Peter Klein, Ph.D.

Peter Klein, Ph.D.

Baylor University


Peter G. Klein is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University, and Senior Research Fellow with Baylor’s Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. He is also Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Management at the Norwegian School of Economics and Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Institute. Peter has also held faculty positions at the University of Missouri’s Division of Applied Social Science and Truman School of Public Affairs, the Copenhagen Business School, the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, and Washington University’s Olin Business School, and he holds an Honorary Professorship at the Beijing University of Information Science and Technology. He was formerly a Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Peter’s research focuses on the links between entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization, with application to innovation, diversification, vertical coordination, health care, and public policy. His work has appeared in Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, Rand Journal of Economics, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Sloan Management Review, and other outlets. Peter’s 2012 book Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment (Cambridge University Press, with Nicolai Foss) received the 2014 Best Book Award from the Foundation for Economic Education. He has also received Best Paper awards from the Journal of Private Enterprise Education and the European Management Review. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, the Mises Institute, the Illinois-Missouri Biotechnology Alliance, and other organizations.

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