Dr. Harkins received his Ph. D. from the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma in Strategic Management with an interest in entrepreneurship. Prior to this, he earned a B.S. in Management from Truman State University and an MBA from the University of Missouri. Jason has teaching and research interests related to the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and small business management. His newest research streams focus on studying human capital acquisition and retention in new, small firms and entrepreneurial exit. He has also done work investigating the role of pre-IPO actions as signaling devices, sales support in small businesses, knowledge flow, the intersection of strategy and HRM and the determinants of disclosure content by firms. His work is published in peer reviewed journals such as Strategic Management Review, The Journal of Business and Industrial Development, and the Journal of Management Policy and Practice. He is a member of the editorial review board for Strategic Management Review and an ad hoc reviewer for Strategic Management Journal. Finally, he is a member of the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association.
He live in Bangor with his wife, two kids and a boxer. In his spare time he loves to spend time with his family and work on home improvements.