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Casey Frid

Assistant Professor

Lubin School of Business

Management and Management Science

  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza W-411
Office Hours
New York City

Mon 3:00pm-6:00pm

Wed 10:00am-12:00pm


PhD , Clemson University , Clemson, SC , 2011

MBA , Clemson University , Clemson, SC , 2006

BA , Winona State University , Winona, MN , 1999


Frid, C., Chowdhury, I. & Green, C. (2016). An experiential field study in social entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Ethics Education. Vol 13 http://www.neilsonjournals.com/JBEE/abstractjbee13fridetal.html

Frid, C., Wyman, D. & Coffey, B. (2016). Effects of wealth inequality on entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics.

Frid, C., Wyman, D., Gartner, W. & Hechavarria, D. (2016). Low-wealth entrepreneurs and access to external financing. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research. Vol 22 (Issue 4)

Frid, C. (2014). Acquiring financial resources to form new ventures: The impact of personal charactistics on organizational emergence. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Vol 27 (Issue 3) , pages 323-341. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08276331.2015.1082895#.VrjyaseZhPU

Gartner, W. B., Frid, C. & Alexander, J. C. (2012). Financing the Emerging Firm. Small Business Economics. Vol 39 (Issue 3) , pages 745-761. http://www.springerlink.com/content/827552u1q0825129

Frid, C. (2009). Acquiring financial resources to form new ventures: Pecking order theory and the emerging firm. Vol 29 (Issue 1) , pages 1-15. http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol29/iss1/1

Gartner, W. B., Frid, C., Alexander, J. C. & Carter, N. M. (2009). Financing the emerging firm: Comparisons Between PSED I and PSED II. Paul D. Reynolds & Richard T. Curtin (Eds.), New Firm Creation in the United States. Springer. , pages 185-216. http://www.springerlink.com/content/w5835446422v3450


Frid, C. (2016). Academy of Management. An experiential field study in social entrepreneurship strategy. Anaheim, CA

Frid, C. (2016). Academy of Management. Paying it forward: An identity perspective on co-opetition in the craft beer industry. Anaheim, CA

Frid, C. (2015, June 9). 2015 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Paying It Forward: An Identity Perspective on Co-Opetition in the Craft Beer Industry. Babson College, Babson Park, Massachusetts

Frid, C. (2015, June 9). 2015 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. The Effects of Wealth on Entry into Entrepreneurship. Babson College, Babson Park, Massachusetts

Frid, C. (2014, June 6). 2014 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Characteristics of "No+Low" Financed Businesses. Babson College, London, Ontario

Frid, C. (2014, June 6). 2014 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Exit Before Entry: Exploring Reasons Nascent Entrepreneurs Offer for Quitting the Startup Process. Babson College, London, Ontario

Frid, C. (2012, October). 3rd Annual Global Entrepreneursh and Policy Conference. Do Entrepreneurs Get What They Want?. ICSB and The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Frid, C. (2012, June). Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Organizational Emergence: The Impact of Entrepreneurs' Behavior on External Financing. Babson College, Fort Worth, TX

Grants, Contracts and Sponsored Research

Frid, C. (2015). Wilson Faculty Fellow.
Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship , Pace University , $5,000.00 . Funded,Collective Identity and Social Entrepreneurship: Insights from Rural Brazil Project Overview The concept of identity has received increased scholarly attention among management and organizational scholars. Extant studies typically examine how the social (Burke and Stets, 2009; Stryker, 1980; Stryker and Burke, 2000) and psychological (Tajfel and Turner, 1979) “self” shapes the roles we play among differing social groups. Identities affect our behavior, how we approach our day-to-day work, and ultimately, organizational outcomes (Fauchart and Gruber, 2011; Powell and Baker, 2014). Collective identity is another conceptualization of the identity construct. By collective identity, we mean an individual's cognitive, moral, and emotional connection to both a larger community, and practices within that community (Poletta and Jasper, 2001). Research into the mechanisms of collective identity allows us to examine relationships between embedded cultural practices, and existing social structures (e.g., legal, political, economic, and environmental). The challenge is to identify circumstances in which these relationships operate, and to discover the process by which (a) collective aims are created; (b) members are recruited; (c) strategic decisions are made; and (d) outcomes from such actions occur (Poletta and Jasper, 2001).

Frid, C. (2014). Pace Faculty Scholars Program.
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies , Pace University , $4,000.00 . Funded,This study, conducted in collaboration with Professor Imran Chowdhury of the Lubin School of Business, looks at how early-stage green ventures develop when faced with conflicting demands from their contexts (e.g., institutional environments). Specifically, we examine how green businesses, which balance social and economic demands, develop over time following their birth as organizations – a time when they are particularly sensitive to economic concerns. We argue that the initial conditions of birth interact with the contexts of birth to produce changes in entrepreneurs' trajectories during the critical early stages of a venture's growth. The nature of this interaction can determine how founders structure their organizations, and it can determine success beyond the first year of operation. In addition, we will examine whether the label of “green business” has any impact on the actions and development of early-stage ventures. The literatures on social psychology (Porac, Thomas, and Baden-Fuller, 1989; Porac and Thomas, 1994) and organizational theory (Zuckerman, 1999; Wry and Lounsbury, 2013; Vergne and Wry, 2014) provide some robust theoretical foundations to our work. Ultimately, we aim to uncover whether the extent of commitment to a “sustainable business” label influences elements of the business model green businesses employ, a question of important theoretical and practical importance.


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