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Kelly G. Shaver, Ph.D.

Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

Address: Beatty Center, Room 331
Office Hours: T-R: 2:00-3:00 pm; and by appointment
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.

Dr. Shaver'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

  • 2019 - Max S. Wortman Award for Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship, United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 2018 - Fellow, Society of Personality and Social Psychology
  • 2018 - Research Champions Award, GEN Global 
  • 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 Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
  • 2014 - Distinguished Research Award, School of Business, College of Charleston

Publications

Shaver, K. G. (in progress). The elusive entrepreneurial mindset. Cheltenham, UK:  Edward Elgar.

Carsrud, A. L., & Shaver, K. G. (2018). Who is the entrepreneur? The right question has been asked, in the wrong way. In M. Brännback & A. L. Carsrud (Eds.), A research agenda for entrepreneurial cognition and intention, (pp 47-61).  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Blair, C. A. & Shaver, K. (2017). Meaningful and com complex work: An exercise to help students understand intrinsic motivation. Management Teaching Review, doi.org/10.1177/2379298117748568.  (online First publication.)

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. (pp. 207-240). Northampton, MA: 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  

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.

Articles (Entrepreneurship)

Blair, C. A., & Shaver, K. G. (2019) Of horses and jockeys: Perceptions of academic entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Research Journal,
DOI: 10.1515/erj-2019-0011

Schjoedt, L., & Shaver, K. G. (2019). Entrepreneurs’ motivation: A conceptual process theory. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship,
DOI:10.1080/08276331.2019.1596398.

Blair, C. A., & Shaver, K. G. (2019). Meaningful and complex work: An exercise to help students understand intrinsic motivation. Management Teaching Review, 4, 39-48. DOI.org/10.1177/2379298117748568.

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