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Kelly G. Shaver, Ph.D.

Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

Address: Beatty Center, Room 331
Office Hours: T-R: 10:15-12:15 pm; or by appointment
Phone: 843.953.2276
E-mail: shaverk@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Dr. Kelly G. Shaver's accomplished career includes prior affiliations with the National Science Foundation, the College of William & Mary, and the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute (ESBRI) in Stockholm. For five years, Shaver was editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.  His highly cited work has been supported by the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the Partnerships for Innovation Program at the National Science Foundation (award #IIP-0917987). Shaver is a fellow of the American Psychological Society, a member of the Society for Social and Personality Psychology, and is past chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management.

Dr. Shaver has been recently honored by United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  He joined the ranks as a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow, a recognition given to "individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development, furtherance, and benefit of small and medium businesses." 


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

  • 2016 College of Charleston Distinguished Researcher 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

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. (in press). 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.,
& 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.