Per Bylund, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and the Records-Johnston Professorship School of Entrepreneurship Personal Website 424 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-4301 (Phone)


Ph D, University of MissouriApplied economics2012
MA, Lund UniversityPolitical science2005
MS, Jönköping International Business SchoolBusiness Informatics1999
BBA, Jönköping International Business SchoolCorporate finance1998


Mark Packard & Per L. Bylund. (2018). "On the Relationship of Inequality and Entrepreneurship". Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 12 (1), 3-22.

Per L. Bylund. (2018). "What the Burgeoning Trade War Really Means for Entrepreneurs". Entrepreneur.

Lincoln M. Brown, Mark D. Packard & Per L. Bylund. "Judgment, Fast and Slow: Toward a Judgment View of Entrepreneurs’ Impulsivity". Journal of Business Venturing Insights. (Forthcoming).

Per L. Bylund. (2018). "You May Run From It, But Disruption Is Going to Occur All the Same -- Here's How to Embrace Change". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2018). "Hoarders – the Business Edition: How to Eliminate Excess Inventory". Entrepereneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2018). "3 Keys to Determining Fair Wages for Your Team Members". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2018). "The ‘Harvey Weinstein’ Problem Need Not Be a Death Sentence for Companies". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2018). "This is Amazon Go’s real innovation". Fortune.

Per L. Bylund. (2018). "When Bad Things Happen to Good Products ". OZY.

Per L. Bylund. (2018). "Is There Life After Amazon Go for Your Local Retail Cashier? 4 Lessons This Technology Offers". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2018). "Automating Jobs is How Society Makes Progress". Quartz at Work.

Per L. Bylund. (2018). "'The Management Problem of Socialism: Cost at the Expense of Value,' in McCaffrey (ed.) The Economic Theory of Costs: Foundations and New Directions". Abingdon: Routledge. , 225-241.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "The iPhone X’s $1,000 Price Tag Is Actually a Good Thing". Observer.

Per L. Bylund & Matthew McCaffrey. (2017). "A Theory of Entrepreneurship and Institutional Uncertainty". Journal of Business Venturing, 32 (5), 461-475.

Per L. Bylund & GP Manish. (2017). "Private Property and Economic Calculation: A Reply to Andy Denis". Review of Political Economy. 29 (3), 414-431.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Stop Shooting For the Moon! Raising Prices Won’t Raise Your Profits. Catering to a Niche Will". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "The Chinese Economic Miracle Is a Sham". Observer.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Robots Do It Better: Why Automation Is Good for Business ". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "How to Avoid Looking Like a Villain When You’re Price Discriminating". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). " Amazon’s Lesson About Disruption: Rattle Any Market You Can". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Three Entrepreneurial Lessons From the Amazon/Whole Foods Mega-Merger". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Actually, There’s Not an App for That: Innovation and the Physical World ". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Customers Lie — So Stop Taking Their Bad Advice". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Ditch the Political Gamesmanship — How Entrepreneurship Can Fix Healthcare". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "How to Resolve Entrepreneurship’s Split Personality Problem". EdNews Daily.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "How Entrepreneurs Can Hone Their Management Skills to Fuel Production". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "How Being App-Happy Undermines Your Business". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "‘Ride the Lightning’ the Way 1 of the Best Thrash Metal Bands Has Done". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Business Leaders Need to Kick the ‘Cost Plus’ Model to the Curb". Observer.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Why You Should Ignore the Success of Facebook and Uber". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2017). "Are Entrepreneurs an Endangered Species? 3 Safeguards to Ensure You’re Not Next". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "Slipping Economic Freedom Rank Gives Entrepreneurs Limited Options". Business 2 Community.

Matthew S Wood, Per L. Bylund & Steven W Bradley. (2016). "The Influence of Tax and Regulatory Policies on Entrepreneurs’ Opportunity Evaluation Decisions". Management Decision. 54 (5), 1160-1182.

Per L. Bylund & GP Manish. (2016). "Mises-Knight Theory of Uncertainty and its Implications for Entrepreneurship, Equilibrium and the Theory of the Firm". Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology. 34 (B), 305-336.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "The Faulty Logic of GDP Necessitates an Economic Paradigm Shift ". Observer.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "4 Ways to Cut Production Costs Instead of Your Team". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "How to Specialize Without Locking Your Startup Out of the Market". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "4 Reasons You Should Start a Firm Instead of Launching a Startup ". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "How to Harness Joseph Schumpeter’s ‘Forgotten’ Path to Innovation: Organization". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). ""What the entrepreneurial problem reveals about Keynesian macroeconomics" in Kates S (ed.) What’s Wrong with Keynesian Economic Theory?". Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. , 26-43.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized: How Regulations Affect Our Everyday Lives". Lanham, MA: Lexington.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "Has Innovation Reached Its Breaking Point? ". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "View Tulsa: The Hidden Gem for Startups". How Life Works.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "The Financial Empowerment Fast Track: Notes from a Professor".

