Stewart Thornhill

Stewart Thornhill

  • Executive Director, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Professor of Business Administration
  • Area Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies
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

Stewart Thornhill is the Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and Executive Director of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. His teaching includes the full span of undergraduate and graduate programs at Ross, as well as executive education. He is also faculty director of the Zell Founders Fund.

Thornhill's background 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 Ivey School of Business at both the Hong Kong and Canadian campuses. 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 and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Recent executive education engagements span a wide range of global industries including automotive, aerospace, health care, the public sector, and financial services. Professor Thornhill is faculty director of Quantum Shift – an annual program for CEO entrepreneurs of high-growth companies.

Professor Thornhill 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. He is a helicopter pilot and avid motorcycle enthusiast.

 

The Personal Sanity Index

Authors
Thornhill, S.
Published Date
2021

Source

Ann Arbor, Sierra Tango
978-1-7359714-0-7

Risky business: How strategy relates to survival.

Authors
Thornhill, S., White, R.E. & Raynor, M.
Published Date
2021

Source

Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
245-256

When owner, family and community roles intertwine: Examining entrepreneurs’ persistence decisions for underperforming businesses and the gender effect.

Authors
Zhu, F. Thornhill, S. & Hsu, D.K.
Published Date
2021

Source

Journal of Small Business Management
Volume: 
59
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
1-32
Authors
S. Thornhill
Published Date
02/2020

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Thrive Global
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Authors
Kabo. F., Thornhill, S. & Isele, E.
Published Date
2020

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JH Economics
Volume: 
Dec
Issue: 
28
Pages: 
1
Authors
S. Thornhill
Published Date
2020

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Thrive Global
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Stewart Thornhill
Published Date
01/2018

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Venture Beat
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x
Issue: 
x
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x
Authors
Wang, T., Thornhill, S. & Zhao, B.
Published Date
2018

Source

Journal of Small Business Management
Volume: 
56
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
412-434
Authors
Wang, T., Thornhill, S. & DeCastro, J.O.
Published Date
12/2017

Source

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Volume: 
11
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
373-392
Authors
Thornhill, S.
Published Date
04/2017

Source

Inc. Magazine
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