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Dr Jenny Gibb

Jenny Gibb

Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, & Entrepreneurship

Qualifications: PhD


Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.4.40
Phone: +64 7 837 9261

Papers Taught

About Jenny

Jenny is a senior lecturer in entrepreneurship and strategic management at Waikato Management School, at the University of Waikato. Her research intersects the fields of entrepreneurship, psychology, strategic decision making. She is interested in the psychological antecedents of key firm decision makers, including entrepreneurs and managers, across a range of organizational settings. Her current interests in entrepreneurship are on the role of identity, intuitive judgement and emotions in opportunity seeking. In the context of strategic decision making she is particularly interested in the role of identity and the goal process.

Jenny has published numerous articles in leading journals e.g. Strategic Management Journal, Industrial Marketing Management and Personnel Review. She has numerous active research projects with PhD students and a range of international collaborators examining the aforementioned areas.

Current PhD Student Projects:

Entrepreneurial Identity and Emotional Intelligence;

Entrepreneurial wellbeing & Obsessive Passion;

Founding imprints, Entrepreneurial orientation and Performance - Myanmar;

The role of goal-driven causal logic and effectual logic in constructing entrepreneurial opportunities in China

Stimulating the development & professionalization of high-tech entrepreneurs - Belgium

Recent Acceptances:

Gibb, J., Scott, J., Teo, S.,Thien, G., Singh, S., & Ho, M. (2022). Historical and social aspirations: influence of SME key decision makers’ resilience, social skills
and stress on attaining firm performance goals. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. DOI 10.1108/IJEBR-06-2021-0482

Gibb, J., Sunyer, A., Nag, R., Albers, S., & Sinha, P. (2022). Collective Identity Work: The central role of emotions in building and expanding inter-organizational identity. Warwick Summer School on Practice and Process Studies 2022

Dissanayake, S., & Gibb, J. (2022). How do spiritual values inform entrepreneurial action? A Sri Lankan Perspective. Chapter 10, Word Scientific Encyclopedia of Business Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship. pp219-245.

Sanoon, F., Gibb, J., & Gilbert-Saad, A. (2022). The Emergence of Obsessive
Entrepreneurial Passion and its Influence on the Mental Well-being. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Sanoon, F., Gibb, J., & Gilbert-Saad, A. (2022). A pathway of obsessive entrepreneurial passion: Does affective entrepreneurial commitment and perceived competitive pressure stimulate obsessive passion and harm mental well-being? ACERE Conference, Australia.

Research Supervised

Jenny has numerous PhD completions, in areas such as entrepreneurial intuition, the role of dynamic capabilities and the foundations of interpersonal trust. She is currently supervising four PhD students in the areas of entrepreneurship, emotions, and networks. This includes an international supervision with the University of Antwerp.

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Decision making
  • Emotions
  • Identity
  • Goal processes

Recent Publications

  • Gibb, J., Scott, J. M., Teo, S., Thien, G., Singh, S., & Ho, M. (2022). Historical and social aspirations: influence of SME key decision makers’ resilience, social skills and stress on attaining firm performance goals. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, online. doi:10.1108/ijebr-06-2021-0482

  • Pavlovich, K., Bowden, S., Simnadis, T., Connolly, H., Collins, E., & Gibb, J. (2020). Allbirds: Sustainable innovation disrupting the casual shoe industry. SAGE Business Cases, online, 11 pages. doi:10.4135/9781529713206

  • Schweiger, B., Albers, S., Vanderstraeten, J., & Gibb, J. (2020). A capabilities perspective on membership management in franchise networks. Industrial Marketing Management, 90, 60-78. doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2020.06.006

  • Sinha, P., Gibb, J., Scott, J., & Akoorie, M. (2020). Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies A Contextualized Approach. Edward Elgar Publishing.

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