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "4 Ways Advancing Technology Promotes Efficiency and Job Growth". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "3 Ways the Sharing Economy Changes Entrepreneurial Opportunity". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2016). "The Problem of Production: A New Theory of the Firm". Routledge.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Theory to Practice: 5 Ways Economic Theory Directly Affects a Small Business".

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Top 3 Economic Challenges Facing Entrepreneurs in 2016". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). ""Darfor kan offentlig sektor inte fungera" in Eriksson M and Ydstedt A (eds), Svensk Tidskrift Arsbok 2013 och 2014". Stockhom: Svensk Tidskrift. , 104-118.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Explaining Firm Emergence: Specialization, Transaction Costs, and the Integration Process". Managerial and Decision Economics. 36 (4), 221-238.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Signifying Williamson's Contribution to the Transaction Cost Approach: An Agent-Based Simulation of Coasean Transaction Sosts and Specialization". Journal of Management Studies, 52 (1), 148-174.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "The Realm of Entrepreneurship in the Market: Capital Theory, Production, and Change, in 'The Next Generation in Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno' by PL Bylund, D. Howden". Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute. , 89-104.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Is the Ultimate Goal of a Business to Maximize Profits? ". Small Business CEO.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "4 Things Startups Should Keep in Mind When Seeking Diversity". AlleyWatch.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "4 Ways to Transition from Founder to Successful Manager". Entrepreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "The Price Is Right – Now Choose Your Cost ". Noobpreneur.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "3 Ways to Ditch Hierarchy and Improve Company Performance". YFS Magazine.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "How to Give Your Employees a Sense of Accomplishment in the Digital World".

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Successfully Adapt Your Company for the Sharing Economy".

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Plenty of Room for Innovation in the Sharing Economy". Techli.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Give Managers Decision-Making Power by Balancing Freedom with Responsibility". Middle Market Executive.

Per L. Bylund. (2015). "Interview with Per Bylund ". IdeaMensch.

Per L. Bylund, Christopher M Holbrook & Peter G Klein. (2014). ""'They Have the Internet on Computers Now?' Entrepreneurship and Economics in The Simpsons." in Hall JC (ed.) Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics". Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press. , 61-69.

Per L. Bylund. (2014). ""The Firm and the Authority Relation" in Nell GL (ed.) Austrian Theory and Economic Organization: Reaching Beyond Free Market Boundaries". New York: Palgrave Macmillan. , 97-120.

Per L. Bylund. (2014). ""Toward a Framework for Behavioral Strategy: What We Can Learn from Austrian Economics" in Das TK (ed.) Behavioral Strategy: Emerging Perspectives". Information Age Publishing. , 205-232.

Per L. Bylund. (2014). "Ronald Coase's 'Nature of the Firm' and the Argument for Economic Planning". Journal of the History of Economic Thought. 36 (3), 305-329.

Per L. Bylund. (2014). "The Place of Austrian Economics in Contemporary Entrepreneurship Research". Review of Austrian Economics. 27 (3), 259-279.

Per L. Bylund. (2013). ""Lontagarfonderna och agandet av produktionsmedlen" in Eriksson M (ed.) Sista forsoket att socialisera Sverige? 30 ar efter lontagarfondsstriden". Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift. , 37-44.

Per L. Bylund. (2013). ""Vi behover nationalekonomin" in Ydstedt A (ed.) Svensk Tidskrift Arsbok 2012". Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift. , 79-84.

Nicolai J Foss, Peter G Klein & Per L. Bylund. (2012). ""Entrepreneurship and the Economics of the Firm" in Hjorth D (ed.) Handbook of Organizational Entrepreneurship". Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. , 49-63.

Per L. Bylund. (2011). "Division of Labor and the Firm: An Austrian Attempt at Explaining the Firm inthe Market". Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. 14 (2), 188-215.

Per L. Bylund. (2010). "Piracy, Inc.: On the Bearing of the Firm Analogy to Pirate Organization". Review of Austrian Economics. 23 (3), 299-305.

Per L. Bylund. (2008). "Unblocking a Free Market Perspective in Labor Economics". Etica & Politica/Ethics & Politics. X (2), 236-247.

Awards and Honors

Best reviewer (2018)
Outstanding Entrepreneurial Scholar (2018)
Best reviewer (2016)
Outstanding Entrepreneurial Scholar (2016)
Lawrence W. Fertig Prize (2015)
Outstanding reviewer (2014)
Outstanding reviewer (2013)
Warren and Sylvia Samuels Young Scholars Award (2012)
HES Young Scholar, Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars Program (2011)

Editorial and Review Activities

Austrian Economics Book Series
Editor or Co-Editor

Journal of Business Venturing
Editorial Board Member

Cosmos + Taxis
Editorial Board Member

Academy of Management Review
Editorial Board Member

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
Editor or Co-Editor

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Editorial Board Member

Journal of Management Studies
Editorial Board Member