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Dr. Mark T. Schenkel



Dr. Mark T. SchenkelSchenkel

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Email: Dr. Mark Schenkel

 

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D.  - University of Cincinnati, Business Administration, Strategy & Entrepreneurship
  • M.B.A. -  Northern Kentucky University, Management
  • B.A.  -  University of Cincinnati, Psychology

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    • Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Belmont University
    • Assistant Director, University of Cincinnati Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research 
    • Operations Manager, The Habegger Corporation
    • General Manager, David E. Estes Engineering, Inc.
    • Assistant Controller, The Hennegan Company.

     

    RECENT ARTICLES

    • Schenkel, M. T. , Cornwall, J. R., & Finley, J. (Forthcoming).  Snappy Auctions.  Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.
    • Schenkel, M. T. , Finley, J., & Chumney, W. M. (Forthcoming).  RHS, Inc.: Innovation “Guiding” Agriculture.  Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.
    • Hechavarria, D. M., Schenkel, M. T., & Matthews, C. H. (2009). Contextual motivation and growth aspirations among nascent entrepreneurs.  In P. D. Reynolds & R. T. Curtin (Eds.) New Firm Creation in the United States: Initial Explorations with the PSED II Data Set (pp. 35-50).  New York, NY: Springer.
    • Matthews, C. H., Schenkel, M. T., & Hechavarria, D. M. (2009). Family background and influence on nascent entrepreneurs.  In P. D. Reynolds & R. T. Curtin (Eds.) New Firm Creation in the United States: Initial Explorations with the PSED II Data Set (pp. 51-70).  New York, NY: Springer.
    • Schenkel, M. T., Hechavarria, D. M., & Matthews, C. H. (2009). The role of human and social capital and technology in nascent ventures.  In P. D. Reynolds & R. T. Curtin (Eds.) New Firm Creation in the United States: Initial Explorations with the PSED II Data Set (pp. 157-184).  New York, NY: Springer.
    • Matthews, C. H., Schenkel, M. T., & Hechavarria, D. M. (2009). Antecedents of Planning in Small and Entrepreneurial Ventures: Strategic Implications for Nascent Entrepreneurs.  Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
    • Schenkel, Mark T., Brazeal, D. V., & Maslyn, J. (2009).  Corporate Entrepreneurship: The Facilitating Effects of Creative Self-efficacy and Leader-Member Exchange. Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship.
    • Matthews, C. H., Schenkel, M. T. , Ford, M. W. , & Human, S. E. (2009).  Comparing Nascent Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs and Expectations of Firm Growth.  Journal of Small Business Strategy.
    • Schenkel, M. T., Brazeal, D. V. , & Maslyn, J. (2009).  Corporate Entrepreneurship: The Facilitating Effects of Creative Self-efficacy and Leader-Member Exchange.  Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship.
    • Schenkel, M. T., Matthews, C. H. , & Ford, M. W. (2009).  Making rational use of 'irrationality'? Exploring the role of need for cognitive closure in nascent entrepreneurial activity. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development.
    • Brazeal, D. V., Schenkel, M. T. , & Azriel, J. A. (2008).  Awakening the Entrepreneurial Spirit: Exploring the Relationship Between Organizational Factors and Perceptions of Feasibility and Desirability in a Corporate Setting. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship.
    • Patrick A., L. A., Cochran, H. H. , Carter Thomas, J., Churchman, R. L. , & Schenkel, M. T. (2008).  Identifying the Essential Managerial Characteristics of Successful Venture Capital Investments Among Small to Midsize Technology Enterprises within Mainland China. Insights for a Changing World.
    • Schenkel, M. T. & Garrison, G. (2008).  Exploring the Roles of Social Capital and Team-efficacy in Virtual Entrepreneurial Team Performance. Management Research News.
    • Smith, B. R., Matthews, C. H. , & Schenkel, M. T. (2008).  Differences in Entrepreneurial Opportunities: The Role of Tacitness and Codification in Opportunity Identification.  Journal of Small Business Management.
    • Schenkel, M. T. & Mehra, A. (2007).  The Price Chameleons Pay: Self-monitoring, Boundary Spanning, and Role Conflict in the Workplace. British Journal of Management.
    • Smith, B. R., Matthews, C. H. , & Schenkel, M. T. (2005).  The Search For And Discovery Of Different Types Of Entrepreneurial Opportunities: The Effects Of Tacitness And Codification.  Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.

     

    BIOGRAPHY

    Dr. Mark Schenkel earned a B.A.in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, an M.B.A. from Northern Kentucky University, and a Ph.D. in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Cincinnati. While pursuing his doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati, he served as the Assistant Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research. In that capacity, he fostered and mentored the entrepreneurial efforts of local businesses in their continued development as a coordinator for the Small Business Institute® program.

    General management roles in small closely held family firms, including The Habegger Corporation, David E. Estes Engineering, Inc., The Hennegan Company, and Wright Brothers Inc., furthered his entrepreneurial experience. In those positions, he was charged with developing and implementing strategies for achieving business growth and profitability objectives. He has continued to foster entrepreneurship through direct consulting and advising efforts, as well as through service on the Boards of local ventures in the Nashville area.

    Dr. Schenkel’s research and teaching interests focus on the role entrepreneurial cognition (e.g., opportunity recognition and assessment) and strategic decision-making play in new venture creation, and corporate venturing activities. His scholarly work has been published (or is forthcoming) in professional journals including the Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, British Journal of Management, Journal of Small Business Management, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Journal of Small Business Strategy, Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management Research News, and Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.

    He enjoys providing guidance to students interested in starting entrepreneurial ventures in class and out. Dr. Schenkel serves as a co-founding faculty advisor to the on-campus student volunteers for the Belmont Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

    Providing service to his profession, Schenkel has served as the Assistant Vice President (Publications) since 2009 and was recently elected to serve as Senior Vice President (Operations and Planning) for USASBE (2011-2012) In addition, he was selected to receive an Outstanding Reviewer citation from USASBE in 2008. Dr. Schenkel also received an Outstanding Case award from USASBE (2007) and the Best Teaching Case award from the International Small Business Journal in 2008, 2009, and 2010.  Schenkel currently serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship and the Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship.



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