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Larry William Cox Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Larry Cox, PhD

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Graziadio Business School

Biography

Larry William Cox, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School, and lead faculty for the Graziadio School's entrepreneurship programs. Dr. Cox directed the Entrepreneurship Centers at Ball State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to this, he was the Director of Research at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Cox attended the University of Nebraska on a basketball scholarship from 1972 to 1976.

He experienced entrepreneurship firsthand when he started his own company in 1985 selling industrial products to large manufacturers in the Rocky Mountain area. He returned to the University of Nebraska in 1990 to receive a master's degree in Management Information Systems and a doctorate in Strategic Management. While earning his advanced degrees, Dr. Cox served as the director of the Nebraska Business Development Center, and consulted hundreds of would-be entrepreneurs. His personal research interests include the impact of entrepreneurship education, and the creative processes of entrepreneurs. An award-winning educator, Dr. Cox especially enjoys helping young entrepreneurs and is an inspiring speaker and seminar leader.

Education

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD, Business Policy & Strategy, 1995.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MA, Management Information Systems, 1990.

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BS, Business Administration, 1976.

Refereed Journal Articles

Arbaugh, J. B., Camp, S. M., & Cox, L. W. 2008, in press. Why don't entrepreneurial firms internationalize more? Journal of Managerial Issues.

Arbaugh, J. B., Camp, S. M., & Cox, L. W. 2005. A multi-country comparison of perceived environmental characteristics, industry effects, and performance in entrepreneurial firms. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 13(2): 105-126.

Arbaugh, J. B., Cox, L. W., & Camp, S. M. 2004. Employee equity, incentive compensation, and growth in entrepreneurial firms. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 7(1): 15-25.

Cox, L. W., Mueller, S. L., & Moss, S. E. 2002. The impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial self-efficacy. International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 1(2): 229- 245.

Luthans, F., Cox, L. W., & Sommer, S. M. 1996. A microcosm of organizational behavior in Eastern Europe: The motivation and attitudes of Albanian business leaders. Journal of International Business & Entrepreneurship, 4(2): 75-89.

Lee, S. M., Kim, B., & Cox, L. W. 1992. Entreplanner: A knowledge-based entrepreneur support system. Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Change, 1(4): 423-435.

Referred Proceedings

Arbaugh, J. B., Camp, S. M., & Cox, L. W. 2005. Nature or nurture? Testing the direct and interaction effects of entrepreneurial orientation, national culture, and growth strategy on value creation. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 25:464-478.

Arbaugh, J. B., Cox, L. W., & Camp, S. M. 2003. Is entrepreneurial orientation a global construct? A multi-country study of entrepreneurial orientation, growth strategy, and performance. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, June, 2003.

Cox, L. W., Camp, S. M., & Ensley, M. D. 2002. Does it pay to grow? The impact of growth on profitability and wealth creation. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, June, 2002.

Heneman, R. L., Tansky, J. W., & Cox, L. W. 2000. Bundles of human resource strategies for entrepreneurial performance. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, June, 2000.

Cox, L. W., & Sommer, S. M. 1998. Causal dimensions underlying the entrepreneur's own explanation for success or failure. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, May, 1998.

Non-Refereed Journal Articles
Cox, L. W. 1994. Strategy lessons in IBM story. les Nouvelles, 29 (2): 73-81.

Published Monographs

Reynolds, P. D., Bygrave, W. D., Autio, E., Cox, L. W., & Hay, M. 2002. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2002 Executive Report. Kansas City: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Reynolds, P. D., Carter, N. M., Gartner, W., Greene, P., & Cox, L. W. 2002. The Entrepreneur Next Door: Executive Summary of the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics. Kansas City: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Zacharakis, A. L., Neck, H. M., Bygrave, W. D., & Cox, L. W. 2002. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: National Entrepreneurship Assessment / United States of America. Kansas City: Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Cox, L. W., & Camp, S. M. 2001. International Survey of Entrepreneurs: 2001 Executive Report. Kansas City: Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Camp, S. M., Cox, L. W., & Kotalik, B. 2001. 2001 Survey of Innovative Practices. Kansas City: Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Cox, L. W., & Camp, S. M. 1999. Survey of Innovative Practices: 1999 Executive Report. Kansas City: Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

"Wisconsin Idea Fellow," University of Wisconsin System, Spring 2004.

"Excellence in Teaching," FIU Faculty Senate, Fall 1998, $2,000.

