My research focuses on social entrepreneurship from a sociological point of view. I like to frame my research agenda around the entrepreneurial process of opportunity discovery, evaluation, and exploitation from a social entrepreneurship angle. My research answers social entrepreneurship research questions related to social opportunity identification, social opportunity financing, social exits, and founding effects on social venture performance by utilizing sociological ideas like institutional theory and organizational imprinting.
Overall, I believe that my research has a wider impact outside of just the entrepreneurship and management disciplines. As NGOs, non-profits, and governmental organizations continue to cut back on the social wealth they deliver to beneficiaries and the environment due to lower levels of philanthropic donations and funding, social entrepreneurs will be looked at as leaders that create financially sustainable organizations that look to make the world a better place. My research on social entrepreneurial organizations looks to inform these practitioners in order to increase the social wealth that they create.
I pride myself as an methods expert proficient with softwares such as SPSS, AMOS, and HLM. I am well versed in multiple methods such as regression, multiple regression, reliability analysis, exploratory factor analysis, confrimatiory factor analysis, path analysis, ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA, and MANCOVA.