Political Economy and Management Studies
Organizations do not exist in a vacuum and it is becoming increasingly clear that the institutional and economic environments in which organizations operate matter. Organizations influence and are influenced by their contexts and some of the most pressing questions in management research lay at the intersection between the micro and meso or macro level of analysis. The purpose of this seminar is to review some of the basic tenets of political economy (externalities, market failures, public choice) and how they can be applied to important questions in management studies. Particular attention will be paid to the identification of untapped venues for cross-disciplinary research.
Maria Minniti Maria Minniti is Visiting Distinguished Professor in the Department of Management Studies at Aalto University. She is also a Professor and the L. Bantle Chair of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, USA.
Maria Minniti holds a PhD in Economics from New York University. Previously, she was Professor and Bobby B. Lyle Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and Professor of Economics and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. Minniti has been a visiting professor at the London Business School, Humboldt University, Copenhagen Business School and the Max Planck Institute of Economics.
Maria Minniti is currently associate editor for the Small Business Economics Journal. She was field editor for the Journal of Business Venturing from 2008 to 2016, and associate editor of the International Small Business Journal from 2007 to 2011. Her work has been published in the Journal of Management, Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Economic Psychology, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics Journal, and the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, among others.
Dr. Minniti has been involved with the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor project since its inception in 1999, was GEM research director from 2005 to 2008, and is currently the Director of GEM’s PhD workshop. Minniti is also a Council Member of the PhD Program in Economics at the University of Cassino (Italy), and an academic advisor for the E-Lab at the University of Bergamo & Kilometro Rosso Science Park (Italy). In 2009, Minniti received an Award for Outstanding Teaching in the MBA Program at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
Maria Minniti’s recent work focuses on the political economy of entrepreneurship and innovation, and on the relationship between entrepreneurship and aging.