Research Summary




Matthew's research examines how entrepreneurial organizations and their managers create social and institutional change. His latest project focuses on hybrid organizations that combine aspects of non-profits and companies to create innovative organizational forms. In particular, what leads to the creation of hybrid organizations, and what resources and social conditions allow these organizations to thrive and maintain their hybrid nature? The primary setting for this research is a novel dataset that identifies and follows more than a thousand nascent social entrepreneurs as they establish their ventures. Other, ongoing research examines factors contributing corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the role of large corporations in community welfare. Matthew's research to date has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Stanford Social Innovation Review and in other scholarly and managerial outlets.

Keywords: organization theory; hybrid organizations; entrepreneurship; social entrepreneurship; corporate social responsibility; innovation;