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Cole Crider

Cole Crider
- Visiting Assistant Professor - Entrepreneurship


Ph.D., University of Louisville, Entrepreneurship, 2019

MBA,  University of Louisville, 2015

Bachelors, Boyce College, Humanities, 2014


Cole’s research interests span unique organizational designs in corporate ventures and innovation strategies within family firms and his work appears in such peer reviewed outlets as Organization Studies, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and the Academy of Management Proceedings.


Cole is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Department of Management. His wife, Claire, is a labor and delivery nurse, and they have two small children--Jack and Ann.


Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Innovation strategies
  • Family business


Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Management
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