Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Jonathan Arthurs

Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Office: 541-737-6049

Austin Hall

Austin Hall 472

2751 SW Jefferson Way

2751 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Affiliated with: 
College of Business
Research/Career Interests: 

My research focuses on governance and innovation, particularly in new ventures. I am also interested in bankruptcy (antecedents and outcomes), the impact of CEOs/founders on their organization, M&As, and venture capital. 

Beyond OSU

Ph.D. - University of Oklahoma - 2004

M.B.A. - Texas A&M University - 1998

B.B.A. - Texas A&M University - 1991


Jonathan Arthurs is a Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship in the College of Business. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. After leaving the military, he worked as a bookstore manager before going back to Texas A&M to earn his MBA. Upon graduation he worked in the finance department of a large corporation and then on an internal consulting team reporting directly to the top management team. Next, he attended the University of Oklahoma and completed his Ph.D. with a focus in strategy and entrepreneurship.  He spent nine years at Washington State University where he was also the doctoral program coordinator for the management track.  He teaches in the PhD program and his research focuses on governance and innovation, particularly in new ventures.

Professional Affiliations: 

Academy of Management (Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management)

Strategic Management Society


Doctoral Program Committee Member

University Graduate Admissions Committee Member

Editorial review board member for the following journals:

  • Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
  • Journal of Management
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Journal of Business Venturing Insights

Dr. Jonathan Arthurs is a Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship in the Oregon State University College of Business. He earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Oklahoma in 2004. His research focuses on governance, innovation, founder and top executive influence on the firm, venture capital and venture financing. He has published in several top journals including Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Corporate Finance, among others. He also serves on the editorial review boards for Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Business Venturing Insights. 

My Publications

Journal Articles

C. Birmingham, Busenitz, L., and Arthurs, J., The escalation of commitment by venture capitalists in reinvestment decisions, Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 218-230, 2003.

Conference Papers


Book Chapters