Robinson, Dr. Peter
Title:
Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship
Office:
WB 216
Phone:
(801) 995-1650
Fax:
(801) 863-7218
Mail Code:
119
Last Updated: 10/29/14 -
Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship
Business Management Department


EDUCATION:
Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Brigham Young University, 1987
B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University, 1982

AWARDS:
Sam Walton Fellow 2003 - Present
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice Reviewer of the Year - 2005
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society - 1984
Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Award - 1995

 WORK EXPERIENCE

2003 - Present      Utah Valley State College                                Orem, Utah, USA

            Department of Business Management, Entrepreneurship Program.  Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship.  Teach courses in entrepreneurship at lower and upper divisions including introduction and business development.  Conduct scholarly research and developed outreach programs.

 

1990 - 2003        The University of Calgary                       Calgary, Albert

            The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Area.  Chair and Tenured Associate Professor. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in venture development including introduction to entrepreneurship, business planning, and consulting. Conduct scholarly research on entrepreneurial characteristics and entrepreneurship education.  Develop and direct programs in the Venture Development Area, including an undergraduate concentration and a minor for engineering students 

1994 & 1996       The State Academyof Management                       Moscow, Russia

            Department of Entrepreneurship.  Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship.  Taught courses and presented workshops and symposia on the process of creating new enterprises to undergraduate students and a faculty seminar on entrepreneurship theory and education.  Conducted research on entrepreneurship in Russia.   

1987-1990            The Wichita State University                          Wichita, Kansas

            The Center for Entrepreneurship.  Director of Research and Assistant Professor.  Director of Research for the Center.  Conducted evaluation research on programs sponsored by the center as well as personal research on characteristics of entrepreneurs.  Taught classes on Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Business Planning.  Worked closely with the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE) national organization in program development and implementation as well as research on entrepreneurship education 

1986-1987         Brigham Young University                                            Provo,Utah

            The Entrepreneurial Studies Program - Research Associate.  Worked in the design and implementation of research programs designed to enhance the understanding of entrepreneurship at the level of the individual.  This research program resulted directly in three journal publications and over seven presentations and papers in proceedings, related to the personal characteristics of entrepreneurs across a variety of situations.

 

 

RESEARCH

 

Journal Publications

Robinson, P. B. and Malach, S. (2004).  Multi-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship Clinic: Experiential Education In Theory and Practice.  Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneruship, Vol. 17(4), pp 317 - 331.

Malach, S. and Robinson, P. B. (2006).  Differentiating Legal Issues by Business Type. Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 44(4), pp 

Ahmed, Z. ., Robinson, P. B., and Dana, L. P., (2001). Case:  Paul Tatum, an American Businessperson Writes a Chapter on Russian Entrepreneurship with His Blood.  International Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol 2(1) pp. 5 -58.

Robinson, P. B., Ahmed, Z. U., Dana, L. P., Latfullin, G. R., and Smirnova, V., (2000).  Toward entrepreneurship and innovation in .  International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Management.  Vol. 1(2), pp. 230 - 240.

Kratko I. , and Robinson, P., 1996. "Components of Success in Entrepreneurship" in Current Issues of Management. SAM, Moscow . Pp. 130-138.

Smirnova, V. G., and Robinson, P. B., (1996).  Entrepreneurship education in and : new developments.  International Cooperation in Science and Education: The Edition of the State Committee of for Higher Education. Vol. 96(4), 22�25.

Tan, W. L., Long, W. A., Robinson, P. B., (1996).  Entrepreneurship attitude orientation and the intention to start a business.  Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Vol. 13(4) 50 - 61.

Huefner, J., Hunt, H. K., and Robinson, P. B.,  (1996) Comparison of four scales predicting entrepreneurship.  Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Fall, Vol. 1(2), 56�80.

Robinson, P. B. (1996).  The Minefield Exercise:  ?The Challenge? in entrepreneurship education.  Simulation and Gaming, Vol. 27(3), 350�364.

Robinson, P. B., and Sexton, E. A., (1993) The effect of education and experience on self-employment success.  The Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 9(2), 141-156.

Robinson, P. B., and Hunt, H. K.,  (1992).  Entrepreneurship and birth order: fact or folk lore.  Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol. 4(3), 287-298.

