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Andreas Schwab

Title: Associate Professor and Dean's Professor in Management / Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs
Department: Management and Entrepreneurship

Office: 3458 Gerdin Business Building
Phone number: (515) 294-8119


Andreas Schwab is an Associate Professor and Dean's Fellow in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University and former visiting senior Fulbright scholar in the School of Business and Management at the Institute of Technology Bandung. He studies multilevel learning in entrepreneurial ecosystems focused on project ventures, digital platforms and women entrepreneurs. He is also engaged in several initiatives to advance methodological practices in the management field by promoting alternatives to statistical significance tests and introducing scholars to Bayesian statistics. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Organization, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Industrial and Corporate Change, Industrial Relations, Family Business Review, Group and Organization Management and other outlets. He serves on the editorial boards of Organization Research Methods, Organization Science, Entrepreneurship Theory & PracticeGroup and Organization Management and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He is a former senior editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.  He currently serves on the executive board of the Research Method Division of the Academy of Managemet and is an Ambassador of the Center of Open Science. He has received external research funding from the U.S Fulbright Program, Australian Research Council, U.S. Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, CIBER, and others. He received his Ph.D. in management from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.


  • Corporate Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Organizational Learning
  • Entrepreneurship Gender, Race and Culture
  • Research Methodology: Alternatives to Statistical Significance Tests, Effect Size and Effect Uncertainty Evaluations, Bayesian Statistics
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures, Temporary Organizing and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Selected Publications

  • Fan, T., Schwab, A. & Geng, X. (2021-01-01) "Habitual Entrepreneurship in Digital Platform Ecosystems: A Time-Contingent Model of Learning from Prior Software Project Experiences.", Journal of Business Venturing, 36 (5):106-140. Link to Paper
  • Schwab, A. & Starbuck, W. H. (2017-01-01) "A Call for Openness in Research Reporting: How to Turn Problematic Practices into Helpful Tools", Academy of Management Learning and Education, Link to PaperJournal link
  • Zhang, W., Zhang, J., Schwab, A. & Zhang, S. (2017-01-01) "Institutional Environment and IPO Strategy: A Study of ChiNext in China", Management and Organization Review, Link to PaperJournal link
  • Schwab, A., Werbel, J., Hofman, H. & Henriques, P. (2016-01-01) "Managerial Gender Diversity and Firm Performance: An Integration of Different Theoretical Perspectives", Group and Organization Management, 41 (1):5-31. Link to PaperJournal link
  • Schwab, A., Abrahamson, E., Starbuck, W. H., & Fidler, F. (2011-01-01) "Researchers Should Make Thoughtful Assessments Instead of Null-Hypothesis Significance Tests", Organization Science, 22 (4):1105-1120. Link to PaperJournal link
  • Schwab, A. (2009-01-01) "Learning from Broadcasts of Project Participation: Selection of Second-Tier Actors during Project Venture Formation in the Movie Industry, 1931-40.", Strategic Organization, 7 (2):137-181. Link to PaperJournal link
  • Schwab, A. & Miner, A. S. (2008-01-01) "Learning in Hybrid-Project Systems: The Effects of Project Performance on Repeated Collaboration ", Academy of Management Journal, 51 (6):1117-1149. Link to PaperJournal link
  • Cater, J. J. & Schwab, A. (2008-01-01) "Turnaround Strategies in Established Small Family Firms", Family Business Review, 21 (1):31-50. Link to PaperJournal link
  • Schwab, A. (2007-01-01) "Incremental Organizational Learning from Multilevel Information Sources: Evidence for Cross-Level Interactions", Organization Science, 18 (2):233-251. Link to PaperJournal link
  • Miner, A. S., Haunschild, P. R. & Schwab, A. (2003-01-01) "Experience and Convergence: Curiosities and Speculation", Industrial and Corporate Change, 12 (4):789-813. Link to PaperJournal link
  • Olson, C. A. & Schwab, A. (2000-01-01) "The Performance Effects of Interorganizational Human Resource Practices: The Case of Professional Baseball, 1919-1940", Industrial Relations, 39 (4):553-577. Journal link