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Research

My research interests are at the intersection of internet business strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on how digitalization can a) transform existing business and b) make new businesses possible.

 

Refereed Publications

  • Rodriguez, P., Tuggle, C.S., & Hackett, S.M. (2009). An exploratory study of how ‘household capital’ impacts new venture start-up rates. Family Business Review, 22 (3) 259-272.
  • Hackett, S. M., & Dilts, D. M. (2008). Inside the black box of business incubation: Study B – Scale assessment, model refinement, and incubation outcomes. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 33 (5), 439-471.
  • Hackett, S. M., & Dilts, D. M. (2004). A real options-driven theory of business incubation. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 29 (1), 41-54.
  • Hackett, S. M., & Dilts, D. M. (2004). A systematic review of business incubation research. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 29 (1), 55-82.

Conference Presentations

  • Hackett, S. M. & Dilts, D. M. (2009). A business incubation strategy from Thailand. 4th SMU EDGE Conference: Bridging the Gap: Entrepreneurship in Theory & Practice: Singapore, Jul 2009
  • Hackett, Sean M & Dilts, D. M. (2008). Reverse Internationalization. Paper presented at Mason Entrepreneurship Research Conference: Fairfax, VA Mar 2008
  • Hackett, S. M., & De Carolis, D. M. (2006a). Why don’t more ‘Born Globals’ exist? A model for reducing the uncertainty of internationalization for new ventures. Paper presented at the San Francisco-Silicon Valley Global Entrepreneurship Research Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Hackett, S. M., & Dilts, D. M. (2006b). Scale development for constructs related to entrepreneurship: Venture selection, assistance intensity, and resource munificence. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Hackett, S. M., & Dilts, D. M. (2006c). Inside the black box of business incubation: Scale assessment and model refinement. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Hackett, S. M., & Dilts, D. M. (2006d). Real options and the option to incubate: An exploratory study of the process of business incubation. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Hackett, S.M. & Dilts, D. M. (2003). Business incubators: Drivers of innovation processes & entrepreneurial failure cost containment vehicles. Paper presented at the RPI Conference/Special Issue of the Journal of Business Venturing on Science Parks and Incubators, Troy, NY.

Invited Presentations

  • Managing and Growing an International Alumni Club: Drawing from Experience & Survey Results (10/2015)
  • Strategic Management: The Role of Value Propositions & Business Concepts (9/2015)
  • Strategy Implementation in Japan  – Presentation delivered in English to visiting delegation from UCLA Andersen (3/2013)
  • Logistics from the Perspective of Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Presentation delivered in Japanese to NeoLogistics Study Group at WASEDA University (4/2012)
  • Reducing the risks and costs of accelerated internationalization: A venture capital-backed entry model  – Presentation at Elizabethtown College, Department of Business (4/07)
  • Promoting Regional Economy through Campus Incubation: The U.S. Experience and Prospects for Japan.” Presentation in Japanese at Conference hosted by Shibaura Institute of Technology and Japan Association of New Business Incubation Organizations (JANBO) Saitama, Japan (11/01)
  • Opportunities for Entrepreneurship in the United States and Japan. Presentation in Japanese at various regional offices of Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (07/01)

Dissertation & Thesis Manuscripts

  • Ph.D. Dissertation (Vanderbilt University): Real Options and the Option to Incubate: An Exploratory Study of the Process of Business Incubation
  • M.S. Thesis (Vanderbilt University): The Degree of Internationalization of U.S.-capitalized E-commerce Companies
  • M.A. Thesis (Sophia University): Cooperating Bilaterally with Japan: Impediments to Inter-organizational Communication for the Implementation of the Bilateral Decision to Cooperate

Applied Research

  • From September 2005 until June 2011 Dr. Hackett led 135 teams of undergraduate student researchers as they conducted business feasibility studies on Single Product New Ventures predicated upon self-generated new-to-the-world product-business concepts. These projects involved rapid-cycle primary and secondary research, and resulted in student teams being able to confidently present the results and implications of their research. At the end of the project, each student team was able to articulate whether and why their business concept merited further investment.