Dr. Stephen E. Lanivich

Associate Professor | Academic Director, Crews Center for Entrepreneurship

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Stephen Lanivich


Dr. Stephen E. Lanivich, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at The University of Memphis. He received his B.B.A. in Finance and M.A. in Economics from the Walsh College of Business and PhD in Business Administration from The Florida State University.

Dr. Lanivich’s research interests include the entrepreneurial mindset and cognitions, entrepreneurs’ perceptions of resources, and opportunity recognition and fit. His work has appeared in such journals as Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, The Journal of Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, The Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Business Research, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Management Decision, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, among others.

Dr. Lanivich’s work has been featured in prominent media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, London School of Economics Business Review and Forbes.



Zampetakis, L., & Lanivich, S.E. (2023). The role of job autonomy, pride, and resource competence on change-oriented OCB: A daily diary study. Journal of Personnel Psychology, X(x), 0-0.

Lanivich, S.E., Adomako, S., Ahsan, M., Istipliler, B., & Cox, K.C. (2023). Multidimensional cognitive style: Linking founders to firm performance through strategy and resource orchestration. Journal of Business Research, 166, 114081.

Franczak, J., Pidduck, R.J., Lanivich, S.E., & Tang, J. (2023). Immersed in Coleman's bathtub: Multilevel dynamics driving new venture survival in emerging markets. Management Decision, X(x), 0-0.

Smith, A., & Lanivich, S.E. (2023). Low income logics: Institutions' varying impact on entrepreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, X(x), 0-0.

Mmbaga, N.A., Lerman, M.P., Munyon, T.P., & Lanivich, S.E. (2023). Juggling act: Waged time investments and the health – wealth trade-off. Journal of Business Research, 158: 113965.

McIntyre, N., Quaye, E.S., Anning-Dorson, T., Lanivich, S.E., & Adomako, S. (2023). Investigating the impact of religiosity on entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Business Research, 156, 113528.

Franczak, J., Lanivich, S.E., Adomako, S. (2023). Filling institutional voids: Combinative effects of institutional shortcomings and gender on the alertness – opportunity recognition relationship. Journal of Business Research, 155(B), 113444.

Lanivich, S.E., Smith, A., Levasseur, L., Pidduck, R., Busenitz, L., & Tang, J. (2022). Advancing entrepreneurial alertness: Review, synthesis, and future research directions. Journal of Business Research, 139, 1165-1176.

Barreto, T.S., Lanivich, S.E., & Cox, K.C. (2022). Temporal orientation as a robust predictor of innovation. Journal of Business Research, 138, 287-300.

Lanivich, S.E., Lyons, L.M., & Wheeler, A. (2021). Nascent entrepreneur characteristic predictors of early-stage entrepreneurship outcomes. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 28(7), 1095-1116.

Bennett, A., Lanivich, S.E., Gharagozloo, M.M.M., Akbulut, Y. (2021). Appraisals matter: Relationships between entrepreneurs' stress appraisals and venture-based outcomes. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 27(4), 970-988.

Lanivich, S.E., Bennett, A., Kessler, S., McIntyre, N., & Smith, A. (2021). RICH with well-being: An entrepreneurial mindset for thriving in early-stage entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Research, 124, 571-580.

Moore, C., McIntyre, N., & Lanivich, S.E. (2021). ADHD-related neurodiversity and the entrepreneurial mindset. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 45(1), 64-91.

Zhang, L., Van Iddekinge, C., Arnold, J. Roth, P., Lievens, F., Lanivich, S.E., Jordan, S. (2020). What's on Job Seekers' social media sites? A content analysis and effects of structure on recruiter judgements and predictive validity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(12), 1530-1546.

Smith, A., Moghaddam, K., Lanivich, S.E. (2019). A set-theoretic investigation into the origins of creation and discovery opportunities. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 13(1): 75-92.

Miller-Stevens, K., Taylor, J.A., Morris, J.C., & Lanivich, S.E. (2018). Assessing value differences between leaders of two social venture types: Benefit corporations and nonprofit organizations. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 29(5): 938-950.

Mallon, M.R., Lanivich, S.E., & Klinger, R.L. (2018). Resource configurations for new family venture growth. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 24(2): 521-537.

Van Iddekinge, C.H., Lanivich, S.E., Roth, P.L., & Junco, E. (2016). Social media for selection? Validity and adverse impact potential of a facebook-based assessment. Journal of Management, 42(7): 1811-1835.

Lanivich, S.E. (2015). The RICH Entrepreneur: Conserving resources in contexts of uncertainty. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 39(4): 863-894.

Van Iddekinge, C.H., Roth, P.L., Putka, D. J., & Lanivich, S.E. (2011). Are you interested? A meta-analysis of relations between vocational interests and employee performance and turnover. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(6), 1167-1194.

Zellars, K.L., Hochwarter, W.A., Lanivich, S.E., Perrewé, P.L., & Ferris, G.R. (2011). Accountability for others, perceived resources, and well-being: Convergent restricted nonlinear results in two samples. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 84, 95–115.

Lanivich, S.E., Brees, J.R., Hochwarter, W.A., & Ferris, G.R. (2010). P-E fit as moderator of the accountability - employee reactions relationships: Convergent results across two samples. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77, 425-436.