Benjamin, Scott

Assistant Professor, Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and New Business
Business, Nathan M. Bisk College of

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Maryland, 2012 - Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

M.B.A. University of Maryland, 2001 - Business Management

B.B.A. University of Miami, 1991 - Entrepreneurship & Real Estate

Recognition & Awards

Fellow for Aspen Institute Beyond Pinstripes Program

 

Current Courses

BUS 4702 - Strategic Management and Business Policies (Capstone Class): Why do some firms have a competitive advantage over others?  This class investigates strategies implemented across industries resulting in how firms create sustainable competitive advantages in the marketplace.

BUS 4504 - Business Plan Research: Business plans play an integral part in creating a foundation for entrepreneurial success.  This class includes student led research on macro concepts of industry competitiveness and micro concepts of firm development.

Additional Duties

Principal Investigator SBA grant - Womens Business Center at Florida Tech

Current Research

Benjamin, S.N. The Effects of Media Influence and Sensemaking on Innovation Adoption in the US Wind Industry

Benjamin, S.N. Managing Nonmarket Strategies in the Adoption of Innovation

Selected Publications

Benjamin, S.N. Reger, R.K. & Pfarrer, M.D. The Media Effect on the Adoption of Green Technology, Southern Management Association Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 2012.

Benjamin, S.N., Reger, R.K., Pfarrer, M.D. & Baum, J.R. Show Me the Time: The Effects of Media Influence on Innovation Adoption in the US Wind Energy Sector, Strategic Management Society Conference Panel Session, Miami, FL, November 2011.

Benjamin, S.N., Reger, R.K., Pfarrer, M.D. & Baum, J.R. The Effects of Media Influence and Sensemaking on Innovation Adoption in the US Wind, Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, TX,  August 2011.

Benjamin, S.N., Reger, R.K., Pfarrer, M.D. & Baum, J.R. The Effects of Media Influence and Sensemaking on Innovation Adoption in the US Wind, Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference Development Session, Atlanta, GA, May 2011.

Benjamin, S.N., Reger, R.K., Baum, J.R. & Pfarrer, M.D. The Effects of Media Influence and Sensemaking on Innovation Adoption in the US Wind, Mason Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Fairfax, VA, May 2011.

Reger, R.K., Benjamin, S.N., Pfarrer, M.D. Discourse and Dirty Deeds in the Adoption of U.S. Wind Farms.  Presented at INFORMS, Austin, TX, November 2010.

Benjamin, S.N., Reger, R.K. & Pfarrer, M.D., The Bradley Effect: When Sensemaking Does not Make Sense. Presented at the Strategic Management Society, Rome, Italy, September 2010.

Benjamin, S.N., Reger, R.K. & Pfarrer, M.D., & The Bradley Effect: When Sensemaking Does not Make Sense. Presented at the Mason Entrepreneurship Conference, Fairfax, VA, March 2010.

Benjamin, S.N., & Reger, R.K. Social Constructionist Approach to Wind Power Acceptance, Presented at Social Entrepreneurship Conference, NYU, September 2009.

Benjamin, S.N. The Economic Effects of Real Estate Bubbles. Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Executive Program, October 2009.