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Mike Hendron

Associate Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship,
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Michael Hendron is an entrepreneurship and strategy professor in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. His areas of interest include innovation and growth strategies, management of new ventures, and strategy implementation. He is extensively involved in the support of undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs. Prior to his academic career Mike worked full-time as a strategy consultant serving technology firms (hardware, software, and online services) with Alliance Consulting Group and in his own independent practice, Arcwise Consulting. His clients ranged from venture-backed startups and small-cap publicly traded firms to global Fortune 500 brands. Mike also worked in the Silicon Valley operations of the global trading firm Kanematsu, where he helped US technology companies expand to markets in Asia. Mike holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.B.A. with honors from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Political Science from Brigham Young University.


  • PhD, Strategic Management, University of Texas at Austin, 2008
  • MBA, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, 2000
  • BA, Political Science, Brigham Young University, 1996

Group Affiliations

  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making — 2007–0
  • INFORMS — 2006–0
  • Strategic Management Society — 2005–0
  • Academy of Management — 2002–0

Selected Publications

  • "Playing favorites: The influence of leaders' inner circle on group processes and performance", Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Volume 35, Pages 1244-1257, 2009



  • Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin, 2005–2007
  • Principal & Founder, Arcwise Consulting, 2001–2002
  • Senior Strategy Consultant, Alliance Consulting Group (Emerald Solutions), 2000–2001
  • Business Development Coordinator, Kanematsu USA, Inc., 1995–1998


  • Dissertation Research Grant, Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
  • Fred Moore Assistant Instructor Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
  • Burnt Orange Apple Seed Teaching Award, University of Texas at Austin, 2005


  • Japanese

Administrative Assignments

  • Director — 2023–0

BYU Citizenship

  • Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology — Director — June 2023–0
  • Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology — Director — April 2020–June 2023
  • Entrepreneurship Group Leader — Program Chair/Coordinator — August 2019–0
  • Associate Academic Director — Committee/Council Member — August 2017–April 2020
  • Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator — Undergraduate Coordinator — August 2016–August 2019