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Faculty and Research - Manev

Ivan Manev, Dean, Professor of Management, and Nicolas M. Salgo Professor

(207) 581-1968


University of Maine
Maine Business School
5723 DP Corbett Business Building, Room 211
Orono, ME 04469-5723


Ph.D., Boston College (1997)

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Scholarly articles in leading journals in international business and entrepreneurship on:


Manolova, T. S., Manev, I. M., & Gyoshev, B. S. (forthcoming). Friends with money: Owner’s financial network and new venture internationalization in a transition economy. International Small Business Journal.

Manev, I. M., Manolova, T. S., Gyoshev, B. S., & Harkins, J. A. (2012). Social capital and strategy effectiveness: An empirical study of entrepreneurial ventures in a transition economy. Modern Competition, 35(6): 57-70.

Canabal, A., Harkins, J., & Manev, I. M. (2012).What do you want and how much do you want it? A study of entrepreneurial goals and motivation intensity. Journal of International Management Studies, 12(1): 70-84.

Manev, I. M. & Manolova, T. S. (2010). Entrepreneurship in transitional economies: Review and integration of two decades of research. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 15(1): 69-99.

Manolova, T. S., Manev, I. M., & Gyoshev, B. S. (2010). In good company? The role of personal and inter-firm networks for new venture internationalization in a transition economy.Journal of World Business, f45(3): 257-265.

Elenkov, D. S., & Manev, I. M. (2009). Senior expatriate leadership’s effects on innovation and the role of cultural intelligence. Journal of World Business, 44(4): 357-369.

Manolova, T. S., Carter, N. M., Manev, I. M., & Gyoshev, B. S. (2007). The differential effect of men and women entrepreneurs’ experience and networking on growth expectancies in Bulgaria. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 31(3): 407-426.

Manolova, T. S., Gyoshev, B. S., & Manev, I. M. (2007). The role of interpersonal trust for entrepreneurial exchange in a transition economy. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 2(2): 107-122.

Manolova, T. S., Manev, I. M., Carter, N. M., & Gyoshev, B. S. (2006). Breaking the family and friends’ circle: Predictors of external financing usage among men and women entrepreneurs in a transition economy. Venture Capital, 8(2): 109-132.

Manev, I. M., Yan, A., & Manolova, T. S. (2005). Toward a model of governance and legality of firms in transforming economies: Empirical evidence from China. Thunderbird International Business Review, 47(3): 313-334.

Elenkov, D. S., & Manev, I. M. (2005). Top management leadership and influence on innovation: The role of socio-cultural context. Journal of Management, 31(3): 381-402.

Manev, I. M., Gyoshev, B. S., & Manolova, T. S. (2005). The role of human and social capital and entrepreneurial orientation for small business performance in a transitional economy.International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 5(3/4): 298-318.

Smith-Doerr, L., Manev, I. M., & Rizova, P. (2004). The meaning of success: Network position and the social construction of project success and failure in an R&D lab. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 21(1-2): 51-81


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