Dr. Brian Nagy


Department: Business Administration
Assistant Professor
Strategic management of established firms and new ventures, entrepreneur behaviors, and organizational development

Office: Avon Williams Campus K428
Phone: 615.963.7154

  Bio Education Courses Taught Publications and Awards

Select Academic Papers and Articles

Truong, Y., and Nagy, B.G. (2021). “Nascent ventures’ green initiatives and angel investor judgments of legitimacy and funding.” Small Business Economics, 57(3), pp. 1801-1818.

Nagy, B.G., and Gonzalez, A.A. (2021). “Stages in the entrepreneurship process: A case study from the medical industry.” Journal of International Academy of Case Studies, 27(3), pp. 1-10.

Murphy, P.J., Pollack, J.M., Nagy, B.G., Rutherford, M.W., and Coombes, S.M. (2019).  “Risk tolerance, legitimacy, and perspective: Navigating biases in social enterprise evaluations.” Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 9(4), pp. 1-19.

Nagy, B.G., Rutherford, M.W., Truong, Y., and Pollack, J.M. (2017). “Development of the legitimacy threshold scale.” Journal of Small Business Strategy, 27(3), pp. 50-58.

Ballou, D., Huguenard, B., Nagy, B.G., Armstrong, C., and Guimaraes, T. (2016). “Understanding the process and success factors to increase synergies between research and teaching.” Journal of Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 14(7), pp. 56-59.

Nagy, B.G., and Dovalina, C.L. (2015). “Five Senses Spa and Salon: The best, but at what cost?” Journal for Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, 11(2), pp. 57-80.

Rutherford, M.W., and Nagy, B.G. (2014). “Entrepreneurial behaviors and legitimacy attainment,” in Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship Research, Morris, M.H. and Kuratko, D.F. (Eds.), Wiley Publishing.

Nagy, B.G., Blair, E.S., and Lohrke, F.T. (2014). “Developing a scale to measure liabilities and assets of newness after start-up.” International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 10(2), pp. 277-295.

Nagy, B.G., and Johlke, M.C. (2013). “Selling in the new venture context: Influencing buyer intentions through the liabilities and assets of newness.” Journal of Selling and Major Account Management, 13(1), pp. 58-68.

Nagy, B.G., and Kacmar, K. M. (2013). “Increasing customer satisfaction in the new venture context.” Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 15(2), pp. 143-159 (Winner of Emerald’s 2014 Highly Commended Paper Award).

Nagy, B.G., and Zahorjan, D. (2013). “The Main Statement case: The convergence of business and art in the new venture context.” Journal of Business and Administration Research, 2(1), pp. 9-14.

Nagy, B.G., Pollack, J.M., Rutherford, M.W., and Lohrke, F.T. (2012). “The influence of entrepreneurs’ credentials and impression management behaviors on perceptions of new venture legitimacy.” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36(5), pp. 941-956.

Pollack, J.M., Rutherford, M.W., and Nagy, B.G. (2012). “Preparedness and cognitive legitimacy as antecedents of new venture funding in televised business pitches.” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36(5), pp.915-939.

Nagy, B.G., Kacmar, K. M., and Harris, K. J. (2011). “Dispositional and situational factors as predictors of impression management behaviors.” Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 12(3), pp. 229-245.

Nagy, B.G., and Lohrke, F.T. (2010). “Only the good die young? A review of liability of newness and related new venture mortality research,” in Historical Foundations of Entrepreneurship Research, Landstrom, H. and Lohrke, F.T. (Eds.), pp. 185-204. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.

Kacmar, K.M., Harris, K.J., and Nagy, B.G. (2007). “Further validation of the Bolino and Turnley impression management scale.” Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 9(1), pp. 16-32.

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