John Becker-Blease

Associate Dean of Graduate Student Development
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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
College of Business
Research/Career Interests: 

John Becker-Blease joined the College of Business in the summer of 2009. He teaches courses in corporate finance and financial institutions at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research interests include examining the drivers of corporate innovation, the value associated with increases in visibility, and gender equality in business. His research has been featured in many local, regional, and national media outlets including Business WeekForbes, The OregonianU.S. News & World Report, NPR, ABC News, MSNBC,the The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. In 2011, he was awarded the Aspen Institute’s prestigious Faculty Pioneer Award as a “Rising Star” for his scholarly and teaching efforts in corporate social responsibility and curriculum reform. 

Beyond OSU
Education: 

Ph.D. (Finance) University of Oregon, 2002

BS/BS (Finance/Insurance) University of Florida, 1996

BA (History) University of New Hampshire, 1991

Employment: 

Associate Professor of Finance, Oregon State University (2013-Present)

Assistant Professor of Finance, Oregon State University (2009-2013)

Assistant Professor of Finance, Washington State University, Vancouver (2005-2009)

Reginald G. Atkins Professor, University of New Hampshire (2004-2005)

Assistant Professor of Finance, University of New Hampshire (2001-2005)

Honors and Awards: 

Oregon State University Teaching Excellence Award (2013)

College of Business Simmons Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2013)

Newcomb Fellow (2012).

Best Paper Award, European Foundation for Management Development (2012).

Faculty Pioneer Award, Rising Star, Aspen Institute (2011).

Newcomb Associate Award, 2010 (Oregon State University)

John Jack Best Paper Award, USASBE Conference (2008).

MBA Society Professor of the Year, 2008 (Washington State University)

Student Business Organization Outstanding Faculty Award, 2007 (Washington State University)

Dean's Excellence Award in Research, Service, & Teaching, 2007 (Washington State University)

Whittemore School of Business & Economics Outstanding Faculty Award, 2004 (University of New Hampshire)

Reginald G. Atkins Professor of Finance, 2004-2005.

International Private Enterprise Center Research Grant Recipient, 2004.

My Publications

Journal Articles


J. Becker-Blease, Governance and Innovation, Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 947-958, 2011.

J. Becker-Blease and Sohl, J., The Effect of Gender Diversity on Angel Group Investment, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 709-733, 2011.

Conference Papers


J. Becker-Blease and Sohl, J., Confidence and Angel Investment: Does Sex Matter?, in Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Boston, MA, 2008, vol. 2008.

Presentations


J. Becker-Blease, Does Corporate Social Responsibility Attract the "Right" Investors, Social and Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing Conference. Oxford, England, 2015.

J. Becker-Blease, Legitimacy and Angel Investment, The Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship. London, England, 2010.

J. Becker-Blease, Governance and Innovation, Financial Management Association. Reno, NV, 2009.

J. Becker-Blease, Do Men and Women Angels Invest Differently?, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson Park, MA, 2008.

J. Becker-Blease, The Value of Visibility, Financial Management Association. Chicago, IL, 2005.

J. Becker-Blease, The Value of Visibility, Washington State University. Pullman, WA, 2005.

J. Becker-Blease, Angel Capital and Women Entrepreneurs, Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Boston, MA, 2005.

Book Chapters


J. Becker-Blease, Stakeholder-Focused Corporate Investment, in Socially Responsible Finance and Investing, John Wiley & Sons, no. 1, 2012, pp. 405-423.

J. Becker-Blease, Corporate Responsibility in Finance, in Mainstreaming Corporate Responsibility: Cases and Text for Integrating Corporate Responsibility Across the Business School Curriculum , John Wiley & Sons., vol. 2009, no. 1, 2009, pp. 198-205.

Miscellaneous


J. Becker-Blease, Do Stakeholders Belong in Corporate Finance?, Case-in-Point from the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education. 2008.