Matthew Metzger, Ph.D.

UCCS College of Business Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Matthew Metzger, Ph.D.

Matthew Metzger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship


  • Ph.D. Management, University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business, Eugene, OR, 2012
  • MBA, Entrepreneurship Concentration, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, 2007 
  • BA, Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2004


  • Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship,  University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2012 - present
  • Instructor, University of Oregon
  • Instructor, University of the West Indies


  • Academy of Management
  • United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
  • Western Academy of Management
  • European Group of Organizational Scholars

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection of organization, identity and entrepreneurship theories. I am particularly interested in processes of organizational identity emergence, the agentic and organic ways that organizational identities are maintained and changed and whether/how identities and other cognitive filters influence entrepreneurial processes. Current projects examine:

  • The change or maintenance of an identity ascribed to a category of similar firms in the face of nascent forms of competition
  • The influences that effectual approaches to entrepreneurship have on new technologies
  • The possibility that an organization's identity can be "resurrected" after long periods of dormancy

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