Peter G. Klein is W. W. Caruth Endowed Chair, Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. He also serves as Director of the Baugh Center’s Free Enterprise Initiative. He is Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Management at the Norwegian School of Economics and Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Institute. He studies the causes and consequences of entrepreneurship and innovation with a focus on entrepreneurial decision-making, public policy toward entrepreneurship, corporate innovation policy, and entrepreneurship research and teaching methods.
Klein’s 2012 book Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment (with Nicolai Foss, Cambridge University Press) won the Foundation for Economic Education Best Book Prize and has been translated into Chinese, Polish, and Persian. He is the author or editor of five other books and over 130 refereed journal articles, chapters, and reviews. His newest book, The Myth of the Bossless Company, will be published in 2022.
Klein received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and has taught at the University of Missouri, the Copenhagen Business School, the University of Georgia, and Washington University in St. Louis. He was a Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in 2000-01.
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