Dr. Varkey (Anand) Titus Jr. earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University and his MBA from the University of Texas, Arlington, Texas. He joined the College of Business in 2012 with expertise in corporate entrepreneurship and venturing, entrepreneurship and strategic management.
Titus, V., Mbaraonye, I., Abdurakhmonov, M, Parker, ON. Avoiding the ties that bind: Entrepreneurial orientation and the creative constraint of corporate political activity. Forthcoming at the Journal of Management.
Titus, V., Mbaraonye, I. Blame: Stakeholder judgments that impact organizations and entrepreneurs. Forthcoming at the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management.
Bass, AE, Pfarrer, M, Milosevic, I, Titus, VK. 2023. Better to be loved by some? Firm flaunting as an impression management strategy. Academy of Management Review, 48(2): 292-312.
Mui, R, Parker, ON, Titus, VK. 2022. Merit versus maleness: How strategic positioning can mitigate external gender bias. Business Horizons, 65(4): 427-436.
Titus, VK, Pieper, J, Josefy, M, Welbourne, TM. 2022. How does your garden grow? The interface of employee and sales growth post IPO. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 16(4): 671-698.
Titus, VK, O’Brien, J, Dixit, J. 2022. Does performance breed slack? Ownership as a contingency to the performance feedback and slack relationship. Journal of Management, 48(5): 1270-1298.
Parker, O., Gong, K., Mui, R., Titus, V., Du, J., & Kwarteng, G. 2021. Order matters: How altering the sequence of performance events shapes perceived quality formation. Journal of Business Research, 126: 48-63.
Titus, VK, Parker, ON, Covin, JG. 2020. Organizational aspirations and external venturing: The contingency of entrepreneurial orientation. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 44(4): 645-670.
Parker, ON, Mui, R., Titus, VK. 2020. Unwelcome voices: The gender bias-mitigating potential of unconventionality. Strategic Management Journal, 41(4): 738-757.
Titus, VK, Parker, ON, Bass, AE. 2018. Ripping off the Band-Aid: Scrutiny-bundling in the wake of social disapproval. Academy of Management Journal, 61(2): 637-660.
Titus, VK, Anderson, BS. 2018. Firm structure and environment as contingencies to the corporate venture capital - firm value relationship. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 42(3): 498-522.
Titus, VK, House, JM, Covin, JG. 2017. The role of exploration in external corporate venturing activity. Journal of Management, 43(5): 1609 –1630.
Mueller, BA, Titus, VK, Covin, JG, and Slevin, DP. 2012. Pioneering orientation and firm growth: Knowing when and to what degree pioneering makes sense. Journal of Management, 38(5): 1517-1549.
Titus, VK, Covin, JG, and Slevin, DP. 2011. Aligning strategic processes in pursuit of firm growth. Journal of Business Research, 64(5): 446-453.
Seminar in Selected Topics - Entrepreneurship (MNGT 994) - PhD seminar covering classic and contemporary research in entrepreneurship.
Managing Growth and Change (ENTR 822) - MBA class on topics related to corporate entrepreneurship
Identifying and Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities (ENTR/MNGT 421) - Covers the creative skills fundamental to the process of identifying and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities and the analytical toolkit needed to explore the feasibility of an entrepreneurial opportunity. Integrates experiential exercises, thought leadership in the field, and case study analysis to hone in on the critical importance of the entrepreneurial mindset to society. A variety of contexts are considered, including traditional small businesses, social/non-profit organizations, and innovative efforts within established firms.