Olenka Kacperczyk

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

BA (Mount Holyoke College) PhD (Michigan)

Aleksandra (Olenka) Kacperczyk’s research covers entrepreneurship, innovation, social responsibility and mobility and labour markets. She has written papers on entrepreneurship versus intrapreneurship, the impact of stakeholder orientation on innovation and how trade secrets affect a firm’s value.

Away from her research, Aleksandra is Associate Editor of Management Science and Organization Science, and an editorial board member of Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Management Journal.

Olenka's research is featured in the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development brochure.

Awards and Honours


2019 AOM Best Entrepreneurship Paper Award Winner (OMT)

2018 AOM Best Entrepreneurship Paper Award Winner (OMT)

2018 AOM Best Papers Proceedings, OMT Division

2016 AOM Best Papers Proceedings, BPS Division

2016 OMT, ENT, BPS Showcase Symposium of Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurship

2015 OMT Division Best Paper in Entrepreneurship Nominee, Academy of Management Annual Meetings

2014 Winner of the BPS Division Best Paper Award (1/+600 submissions), AOM

2013 Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (7 recipients)

2013 Administrative Science Quarterly Editor’s Choice Collection: one of 8 key articles on Mobility and Entrepreneurship

2013 Academy of Management Pondy Best Paper Based on a Dissertation Finalist (4 finalists)

2013 DRUID Best Paper Finalist (4 finalists)

2013 AOM Best Papers Proceedings, OMT Division

2012 Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference Best Conference Paper Nominee

2012 Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference Best Practice Implications Nominee



  • Strategic Management (EMBA Core),

  • Strategic Management (Masters of Management Core),

  • Achieving Strategic Agility (MBA, Elective)

  • Research Design, PhD course


Human resource redeployability and entrepreneurial hiring strategy

Hietaniemi L; Santamaria S; Kacperczyk A; Peltonen J

Strategic Management Journal 2024 Vol 45:2 p 272-300

The Motherhood Wage Penalty and Female Entrepreneurship

Yang T; Kacperczyk A; Naldi L

Organization Science 2024 Vol 35:1 p 27-51

The racial gap in entrepreneurship and opportunities inside established firms

Yang T; Kacperczyk O

Strategic Management Journal 2024 Vol 45:4 p 745-774


Do employees work less for female leaders? A multi-method study of entrepreneurial firms

Kacperczyk O; Younkin P; Rocha V

Organization Science 2023 Vol 34:3 p 1111-1133

Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship (Encyclopedia Entry)

Kacperczyk A

Kacperczyk, A. (2023). Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship. Cumming D & Hammer B (Eds.). The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Private Equity, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38738-9_152-1

Network referrals and self-presentation in the high-tech labor market

Campero S; Kacperczyk A

Organization Science 2023 In Press

Primer for experimental methods in organization theory

Levine S S; Shilke O; Kacperczyk O; Zucker L G

Organization Science 2023 Vol 34:6 p 1997-2025


A founding penalty: evidence from an audit study on gender, entrepreneurship, and future employment

Kacperczyk A; Younkin P

Organization Science 2022 Vol 33:2 p 716-745

Experience as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: performance outcome delays in the private equity context

Castellaneta F; Gottschalg O; Kacperczyk A; Wright M

Journal of Management Studies 2022 Vol 59:6 p 1359-1385

Institutional Protection of Minority Employees and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from the LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Acts

Conti R; Kacperczyk A; Valentini G

Strategic Management Journal 2022 Vol 43:4 p 758-791

Surplus Division between Labor and Capital: A Review and Research Agenda

Sevcenko V; Wu L; Kacperczyk A; Ethiraj S

Academy of Management Annals 2022 Vol 16:1


A Silver Lining for Female Founders

Kacperczyk A; Younkin P

Harvard Business Review 2021 Vol 99:2 p 22-24 (Ideawatch)


Asymmetric Gender Homophily in the Startup Labor Market

Campero S; Kacperczyk A

Tzabbar, D. and Cirillo, B. (Ed.) Employee Inter- and Intra-Firm Mobility, Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 41, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 329-359.

The (un)intended consequences of lowering entry barriers: evidence from a quasi-natural experiment

Castellaneta F; Conti R; Kacperczyk A

Strategic Management Journal 2020 Vol 41:7 p 1274-1302


Corporate social responsibility as a defense against knowledge spillovers: evidence from the inevitable disclosure doctrine

Flammer C; Kacperczyk A

Strategic Management Journal 2019 Vol 40:8 p 1243-1267

Experience and entrepreneurship: a career transition perspective

Rider C I; Thompson P; Kacperczyk A; Tag J

Industrial and Labor Relations Review 2019 Vol 72:5 p 1149-1181

Gender gap in entrepreneurship

Guzman J; Kacperczyk A

Research Policy 2019 Vol 48:7 p 1666-1680

Occupational licensure and entrepreneurs: the case of tax preparers in the U.S.

Albert K; Galperin R; Kacperczyk A

Industrial and Labor Relations Review 2019 Vol 72:5 p 1065-1093


Discrimination and entrepreneurship: Evidence from LGBT rights laws

Conti R; Kacperczyk O; Valentini G

Academy of Management Proceedings 2018 Vol 2018:1

Vertical and horizontal wage dispersion and mobility outcomes: evidence from the Swedish microdata

Kacperczyk A; Bachalandran C

Organization Science 2018 Vol 29:1 p 17-38


Paradox of breadth: the tension between experience and legitimacy in the transition to entrepreneurship

Kacperczyk A; Younkin P

Administrative Science Quarterly 2017 Vol 62:4 p 731-764


Impact of stakeholder orientation on innovation: evidence from the natural experiment

Flammer C; Kacperczyk A

Management Science 2016 Vol 62:7 p 1982-2001

Knowledge asymmetry and brokerage: linking network perception to position in structural holes

Hahl O; Kacperczyk A; Davis J P

Strategic Organization 2016 Vol 14:2 p 118-143

Money secrets: how does trade secret legal protection affect firm market value? Evidence from the uniform trade secret act

Castellaneta F; Conti R; Kacperczyk A

Strategic Management Journal 2016 Vol 38:4 p 834-853

Revisiting the small-firm effect on entrepreneurship: evidence from firm dissolutions

Kacperczyk A; Marx M

Organization Science 2016 Vol 27:4 p 893-910


Disentangling risk and change: internal and external social comparison in the mutual fund industry

Kacperczyk A; Beckman C; Moliterno T

Administrative Science Quarterly 2015 Vol 60:2 p 228-262


Social influence and entrepreneurship: the effect of university peers on entrepreneurial entry

Kacperczyk A

Organization Science 2013 Vol 24:3 p 664-683


Opportunity structures in established firms: entrepreneurship versus intrapreneurship in mutual funds

Kacperczyk A

Administrative Science Quarterly 2012 Vol 57:3 p 484-521


With greater power comes greater responsibility: takeover protections and corporate attention to stakeholders

Kacperczyk A

Strategic Management Journal 2009 Vol 30:3 p 261-285


Gender gap in entrepreneurship

Guzman J; Kacperczyk A

Social Sciences Research Network

Teaching portfolio

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