- Thomas C. Kinnear Professor and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies
- PhD University of California
- Berkeley 2008
- MBA University of Chicago 2003
- BA The Johns Hopkins University 1998
Chris Rider is the Thomas C. Kinnear Professor and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Professor Rider's research examines how classic strategic management issues – firm founding, competition, and survival – shape societal inequality. Much of his current research focuses on the appeal and the impact of entrepreneurship.
His research is published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, ILR Review, Industrial & Corporate Change, Sociological Science, the American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, and California Management Review. Many media outlets -- including ESPN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, the Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, and the Boston Globe -- featured his research. His elective course Equity Analytics has been featured in Poets & Quants and AACSB Insights.
Professor Rider is an Associate Editor for Administrative Science Quarterly and was previously a Senior Editor for Organization Science and an Associate Editor for Management Science. He teaches executive, graduate, and undergraduate courses on entrepreneurship, strategic management, leadership, and research methods. Prior to joining the Ross faculty, he was on the faculties of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He also held strategic management positions at Cars.com, Intel Corporation, and Verizon Communications.