Andrew Earle

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

Professor Earle’s research interests grew out of a long-held fascination with 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 technology-driven fields. 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 2017-2019.

In addition to pursuing his research program, Professor Earle serves as the Chair of UNH’s Holloway Prize business proposal competition, Co-PI of UNH’s NSF I-Corps Site, holds a USASBE Technology Entrepreneurship Education certificate, and is a Certified Lean Launchpad Educator. Before pursuing his Ph.D., Professor Earle had experience in new ventures, consulting, and as an University of Oregon Technology Entrepreneurship Fellow.

Research Awards
- Research Impact on Practice Award (runner-up), Academy of Management ONE Division (2018)
- Presidential Award for Responsible Research, International Association for Chinese Management Research (2017)
- Best Research Paper Award, GRONEN Research Conference (2016)
- Best Research Paper Award. Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (2015)
- Best Dissertation Award (Runner-up), INFORMS Technology Management Section (2014)

Teaching Awards
- Outstanding MBA Faculty Award (2018)

Service Awards
- Pathways to Innovation Campus Culture and Policy Award, VentureWell (2017)


  • Ph.D., 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
  • Management/Commerce Planning/Policy

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 695: Independent Study
  • ADMN 703: Strategic Mgt: Decision Making
  • ADMN 982: Creating Winning Strategies
  • MGT 732: Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt
  • PAUL 695: Independent Study

Selected Publications

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), 9-19. 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.

Turell, Y. W., & Earle, A. G. (2018). Social entrepreneurs and field-level change: an institutional process model of social entrepreneurship. In SOCIAL INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP (pp. 153-189). 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

Earle, A. G. (2017). Expanding the Geographic Scope of University Entrepreneurship Research: Theoretical Justification and Empirical Evidence. Journal of International Management Studies, 21(1), 24-31.

Earle, A., & Nelson, A. (2015). Networks and Organizational Ambidexterity: From the Lab to the Market in Green Chemistry. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015(1), 15777. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2015.15777abstract

Russo, M. V., Earle, A., Lahneman, B., & Tilleman, S. G. (2015). "Geography, Personal Values, and Hybrid Companies". Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015(1), 17476. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2015.17476abstract

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

Russo, M. V., Earle, A., Lahneman, B., & Tilleman, S. G. (2012). Geographic Clustering by Hybrid Companies: Shared Values, Institutions, and Resource Acquisition. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2012(1), 12495. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2012.12495abstract

Earle, A. G., & Nelson, A. (n.d.). Network Structure, Network Composition and Organizational Ambidexterity: Evidence from Technology Commercialization in Chemistry. Research Policy.

Most Cited Publications