- Flagler College
- University of
- Louisiana State
- Liabilities of
- Venture capital and angel investing
decline and turnaround
- New venture and
small business internationalization
- BUSA 100, World
of Business (Freshman Entrepreneurship Experience, team- and
- ENTR 401, Discovering New Business
and Product Ideas (taught on-line) Syllabus
- ENTR 407, Starting and Growing the
Online/Mobile Firm (taught on-line) Syllabus
- ENTR 485,
- ENTR 486,
Social Entrepreneurship (team-taught)
- MNGT 406/MARK 417,
Topics in MNGT/MARK: International Strategic Issues
- MNGT 481,
- BUSA (MBA)
590L, Economic Development of Britain (in London)
- ENTR (MBA) 555,
- MNGT (MBA) 561,
- MNGT (MBA) 590,
- MNGT (MBA) 598, Topics in
MNGT: Issues in Strategy and Technology
- MGT 624, Ph.D.
Seminar, Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship (University of
- MGT 591, Ph.D.
Seminar, Entrepreneurship: Theoretical Perspectives (University of
- GBA 490,
Strategic Management (University of Alabama)
- EMBA 6607,
Global Organizational Issues (Florida Gulf Coast University)
Awards and Research Grants
as one of Birmingham's #40tofollow in 2013
by the Birmingham Business Journal based on being one of the top
business executives in Birmingham to use Twitter to connect with
stakeholders and enhance my organization's reputation
the A. Gerow Hodges 2013-2014
Faculty Research Fellowship
as Best Case Reviewer, Entrepreneurship:
& Practice, 2011
$25,000 grant from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the
University of Chicago to study liability of newness and strategic
alliance processes (with Professor Barbara Bird), 2008.
2012 and 2008 Award
for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship, Brock School of
Lohrke, Franz T.,
Frownfelter-Lohrke, C., & Ketchen, D. J., Jr., 2016. The
information technology systems in the performance of mergers and
Horizons, 59: 7-12..
Blair, E. S., & Lohrke,
F. T. 2014. Developing a scale to measure liabilities and
assets of newness after start-up. International
Entrepreneurship and Management Journal,
Pollack, J. M.,
Rutherford, M. W., & Lohrke,
F. T. 2012. Entrepreneurs' credentials and impression management
behaviors influence on investors' perceptions of new venture
Theory & Practice,
F. T., Ahlstrom, D., & Bruton, G. D. 2012.
turnaround process research: Important lessons from the U.S. Civil War.
of Management Inquiry, 21:
Holloway, B. B., & Woolley, T. W. 2010. Conjoint analysis in
entrepreneurship research: A review and research agenda. Organizational
Research Methods, 13: 16-30.
Lohrke, F. T., Hill, J. S., Weaver, K. M., & Tambunan, T. 2008.
Environmental shocks and SME alliance formation intentions in an
emerging economy: Evidence from the Asian Financial Crisis. Entrepreneurship
Theory & Practice, 32:
T., & Lohrke, F. T. 2008. Developing an entrepreneurial
typology: The roles of entrepreneurial alertness and attributional
Entrepreneurship and Management
Journal, 4: 273-294.
& Lohrke, F. T. 2008. Entrepreneurial network development:
Trusting in the process. Journal
of Business Research,
Simpson, G. W., & Hunt, D. M. 2007. Extending the bargaining
power model: Eighteenth century lessons from Panton, Leslie and Company
in managing political risk. Journal
of Management History
Franklin, G. M., & Frownfelter-Lohrke, C. 2006. The Internet as
an information conduit: A transaction cost analysis model of U.S. SME
Internet use. International
Small Business Journal,
Kreiser, P. M., & Weaver, K. M. 2006. The influence of current
firm performance on future SME alliance formation intentions:
A six-country study. Journal
of Business Research,
Selected Journal Publications
Bedeian, A. G., & Palmer, T. B. 2004. The role of top
management teams in formulating and implementing turnaround strategies:
A review and research agenda. International
of Management Reviews, 5/6:
Lohrke, F. T., & Lu, J. W. 2004. The evolving
definition of what comprises international strategic management
of International Management, 10:
Lohrke, F. T., Fornaciari, C. J., & Turner, R. A. 2004. Organizational
firm performance: A meta-analysis.
of Business Research,
& Bruton, G. D. 1997. Contributions and gaps in international
strategic management literature. Journal
Management, 3: 25-57. (pdf)
Jr., Combs, J. G., Russell, C. J., Shook, C., Dean, M. A., Runge, J.,
Lohrke, F. T., Naumann, S. E., Haptonstahl, D., Baker, R., Beckstein,
B., Handler, C., Honig, H., & Lamoureux, S. 1997.
Organizational configurations and performance: A meta-analysis. Academy
of Management Journal, 40: 223-240.
F. T. 1993. Motion study
for the blinded: A review of the Gilbreths' work with the visually
Journal of Public Administration,
H., & Lohrke, F.T. (Eds.). 2012. Intellectual
Roots of Entrepreneurship Research,
Cheltenham, UK: Edward
H., & Lohrke, F.T. (Eds.). 2010. The
Historical Foundations of Entrepreneurship Research,
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.
