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Todd Moss

Todd Moss

Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Faculty Director, Sustainable Enterprise Partnership

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Room: 540
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PhD, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University
MBA, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University
MS, Brigham Young University (Mechanical Engineering)
BS, Brigham Young University (Mechanical Engineering)

Todd W. Moss is department chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises and associate professor at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. He also serves as the faculty director of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership, a partnership between Whitman, Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He regularly participates in training programs for Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. He earned a Ph.D. in business administration with an emphasis in strategy and entrepreneurship from Texas Tech University in 2011. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and an MBA, all from Brigham Young University. His research focuses on the intersections of entrepreneurship and social responsibility/ sustainability. His work has appeared in outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, among others. He also serves on the editorial boards of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Business Venturing. Prior to his career in academe, he worked at Ford Motor Company in various product strategy and engineering assignments. He and his wife, Jenifer, are the joyful parents of three sons and five daughters.

• SHR/LPP/EST 450: Sustainable Enterprise


• BUA 650/EST 696: Managing Sustainability


• BUA 759/EST 796: Sustainability-driven Enterprise

Professor Moss’s research interests focus on the intersections of entrepreneurship, innovation, and social responsibility. His most recent work addresses crowdfunding and the various types of value creation pursued by micro-enterprises. He research has appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, among others.

Working Papers
  • "Driven to Succeed? A self-determination perspective on entrepreneurial performance", Journal of Business Venturing (with Bort, J., Wiklund, J.)
  • "Walking the talk: Examining intrinsic motivation in prosocial microlending", Journal of Business Venturing (with Bort, J., Wiklund, J.)
Selected Publications
  • "Partnerships as an Enabler for Resourcefulness in Generating Sustainable Outcomes", Journal of Business Venturing, 2021 (with Dahik, A., Diaz, F.)
  • "A Decade analysis of residential LEED buildings market share in the United States", Sustainable Cities and Society, 39, 568-577, 2018 (with Rakha, T., Shin, D.)
  • "Blame you, blame me: Understanding attribution differences and impact in family and non-family firms", Family Business Review, 30(3), 284-308, 2017 (with Jayamohan, P., McKelvie, A.)
  • "Competition vs. cooperation: Alternative goal structures for motivating groups in base-of-the-pyramid markets", Academy of Management Journal, 59(4), 1174-1198, 2016 (with Kistruck, G., Lount, R., Bergman, B., Smith, B.)
  • "The effect of virtuous and entrepreneurial orientations on microfinance lending and repayment: A signaling theory perspective", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2015 (with Neubaum, D., Meyskens, M.)
  • "The use of secondary data in social entrepreneurship research: Assessing the field and identifying future opportunities", Social Entrepreneurship and Research Methods, 2014
  • "Strategic consistency of exploration and exploitation in family businesses.", Family Business Review, 27(1), 51-71, 2014 (with Payne, G., Moore, C.)
  • "Entrepreneurial processes in social contexts: How are they different, if at all? ", Small Business Economics, 40(3), 761-783, 2013
  • "A review and assessment of social entrepreneurship textbooks. ", Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11(3), 518-527, 2012 (with Gras, D.)
  • "Dual identities in social ventures: An exploratory study.", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 35(4), 805-830, 2011 (with Short, J., Short, Lumpkin, G.)
  • "Organizational virtue orientation and family firms", Business Ethics Quarterly, 21(2), 257-285, 2011 (with Payne, G., Brigham, K., Broberg, J., Short, J.)
  • "Scholarly leadership of the study of leadership: A review of the Leadership Quarterly's second decade", LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY(21), 922-958, 2010 (with Gardner, W., Lowe, K., Mahoney, K., Cogliser, C.)
  • "Research in social entrepreneurship: Past contributions and future opportunities", Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 3, 161-194, 2009 (with Short, J., Lumpkin, G.)
  • "Entrepreneurial orientation: An applied perspective", Business Horizons, 32, 319-324, 2009 (with Certo, S., Short, J.)
  • "Design considerations when using edge-mounted heat pipes in space radiators", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 39(1), 41-49, 2002 (with Bowman, W.)
  • "Efficiency of a constant area, 3 adiabatic tip, heat pipe fin", Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 14(1), 112-115, 2000 (with Bowman, W., Maynes, D., Paulson, K.)

Awards and Honors

  • Edward Pettinella Associate Professor - Whitman School of Management (2021)
  • Best Paper Award - The Social Entrepreneurship Conference (2018)
  • Oregon State University Best Paper Award on the Topic of Ethics in Entrepreneurship - Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2017)
  • Best Submission Award - Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (2017)
  • G. Dale Meyer Best Paper Award for the Most Relevant Research in Social Entrepreneurship - Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2016)
  • Research Fellow - Syracuse Center of Excellence in Energy Systems (2016)
  • EEE Faculty Member of the Year - EEE Department, Whitman School of Management (2015)
  • Winner, Carolyn Dexter Award - Academy of Management (AOM) (2014)
  • Best Doctoral Paper Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division (2012)
  • Newcombe Associate Award for Research - College of Business, Oregon State University (2012)
  • Recipient of Jerry S. Rawls Doctoral Scholarship (2011)
  • Best Doctoral Paper Award - Conference of the Southern Management Association (2010)
  • Awarded Texas Tech University’s Graduate Part-Time Instructor Award (2009)
  • Selected to attend the Dissertation Consortium - BPS Division, Academy of Management Meetings (2009)
  • Selected to attend the Doctoral Student Consortium - Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2009)
  • Selected to attend the Doctoral Student Consortium - Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management Meetings (2008)
  • Best Doctoral Paper Award - Conference of the Southern Management Association (2007)
  • Selected to attend the New Doctoral Student Consortium - Southern Management Association (2007)

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