Brandon Mueller, Ph.D. Assistant Professor School of Entrepreneurship 420 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-8610 (Phone)

Brandon Mueller is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. He recently received his Ph.D. in entrepreneurship and strategic management from Indiana University, where he developed and focused his primary research efforts on exploring opportunity recognition processes, entrepreneurial learning, and the development of entrepreneurial expertise. Prior to returning for his Ph.D., Brandon was involved in several new venture startups, and worked as a consultant for both Accenture and the University of Iowa Research Foundation.


Ph D, Indiana UniversityEntrepreneurship2011
MBA, University of IowaEntrepreneurship & Consulting2005
BS, Luther CollegeMIS & Accounting2001


Robert Baron, Brandon Mueller & Marcus T. Wolfe. (2016). "Self-efficacy and entrepreneurs' adoption of unattainable goals: The restraining effects of self-control.". Journal of Business Venturing, 31 (1), 55-71.

Brandon Mueller & Imran Syed. (2015). "An investigation of the mechanisms through which passion drives alertness". Vancouver: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Brandon Mueller. "Making the most of failure experiences: Exploring the relationship between business failure and the identification of business opportunities". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, (Forthcoming).

Brandon Mueller & Imran Syed. "Finding the passion to persevere: An exploation of the mechanisms by which passion fuels entrepreneurial grit". Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. (Forthcoming).

Brandon Mueller & D A Shepherd. (2013). "An exploration of the cognitive factors involved in learning from failure". Academy of Management.

Brandon Mueller & D A Shepherd. "Learning from failure: How entrepreneurial failure aids in the development of opportunity recognition expertise". Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. (Forthcoming). 32

Brandon Mueller, V.K. Titus, J.G. Covin & D.P. Slevin. (2012). "Pioneering Orientation and Firm Growth: Knowing When and to What Degree Pioneering Makes Sense". Journal of Management, 38, 1517-1549.

Brandon Mueller, V.K. Titus, J.G. Covin & D.P. Slevin. (2009). "Market Pioneering and Firm Growth: Knowing When and to What Degree Pioneering Makes Sense". Proceedings of the Academy of Management Meeting.

Awards and Honors

NFIB Award for Excellence in Research (2014)
Richard W. Poole Faculty Research Excellence Award (2014)
Distinguished Reviewer (2012)
Mortar Board’s Golden Torch Recipient (2012)