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Casey Frid

Assistant Professor

Lubin School of Business

Management and Management Science

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    One Pace Plaza W-411
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PhD , Clemson University , Clemson, SC , 2011

MBA , Clemson University , Clemson, SC , 2006

, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora , Juiz de Fora, Brazil , 2003

BA , Winona State University , Winona, MN , 1999

Awards and Honors

  • First Place, Ph.D. Student Reviewer - Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division, 2009


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

Eisner, A., Korn, H., Frid, C. & Das, D. Patch - AOL's Hyperlocal Experiment. Journal of The International Academy for Case Studies.

Frid, C., Wyman, D. M. & Gartner, W. B. (2015, December). The Influence of Financial 'Skin in the Game' On New Venture Creation. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal. Vol 21 (Issue 3)

Frid, C., Wyman, D. & Coffey, B. The Effects of Wealth on Entry into Entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics.

Mathias, B., Frid, C., Galloway, T. & Hughe, A. An identity perspective on coopetition within the craft beer industry. Strategic Management Journal.

Frid, C., Wyman, D., Gartner, W. & Hechavarria, D. Low-Wealth Entrepreneurs and Access to External Financing. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research.

Frid, C. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 26). Acquiring Financial Resources to Form New Ventures: The Impact of Personal Characteristics on Organizational Emergence. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Vol 27 (Issue 3) , pages 323-341. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08276331.2015.1082895#.VrjyaseZhPU

Frid, C. The challenges to social entrepreneurship in Brazilian handicraft organizations: Today and in the future.

Gartner, W. B., Frid, C. & Alexander, J. C. (2012, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Financing the Emerging Firm. Small Business Economics. http://www.springerlink.com/content/827552u1q0825129


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, October). 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, November 1). 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.


  • Academy of Management (ENT and SIM Divisions) [Entrepreneurship Division Event Logistics and Planning Committee] , September 2008
    The Academy of Management (the Academy; AOM) is a leading professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations.


  • LFC - Academic Standards - Undergraduate [Committee Chair]
    Desc: Disseminate information provided by Undergraduate Advising to Committee members. Make recommendations on academic probation and appeals hearings.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Counseled students earning an appeal on curriculum, study plans, and maintaining work/school/personal life balance.
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon Honors Society [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: Assess student applications for admission into the SIE Honors Society, assist in the coordination of SIE events, conduct initiation ceremony.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Invited staff from Pace University's alumni relations office to speak with new initiates on how to build relationships with Pace alumni through group events.
  • Pace Preview Weekend [Other]
    Desc: Moderated student and alumni panel pace preview weekend. Stationed table, talked about department, my teaching, and my research with visitors.
  • LFC - Academic Standards - Undergraduate [Committee Member]
    Desc: Evaluate undergraduate students on academic probation and hear appeals.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Counseled students earning an appeal on curriculum, study plans, and maintaining work/school/personal life balance.
  • Lubin Undergraduate Award Recepients [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: Reviewed student dossiers for those nominated to receive Lubin academic achievement awards.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Students received one of the following three awards: Lubin Alumni Association Award, Trustees' Award, and the Community Service Award.
  • Welcome Center Extended Visit Program [Other]
    Desc: Receive potential Pace Students in class.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: The program was designed to enhance the experience of the campus tour or the second visit to our campus. Students had the opportunity to sit in a class and spend time with undergraduate students.


  • Faculty Institute Planning Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Provide input and feedback on the planning of the Faculty Institute to take place in May, 2013.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: The Institute is a 2 day gathering of faculty from all over Pace to talk about teaching and research. The 2013 Institute will focus on incorporating writing instruction in the classroom, and the use of technology.
  • Admission & Retention [Committee Member]
    Desc: Work with Dyson Houses and Resident Assistants to get them to promote and participate in Each One Reach One events
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Launched EORO website and web app.
  • Commencement Ceremony [Attendee, Award Ceremony]
    Desc: Attended Pace University Commencement


  • Park Slope Food Coop [Member]
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