William Meek

William Meek

Campbell Rutledge Jr. and Eleanor Rutledge Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship
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About William Meek


  • Ph.D., Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville, 2010.
  • M.B.A., Bradley University, 2004.
  • B.S., Bradley University, 2003.

Recent and Representative Publications

Marshall, D. R., Meek, W. R., Swab, R. G., & Markin, E. (2020). Access to resources and entrepreneurial well-being: A self-efficacy approach. Journal of Business Research, 120, 203–212.

Gianiodis, P. T., & Meek, W. R. (2020). Entrepreneurial education for the entrepreneurial university: a stakeholder perspective. Journal of Technology Transfer, 45(4), 1167–1195.

Gianiodis, P. T., Meek, W. R., & Chen, W. (2019). Political climate and academic entrepreneurship: The case of strange bedfellows?. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 12, e00135.

Meek, W. R., & Sullivan, D. M. (2018). The Influence of Gender, Self-Identity, and Organizational Tenure on Environmentally Sustainable Orientation. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 23(3).

Meek, W. R., & Williams, D. W. (2018). Venture creation persistence: overcoming stage-gate issues. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 24(5), 1016–1035.

Meek, W. R., & Wood, M. S. (2016). Navigating a Sea of Change: Identity Misalignment and Adaptation in Academic Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 40(5), 1093–1120.

Gianiodis, P., & Meek, W. R. (2016). The “New” Entrepreneurial University: Searching For a More Sustainable Model. Venture Findings, 4.

Meek, W. R., Davis-Sramek, B., Baucus, M. S., & Germain, R. N. (2011). Commitment in Franchising: The Role of Collaborative Communication and a Franchisee's Propensity to Leave. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 35(3), 559–581.

Meek, W. R., Pacheco, D. F., & York, J. G. (2010). The impact of social norms on entrepreneurial action: Evidence from the environmental entrepreneurship context. Journal of Business Venturing, 25(5), 493–509.

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Dayton Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. (2019).
  • Best Paper Award, Australian Centre For Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) Conference, Melbourne, Australia. (2017).

Further Information

Contact Details


210 Holmes Hall