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Michael Ciuchta


Michael Ciuchta is a Assistant Professor in the Manning School of Business  Management Dept. at UMass Lowell.
Michael Philip CiuchtaAssociate Professor
  • College
    Manning School of Business
  • Department
    Management
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2993
  • Office
    Pulichino Tong Business Center - 220B
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Research Interests

My research adopts a behavioral approach to studying institutions and entrepreneurship. My particular focus is on organizational learning and identity and entrepreneurial finance.

Education

  • Ph D: Strategy/Organization Theory, (2010), University of Wisconsin- Madison
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Commercializing Science: The Impact of Organizational Identity on Learning from Experience
  • MBA: Finance, (1990), University of Pennsylvania- The Wharton School
  • BA: Economics, (1986), University of California, Berkeley

Biography

Michael P Ciuchta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He received his PhD in Organization Theory/Strategic Management from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award (2017), Teaching - Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department
  • Best Article Award: Business Horizons 2015 (2016), Scholarship/Research - Business Horizons/Elsevier
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2007), Scholarship/Research - Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Selected Publications

  • Ciuchta, M., Finch, D. (). The Mediating Role of Self-Efficacy on Entrepreneurial Intentions. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 11.
  • Eckhardt, J., Ciuchta, M., Carpenter, M.A. (2018). Open Innovation, Information, and Entrepreneurship within Platform Ecosystems. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, DOI: 10.1002/sej.1298.
  • Stevenson, R., Ciuchta, M., Letwin, C., Dinger, J., Vancouver, J. (2018). Out of Control or Right on the Money? Funder Self-Efficacy and Crowd Bias in Equity Crowdfunding. Journal of Business Venturing, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.05.006.
  • Ciuchta, M., Miner, A.S., Kim, J., O'Toole, J. (2017). Founding logics, technology validation, and the path to commercialization. International Small Business Journal, (in press).
  • Ciuchta, M., Letwin, C., Stevenson, R., McMahon, S., Huvag, M. (2017). Betting on the coachable entrepreneur: signaling and social exchange in entrepreneurial pitches. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, (in press).
  • Ciuchta, M., Gong, Y., Miner, A., Letwin, C., Sadler, A. (2016). Imprinting and the progeny of university spin-offs. Journal of Technology Transfer, 41(5) 1113-1134.
  • Ciuchta, M., O'Toole, J. (2016). Looks and linguistics: Impression formation in online exchange marketplaces. . The Journal of Social Psychology, 156(6) 648-663.
  • Ciuchta, M., Letwin, C., Stevenson, R.M., McMahon, S.R. (2016). Regulatory Focus and Information Cues in a Crowdfunding Context. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 65(3) 490 - 514.
  • Ciuchta, M., O’Toole, J. (2016). Buy Local? Organizational Identity in the Localism Movement. Business & Society, 1-17.
  • Ford, R.C., Richard, B., Ciuchta, M. (2015). Crowdsourcing: A new way of employing non-employees? Business Horizons, 58 377-388.
  • Letwin, C., Ford, C., Ciuchta, M. (2013). Thinking it or feeling it? The Dual Routes of Entrepreneurial Passion. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
  • Miner, A., Gong, Y., Ciuchta, M., Sadler, A., Surdyk, J. (2012). Promoting university startups: international patterns, vicarious learning and policy implications. Journal of Technology Transfer, 37(2) 213.
  • Miner, A.S., Ciuchta, M., Gong, Y. (2008). Organizational Routines and Organizational Learning (pp. 152-186). Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar
  • Eckhardt, J.T., Ciuchta, M. (2008). Selected variation: the population-level implications of multistage selection in entrepreneurship. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2(3) 209.
  • Eckhardt, J.T., Ciuchta, M. (2007). From Free to Fee: An Examination of Factors Influencing the Switch from Public Innovator to Commercial Entrepreneur (pp. 238-250). FRONTIERS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Experimental Games in Entrepreneurial Finance (), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Ciuchta, M. (Co-Principal), Kingsley, D. (Co-Principal)