Professor Dimo Dimov
BSc, MBA, PhD
Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Associate Dean Finance & Planning
My work focuses on understanding the entrepreneurial process, from initial idea to viable venture or well intentioned abandonment. An evolving entrepreneurial opportunity is central in this process: obvious in retrospect, but uncertain, nebulous, and ambiguous in prospect. I am interested in how potential entrepreneurs and investors think, act, and interact in the face of such uncertainty and how these interactions give rise to exciting new phenomena.
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Leading Refereed Journal Papers
Grégoire, D. A., Cornelissen, J., Dimov, D. & Van Burg, E. 2015. The mind in the middle: taking stock of affect and cognition research in entrepreneurship. International Journal of Management Reviews, 17(2): 125-142, DOI: 10.1111/ijmr.12060.
De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N., & Dimov, D. 2014. Contextual ambidexterity in SMEs: The roles of internal and external rivalry. Small Business Economics, 42(1).
Piperopoulos, P. & Dimov, D. 2014. Burst bubbles or build steam? Entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Small Business Management, 52(2), DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12116.
McMullen, J. S. & Dimov, D. 2013. Time and the entrepreneurial journey: The problems and promise of studying entrepreneurship as a process. Journal of Management Studies, 50(8): 1481-1512, DOI: 10.1111/joms.12049.
De Clercq, D., Dimov, D., & Thongpapanl, N. 2013. Organizational Social Capital, Formalization, and Internal Knowledge Sharing in Entrepreneurial Orientation Formation. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(3): 505-537, DOI: 10.1111/etap.12021.
De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N., & Dimov, D. 2013. Getting more from cross-functional fairness for product innovativeness: Contingency effects of internal resource and conflict management. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 30(1): 56-69, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5885.2012.00986.x.
De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N., & Dimov, D. 2013. Shedding new light on the relationship between contextual ambidexterity and firm performance: An investigation of internal contingencies. Technovation, 33(4-5): 119-132.
Dimov, D., Martin de Holan, P., & Milanov, H. 2012. Learning patterns in venture capital investing in new industries. Industrial and Corporate Change, 5: 1-38, DOI: 10.1093/icc/dts010.
Thongpapanl, N., De Clercq, D., & Dimov, D. 2012. An investigation of the performance consequences of alignment and adaptability: contingent effects of decision autonomy and shared responsibility . R and D Management 42(1): 14-30, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9310.2011.00666.x.
De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N., & Dimov, D. 2011. The Moderating Role of Organizational Context on the Relationship between Innovation and Firm Performance. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 58(3), DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2010.2048911.
Dimov, D. 2011. Grappling with the unbearable elusiveness of entrepreneurial opportunities. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 35(1): 57-81, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2010.00423.x.
De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N., & Dimov, D. 2011. A closer look at cross-functional collaboration and product innovativeness: Contingency effects of structural and relational context . Journal of Product Innovation Management, 28(5): 680-697, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5885.2011.00830.x.
Dimov, D. & Gedajlovic, E. 2010. A property rights perspective on venture capital investment decisions. Journal of Management Studies, 47(7): 1248-1271, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00905.x.
Dimov, D. 2010. Nascent entrepreneurs and venture emergence: Opportunity confidence, human capital, and early planning. Journal of Management Studies, 47(6): 1123-1153, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00874.x.
Dimov, D., & Milanov, H. 2010. The interplay of need and opportunity in venture capital syndication . Journal of Business Venturing, 25(4): 331-348, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2009.01.002.
Dimov, D. & Martin de Holan, P. 2010. Firm experience and market entry by venture capital firms (1962-2004). Journal of Management Studies, 47(1): 130-161, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2009.01.002.
De Clercq, D., Dimov, D. & Thongpapanl, T. 2010. The moderating impact of internal social exchange processess on the entrepreneurial orientation-performance relationship. Journal of Business Venturing, 25(1): 87-103, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2009.01.004.
De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N. & Dimov, D. 2009. When good conflicts gets better and bad conflict becomes worse: the role of social capital in the conflict-innovation relationship. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 37(3): 283-297, DOI: 10.1007/s11747-008-0122-0.
De Clercq, D. & Dimov, D. 2008. Internal knowledge development and external knowledge access in venture capital investment performance. Journal of Management Studies, 45(3): 585-612, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2007.00747.x.
Dimov, D., & Murray, G. C. 2008. Determinants of the incidence and scale of seed capital investments by venture capital firms. Small Business Economics, 30(2): 127-152, DOI: 10.1007/s11187-006-9008-z.
Dimov, D. 2007. From opportunity insight to opportunity intention: The importance of person-situation learning match. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 31(4): 561-583, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2007.00188.x.
Dimov, D. 2007. Beyond the single person, single insight attribution in understanding entrepreneurial opportunities. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 31(5): 713-731, DOI:10.1111/j.1540-6520.2007.00196.x.
Dimov, D., Shepherd, D. A., & Sutcliffe, K. M. 2007. Requisite expertise, firm reputation, an status in venture capital investment allocation decisions. Journal of Business Venturing, 22(4): 481-502, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2006.05.001.
Dimov, D. & De Clercq, D. 2006. Venture capital investment strategy and portfolio failure rate: A longitudinal study. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 30(2): 207-223, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2006.00118.x.
Dimov, D. & Shepherd, D. A. 2005. Human capital theory and venture capital firms: Exploring 'home runs' and strike outs'. Journal of Business Venturing, 20(4): 481-502, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2003.12.007.
De Clercq, D. & Dimov, D. 2004. Explaining venture capital firms syndication behaviour: A longitudinal study. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 6(4): 243-256, DOI: 10.1080/1369106042000277688.
De Clercq, D. & Dimov, D. 2012. Doing it Not Alone: Antecedents, dynamics and outcomes of venture capital syndication. John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118266908.ch11.
Wiklund, J., Dimov, D., Katz, J. A. & Shepherd, D. A. (Eds.). 2006. Entrepreneurship: Frameworks and empirical investigations from forthcoming leaders of European research. Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence, and Growth, Volume 9. Amsterdam:Elsevier.
De Clercq, D. & Dimov, D. Forthcoming. Doing it not alone: Antecedents, dynamics and outcomes of venture capital syndication Companion to Venture Capital, Robert W Kolb Companion to Finance Series.
Kimmitt, J., Scarlata, M. & Dimov, D. 2016. An empirical investigation of the interplay between microcredit, institutional context, and entrepreneurial capabilities, Venture Capital, 18 (3): 257-276. DOI: 10.1080/13691066.2016.1191127.
Murray, G. C. & Dimov, D. 2007. Through glass darkly: New perspectives on the equity gap. In T. Schamp (Eds.), Entrepreneurship and the Financial Community Starting Up and Growing New Busines: 161-174. London: Edward Elgar.
Dimov, D. 2006. Idea generation from a creative perspective. In A. Zacharakis & S. Spinelli Jnr (Eds.), Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Growth, vol 2. Portsmouth, NH: Greenwood Publishing Group.
Dimov, D. 2004. The individuality of opportunity identification: A critical review and extension. In J. Butler (Eds.), Opportunity identification and entrepreneurial behaviour: 135-161. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.