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Kelly G. Shaver, Ph.D.

Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

Address: Beatty Center, Room 331
Office Hours: T-R: 2:00-3:30 pm
Phone: 843.953.2276
E-mail: shaverk@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Kelly G. Shaver is Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the College of Charleston.

He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, past Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management, and a Justin Longenecker Fellow of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Kelly’s previous appointments include the College of William & Mary, the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute in Stockholm, and the National Science Foundation. He has won a teaching award from the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management, a Best Paper Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the 2014 Distinguished Research Award from College of Charleston School of Business, and the 2016 Distinguished Research Award from the College of Charleston. His internationally recognized entrepreneurship research has been supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Science Foundation. He has served as Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Small Business Management. He is the founder of MindCette, LLC, an entrepreneurship testing and consulting company.


Education

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Ph.D., June, 1969

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
M.S., June 1965

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
B.S., June, 1963


Research Interests

  • Social and cognitive processes in entrepreneurial behavior.
  • Attribution of causality, responsibility and blame.

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • New Business Enterprises
  • Psychology of Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Planning
  • Research in Entrepreneurship

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Finalist, Startup Nations Award for Groundbreaking Policy Thinking
  • 2017 Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honor Society
  • 2016 College of Charleston Distinguished Research Award
  • 2016 Justin G. Longenecker Fellow - United States Association of Small Business and Entreprise (USASBE)
  • 2014 College of Charleston School of Business Distinguished Research Award

Publications

Carsrud, A. L., & Shaver, K. G. (in press). Who is the entrepreneur? The right question has been asked, in the wrong way. In M. Brännback & A. L. Carsrud (Eds.), Entrepreneurial motivation (tentative title).  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Shaver, K. G. (2017). Thoughts have consequences: Attributions by and about entrepreneurs. in A. L. Carsrud & M. Brännback, (Eds.), Understanding the entrepreneurial mind: Opening the black box (2nd. ed.). Dordrecht, Germany: Springer.

Shaver, K. G., Schjoedt, L., Passarelli, A., & Reeck, C. (2017). The cognitive neuroscience of entrepreneurial risk: Conceptual and methodological challenges.  In M. J. Day, M. C. Boardman, & N. Krueger (Eds.) Handbook of research methodologies and design in neuro-entrepreneurship.  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Shaver, K. G., & Davis, A. E. (2017). The psychology of entrepreneurship. In G. Ahmetoglu, T. Chamorro-Premuzik, B. Klinger & T. Karcisky (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship, (pp. 95-118). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Shaver, K. G., & Renko, M. (Eds.) (2015, March). Behavioral determinants and motivation. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation State of the field papers. Online at:
http://sotf.kauffman.org/Entrepreneurship/Background-of-Entrepreneurs/Behavioral-Determinants-and-Motivation  

Shaver, K. G. (2014). Experimentation in entrepreneurship research. In A. L. Carsrud & M. Brännback (Eds.), Handbook of research methods and applications in entrepreneurship and small business (pp. 88-111).  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Schjoedt, L., Renko, M., & Shaver, K. G. (2014). Looking into the future: Valid multiple- and single-item measures in entrepreneurship research. In A. L. Carsrud & M. Brännback (Eds.), Handbook of research methods and applications in entrepreneurship and small business (pp.112-135). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
 
Shaver, K. G. (2014). Psychology of entrepreneurial behavior. In A. Fayolle (Ed.) Handbook of research on entrepreneurship: What we know and what we need to know (pp. 262-280). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
 
Shaver, K. G. (2012). Entrepreneurial action: Conceptual foundations and research challenges. In A. Corbett & J. A. Katz (Eds.) Entrepreneurial action (pp. 279-304). London: Emerald.

Shaver, K. G., Davis, A. E., Kindy, M. S., & Blair, C. A. (2012). Approaching the PSED: “Some assembly required.”  Journal of Small Business Strategy, 22 (1), 99-115.

Davis, A. E., & Shaver, K. G. (2012). Understanding gendered variations in business growth intentions across the life course.  Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 36, 495-512.

Manolova, T. S., Brush, C. G., Edelman, L. F., & Shaver, K. G. (2012). One size does not fit all: Entrepreneurial expectancies and growth intentions of US women and men nascent entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 24 (1-2), 7-27.

Conference Papers

Shaver, K. G. (2017, January). Experimentation in entrepreneurship education.  Workshop presented at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Philadelphia, PA.

Shaver, K. G., West, G. P., & Clarkin, J. E. (2016, June).  Inimitable knowledge and entrepreneurial persistencePaper presented at the Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Bodo, Norway.

Shaver, K. G., & Blair, C. A. (2015, October). Motives of academic entrepreneurs.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Technology Transfer Society, Dublin, Ireland.

Shaver, K. G. (2015, October). The panel study of entrepreneurial dynamics. Paper presented at the GWOctober conference on “Entrepreneurial ecosystems: Understanding, building, implementing.” Washington, DC.

Shaver, K. G. (2015, August). Analysis-driven data collection. In E. J. Gatewood (Organizer). Universities assisting SMEs in developing economies: Training, consulting, and research. Symposium presented at the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Gatewood, E.J., Patel, A., & Shaver, K.G. (2015, June).  Career reasons and financial performance of SMEs in a developing economy. Paper presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson Par, MA.

Gatewood, E.J., Patel, A., & Shaver, K.G. (2015, May).  Nicaraguan MSMEs: Network affiliation, resource support, and performance. Transnational Entrepreneurs and International SMEs in Emerging Economies: Drivers and Strategies. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Bangalore, India.

Shaver, K.G., Blair, C.A., & Davis, A.E. (2014, June). The embedded entrepreneur: Gender, family stage, and psychological correlates of start-up success and failure.  Paper presented at the Diana International Research Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Blair, C.A., & Shaver, K.G. (2014, June).  Perceptions of academic entrepreneurs: The elephant in the commercialization room. Paper presented at the ICSB meeting, Dublin, Ireland.

Workshop Presentations

Shaver, K. G. (2016, January).  Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics.  Workshop presented at the meeting of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, San Diego, CA.

Shaver, K. G., & Hechavarria, D. (2015, August). PSED analysis using the US datasets. Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Shaver, K.G. (2015, May). Special considerations in commercializing biomedical innovations. Workshop to be presented at the Midwest Symposium on Technological Entrepreneurship. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and University of Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.

Shaver, K.G. (2015, June). PSED 101. Workshop presented at the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Tampa, FL.

Shaver, K.G. (2015, June). PSED 101. Workshop presented at the International Council of Small Business, Dublin, Ireland.

For a comprehensive list of Dr. Shaver's research, please see his CV.