Robinson, P. B., and Long, W. A.,  (1992).  Entrepreneurship education in Canadian universities.  The Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 10 (1), 61-69.

Robinson, P. B., Stimpson, D. V., Huefner, J., and Hunt, H. K.,  (1991).  An attitude approach to the prediction of entrepreneurship.  Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Vol. 15(4), 13 - 31.

Robinson, P. B., and Haynes, M. T.,  (1991).  Entrepreneurship education in America�s major universities.  Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Vol. 15(3), 41 - 52.

Robinson, P. B., Huefner, J., and Hunt, H. K.,  (1991).  Entrepreneurship research on student subjects does not generalize to real world entrepreneurs.  Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 29(2), 42 - 50.

Stimpson, D. V., Robinson, P. B., Wautranausantikuolm, S., and Zjien, K.,  (1990).  A comparison of attitudinal characteristics of entrepreneurs in the , , , and the People�s Republic of .  Entrepreneurship and Regional Development: an International Journal, Vol. 2(1), 49 - 55.

Stimpson, D. V., Robinson, P. B., and Gregory, J.,  (1987).  Self-monitoring and competency as determinants of sex differences in social interactions.  The Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 127(2), 159 - 162.

Book Chapters

Robinson, P. B., and Shaver, K.,  (1995).  Metatheory and entrepreneurship research.  In J. Katz and R. Brockhaus (Eds.) Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence, and Growth Volume 2,  JAI Press Inc.:  Greenwich, Connecticut.

Robinson, P. B., (1993).  The New Venture Development Program.  In K. H. Vesper (Ed.), Entrepreneurship Education 1993,  Entrepreneurial Studies Center, The Anderson School , UCLA: Los Angeles, California .

 

Peer Reviewed Proceedings 

Robinson, P. B., (2002).  The Ogre and the Onion: Beneath the Layers of Entrepreneurship Research, Proceedings of the 2002 Annual Conference of The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Halifax, Nova Scotia .

Robinson, P. B. and Mitchel, R. K. (2001) Behind the Research: Metatheoretical Foundations in Entrepreneurship Research.  Proceedings of the 46th International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference, Taipei , Tiawan, June 17 - 20.

Malach, S., Radcliffe, T., Robinson, P. B., (1998). Differentiating legal issues by business type.  In P. B. Robinson (Ed.), Entrepreneurship: Peaks and Valleys, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Banff, Alberta, pp. 174-196.

Ahmed, Z., Robinson, P. B., and Dana L. P., (1998).  Entrepreneurship in : A case study.  Proceedings of International Council for Small Business World Conference (ICSB) .

Robinson, P. B., Christensen, M. A. and Hunt, H. K.,  (1997).  A personal characteristics model of the individual entrepreneur.  Proceedings of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) 1997 Annual Meeting, Vancouver , British , .

Kratko, I. G., and Robinson, P. B., (1996).  Components of success in entrepreneurship.  In Topical Problems of Management, Proceedings of the International Conference on Issues in Management, Moscow, .

Robinson, P. B.,  (1995).  Entrepreneurial attitudes in Russia�s new economy.  In R. G. Crabtree (Ed.), Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Miles International Conference.  Robert Morris College .

Long, W. A., Tan, W.-L., and Robinson, P. B., (1995).  The relationship of attitudes to entrepreneurial intentions.  Summary in W. D. Bygrave, B. J. Bird, S. Birley, N. C. Churchill, M. G. Hay, R. H. Keeley, and W. E. Wetzel, Jr. (Eds.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Proceeding of the 15th Annual Babson Conference.

Roberts, L., Jones, V., Long, W., and Robinson, P .B., (1995).  The extent of home-based business activity in Calgary, Alberta .  Proceedings of the 12th Annual Canadian Conference of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Thunder Bay, Ontario, .

Honig-Haftel, S., Neidengard, L., Robinson, P. R., Polavkova, K., and Simoncic, S., (1994).  Zero-based entrepreneurship: The effects of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial attitudes in .  In N. C. Churchill, W. D. Bygrave, J. A. Hornaday, D. F. Muzyka, K. H. Vesper, and W. E. Wetzel, JR., (Eds), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Proceeding of the 14th Annual Babson Conference.