H., & Lohrke, F.T. (Eds.). 2016. New advantage and liability
sources in entrepreneurial firms: Assessing progress and exploring
Call for Papers
Lohrke, F. T., Baucus, M.
Carson, C. M. 2014. Publishing cases in entrepreneurship journals.
Wright & A. Fayolle (Eds.), How
to Get Published in the Best Entrepreneurship
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.
Lohrke, F. T., &
2012. Examining the intellectual roots of entrepreneurship research. In
Landström & F. T. Lohrke (Eds.), Intellectual
Research: xiii-xxvi. Cheltenham,
UK: Edward Elgar Publishers. Lists
the top 100
articles in the
Entrepreneurship field as chosen by the editors.
Lohrke, F. T., &
Frownfelter-Lohrke, C. 2011. Book Review: Handbook
electronic surveys and measurements. Organizational
Methods, 14: 389-393.
Lohrke, F. T., &
2010. History matters in entrepreneurship research. In H.
F. T. Lohrke (Eds.), The
Historical Foundations of Entrepreneurship
1-11. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.
Nagy, B. G., &
Lohrke, F. T.
2010. Only the good die young? A review of liability of
related organizational mortality research. In H.
& F. T.
Lohrke (Eds.), The Historical
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
185-204. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.
Lohrke, F. T. 2008. Book
Methodology in Strategy and Management
(volume 3). Organizational
Research Methods, 11: 860-864.
Marino, L. D., Lohrke, F.
T., Zhi, T.,
Dickson, P. H., & Weaver, K. M. 2005. Entrepreneurial acuity:
relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and the convergence of
archival and perceptual measures of environmental
al. (eds), Frontiers of
Entrepreneurship Research, pp.
MA: Babson College.
K., Combs, J. G., & Lohrke, F. T. 2016. Sins of the parents:
How parenting style affects succession and key family business outcomes
after succession.. Presented
the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference,
M., Griffith, T., Kane, G., Kastelle, T., Lohrke, F. T., &
governance in academia
through social media for research, teaching, and outreach. All
Academy Theme session presented at
the Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.
H., Lohrke, F. T., Aldrich, H. E., Baker, T., Eddleston, K., A., Nagy,
B. G., Pollack, J. M., Powell,
M. W., Tilcsik,
A., & Uhlahner, L. M. 2015.
years of liabilities of newness research: Assessing progress and
Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.
M., Lohrke, F. T., & Lockamy, A. A. 2014. The family business
A Bayesian analysis. Presented
the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in June in
C., & Lohrke,
F. T. 2013. Forget about IT? The role of information systems
successful mergers and acquisitions. Presented at the Association
Information Systems Special Group on Accounting Information Systems
Conference, Milan, Italy.
J. P., Gonas, J.,
& Lohrke, F. T. 2012. The social entrepreneur as trailblazer: A
non-normative role for social enterprise in a market economy. Presented
NYU-Stern Social Entrepreneurship Conference, New York.
Bird, B. 2011. Make versus sell:
Examining new venture commercialization and licensing decisions. Presented
at the Australian Graduate School
of Entrepreneurship International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange,
Lohrke, F.T., Bird, B.,
& Gordon, R. 2010. Commercializing
The impact of liability of newness, liability of smallness, and
technological innovativeness. Presented
at the Babson College
Entrepreneurship Research Conference,
F.T., & Bird, B. 2009. New
resulting from microdata access: NIST Business Reporting Series Data. Presented
at the Assessing
NORC Results of Microdata Access Conference,
Economic Research Service, Washington, DC.
Lohrke, F. T., Bird, B.,
Nagy, B. G., Fischer, E., & Reuber, R. 2009. Are new ventures
disreputable, untrustworthy, or routineless? A liability of newness
research agenda. Presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship
Conference, Wellesley, Massachusetts.
- Secretary for
Division, Academy of Management, 2010-2016
- Served on the Executive Board
- Established social
networking sites for the
Division on Facebook, Twitter,
in January 2012
– Operations and Planning, U.S. Association for
Entrepreneurship and Small
Business (USASBE), 2013-2015
- Faculty mentor, USASBE
Consortium, January 2012 and 2013
- Outstanding reviewer,
Social/Non-profit/Public Policy Entrepreneurship Division,
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Conference, Anaheim, California, January 2009
- Division Chair
for the Management History Division, Academy of Management Conference,
Atlanta, Georgia, August 2006
- Track Chair for
the International Management/Management Education/ Management History
Track, Southern Management Association, Charleston, South Carolina,
- Program Chair
for the Management History Division, Academy of Management
Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 2004
- Editorial review board member: Entrepreneurship
Theory and Practice ,
of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Journal
History, and Journal
of Small Business Management.
of Management Perspectives, Entrepreneurship
Regional Development, Entrepreneurship
and Practice, European
Journal, International Journal
of Management Reviews, International
Small Business Journal, Journal
of Business Research, Journal
of Management, Journal
and Small Business Economics.
