William Meek

William Meek

Campbell Jr Rutledge & Eleanor Rutledge Chair in Management & Entrepreneurship
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About William Meek


  • PhD, Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville, 2010.
  • MBA, Business Administration, Bradley University, 2004.
  • BS, Business Management & Administration, Bradley University, 2003.

Recent and Representative Publications

Gianiodis, P., Meek, R. W., (2023) The Death and Rebirth of the Entrepreneurial University Model. Academy of Management Perspectives. 37(1), 55-71. https://doi.org/10.5465/amp.2020.0180

Gianiodis, T. P., Espina, M., Meek, R. W., (2022) Environmental and social entrepreneurship. https://doi.org/10.1142/12405-vol1 World Scientific Publishing.

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

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

Gianiodis, T. P., Meek, R. W., Chen, W., (2019) Political climate and academic entrepreneurship: The case of strange bedfellows?. Journal of Business Venturing Insights. 12, e00135. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2019.e00135

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

Meek, R. W., Davis-Sramek, B., Baucus, S. M., Germain, N. R., (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, R. W., Pacheco, F. D., York, G. J., (2010) The impact of social norms on entrepreneurial action: Evidence from the environmental entrepreneurship context. Journal of Business Venturing. 25(5), 493-509.

Recent Courses Taught

  • MORS 340, Advanced Entrepreneurship.
  • MORS 240, Entrepreneurship.
  • MORS 241, Social Innovation & Entrepren.
  • MORS 370, Entrepreneurship.
  • MORS 335, Social Innov & Entrepreneurshp.
  • MORS 200, Resp Mgmt, Sustainable Values.
  • MSUS 335, Social Innov & Entrepreneurshp.

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


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