Robinson, P. B., Chin, W. W., Christensen, M. A. and Hunt, H. K.,  (1993).  Entrepreneurship: do personal characteristics matter?  Proceedings of Administrative Sciences Association of (ASAC), Lake Louise, Alberta , .

Huefner, J., Hunt, H. K., and Robinson, P. B.  (1990).  Cross-validation of the entrepreneurial consumer.  In G. E. Hills (Ed.), Research at the Marketing/Entrepreneurship Interface, Vol. 4, Proceedings of the 1990 Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research.

Sexton, E. A., and Robinson, P. B.,  (1990).  Succeeding at self-employment: is there a geographical component?  Summary in N. C. Churchill,W. D. Bygrave, J. A. Hornaday, D. F. Muzyka, K. H. Vesper, and W. E. Wetzel, JR., (Eds), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Proceeding of the 10th Annual Babson Conference, 373 - 375.

Huefner, J., Hunt, H. K., and Robinson, P. B.  (1989).  The entrepreneurial consumer: additional insights.  In G. E. Hills (Ed.), Research at the Marketing/Entrepreneurship Interface, Vol. 3, Proceedings of the 1989 Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research.

Sexton, E. A., and Robinson, P. B.,  (1989).  The economic and demographic determinants of self-employment.  In R. H. Brockhaus, SR., N. C. Churchill, J. A. Katz, B. A. Kirchhoff, K. H. Vesper, and W. E. Wetzel, JR., (Eds), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Babson Conference, 28 - 42

Robinson, P. B., and Hunt, H. K.,  (1989).  Entrepreneurial research on students may not generalize to real world entrepreneurs.  Summary in R. H. Brockhaus, SR., N. C. Churchill, J. A. Katz, B. A. Kirchhoff, K. H. Vesper, and W. E. Wetzel, JR., (Eds), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Babson Conference, 491 - 492.

Stimpson, D. V., Robinson, P. B., Wautranausantikuolm, S., and Zjien, k.,  (1989).  A comparison of attitudinal characteristics of entrepreneurs in the , , , and the People's Republic of .  Summary in R. H. Brockhaus, SR., N. C. Churchill, J. A. Katz, B. A. Kirchhoff, K. H. Vesper, and W. E. Wetzel, JR., (Eds), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Proceeding of the 9th Annual Babson Conference, 526 - 527.

Huefner, J., Hunt, H. K., and Robinson, P. B.  (1988).  The entrepreneurial consumer.  In G. E. Hills (Ed.), Research at the Marketing/Entrepreneurship Interface, Vol. 2, Proceedings of the 1988 Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research.

Robinson, P. B., and Hunt, H. K.,  (1988).  Autonomy as a motivational force in small business and entrepreneurship.  In D. E. Johnson (Ed.), Small Business -- Adapting for Success in a Changing World, Proceedings of the 1988 National Conference of The Small Business Institute Directors Association, 192 - 195.

 

 

Other Publications

Robinson, P. B., (1999).  Entrepreneurship: Peaks and Valleys, (Editor). Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Unicersity of Calgary :  Calgary, Alberta, .

Ahmed, Z. U., Robinson, P. B., and Dana, L. P., (1998). Case:  Paul Tatum, an American Businessperson Writes a Chapter on Russian Entrepreneurship with His Blood.  The University of Pittsburgh Case Series: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania .

Robinson, P. B., Chin, W. W., Christensen, M. A., and Hunt, H. K., (1993).  The entrepreneur: a personal characteristics model.  Working Paper, The University of Calgary and Brigham Young University .

Robinson, P. B., and Christensen, M. A., (1992).  Enterprise Education in .  Research Monograph prepared for and distributed by the National Entrepreneurship Development Institute (NEDI), University of Calgary : Calgary, Alberta, .

Robinson, P. B., and Haynes, M. T., (1991).  The Pocket Guide to Understanding Business Basics.  The Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs:  Wichita, Kansas .

Sexton, E. A., and Robinson, P. B.,  (1990).  Succeeding at self-employment: is there a geographic component.  Working Paper, The University of Calgary :  Calgary, Alberta, .

Robinson, P. B.,  (1987).  Prediction of Entrepreneurship Based on an Attitude Consistency Model.  Doctoral Dissertation, Brigham Young University : Provo, Utah .