Matthew Metzger, Ph.D.
- 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
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
UCCS Articles about Matthew Metzger, Ph.D.
Matt Metzger, Academy of Management Journal - July 1, 2013
Duening, Thomas N., Metzger, Matthew L. and Stock, Gregory. In Press. Entrepreneurial persistence beyond initial failure: Entrepreneurial virtues as dynamic constraints over the entire lifepath. IEEE Engineering Management Review.
Tomlin, Kathleen, Metzger, Matthew L., Gonzalez-Padron, Tracy and Bradley-Geist, Jill. 2017. Are students blind to their ethical blind spots? Why ethics education should focus on selfperception biases. Journal of Management Education. 41(4): 539-574.
Metzger, Matthew L. and King, Jesse S. 2015. Exploring the nexus of constructivist and effectual perspectives on opportunity production. Entrepreneurship Research Journal. 5(4): 323-346.
Duening, Thomas N. and Metzger, Matthew L. 2014.The entrepreneurial method: Moral virtues as the foundation of entrepreneurial expertise. The American Journal of Entrepreneurship. 1: 78-101.
Howard-Grenville, Jennifer, Metzger, Matthew L. and Meyer, Alan D. 2013. Rekindling the flame: Processes of identity decline and resurrection in Track Town U.S.A. Academy of Management Journal. 56(1): 113-136.
Meyer, Alan D., Aten, Kathryn, Krause, Alan J., Metzger, Matthew L. and Holloway, Samuel S. 2011. Creating a university technology commercialization program: Confronting conflicts between learning, discovery, and commercialization goals. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. 13(2): 179-198.
Duening, Thomas N. and Metzger, Matthew L. (Eds.). 2017. Entrepreneurial identity: The Process of becoming an entrepreneur. Edward Elgar: Northampton, MA.
Referred Book Chapters
Duening, Thomas N. and Metzger, Matthew L. 2016. UCCS entrepreneurial identity project. The Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy. 1: 405-410. Eds. Michael Morris, James W. Walter & Eric Liguori. Edward Elgar: Northampton, MA.
Metzger, Matthew L. 2015. Branding cities. Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. Eds. Frederick F. Wherry & Juliet Schor. Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Metzger, Matthew L. and Howard-Grenville, Jennifer. 2018. Role regeneration as a pathway to “powerless” category persistence. In Guclu Atinc (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Online ISSN: 2151-6561.
Metzger, Matthew L. 2017. Book review: the Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world. The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship. 22(3): 73-75.