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Michael Ciuchta

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Michael Philip CiuchtaAssistant Professor
  • CollegeManning School of Business
  • DepartmentMarketing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Phone(978) 934-2993
  • OfficePulichino Tong Business Center - 220B
  • EmailMichael_Ciuchta@uml.edu

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

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

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.

Awards and Honors

  • 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

Publications

  • 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 pp. 1113-1134
  • Ciuchta, M., O'Toole, J. (2016) "Looks and linguistics: Impression formation in online exchange marketplaces. ," The Journal of Social Psychology 156:6 pp. 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 pp. 490 - 514
  • Ciuchta, M., O’Toole, J. (2016) "Buy Local? Organizational Identity in the Localism Movement," Business & Society pp. 1-17
  • Ford, R.C., Richard, B., Ciuchta, M. (2015) "Crowdsourcing: A new way of employing non-employees?," Business Horizons 58: pp. 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 pp. 213
  • Miner, A.S., Ciuchta, M., Gong, Y. (2008) "Organizational Routines and Organizational Learning," Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar pp. 152-186
  • Eckhardt, J.T., Ciuchta, M. (2008) "Selected variation: the population-level implications of multistage selection in entrepreneurship," Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 2:3 pp. 209
  • Eckhardt, J.T., Ciuchta, M. (2007) "From Free to Fee: An Examination of Factors Influencing the Switch from Public Innovator to Commercial Entrepreneur," FRONTIERS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH pp. 238-250

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

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