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Tim Michaelis

Research Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Nelson Hall 1335


Tim Michaelis is a Research Assistant Professor in the NC State Poole College of Management. He received his undergraduate degree at NC State University, his master’s in innovation management at NC State University and IAE-Graduate School of Management, and his doctorate in applied social psychology at NC State University.

Tim focuses primarily on developing original research around the topics of resourcefulness and the efficient (i.e., frugal) use of resources in entrepreneurial ventures. Overall, this work is to help increase the survival rates of startups and corporate spinoffs. Additional research interests include, (a) developing a clinical model for entrepreneurship teaching, research, and practice, (b) experimental design, (c) self-regulation and regulatory focus in entrepreneurial decision making, and (d) the role of mental health in association with venture outcomes (e.g., venture survival and performance).

Tim’s research has been published in Research-Technology Management and his teaching portfolio includes undergraduate and graduate courses in the following topics: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Introduction to Business Processes, Finance and Accounting for Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Business Opportunity Analysis and Planning, Introduction to R programming, Applied Research Methods (graduate only), and Text Analytics with IBM Watson Explorer.


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Ph.D., Applied Social Psychology, North Carolina State University (2017)

Area(s) of Expertise

Tim maintains an active research program in entrepreneurship that focuses on:

  • Resourcefulness, frugal entrepreneurial behaviors, and venture survival
  • The underlying psychological predictors of new venture creation
  • Process models of entrepreneurial behavior