Profiles

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Matthew Rutherford, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Johnny D. Pope Chair in Entrepreneurship School of Entrepreneurship 104C Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-7864 (Phone)

Education

Ph D, Auburn UniversityManagement2001
BS, Ball State UniversityEntrepreneurship and Small Business Management1993

Publications

Matthew W. Rutherford, Matthew Mazzei, Sharon Oswald & Allison Jones-Farmer. "Does Establishing Sociopolitical Legitimacy Overcome Liabilities of Newness? A Longitudinal Analysis of Top Performers ". Group and Organization Management. (Forthcoming).

J.M. Pollack, Anson Seers, Matthew W. Rutherford, M.W. Coy & S Hanson. "Exploring Entrepreneurs’ Social Network Ties: Quantity versus Quality". Journal of Business Venturing Insights. (Forthcoming).

Jeremy Short, Miles Zachary, Aaron Anglin. "An Archival Adaptation of the F-Pec Scale of Family Influence Using the S&P 500". Family Business Review.

James Bloodgood, Jeffrey Hornsby & Matthew W. Rutherford. "The Role of Network Density and Betweenness Centrality in Diffusing New Venture Legitimacy: An Epidemiological Approach". International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. (Forthcoming).

Matthew W. Rutherford, Neil Tocher, Jeffrey Pollack & Susan Coombes. "When Do Liabilities of Age and Size Dissipate? An Exploratory Examination of Financing Options in Young Firms". Group and Organization Management. (Forthcoming).

Matthew W. Rutherford & Donald Kuratko. (2016). "Toward the Validation of Family Legacy Orientation. ". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice,

Matthew W. Rutherford. (2015). "Strategic Bootstrapping: A Financial Guide For The Entrepreneur". New York: NY: Business Expert Press.

Brian Nagy & Matthew W. Rutherford. "Legitimacy and Entrepreneurial Behaviors". Chichester: John Wiley and Sons: In Micheal H. Morris & Donald F. Kuratko (Ed) Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship Research, 3rd Edition,. (Forthcoming).

Ernest O'Boyle, Matthew W. Rutherford & George Banks. (2014). "Publication Bias in Entrepreneurship Research: An Examination of Dominant Relations to Performance". Journal of Business Venturing, 29 (6)

D. Robley Wood, Glenn H. Gilbreath, Ernest H. O'Boyle. (2014). "Competitive Operations Priorities and Firm Performance in Small Community Banks: A Test of Trade-offs". Fort Lauderdale, FL: Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.. 19 (4), 82-106.

D. Robley Wood, Glenn Gilbreath, Matthew W. Rutherford & Ernest O'Boyle. (2014). "Competitive Operations Priorities and Firm Performance in Small Community Banks: A Test of Trade-offs". Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.. 19 (4)

Brian Steverson, Matthew W. Rutherford & Paul Buller. (2013). "The Quest for Initial Legitimacy and Ethics: An Application of Social Contract Theory". Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship. 3 (1)

Jeffrey Pollack, Matthew W. Rutherford & Brian Nagy. (2012). "Antecedents to Amount of Funding by Investors in Response to Business Pitches: Evidence from Shark Tank and Dragons Den". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36 (5)

Daniel Holt & Matthew W. Rutherford. (2012). "Family Business: Defining". Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.: In M. R. Marvel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of New Venture Management. , 187-189.

Daniel Holt & Matthew W. Rutherford. (2012). "Family Firms: Theory". Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.: In M. R. Marvel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of New Venture Management. , 194-196.

Ernest O'Boyle, Jeffrey Pollack & Matthew W. Rutherford. (2012). "Family Involvement and Firm Performance: A Meta-Analysis". Journal of Business Venturing, 27 (1)

Matthew W. Rutherford, Neil Tocher, K.S. Anderson & Paul Buller. (2012). "Negotiation Strategies for Attaining Initial Legitimacy". Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.: In M. R. Marvel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of New Venture Management.

Matthew W. Rutherford & Neil Tocher. (2012). "Performance Implications of the Legitimacy Threshold". Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.: In M. R. Marvel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of New Venture Management.

