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Nicholas Dew
Graduate School of Defense Management
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3622
Email: ndew (at)
PhD - The Darden business school at the University of Virginia, 2003
MBA - The Darden business school at the University of Virginia, 1999
  • Aug 2003-present on Faculty
  • 1989 - 1997 worked in the international oil industry
  • Strategic Management courses in the MBA and EMBA; energy technology adoption course MN3810.
  • Innovation, energy issues in DoD
  • Entrepreneurship,,effectuation, see
  • 2018 Louis D. Liskin award for teaching excellence (voted by the GSBPP graduating class).
  • 2015 Menneken Award for Highly Meritorious Research (annual NPS campus-wide award) and 2015 GSBBP Faculty Academic Research Award.
  • 2015 American Marketing Association Gerald E. Hills Award in Entrepreneurial Marketing.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Dew, N. & Read, S., 2019. "Is it worth it? The relevant performance yardstick for the entrepreneur." In J. Katz & Corbett, A. (Eds.) Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth 2019: Seminal Ideas for the Next Twenty-Five Years of Advances. Volume 21, p.31-56. Bingley UK: Emerald.
  • Dew, N., Ramesh, A, Read, S. & Sarasvathy S.D., 2018. "Toward Deliberate Practice in the Development of Entrepreneurial Expertise: The Anatomy of the Effectual Ask." Forthcoming in K. Anders Ericsson, Hoffman, R.R., Kozbelt, A. & Williams, M. (Eds.) 2018. The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance, 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press. Pages 389-412.
  • Augier, M.A., Dew, N., Knudsen, T., Stiglitz, N., 2018. "Organizational persistence in the use of war gaming and scenario planning." Long Range Planning, 51(4), p.511-552.
  • Nemeth, B., M.A. Augier & N. Dew, 2018. "Understanding some Pitfalls in the Strategic Foresight Processes: The Case of the Hungarian Ministry of Defense." Futures, Vol.101, p.92-102.
  • Brinckman, J., Dew, N., Grichnik, D., Mayer-Haug, K. & Read, S., 2018. "Of those who plan: A meta-analysis of the relationship between human capital and business planning in SMEs." Long Range Planning.
  • Sarasvathy, S.D. & Dew, N., 2018. "The Paradox of Control Through Collaboration in Effectual Entrepreneurship." In Jeff Reuer, Sharon Matusik and Jessica Jones (Eds.) Oxford Handbook on Entrepreneurship and Collaboration. Read, S., Dew, N., Sarasvathy, S. & Wiltbank, 2018. "Microfoundations for New Market Creation: Differences Between Expert Entrepreneurs and Expert Managers." International Review of Entrepreneurship, 16(1), p.1-28. Augier, M.A. & N. Dew, 2018. "A Behavioral (Simonian) Perspective on (Behavioral) Strategic Management Research." In C. Fang, V. Rindova & M.A. Augier (Eds.) Behavioral Strategy in Perspective: Advances in Strategic Management, Volume 39, p.51 - 67. Bingley UK: Emerald.
  • Ramesh, A, Dew, N., Read, S. & Sarasvathy, S. (2018) "The Choice to Become an Entrepreneur as a Response to Policy Incentives." International Review of Entrepreneurship, 16(4): pp. 489-524.
  • Dew, N., Aten, K. & Ferrer, G., 2017. "How many admirals does it take to change a light bulb? Organizational innovation, energy efficiency, and the battle over LED lights at the U.S. Navy." Energy Research & Social Science 27:57-67.
  • Dew, N. & Sarasvathy, S.D. 2016. "Exaptation and Niche Construction: Behavioral Insights for an Evolutionary Theory". Industrial & Corporate Change, 25(1):167-179.
  • Read, S., Sarasvathy, S., Dew, N., Wiltbank, R., 2016. Effectual Entrepreneurship, 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.
  • Read, S.R., Sarasvathy, S.D., Dew, N. & Wiltbank, R., 2016. "Response to Arend, Sarooghi and Burkemper (2015): Cocreating Effectual Entrepreneurship Research." Dialogue, Academy of Management Review 41:3, 528-532.
  • Dew, N., Read, S., Sarasvathy, S. & Wiltbank, 2015. "Entrepreneurial Expertise and the Use of Control." Journal of Business Venturing Insights 1(4):30-37.
  • Wiltbank, R., Read, S. and Dew, N., 2015. "Investment and Returns in Successful Entrepreneurial Sell-outs." Journal of Business Venturing Insights 1(3):16-23.
  • Dew, N, Grichnik, D., Haug, K., Read, S., Brinckmann, J., 2015. "Situated entrepreneurial cognition." International Journal of Management Reviews 17(2):143-164.
  • Venkataraman, S., Sarasvathy, S.D., Dew, N. & Forster, W., 2013. "Of narratives and artifacts." Academy of Management Review, 38:1 163-166.
  • Keywords: DoD Innovation, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Effectuation, Strategic Management

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