Lonnie C. Poole Jr. College of Management at North Carolina State University

Ted Baker

Ted Baker


Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1999

Office Location: 1340 Nelson

Phone: 919.513.7943

Curriculum Vita

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Department / Affiliations

Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ted Baker's Personal Biography

Ted Baker is Professor of Entrepreneurship at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management, and serves as Executive Director of The Entrepreneurship Collaborative (TEC). He spent the first half of his adult life in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.  His research explores entrepreneurship under resource constraints (for example in the informal settlements around Cape Town, South Africa, in the textile industry in the American South and in university spin-offs) and in particular on bricolage and improvisation as constructs useful for understanding resourceful behavior and organizational resilience.  His recent work builds on the social psychology of individual identity to explain founders responses to adversity.  He is Field Editor (Sociology) at Journal of Business Venturing and Associate Editor at Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and also serves on a variety of editorial boards. He has also published papers on entrepreneurship education and technology commercialization. Ted is Representative at Large for the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management and Chaired its Research Committee for the last three years. He is a senior fellow of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

Research Specialties


Selected Research Publications

  • E. Erin Powell & Ted Baker. It’s what you make of it: Founder identity and enacting strategic responses to adversity. Forthcoming at Academy of Management Journal.
  • Julienne Senyard, Ted Baker, Paul Steffens & Per Davidsson. Bricolage as a path to innovativeness for resource-constrained new firms. Forthcoming at Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  • Baker, T., Pollock, T., Sapienza, H. 2013.Winning an unfair game: How a resource-constrained player uses bricolage to maneuver for advantage in a highly institutionalized field. In Corbett, A.C. & Katz, J.A. (eds.) Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence & Growth.
  • Kingon, A.I., Baker, T. and Debo, R. 2011. Scientists behaving…badly? : Issues in the management of student-faculty interactions in university technology commercialization projects. In Libecap, G. and Thursby, M. (Eds.) Advances in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Firm Growth.
  • Johan Wiklund, Ted Baker & Dean Shepherd. 2010. The age-effect of financial indicators as buffers against the liability of newness, Journal of Business Venturing.
  • Timothy S. Pollock, Bret Fund and Ted Baker. 2009. Dance with the one that brought you? Venture Capital Firms and the Retention of Founder-CEOs. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.
  • Steve Barr, Ted Baker, Steve Markham & Angus Kingon. 2009. Bridging the Valley of Death: Lessons learned from 14 years of commercialization of technology education. Academy of Management Learning & Education.
  • Ted Baker & Timothy S. Pollock. 2007. Making the Marriage Work: The Benefits of Strategy’s Takeover of Entrepreneurship for Strategic Organization. Strategic Organization!
  • Ted Baker. 2007. Resources in Play: Bricolage in the Toy Store(y). Journal of Business Venturing.
  • Ted Baker & Reed E. Nelson. 2005. Creating Something from Nothing: Resource Construction through Entrepreneurial Bricolage. Administrative Science Quarterly.
  • Ted Baker, Eric Gedajlovik & Michael Lubatkin. 2005. A Framework for Comparing Entrepreneurship Processes Across Nations. Journal of International Business Studies.
  • Ted Baker, Anne S. Miner & Dale Eesley. 2003. Improvising Firms: Bricolage, Retrospective Interpretation and Improvisational Competencies in the Founding Process

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