Virginia Commonwealth University,
Department and Affiliations
Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Area(s) of Expertise
Jeff maintains an active research program in entrepreneurship that focuses on:
- The underlying psychological predictors of new venture creation
- The determinants of performance both at the firm and individual levels.
Jeff Pollack is an associate 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.