"Recognition for Contribution to Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education," 1997 Business Plan Competition, Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Spring 1997.

Technology and Innovation Management Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 1993.

"Recognition Award for Contributions to Students," UN-L Parents Association and UN-L Teaching Council, 1992.

Arbaugh, J. B., George, G., Cox, L. W., & Camp, S. M. Growing abroad? The effects of resource access, growth strategy and culture on internationalization. Manuscript presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA, August 2006.

Arbaugh, J. B., Cox, L. W., & Camp, S. M. Does domestic success or entry barriers better explain entrepreneurial firm non-internationalization? Manuscript presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Bloomington, IN, June 2006.

Arbaugh, J. B., Camp, S. M., & Cox, L. W. Nature or nurture? Does entrepreneurial orientation or national culture best explain entrepreneurial firm performance? Manuscript presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA, June 2005.

Arbaugh, J. B., Cox, L. W., & Camp, S. M. Ownership, incentive compensation, and firm growth: A multi-national study of entrepreneurial firms. Manuscript presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management, Seattle, WA, August 2003.

Arbaugh, J. B., Cox, L. W., & Camp, S. M. A multi-country study of industry, environmental perceptions and performance in high-performing SMEs. Manuscript presented at the Babson- Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA, June 2003.

Arbaugh, J. B., Cox, L. W., & Camp, S. M. Is entrepreneurial orientation a global construct? A multi- country study of entrepreneurial orientation, growth strategy, and performance. Manuscript presented at the Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA, June 2003.

Cox, L. W., Camp, S. M., & Ensley, M. D. Does it pay to grow? The impact of growth on profitability and wealth creation. Manuscript presented at the Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Boulder, CO, June 2002.

Heneman, R. L., Tansky, J. W., & Cox, L. W. Bundles of human resource strategies for entrepreneurial performance. Manuscript presented at the Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA, June 2000.

Hornsby, J. S., Kuratko, D. F., LaFollette, W. R., Hodgetts, R. M., & Cox, L. W. A study of human resource practices and trends in U.S. small businesses. Manuscript presented at the annual meetings of the United States Association for Small Business Entrepreneurship, San Diego, CA, January 1999..

Cox, L. W., & Sommer, S. M. Causal dimensions underlying the entrepreneur's own explanation for success or failure. Manuscript presented at the Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Gent, Belgium, May 1998.

Cox, L. W., & Moss, S. M. The impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial self-efficacy and intention. Manuscript presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management, Boston, August 1997.

Cox, L. W. International entrepreneurship: A literature review. Manuscript presented at the Forty- second International Council for Small Business World Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 1997.

Cox, L. W., & Sommer, S. M. A comparison of motivational orientation between entrepreneurs and traditional managers. Manuscript presented at the Fourteenth Annual Pan-Pacific Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 1997.

Cox, L. W. The impact of interfirm trust, reputation and history of cooperation on U.S.-based strategic alliances. Manuscript presented at the annual meetings of the Southern Management Association, New Orleans, LA, November 1996.

Cox, L. W. Measuring the impact of educational interventions in the life-cycle of entrepreneurial development. Manuscript presented at the IntEnt96 Conference, Arnhem, Netherlands, June 1996.

Cox, L. W., & Digman, L. W. The new face of political risk: The experience of Japanese automakers in the EC. Manuscript presented at the annual meetings of the International Decision Science Institute, Seoul, Korea, June 1993.

Cox, L. W. 1992. The perception of the causes of small business success and failure: An attributional perspective. Manuscript presented at the annual meetings of the United States Association for Small Business Entrepreneurship, Chicago, IL, January, 1992.

The Ground Floor, Principal Investigator, 2006-2008 Strategic Skills Initiative. $180,000.

Entrepreneurship Dynamics Laboratory, Principal Investigator since August 2005. Department of Education. $993,500.

MEEC Enhancement and Expansion, Principal Investigator since August 2005. Department of Housing and Urban Development. $290,000.

The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Self-efficacy, Intention, and New Venture Formation, Principal Investigator, 1998 FIU Foundations / Provost's Office Research Award. $12,962.86.

Entrepreneurship and Organization: An On-Line Course, Principal Investigator, FIU College of Business Administration. $10,000.00.

Licensing Executives Society Fellowship, Principal Investigator, 1992-1993, $5,000.

Topics

  • Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
  • Creativity & Innovation in Entrepreneurship
  • Cognitive Processes of Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurship Education