Carr, J. C., & Baron, R. A. (2011). How Do Entrepreneurs Capitalize on Environmental Dynamism to Develop Their New Ventures? The Role of Human, Social, and Psychological Capital. Paper presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) in Syracuse, NY.
 
Baron, R. A., Tang, J., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2010). Entrepreneurs' Dispositional Positive Affect and Firm Performance: "Too Much of a Good Thing?" Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Montreal, Canada.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Cole, M. S., & Tepper, B. J. (2010). New Venture Top Management Team Intra-Group Abusive Behavior and Firm Performance: A Moderated Mediation Study. Paper presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Cole, M. S., & Baron, R. A. (2010). Linking Shared Authentic Leadership to Firm Performance: A study of New Venture Top Management Teams. Paper presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Cole, M. S., & Tepper, B. J. (2009). Abusive Behavior within New Venture Top Management Teams. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Chicago, IL.
 
Hmieleski, K. M. (2009). Entrepreneur Improvisational Behavior and New Venture Performance: A Social Cognitive Perspective. Paper presented at the 29th annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) in Babson Park, MA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Carr, J. C. (2009). The Relationship between Work-Family Conflict and Psychological Outcomes for Family and Non-Family Businesses. Paper presented at the 29th annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) in Babson Park, MA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Carr, J. C. (2008). The Attenuating Role of Entrepreneurs’ Psychological Capital on the Effects of Work-Family Conflict. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Anaheim, CA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M. (2008). Sex Differences in Entrepreneur Signature Strengths. Paper presented at the 28th annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) in Chapel Hill, NC.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Carr, J. C. (2008). The Relationship between Entrepreneur Psychological Capital and New Venture Performance. Paper presented at the 28th annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) in Chapel Hill, NC.
 
Hmieleski, K. M. (2007). A Contextual Study of Entrepreneur Dispositional Optimism. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Ensley, M.D. (2007). The Effects of Entrepreneur Abusive Supervision. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Carr, J. C. (2007). The Relationship between Entrepreneur Psychological Capital and Well-Being. Paper presented at the 27th annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) in Madrid, Spain.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Corbett, A. C. (2006). A Study of Entrepreneur Improvisational Behavior: Implications for Performance and Satisfaction. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Atlanta, GA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Baron, R. A., & Ensley, M. D. (2006). An Empirical Investigation of the Positive versus Negative Effects of Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Atlanta, GA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Baron, R. A. (2006). Optimism and environmental uncertainty: Implications for entrepreneurial performance and satisfaction. Paper presented at the 26th annual Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC) in Bloomington, IN.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Ensley, M. D. (2005). An Upper-Echelons Theory Approach to the Emergence of Organizational Learning in Nascent Firms. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.
 
Corbett, A. C., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2005). How Corporate Entrepreneurs Think: Cognition, Context, and Entrepreneurial Scripts. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.
 
Hmieleski, K. M. , & Kalsher, M. (2005). Beyond Wealth Creation: The Value of Entrepreneurship in an Evolving Civilization. Paper presented at the 25th annual Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC) in Babson Park, MA.
 
Ensley, M. D., Hmieleski, K. M., & Baron, R. A. (2005). Positive Emotion as a Moderator of the Linkage between Positive Emotion and Complexity of Opportunity Prototypes. Paper presented at the 25th annual Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC) in Babson Park, MA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Ensley, M. D. (2004). A Regulatory Model of Learning in New Ventures. Paper presented at the Southern Management Association (SMA) Conference in San Antonio, TX.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Ensley, M. D., & Pearce, C. L. (2004). The Differential Effectiveness of Directive and Empowering Entrepreneur Leadership Behavior. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in New Orleans, LA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M. , & Ensley, M. D. (2004). An Investigation of Improvisation as a Strategy for Exploiting Dynamic Opportunities. Paper presented at the 24th annual Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC) in Glasgow, Scotland.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Ensley, M. D. (2004). An Investigation of the Linkage Between Entrepreneur Intelligence and New Venture Performance. Paper presented at the 24th annual Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC) in Glasgow, Scotland.
 
Gregoire, D., McMullen, J., Brigham, K., Haynie, M., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2004). Drawing the Implications of Cognition Research for Entrepreneurship Education. Presentation at the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Conference in Dallas, TX.
 
Ensley, M. D., Pearce, C. L., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2003). The Moderating Effect of Environmental Dynamism on the Relationship Between Entrepreneur Leader Behavior and New Venture Performance. Paper presented at the Lally-Darden Entrepreneurship Scholars' Retreat in Rensselaerville, NY.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Corbett, A. C. (2003). Improvisation as a Framework for Investigating Entrepreneurial Action. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference in Seattle, WA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., & Corbett, A. C. (2003). The Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Proclivity for Improvisation. Paper presented at the 23rd annual Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC) in Babson Park, MA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M., Traver, H., & Kalsher, M. (2003). Teaching and Learning Styles in Training and Development. Paper presented at the 18th annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference in Orlando, FL.
 
Hmieleski, K. M. (2002). Suggestions for Investigating Improvisational Decision Making of Entrepreneurs. Paper presented at the 23rd annual Industrial Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior Conference in Tampa, FL.
 
Crawford, R., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2001). Interactions Between Continuous Variables. Paper presented at the Southern Management Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.
 
Hmieleski, K. M. (2001). An Investigation of Teaching Styles and Learning Styles in a Collaborative Technology-based Classroom. Paper presented at the 22nd annual Industrial Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior Conference in College Station, PA.
 
Traver, H., Kalsher, M., Cummings, K., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2000). An Evaluation of Interactive Studio Physics. Paper presented at EDMEDIA Conference in Montreal, Canada.
 
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