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Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Tim Michaelis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
I grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and went to Western Guilford high school. After graduation, I went to college at NC State University and ended up staying for 10 years, finishing a masters in innovation management and a PhD in applied social psychology.
I currently work as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Northern Illinois University. When I'm not focusing on research, I am generally playing golf or planning my next trip with my wonderful wife, Allison. Next on the bucket list is San Sebastián, Spain... and back to Scotland!
Tim's research has been published in Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Journal of Technology Transfer, and Academy of Management Discoveries, among others. He also has been quoted in the mainstream media, from WalletHub to the Wall Street Journal.
An agentic perspective of resourcefulness: Self-reliant and joint resourcefulness behaviors in the entrepreneurship process
Michaelis, T. L., Scheaf, D., Carr, J. C., Pollack (In press). Journal of Business Venturing.
The frugal entrepreneur: A self- regulatory perspective of resourceful entrepreneurial behavior
Michaelis, T. L., Carr, J. C., Scheaf, D., Pollack, J. M. (2020). Journal of Business Venturing.
Revising entrepreneurial action in response to exogenous shocks: Considering the COVID-19 global pandemic
Giones, F., Brem, A., Pollack, J. M., Michaelis, T. L., Klyver, K., Brinkmann, J. (2020). Journal of Business Venturing Insights.
Pursuing B Corp certification: Exploring firms’ entrepreneurial orientation and prosocial motivation
Pollack, J. M., Garcia, R., Michaelis, T. L., Hanson, S., Carr, J. C., & Sheats, L. (2020). Academy of Management Discoveries.
A policy mix experiment to promote start-up success: Exploratory evaluation of the NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Membership in Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) supplement
Gray, D. O., McGowen, L., Michaelis, T. L., Leonchuk, L., Rivers, D. (2020). Journal of Technology Transfer.
Knowledge for Every Level
OVERVIEW OF COURSES
Core strategy course integrating tools such as PESTEL analysis, Porter's 5 Forces, SWOT analysis, Value Chain, among others with real world business cases and an applied project.
Management of Technology
Converting new technologies into viable products by critically evaluating customer needs in order to launching new ventures or corporate spinoffs.
Special Topics: Data Driven Decision Making
Using analytical and statistical modeling to help improve critical business decisions to support innovation.
Voice of the Customer analysis, Survey Development, R programming
Introduction to Entrepreneurship (300 level)
Creativity, Entrepreneurship, & Innovation (300 level)
Finance and Accounting for Entrepreneurs / Business Model Implementation (400 level)
Introduction to Business Processes (200 level)
WORKSHOP "SHORT" COURSES
Introduction to R programming, statistical modeling, and data visualization
From installing R and R Studio, getting statistical packages installed, organizing data, plots, and running simple statistical analysis. This course is designed as a short 1 day or "1 credit hour" introductory course.
Process Modeling: Understanding Time as a Variable
An introduction to Growth Modeling, Measurement Invariance, Mediation, Multi-level mediation, Time lagged regression, and Panel Models in R. Recommended pre-requisites: Regression and Structural Equation Modeling.
Developing Value Propositions and Evaluating Business Models
An applied, intensive, workshop designed to perfect a new ventures value proposition. Designed to help identify unique customer problems (i.e., needs), segment and validate first customers, and improve one's chances of getting investment from Angels and Venture Capitalists.