G. Thomas Lumpkin

The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship

(315) 443-3164
Room: 536

PhD, University of Texas at Arlington

PhD, University of Texas at Arlington

Research Topics

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Opportunity recognition
  • Creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Innovativeness
  • Risk-taking
  • Competitiveness
  • Autonomy
  • Proactiveness

Professor Lumpkin’s research interests include entrepreneurial orientation, social entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, family business, and strategy making processes.

Selected Publications

  • "Researching long-term orientation: A validation study and recommendations for future research", Family Business Review, 27(1): 72-88, 2014, (Brigham, K. W., Payne, G. T., & Zachary, M. A.)
  • "In pursuit of greatness: CEO narcissism, entrepreneurial orientation, and firm performance", Journal of Management Studies, 50(6): 1041-1069, 2013, (Wales, W, J., & Patel, P. )
  • "Entrepreneurial processes in social contexts: How are they different, if at all? ", Small Business Economics, 40(3): 761-783, 2013, (Moss, T.W., Gras, D. M., Kato, S., & Amezcua, A.)
  • "Strategic entrepreneurship in family business", Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 5(4): 285-306, 2011, (Steier, L., & Wright, M. )
  • "Entrepreneurial orientation theory and research: Reflections on a needed construct", Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 35(5): 855-872, 2011, (Covin, J. G.)
  • "Long-term orientation and intertemporal choice in family firms. ", Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 35(6): 1147-1167, 2011, (Brigham, K. H. )
  • "Dual Identities in Social Ventures: An Exploratory Study", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, forthcoming, (with Moss, T. Short, J., Payne, T.)
  • "The Relationship of Personality to Entrepreneurial Intentions and Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review.", Journal of Management, forthcoming, (with Hao, Z., Seibert, S.)
  • "Research in Social Entrepreneurship: Past Contributions and Future Opportunities", Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 3: 161-194, 2009, (with Short, J. C., Moss. T. W.)
  • "Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance: An Assessment of Past Research and Suggestions For the Future", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33(3): 761-781, 2009, (with Rauch, A., Wiklund, J., Frese, M.)


  • 2013 recipient of Family Firm Institute Best Article Published in 2012 in Family Business Review - Honorable Mention
  • 2012 Recipient of Family Owned Business Institute Research Scholars Award
  • Named Riata Distinguished Entrepreneurship Scholar by Oklahoma State University School of Entrepreneurship, November 2011
  • 2011 recipient of Distinguished Scholar Award, Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises Department, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • 2010 recipient of Family Firm Institute Best Article Published in 2009 in Family Business Review Award
  • 2009 recipient of the IDEA Awards Foundational Paper award from the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management for a “classic and highly influential contribution to entrepreneurship research that serves as a legacy for scholarly work in the field” for the paper “Clarifying the Entrepreneurial Orientation Construct and Linking it to Performance," published in 1996 with Gregory G. Dess
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal - Co-Editor, 2011 - present
  • Special Issue of Journal of Management Studies on Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship - Guest Editor
  • Special Issue of Family Business Review - 1st Review Issue - Guest Editor
  • Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises Department, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University - Department Head, 2012-2014
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) - Member, Board of Directors, 2013 - present
  • Family Business Review - Member, Advisory Board, 2013 - present