PhD in Strategy and International Business, Helsinki University of Technology
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management, Helsinki University of Technology
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011-Present
Associate Professor of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2007-2011
Acting Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Research Associate, Helsinki University of Technology, 1996-2007
Visiting Scholar, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 2004
Visiting Scholar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Wharton School of Business, 2001-2002
Technology and Innovation
Research & Publications
Communication and new venture success
Economic and social impact of venture capital
Investor entrepreneur relationship
Cross-national differences in entrepreneurial and innovative activities
McWilliams, A., Parhankangas, A., Coupet, J.A., Gleason, J.M., & Barnum, D.T. 2016. Strategic Decision Making for the Triple Bottom Line. Business Strategy and Environment, 25: 193–204.
Landstrom, H. Fayolle, A., Riot, P., & Parhankangas, A. (eds). 2016. Challenging Entrepreneurship Research. Routledge.
Parhankangas, A., & Renko, M. 2015. Language of Business Versus Language of Kindness: A Comparison of Crowdfunding Campaigns Of For Profit and Social Entrepreneurs. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2015.
Parhankangas, A., & Ehrlich, M. 2014. How entrepreneurs seduce business angels: An impression management approach. Forthcoming in Journal of Business Venturing, 24(2):543-564.
Parhankangas, A., Shrader, R., & McWilliams, A. 2014. Doing Well by Doing Better: Entrepreneurs and Sustainability. Small Business Strategy, 24(2): 1-20.
Somers, M., Passerini, K., Parhankangas, A., & Casal, J. 2014. Using Mind Maps to Study How Business School Students and Faculty Organize and Apply General Business Knowledge.
International Journal of Management Education, 12(1): 1-13.
George, B., Erikson, T., & Parhankangas, A. 2013. Preventing Dysfunctional Conflict: Examining the Relationship between Different Types of Managerial Conflict in VC Backed Firms. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2013.
Feller, J., Parhankangas, A., Smeds, R, & Jaatinen, M. 2013. How companies learn to collaborate: Emergence of improved inter-organizational processes in R&D alliances. Organization Studies, 34(3), 313-343.
Awards & Affiliations
2014 The Department of Managerial Studies (University of Illinois) Excellence in Teaching Award
2013 Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance Best Paper Award
2010 IBAM (Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management) Best Paper Award
2008 Outstanding Reviewer Award by Journal of Business Venturing
2006 Outstanding Reviewer Award by Journal of Business Venturing
2004 Taylor & Francis Publishers Award for Excellence in Research on the Topic of Venture Capital
2004 the John Bessant Best Paper Award at CINET Conference A
2003 Taylor & Francis Publishers Award for Excellence in Research on the Topic of Venture Capital