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Jeffrey Pollack

Lynn T. Clark II Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship

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Department of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Nelson Hall 1314

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Bio

Jeff Pollack is a professor in the NC State Poole College of Management. He received his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University, his master’s in organizational communication at NC State University, and his doctorate in management at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Over the past 15 years, Jeff has accumulated a variety of entrepreneurial experiences from working in small family-owned firms, to buying and selling businesses, to investing in businesses. These experiences shape his perspective on research in the domain of entrepreneurship.

Jeff’s research has been published in journals including Academy of Management Journal, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Family Business Review, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, and Journal of Leadership Studies.

Jeff has taught courses, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, on entrepreneurship, business opportunity analysis and planning, new venture creation, social entrepreneurship, organizational design, industrial and organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and public speaking.

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Meet Professor Jeffrey Pollack

Education

Ph.D. Management Virginia Commonwealth University 2009

Master of Science NC State University 2003

Bachelor of Science Northwestern University 1997

Area(s) of Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Mindsets, Business Pitches, Crowdfunding, Resilience, Goal Setting

Publications

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  • Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award (2023)
  • Poole College Summer Funding (2022)
  • Poole College Research Leadership Award (2021)
  • NC State University Foundation Grant (2021)
  • Poole College of Management Research Leadership Award (2021)
  • Research Leadership Award: Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department (2020)
  • Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and Canada's International Development Research Centre Grant (2020)
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Grant (2018)
  • NC State University Faculty Scholar Award (2018)
  • NC State University Outstanding Teacher Award (2018)
  • Research Leadership Award: Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department (2018)
  • Ford Foundation Grant (2018)
  • Innovation Growth Lab Grant (2017)
  • Teaching Excellence Award: Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department (2017)
  • Poole College of Management Research Leadership Award (2016)
  • Poole College of Management, Business Sustainability Research Grant (2016)
  • Poole College of Management, Business Sustainability Curriculum Grant (2016)
  • Poole College of Management, Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) Grant (2016)
  • Zelnak Scholar, Poole College of Management (2016)
  • Gill Grant, Poole College of Management (2016)
  • Research Leadership Award: Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department (2016)