Mark Packard

Assistant Professor of Management

Mark Packard
Office: Ansari Business 319B
Tel: (775) 682-9172
Fax: (775) 784-1769
mpackard@unr.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph. D. in Business Management, University of Missouri
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University

Research Interests

Professor Packard's research is primarily centered around the nature and source of entrepreneurship. He explores the source of innovative ideas, the reasons for starting new ventures, and the decision making involved. He teaches the undergraduate capstone course in business strategy (MGT 496).

  • Entrepreneurship: philosophy of science, judgment under uncertainty, Austrian Economics, idea generation
  • Strategy: uncertainty, demand-side, innovation, corporate entrepreneurshipResearch

Published Manuscripts

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Packard, M. D. (2018). Why I am not a performativist (yet). Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 9, 39-44.
  • Packard, M. D. & Bylund, P. (2018). On the relationship between inequality and entrepreneurship. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 12 (1), 3-22.
  • Packard, M. D., Clark, B. B., & Klein, P. G. (2017). Uncertainty types and transitions in the entrepreneurial process. Organization Science, 28 (5), 840-856.
  • Packard, M. D. (2017). Where did interpretivism go in the theory of entrepreneurship? Journal of Business Venturing, 32 (5), 536-549.

Book Chapters

  • Klein, P. G., Packard, M. D., & Schnatterly, K. (Forthcoming). Collaborating for innovation: The role of organizational complementarities. Reuer, J. J., Matusik, S. Oxford Handbook of Collaboration and Entrepreneurship. Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Dissertation

  • Packard, M. D. (2016). Consumer sovereignty and entrepreneurship. Published by the University of Missouri.

Conference presentations

  • Packard, M.D., Bylund, P. (2018). What is entrepreneurial judgment, anyway?. 2018 Annual conference of the Strategic Management Society, Paris, France.
  • Packard, M.D., Bylund, P. (2018). Back to the future? How counterhistory can be a means for progress in management and entrepreneurship theory. 2018 Annual conference of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.
  • Packard, M.D., Bylund, P. (2017). Toward a modern rationalist approach to entrepreneurship. 2017 Annual conference of the Strategic Management Society, Houston, TX.
  • Packard, M. D., Jiang, L. (2017). Knowledge signals and investors' funding decisions: Evidence from crowdfunding ventures. 2017 Annual conference of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.
  • Packard, M. D., Jiang, L. (2016). Knowledge signals and investors' funding decisions: Evidence from crowdfunding ventures. 2016 Annual conference of the Strategic Management Society, Berlin, Germany.
  • Packard, M. D. (2016). Where did interpretivism go in the theory of entrepreneurship? The creative enactive approach. 2016 Annual conference of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.
  • Packard, M. D. (2016). Needs and technologies: Combining knowledge for innovation. 2016 Annual conference of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.
  • Packard, M. D., Berns, J. P., Clark, B. B. (2015). Investors' perceptions of uncertainty and crowdfunding strategies. 2015 Annual conference of the Strategic Management Society, Denver, CO.
  • Packard, M. D. & Bylund, P. (2015). The relationship between inequality and entrepreneurship: A conceptual model and preliminary tests. 2015 Annual conference of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, ON.
  • Packard, M. D. (2014). Consumer sovereignty: A demand-side theory of the entrepreneurial process. 2014 Annual conference of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Packard, M. D. (2014). Consumer sovereignty and subjective value: A demand-side perspective. 2014 Annual conference of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Packard, M. D., Clark, B. B., & Klein, P. G. (2014). An exploration into the nature of entrepreneurial uncertainty. 2014 Annual conference of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Packard, M. D. & Clark, B. B. (2013). Entrepreneurial judgment: A broadened conceptualization of decision-making under uncertainty. 2013 Annual conference of the Strategic Management Society, Atlanta, GA.
  • Packard, M. D. (2013). Innovative dependence? Revisiting the effects of firm size on innovation. 2013 Annual conference of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL.
  • Chiles, T. H., Elias, S. R. S. T. A., Packard, M. D., & McMullen, J. S. (2012). Austrian Economics in organization studies: How Austrian ideas have contributed to strategy, entrepreneurship, and related areas. 2012 Annual conference of the Strategic Management Society, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Packard, M. D. (2012). A theoretical argument for a shift in corporate strategy: The advantages of corporate incubators. 2012 Annual conference of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

Teaching Experience

  • University of Nevada, Reno
    • Strategic Management (undergraduate capstone)
  • University of Missouri
    • Strategic Management (undergraduate capstone)

Awards

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Junior Faculty Research Award, received Feb 2018
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Business, University of Nevada, Reno, received Feb 2018
  • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management ENT division, received Aug 2016
  • Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award, received Apr 2016
  • Humane Studies Fellowship, received May 2014
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award, Received Apr 2014

Industry Experience

  • IM Flash Technologies, LLC, Lehi, UT
    • Computer Engineer Oct 2006 - June 2011
  • Micron Technology Inc., Boise, ID 
    • Computer Engineer May 2005 - Oct 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Strategic Management Society