Paul Drnevich

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy


Phone: 205-348-0153
Email: dren@culverhouse.ua.edu
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Focus and Current Research


New Venture Creation

Strategic Management

Dynamic Capabilities

Value Creation/Value Appropriation

Environmental Uncertainty

Information Technology Resources and Capabilities

Entrepreneurial Ventures


Mergers & Acquisitions

Crisis Response

Strategic Decision Making


Ph.D., Purdue University

M.S., University of Colorado

B.S., Florida State University

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Dr. Drnevich has authored research for Financial Times Top 45 Journals Strategic Management Journal, MIS Quarterly, and Journal of Management Studies as well as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Decision Sciences, and Journal of Small Business Management, and has presented over 50 papers at international conferences including the Academy of Management, Babson Conference on Entrepreneurship Research, and Strategic Management Society. He is a member of the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society, serves on the Business Policy and Strategy division’s executive committee as treasurer, and holds editorial board appointments with SMJ, JSBM, and AMLE. (ORCID 0000-0003-2643-8978)

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Drnevich worked as the manager of Research and Information for McKinsey and Company's High Tech Strategy Consulting practice. His public and private sector work and consulting experience include: American Express, Ford Motor Company, Gartner Group, Indiana State & Local Government, Kentucky State Government, Mellon Financial, MicroStrategy, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the U.S. Federal Government.

Honors and Awards:

·  2016 First Place Presentation Award ($250) Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business, and Education, (with Manoj Sunny and Collin Gilstrap), Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference, University of Alabama.

·  2015 Academy of Management Business Policy & Strategy Division Best Paper Recognition

·  2010 Academy of Management Learning and Education 1st Runner-up, 2010 Outstanding Article Award

·  2008 Academy of Management Management Education Division Best Paper Award

Selected Publications

Honig, B., Lampel, J., Siegel, D., & Drnevich, P. (2017). Ethics in Management Research: Norms, Identity, and Community in the 21st century? Academy of Management Learning & Education, 16(1), 84-93. doi: 10.5465/amle.2017.0023.

Hogan, T., Hutson, E., & Drnevich, P. (2017). Drivers of External Equity Funding in Small High-Tech Ventures. Journal of Small Business Management, Special Issue: Technology and Innovation in Small Business: A Special Issue with Technovation, 55(2), 236-253. doi: 10.1111/jsbm.12270.

Honig, B., Lampel, J., Siegel, D., & Drnevich, P. (2014). Ethics in the Production and Dissemination of Management Research: Institutional Failure or Individual Fallibility? Journal of Management Studies, 51(1), 118-142. doi: 10.1111/joms.12056.

Drnevich, P., & Croson, D. (2013). Information Technology and Business-Level Strategy: Towards an Integrated Theoretical Perspective. MIS Quarterly, 37(2), 483-509. Special Issue - Digital Business Strategy: Toward a Next Generation of Insights. semanticscholar.org/30bf/9fbbde0b44b0abb6818e8f37b14d86c550b6.pdf

Drnevich, P. & Kriauciunas, A. (2011). Clarifying the Conditions and Limits of the Contributions of Ordinary and Dynamic Capabilities to Relative Firm Performance. Strategic Management Journal 32(3), 254-279. doi: 10.1002/smj.882.

Chaturvedi, A., Dolk, D., & Drnevich, P. (2011). Design Principles for Virtual Worlds. MIS Quarterly 35(3), 673-684. researchgate.net/220259848 / jstor.org/stable/23042803

Withers, M., Drnevich, P., & Marino, L. (2011). Doing More with Less: The Disordinal Implications of Firm Age for Leveraging Capabilities for Innovation Activity. Journal of Small Business Management 49(4) 515-536. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-627X.2011.00334.x.