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James Hayton

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
  • 33PublicationsNumber of items in James's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 23Followers

Recent publications

  • Inside out and outside in: The coevolution of organizations' knowledge base and network position

    • Carnabuci G
    • Hayton J
  • Human Capital Management Practices and Performance in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

    • Hayton J

Professional experience

Associate Professor

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

April 2007 - Present


SDA Bocconi

September 2005 - Present

Assistant Professor

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

September 2005 - April 2007(2 years)

Assistant Professor

Utah State University

September 2002 - August 2005(3 years)

Assistant Professor

California State University - San Jose State University

September 2001 - August 2002(a year)



Georgia State University

September 1993 - August 2001(8 years)


British born, graduate work in US, my research focuses on the human side of entrepreneurship. I am interested in both what makes entrepreneurs tick (both nature and nurture) and also how to build an entrepreneurial orientation within established organizations (corporate entrepreneurship). Of particular interest to me right now is how entrepreneurs think, and how they feel, and how these things impact opportunity recognition and the decision to pursue opportunities. I was formerly an external Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Economics, Entrepreneurship & Growth Group and am currently a visiting professor of entrepreneurship at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. My service roles include being Executive Editor for Human Resource Management, and an editorial board member for Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, European Management Review, and the new Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management.


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