Stewart Thornhill

Stewart Thornhill

  • Executive Director, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Professor of Business Administration
Education
  • PhD University Of British Columbia 1999
  • MBA University Of British Columbia 1993
  • BSc (Eng) University Of New Brunswick 1987

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 615-4421
Email
Room
R3240
Research

Stewart Thornhill, Executive Director of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, serves as the Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and the Managing Director of the Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund. He joins Ross from Ivey Business School at Western University in London, Ontario, where he served as the executive director of the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship and a member of the faculty, focused on strategy and entrepreneurship. At Ivey, he championed a number of new initiatives and has sizable experience helping entrepreneurs through his involvement in QuantumShift, an Executive Development program for high-growth entrepreneurs. Thornhill's extensive background also includes global experience, having held the Karel Steur chair in entrepreneurship at the Universidad de San Andreas, Buenos Aires and various professorial roles at Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris in France and the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. Dr. Thornhill's research interests include strategic execution, leadership, competitive strategy, innovation and corporate entrepreneurship. His work has appeared in several top management journals and he has published more than 20 teaching cases. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business Venturing, the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, and the Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research. He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and also holds a B.Sc. (Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with a concentration in Finance. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, he worked as a manufacturing engineering and a radio journalist.

Authors
Zell, S. Thornhill, S.
Published Date
2015

Source

Forbes

Pay dispersion and organizational innovation: The mediation effects of employee participation and voluntary turnover

Authors
Wang, T., Zhao, B. & Thornhill, S.
Published Date
2015

Source

Human Relations
Volume: 
68
Issue: 
July
Pages: 
1155-1181

Aspiring entrepreneurs must learn to understand the importance of getting it wrong

Authors
Thornhill, S
Published Date
2014

Source

Financial Times
Volume: 
Apr
Issue: 
7
Pages: 
7

How do entrepreneurial growth intentions evolve? A sensemaking-sensegiving perspective

Authors
Dutta, D. and Thornhill, S.
Published Date
2014

Source

Journal of Small Business Strategy
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
61-76

The Wrong Way to Judge an Entrepreneurship Course

Authors
Thornhill, S
Published Date
2014

Source

Business Week
Volume: 
Feb
Issue: 
5
Pages: 
5

Venture cognitive logics, entrepreneurial cognitive style, and growth intentions: A conceptual model and an exploratory field study

Authors
Dutta, D. and Thornhill, S.
Published Date
2014

Source

Entrepreneurship Research Journal
Volume: 
4
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
147-166

The changing nature of intentions and performance in rapidly growing entrepreneurial firms: Evidence from an inductive study

Authors
Dutta, D. & Thornhill, S.
Published Date
2013

Source

Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
1-19
Ross Thought In Action
Michigan Ross Professor Stewart Thornhill shows why being an entrepreneur is more than launching a startup -- it's a mindset.

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