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Andreas Schwab

Title: Dean's Faculty Fellow in Management / Associate Professor
Department: Management and Entrepreneurship

Office: 3315 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 entrepreneurship and organizational learning processes in dynamic environments, such as project ventures and temporary organizations. 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 serves on the executive board of the Research Method Community at the Strategic Management Society. He received his Ph.D. in management and organization theory from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Academic History

  • PhD, Management & Human Resources, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2000
  • Diploma, Business Administration, Mannheim University, Germany, 1991
  • MBA, Business Administration, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, 1987
  • Pre-Diploma, Business Administration and Economics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, 1985


  • Entrepreneurial Ventures, Temporary Organizing and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Organizational Learning
  • Entrepreneurship Gender, Race and Culture
  • Research Methodology: Alternatives to Statistical Significance Tests (e.g, Effect Size Distributions), Bayesian Statistics


Best 2017 Macro-Paper published in Group & Organization Management 2017

Selected Publications

  • Schwab, A. & Starbuck, W. H. (2017) "A Call for Openness in Research Reporting: How to Turn Problematic Practices into Helpful Tools", Academy of Management Learning & Education, Link to PaperJournal link
  • Zhang, W., Zhang, J., Schwab, A. & Zhang, S. (2017) "Institutional Environment and IPO Strategy: A Study of ChiNext in China", Management and Organization Review, Journal link
  • Schwab, A., Werbel, J., Hofman, H. & Henriques, P. (2016) "Managerial Gender Diversity and Firm Performance: An Integration of Different Theoretical Perspectives", Group and Organization Management, 41 (1):5-31. Journal link
  • Schwab, A., Abrahamson, E., Starbuck, W. H., & Fidler, F. (2011) "Researchers Should Make Thoughtful Assessments Instead of Null-Hypothesis Significance Tests ", Organization Science, 22 (4):1105-1120. Journal link
  • Schwab, A. (2009) "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. Journal link
  • Schwab, A. & Miner, A. S. (2008) "Learning in Hybrid-Project Systems: The Effects of Project Performance on Repeated Collaboration ", Academy of Management Journal, 51 (6):1117-1149. Journal link
  • Cater, J. J. & Schwab, A. (2008) "Turnaround Strategies in Established Small Family Firms", Family Business Review, 21 (1):31-50. Journal link
  • Schwab, A. (2007) "Incremental Organizational Learning from Multilevel Information Sources: Evidence for Cross-Level Interactions", Organization Science, 18 (2):233-251. Journal link
  • Miner, A. S., Haunschild, P. R. & Schwab, A. (2003) "Experience and Convergence: Curiosities and Speculation", Industrial and Corporate Change, 12 (4):789-813. Journal link
  • Olson, C. A. & Schwab, A. (2000) "The Performance Effects of Interorganizational Human Resource Practices: The Case of Professional Baseball, 1919-1940", Industrial Relations, 39 (4):553-577. Journal link