Benjamin King

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Benjamin King

  • Assistant Professor
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Benjamin King joined the Freeman School in 2023 after earning his PhD in strategy and entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland and finishing a postdoc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Inspired by his experience working for a startup investment firm, King’s research explores non-pecuniary incentives as independent motivators for entering entrepreneurship as well as employee mobility and individual and firm-level investments into human capital development. His most recent published works focus on how gender bias can manifest in managers’ willingness to compete on behalf of a direct report and why employees from smaller firms are more likely to engage in entrepreneurship than employees from larger firms. He holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Brigham Young University.

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