Jay Ebben

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship

jjebben@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-5007

2115 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 330
St. Paul, MN 55105

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Marquette University
M.B.A., Entrepreneurship/Marketing, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ph.D., Strategy/Entrepreneurship, University of Wisconsin - Madison

See publications in UST Research Online

Jay Ebben, associate professor of entrepreneurship, has taught at the University of St. Thomas since 2002, and has been part of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship since its inception in 2005. In addition to teaching courses on entrepreneurial finance, business development and small business management, he advises the Practicing Entrepreneurs group. Ebben won the inaugural Julie Hays Teaching Award in the Opus College of Business in 2010 and received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2011. He has also taught the Summer Economics Institute program in Ljubljana since 2012. Ebben has started several businesses and has worked with entrepreneurs at many stages of business development. He earned his B.S. in industrial engineering from Marquette University and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. in entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Spring 2018 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2008 - present)
  • Instructor, U.S. Embassy/AMCHAM, Ljubljana (2012 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2002 - 2008)
  • Instructor, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison (1998 - 2002)
  • Quality Engineer, Johnson Controls, Milwaukee (1996 - 1997)
  • Industrial Engineer, Videojet Systems International, Wood Dale (1994 - 1995)

Professional Memberships
  • NACRA - North American Case Research Association
  • USASBE - U.S. Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Professional Service
  • Economic and Business Review,
  • House of Talents,
  • Journal of Business Venturing, Reviewer

Public Service
  • St. Paul Youth Sports Leagues, Other
  • St. Stanislaus, Other
  • Tamarack Nature Centre, Other

Publications
  • Ebben, J. J., & Johnson, A. C. (2015). Simply sport bikes case study. The CASE Journal, (11)(1), pp. 113-132
  • Ebben, J. J., & Johnson, A. C. (2014). Borealis software case study. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, (15)(4), pp. 118-126
  • Ebben, J. J., & Johnson, A. C. (2011). SP equity case study. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, (12)(3), pp. 91-107
  • Ebben, J. J., & Johnson, A. C. (2011). Cash conversion cycle management in small firms relationships with liquidity, invested capital, and firm performance. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, (24)(3), pp. 381-396
  • Ebben, J. J. (2009). Bootstrapping and the financial condition of small firms. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, (15), pp. 346-363
  • Ebben, J. J. (2007). Product offering, operational strategy, and performance of small firms. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, (20), pp. 244-255
  • Ebben, J. J. (2007). 'Decisions that impact firm growth' in international. Business Journal for Entrepreneurs Quarterly, (2007)(4), pp. 62-76
  • Ebben, J. J. (2007). Decisions that impact small firm growth. Business Journal for Entrepreneurs Quarterly, (2007)(4), pp. 62-76
  • Ebben, J. J., & Johnson, A. C. (2006). Bootstrapping in small firms: An empirical analysis of change over time. Journal of Business Venturing, (21), pp. 851-865
  • Johnson, A. C., Ebben, J. J., & Pricer, R. (2006). Organization strategy for successful firm performance. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, (6)(5), pp. 73-83
  • Ebben, J. J., & Johnson, A. C. (2005). Efficiency, flexibility, or both? Evidence linking strategy to performance in small firms. Strategic Management Journal, (26)(1249-1259),
  • Johnson, A. C., & Ebben, J. J. (2004). Fluent Systems, LLC case A: Concept to market by leveraging university resources. Case Research Journal,

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Entrepreneurship Strategy

Awards and Honors
  • Best Teaching Case Award, USASBE - U.S. Association of Small Business Entrepreneurs, 2012
  • Fulbright Scholar Award, Slovenia, 2011
  • International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 2009
  • Julie Hays Teaching Award, 2010
  • Special Recognition in Entrepreneurship Education Innovation Award, USASBE - U.S. Association of Small Business Entrepreneurs, 2013

Presentations
  • "Transit team (case study)" USASBE - USA Small Business Entrepreneurship, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 01, 2017
  • "FamDoo.com (case study)" USASBE, San Diego, California, January 01, 2016
  • "FamDoo case study" USASBE - USA Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference, Tampa, Florida, January 01, 2015
  • "ReconRobotics case study" USASBE - USA Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference, Tampa, Florida, January 01, 2015
  • "Amcom software case study" USASBE - USA Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, January 01, 2014
  • "Automotion case study" USASBE - USA Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference, San Francisco, California, January 01, 2013
  • "Simply sport bikes case study" USASBE - USA Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference, New Orleans, Louisana, January 01, 2013
  • "From bags to riches case study" USASBE -Special Recognition in Entrepreneurship Education, San Francisco, California, January 01, 2013
  • "The lemonade stand class" USASBE - USA Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference, San Francisco, California, January 01, 2013
  • "Simply sport bikes case study" USASBE - U.S.A. Small Business Entrepreneurship, New Orleans, LA, January 01, 2012
  • "Strategic planning for raising capital" Ljubljana Technology Park, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 01, 2011
  • "SP equity case study" USASBE - U.S.A. Small Business Entrepreneurship, Hilton Head, South Carolina, January 01, 2011
  • "Decisions that impact firm growth" Strategic Management, Chengdu, China, January 01, 2007
  • "Creating a climate for entrepreneurship and economic development" International Conference on Strategic Management, Chengdu, China, January 01, 2007
  • "Integrating early stage entrepreneur, peer-to-peer roundtables into your programming" USASBE - U.S.A. Small Business %26 Entrepreneurship, Dallas, Texas, January 01, 2004
  • "A proposed model for incubating platform technologies to maximize economic returns" International Venture Symposium, Korea, Korea, January 01, 2000