Portrait-211-Jason-M Jason Harkins, Associate Professor of Management

(207) 581-1999



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.


Arndt Harkins 2013 JBIM – A framework for configuring sales support structure

Arndt Harkins 2012 MPP – The role of technology in enabling sales support

Manev,Manolova,Gyoshev & Harkins СК 36(06) 2012

Harkins Erhardt Finegold 2012 EJBR – Reconsidering the link between human resource management and firm strategy for firms at the beginning and end of the organizational life cycle

Harkins Arndt 2012 SMR – Antecedents and consequences of disclosures containing strategic content

Canabal Harkins Manev 2012 JIMS – What do you want and how much do you want it- A study of entrepreneurial goals and motivation intensity

Arndt Karande Harkins 2012 IJRDM – Does the performance of other functions in the frontline influence salesperson conflict