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Chad Carlos

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship,

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W. Chad Carlos is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on issues related to entrepreneurship and non-market strategy in contexts such as health care, sustainability, and university technology commercialization and has been published in top management journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Science. Professor Carlos has taught courses on entrepreneurship and innovation to students and executives in countries around the globe including the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

Professor Carlos earned his PhD in management and organizations from Cornell University. Prior to his academic career, he was a certified public accountant and a senior consultant with KPMG in their Silicon Valley office. In this capacity, he specialized in helping technology clients such as Google, Hitachi, Palm, and Cypress Semiconductor mitigate financial risk and improve operational performance.


  • Ph.D., Management & Organizations, Cornell University, 2013
  • Master of Science, Cornell University, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Brigham Young University, 2003
  • MAcc, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2003

Selected Publications



  • Senior Consultant-Silicon Valley, KPMG, 2002–2006


  • Emerging Scholar Award, Academy of Management-Organizations and the Natural Environment Division, 2019
  • Best Published Article Award, International Association for Business & Society, 2018
  • Outstanding Paper Award, Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, 2016
  • Best Paper Award; Academy of Management--Organizations & The Natural Environment Division, Academy of Management Conference, 2015
  • Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


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