Brian Nagy, Jeffrey Pollack, Matthew W. Rutherford & Franz Lohrke. (2012). "The Influence of Swift Trust and Impression Management Behaviors on Cognitive Legitimacy". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36 (5)

Daniel Holt, Matthew W. Rutherford & Donald Kuratko. (2010). "Advancing the Field of Family Business Research: Refining a Measure of “Familiness”". Family Business Review. 23 (1)

Ernest O'Boyle, Matthew W. Rutherford & Jeffrey Pollack. (2010). "Tapping the Essence? An Exploration of the Relationship between Ethical Focus and Financial Performance in Family-Owned Firms". Family Business Review. 23 (4)

Matthew W. Rutherford, Paul Buller & Michael Stebbins. (2009). "An Examination of the Legitimacy Lie". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33 (4)

Neil Rocher & Matthew W. Rutherford. (2009). "Perceived Acute Human Resource Management Problems in Small Firms: An Empirical Examination". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33 (2)

Matthew W. Rutherford, Sharon Oswald & Lori Muse. (2009). "The Influence of Large Stake Family Control on Performance: Is it Agency or Entrenchment?". Journal of Small Business Management, 47 (9)

Matthew W. Rutherford, Donald Kuratko & Daniel Holt. (2008). "Examining the Link between “Familiness” and Performance: Can the F-PEC Untangle the Family Business Theory Jungle?". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 32 (6)

Daniel Holt, Matthew W. Rutherford & Gretchen Clohessy. (2007). "Corporate Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Look At Individual Characteristics, Context, And Process". Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. 13 (4)

Matthew W. Rutherford & Daniel Holt. (2007). "Corporate Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Look at the Innovativeness Dimension and Its Antecedents". Journal of Organizational Change Management. 27 (3)

Matthew W. Rutherford & Paul Buller. (2007). "Searching for the Legitimacy Threshold". Journal of Management Inquiry. 16 (1)

Matthew W. Rutherford, Lori Muse & Sharon Oswald. (2006). "A New Perspective on the Developmental Model for Family Business". Family Business Review. 19 (4)

Matthew W. Rutherford & Timo Korkeamaki. (2006). "Industry Effects and Banking Relationships as Determinants of Small Firm Capital Structure Decisions". The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance & Business Ventures. 11

Ta-Tao Chuang & Matthew W. Rutherford. (2006). "Owner/Manager Characteristics, Organizational Characteristics and IT Adoption in the SME". International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development. 4 (6)

Matthew W. Rutherford & Sharon Oswald. (2005). "Antecedents of Small Business Performance". In Laurence Weinstein and Shawn Blau (Eds.), Best Practices in Entrepreneurship: Readings from the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship: Stamford, CT: Thomson Publishing.

John Ivey, Dan Gropper & Matthew W. Rutherford. (2005). "Bank Capital, Performance and Regulation: Some International Evidence". Investment Management and Financial Innovations. 2 (4)

Lori Muse, Matthew W. Rutherford & Sharon Oswald. (2005). "Commitment to Employees: Does it Help or Hinder Small Business Performance?". Small Business Economics. 24, 97-111.

Brian Gregory, Matthew W. Rutherford, Sharon Oswald & Lorraine Gardner. (2005). "The Growth Cycle Theory of Small Firm Financing: An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between the Organizational Life Cycle and Small Firm Financing". Journal of Small Business Management, 43 (4)

Ernest Hall, Jooh Lee & Matthew W. Rutherford. (2003). "A Comparative Study of US and Korean Firms: Changes in Diversification and Performance". International Journal of Commerce and Management. 13 (1)

Matthew W. Rutherford, Paul Buller & Patrick McMullen. (2003). "Human Resource Management Problems over the Life Cycle of Small to Medium-Sized Family Firms.". Human Resource Management, 42 (4)

Matthew W. Rutherford, Patrick McMullen & Sharon Oswald. (2001). "Examining the Issue of Size and the Small Business: An Artificial Neural Network Approach". Journal of Business and Economic Studies, 3 (2)

Matthew W. Rutherford & Sharon Oswald. (2000). "Antecedents to Small Business Performance". In Laurence Weinstein and Shawn Blau (Eds.), Best Practices in Entrepreneurship: Readings from the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship: Stamford, CT: Thomson Publishing. 3 (2)

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

Oklahoma State University, Jordan Chair in Entrepreneurship, July 2016
Oklahoma State University, Associate Professor, 2015
Oklahoma State University, Johnny D. Pope Chair in Entrepreneurship, January 2015
Virginia Commonwealth University, Associate Professor, 2008 - 2015
Virginia Commonwealth University, Assistant Professor, 2005 - 2008
Gonzaga University, Assistant Professor, 2001 - 2005
Small Business Development Center, Director, February 2000 - August 2001
Auburn University, Instructor, 1997 - 2000
Small Business Development Center, Consultant, September 1997 - February 2000
Weber-Herman Investments, Inc., Assistant, September 1993 - September 1995