Andrew Earle sits in an Adirondack chair and smiles at the camera

Andrew Earle

Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Phone: (603) 862-4535
Office: Management, Paul College Rm 360K, Durham, NH 03824

Andrew Earle is an award-winning researcher, teacher, and academic innovator. Professor Earle’s research interests are anchored in a long-standing curiosity in 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 innovations in chemistry, energy, and other technology-driven fields. His most recent research examines extra-organizational levels of analysis including, networks, ecosystems, and communities. Professor Earle has published his research in leading management journals including Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Ethics, and Administrative Science Quarterly, and he was named a Fulbright Scholar to Denmark in 2022-2023.

In addition to pursuing his research program, Professor Earle has held numerous leadership positions including Chair of UNH’s Holloway Prize entrepreneurship competition, Co-PI of UNH’s NSF I-Corps site, Faculty Fellow for Corporate Innovation, cofounder of UNH ECenter's Corporate Innovation Co-Op, founding advisor to the UNH Entrepreneurship Club, Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research Faculty Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Research, and membership on both for-profit and nonprofit boards. Before pursuing his Ph.D., Professor Earle had professional experience in new ventures, consulting, and as a University of Oregon Technology Entrepreneurship Fellow.

Research Awards
- Research Impact on Practice Award (runner-up), Academy of Management ONE Division
- Presidential Award for Responsible Research, International Association for Chinese Management Research
- Best Research Paper Award, GRONEN Research Conference
- Best Research Paper Award. Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference
- Best Dissertation Award (Runner-up), INFORMS Technology Management Section

Teaching Awards
- Paul College Excellence in Teaching Award
- 3x MBA Teaching Excellence Award

Service Awards
- Pathways to Innovation Campus Culture and Policy Award, VentureWell

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 775: Strategic Management
  • ADMN 982: Creating Winning Strategies
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience
  • MGT 662: Entrepreneurial Management


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

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Corporate/Strategic Planning
  • Sustainability

Selected Publications

  • Metzger, M. L., Meckler, M. R., Earle, A. G., & Holloway, S. S. (2024). Theorizing MacGyver: Entrepreneurial action in the face of environmental turbulence. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 22, e00482. doi:10.1016/j.jbvi.2024.e00482

  • Whittingham, K. L., Argiolas, A., Leyva-de la Hiz, D. I., & Earle, A. G. (n.d.). Mapping Liability of Origin and Mimetism in MNE Engagement Across the UN Sustainable Development Goals: An Analysis of Sustainability Reports. Business & Society. doi:10.1177/00076503241255040

  • Leyva-de la Hiz, D. I., Aragon-Correa, J. A., & Earle, A. G. (2022). Innovating for Good in Opportunistic Contexts: The Case for Firms' Environmental Divergence. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, 176(4), 705-721. doi:10.1007/s10551-020-04693-0

  • Whittingham, K. L., Earle, A. G., Leyva-de, L. H. D. I., & Argiolas, A. (2022). The impact of the United Nations SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS on corporate sustainability reporting. BRQ-BUSINESS RESEARCH QUARTERLY. doi:10.1177/23409444221085585

  • Russo, M. V., Earle, A. G., Lahneman, B. A., & Tilleman, S. G. (2022). Taking root in fertile ground: Community context and the agglomeration of hybrid companies. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING, 37(2). doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2021.106184

  • Earle, A., & Leyva-de la Hiz, D. (2021). The Wicked Problem of Teaching About Wicked Problems: Design Thinking and Emerging Technologies in Sustainability Education. Management Learning, 52(5), 581-603.

  • Earle, A. G., Merenda, M., Short, K., Thein, M. -W., & Sedam, M. (2020). Lean Collaboration on Campus? A Social Network and Bricolage Approach. Advances in Engineering Education, Spring 2020. Retrieved from

  • Earle, A. G., Merenda, M. J., & Davis, J. M. (2019). Strategy-as-Process in a Technology Venture: A Case Study of Pivots, Pauses, Partners, and Progress. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 9(1), 8-18. doi:10.22215/timreview/1208

  • Earle, A. G. (2018). Stuck in the Middle: Using Middle-Status Conformity to Unravel Conflicting Results in Innovation Diffusion Patterns. Journal of Innovation Management, 6(1), 32-54. Retrieved from

  • Howard-Grenville, J., Nelson, A. J., Earle, A. G., Haack, J. A., & Young, D. M. (2017). "If Chemists Don't Do It, Who Is Going To?'' Peer-driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green Chemistry. ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, 62(3), 524-560. doi:10.1177/0001839217690530

  • Nelson, A., Earle, A., Howard-Grenville, J., Haack, J., & Young, D. (2014). Do innovation measures actually measure innovation? Obliteration, symbolic adoption, and other finicky challenges in tracking innovation diffusion. RESEARCH POLICY, 43(6), 927-940. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2014.01.010