Andrew Earle

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Paul College 360K

Andrew Earle CV June 2018

Professor Earle’s research interests grew out of a long-held fascination in the transformational power of innovation. The core of his research program is developing new ways of understanding how innovations move from initial invention to marketable products, services, and business models; and how this process affects and informs the strategies of participating organizations. For empirical contexts, he focuses on disruptive innovations in chemistry, energy, and other high-potential fields. His research has been funded by the Strategy Research Foundation, VentureWell, and the National Science Foundation. His most recent research focuses on extra-organizational levels of analysis including, networks, eco-systems, and communities. Professor Earle has presented his research at Academy of Management; Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship; GRONEN; Asian Academy of Management, and Strategic Management Society meetings and published in leading management journals including Research Policy and Administrative Science Quarterly. He was also named a Strategy Research Foundation Scholar for 2018-2020.

In addition to his innovation-focused research program, Professor Earle is also a thought leader in business education for the “Millennial” generation and designing interdisciplinary entrepreneurship systems. VentureWell and the Schulze Family Foundation have supported his work in this area and he has presented on this subject at the OPEN, European Entrepreneurship Education, National Innovation Network, and Deshpande Symposium meetings. His efforts in this area (as part of UNH’s NSF-funded Pathways to Innovation team) recently earned national recognition with an award from VentureWell for “Scaling and Sustaining Impact in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Education.” Professor Earle holds a USASBE Technology Entrepreneurship Education certificate, is a Certified Lean Launchpad Educator, and received the UNH MBA Outstanding Faculty Award.

Before pursuing his Ph.D., Professor Earle had experience in new ventures, consulting, and as a University of Oregon Technology Entrepreneurship Fellow. In addition to his formal research and teaching roles, he serves as the Chair of UNH’s Holloway Prize business proposal competition, a member of UNH’s Bio-Innovation Advisory Council, and Co-PI of UNH’s NSF I-Corps Site.


Ph.D., University of Oregon, Management
M.B.A., University of Oregon, Entrepreneurship concentration
M.A., Washington State University, Economics
B.A., Western Washington University, Economics and Communications

Fields of Specialization

Innovation oriented business strategy, technology entrepreneurship, organizational ambidexterity, interorganizational networks

Recent Research


  • Andrew Earle. “Stuck in the Middle: Using Middle Status Conformity to Unravel Conflicting Results in Innovation Diffusion Patterns. Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 6, Issue 1, 2018.

  • Yusi Turell and Andrew Earle. “Social Entrepreneurs and Field-Level Change: An Institutional Process Model of Social Entrepreneurship.” Forthcoming In P. Phan, G. Markman, & M. Espina (eds.), Social Innovation and Sustainability. Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Andrew Nelson, Andrew Earle, Julie Hack and Douglas Young. “’If Chemists Don’t Do it Who’s Going To?’ Peer-Driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green Chemistry.” Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 62 Issue 3, 2017.

  • Andrew Earle "Expanding the Geographic Scope of University Entrepreneurship Research: Theoretical Justification and Empirical Evidence” Journal of International Management Studies, Vol. 12, Num.1, February, 2017.

  • Andrew Nelson, Andrew Earle, Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Julie Haack, and Doug Young. “Do Innovation Measures Actually Measure Innovation? Obliteration, Symbolic Adoption, and Other Finicky Challenges in Tracking Innovation Diffusion” Research Policy, Vol. 43, Issue 6, 2014. (An earlier version of this study appeared in the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Best Paper Proceedings).


Manuscripts Under Review and Working Papers

  • Michael Russo, Andrew Earle, Brooke Lahneman, and Suzanne Tilleman. “Geography, Personal Values, and Hybrid Companies.” Manuscript invited for revision & resubmission at Journal of Business Venturing.

  • Andrew Earle, Michael Merenda, Kevin Short, May-Win Thein, Marc Sedam. “Lean Collaboration on Campus? A social Networks and Bricolage Approach” Manuscript invited for revision & resubmission at Advances in Engineering Education.

  • Andrew Earle and Dante Leyva de la Hiz. “The Promise of Augmented and Virtual Reality to Scale Design Thinking in Corporate Social Responsibility Education.”

  • Andrew Schnackenberg, Garima Sharma, Andrew Earle “Operational ambidexterity: Harnessing manager and employee exploration and exploitation via hybrid control mechanisms.”

  • Andrew Earle and Andrew Nelson. " Network Structure, Network Composition and Organizational Ambidexterity: Evidence from Technology Commercialization in Chemistry."

  • Tevfik Aktekin, Andrew Earle and Jeffery Sohl. “Resources Acquisition in Strategic Factor Markets by Early Stage Ventures: A Bayesian Perspective.”

  • Andrew Earle, Dante Leyva de la Hiz, and Yusi Turell. “Hybrid Organizations as Bridges at the Public Science – Private Industry Interface.”

  • Andrew Earle and Zoran Perunovic. “Orchestrating Ambidexterity at the Confluence of Open & Closed Innovation Systems: Evidence form the Global Maritime Industry.”


Research Awards

  • 2018-2019 Strategy Research Foundation Scholar. Strategy Research Foundation. "Network Orchestrators and Institutional Change: Multilevel Opportunity Processes of Hybrid Organizations"

  • 2017 Presidential Award for Responsible Research. International Association for Chinese Management Research, Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Andrew Nelson, Andrew Earle, Julie Haack and Douglas Young. ““If Chemists Don’t Do It, Who Is Going To?” Peer-driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green Chemistry.”

  • Best Research Paper Award. 2016 GRONEN Research Conference. Michael Russo, Andrew Earle, Brooke Boren and Suzanne Tilleman. “Geography, personal value, and hybrid companies: the local roots of enlightened entrepreneurship.”

  • Best Research Paper Award. 2015 Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference. Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Andrew Nelson, Andrew Earle, Julie Haack and Douglas Young. “Insider-Driven Change in Fields of Practice: Exploring the Case of Green Chemistry.”

  • Second Place. 2014 INFORMS Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Section’s Best Dissertation Award. “Explore with Strangers, Exploit with Friends: Organizational ambidexterity and networks in successful technology commercialization”