Entrepreneurship, Management, and Marketing Department, Brock School of
Business, Samford University:
efforts in building an Entrepreneurship program (beginning in Fall
2006) that was recognized by USASBE as the Outstanding
Emerging Entrepreneurship Program in the U.S.in 2010
the freshman-level BUSA 100, World of Business, course in 2007 into a
introductory course in Entrepreneurship, including developing outlines
and grading rubrics for students' preliminary business plans.
The course was selected as a finalist for USASBE's 2011
proposal for the Regions
New Venture Challenge Business Plan Competition,
was funded for $20,000 by Regions Financial
Corporation from 2009 to the present and included two divisions,
Freshman (for BUSA 100 students) and Open. Also
competition annually as well as developed the competition
rules and wrote guidelines
preparing a business plan
proposal, which was funded for $10,000 by a donor, to support student
micro-business formation in 2009 Microbusiness
departmental efforts contributing to successful Brock School
of Business' reaccreditation by AACSB International in both 2010 and
developing and administering
several departmental learning goals
championed, and implemented MBA
Marketing in 2011 and 2012, respectively
on a two-person team to develop and deliver an Entrepreneurship
curriculum for the Alabama Governor's School in 2012. This program is
for gifted, rising high school seniors from across the state of Alabama.
recruited students for, and
furnished the Brock School of Business Student Incubator, August 2012.
Based on these efforts, an
expanded incubator was
included in the new business building, Cooney Hall,
which opened August 2015.(See Seasons
magazine, page 26.)
championed, and implemented an
undergraduate Entrepreneurship minor for non-business students in 2013
to increase the number of science and arts students in the program
national exposure of Entrepreneurship Program by writing and submitting
material to different websites and social
media outlets (e.g., Twitter). Also, wrote several press
releases and newsletters
about student and faculty accomplishments.
overloads for two years until additional faculty could be hired to
support the Entrepreneurship major
served on search committee that successfully recruited several faculty
Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator at Samford University, developed
the Entrepreneurship and Social/Not-for-Profit Entrepreneurship
concentrations, 2006-2007 Programs
of Study in Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship
part of the faculty team at the University of Alabama that redesigned
the Entrepreneurship program, which Entrepreneur
magazine ranked in the top 25 nationally 2006-2010.
Contributions included publishing in Entrepreneurship journals,
developing and teaching two PhD seminars in Entrepreneurship, helping
redesign the undergraduate curriculum to include two Entrepreneurship
concentrations, and serving as an ex
of the Culverhouse Entrepreneurship and Family Business Advisory Board
state-wide Alabama Launchpad Governor's Business Plan Competition, the
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Awards, and the Birmingham
Business Journal Best in
Service Corps of Retired Excutives, 2010-present
Academy: Developed and delivered personal and business finance lectures
to inner-city high school student-athletes attending a football camp at
Miles College on Saturdays, May 2008-2010. Also serve on the
organization's Board of Advisors
Sunday School teacher, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church,
27: Interviewed about the entrepreneurship process
10: Interviewed about habits of successful entrepreneurs http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2014/01/so_youre_finally_going_to_star.html#incart_river
25: Interviewed about the JOBS bill’s potential impact on new
Wrote an article for the Birmingham
News about Alabama's future
economic viability http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2011/05/memorandum_samfords_franz_lohr_1.html
Wrote an article for the Birmingham
News about potential small
Interviewed about a new venture starting during a recession http://ado.alabama.gov/content/media/press/BN.aspx?ID=2819
Interviewed about private firm and small business challenges during a
Appeared on Talk
of Alabama on ABC 33/40 to
discuss starting a
business during an economic downturn
about entrepreneurship education http://www.samford.edu/business/resources/news/20080822.php.
about the Brock School of Business' new Entrepreneurship program http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/business/1216987305176780.xml&coll=2
Breakfast Club. “University entrepreneurship programs: Can we
really teach this
stuff?” September 2012
Business Leaders Roundtable. “Entrepreneurship in
2012,” September 2012
McWhorter School of
Pharmacy, Samford University. “Business
writing fundamentals,” September 2012
New Reality 2010 Nonprofit Summit hosted by the Alabama Association of
presentation: “Social Enterprise: Transforming Nonprofits and
Mission,” March 2010.
Junior League Non-profit Roundtable.
speaker for the Junior
current economic recession and non-profit management," April
Luncheon Speaker. Presented "The important role of university
programs," December 2008.
Rotary, Luncheon speaker at the October Homewood Rotary luncheon.
Discussed "Current trends in Social Entrepreneurship" including
initiatives at the Brock School of Business as well as the potential
impact of the Financial Crisis on socially entrepreneurial
organizations, November 2008.
Marketing Association - Birmingham Chapter, Keynote speaker (with
Professor Betsy Holloway) discussing Social Entrepreneurship, including
recent developments at the Brock School of Business, May 2008.