Clinic Research

Entrepreneurship Clinic Research

The Entrepreneurship Clinic is embedded inside of NC State University. Being part of an educational institution comes with many benefits, one of which is having faculty that want to complete, and publish, research on the impacts that the Entrepreneurship Clinic makes on its participants.

Over the last few years, faculty affiliated with the Entrepreneurship Clinic have released several research publications. To see some samples of their work, look below.

Quarterly Outlook of Triangle Entrepreneurs (QuOTE) Survey (2014-2019)

This survey was open to all entrepreneurs in North Carolina’s Triangle region.

The QuOTE survey results helped entrepreneurial companies in North Carolina’s Triangle region anticipate business decisions and plan for growth by providing an overall entrepreneurs’ economic outlook index based on businesses’ projected six-month sales, spending and employment figures. Over time, trends in this index were viewed as indicating general optimism or pessimism about entrepreneurship in the Triangle.

The survey responses were analyzed by Jeff Pollack, an assistant professor in Poole College’s MIE department. Pollack developed the survey based on a survey of large companies conducted nationally by the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of American companies.

Survey Results

Scholarly Articles

Pollack, J. M., Garcia, R., Michaelis, T. L., Hanson, S., Carr, J. C., & Sheats, L. (2021). Pursuing B Corp certification: Exploring firms’ entrepreneurial orientation and prosocial motivation. Academy of Management Discoveries, 7(2), 284-316. [PDF

Ring, J. K., Carr, J. C., Michaelis, T. L., & Pollack, J. M. (2020). Knowledge acquisition frequency and business model adaptation in nascent firms. Journal of Management Inquiry,33(2), 120-139.. [PDF] 

Giones, F., Brem, A., Pollack, J. M., Michaelis, T. L., Klyver, K., & Brinckmann, J. (2020). Revising entrepreneurial action in response to exogenous shocks: Considering the COVID-19 global pandemic. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 14, e00186. [PDF

Burnette, J. L., Pollack, J. M., Forsyth, R. B., Hoyt, C. L.,Babij, A. D.,Thomas, F. N., & Coy, A. (2020). A growth mindset intervention: Enhancing students’ entrepreneurial self-efficacy and career development. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 44(5), 878-908. [PDF]

Michaelis, T. L., Pollack, J. M., Mulvey, P., Ritter, B., & Carr, J. C. (2020). Gender bias and venture funding: Discussing bias in the entrepreneurship classroom. Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, 3(2), 154-181. [PDF]

Pollack, J. M., Carr, J. C., Michaelis, T. L., & Marshall, D. R. (2019). Entrepreneurs’ self-efficacy and persistence change: A longitudinal exploration. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 12, e00143. [PDF]