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Sorenson, Ritch

Professor of Entrepreneurship : Entrepreneurship Department
B.A., rhetoric, Brigham Young University
M.A., M.S., interpersonal communication, Brigham Young University
Ph.D., organizational communication, Purdue University
Phone: (651) 962-4252
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Research Specialties

    Communication in organiztions     Conflict management     Family business     Leadership in organizations

Current Research

    Family capital and firm performance     Novice, serial, and portfolio entrepreneurship      Predictors of longevity in small family firms

Major works

    "The Collaborative Network Orientation: Achieving Business Success Through Collaborative Relationships," with C.A. Folker and K. H. Brigham, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, July 2008.     "Achieving Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Family Capital Theory," with M. Hoelscher and J. Hoffman, Family Business Review, Vol. 24 (2), 2006.      "The Contribution of Leadership Styles and Practices to Family and Business Success," Family Business Review, Vol. 12 (3), 2000.     "Conflict Strategies Used by Successful Family Businesses," Family Business Review, Vol. 12 (4), 1999.     "What Motivates Choice of Conflict Strategies?" with E. A. Morse and G.T. Savage, International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. 10 (1), 1999.

Significant Scholarly Honors

    Trinity Companies Professor in Management, Texas Tech University.     Elected Program Chair for the Family Business Division of the United States Association and Entrepreneurship, fall 2005. 

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