Varkey Titus, Jr.

Assistant Professor
HLH 325 M
P.O. Box 880491
Lincoln, NE 68588-0491
(402) 472-9423
Varkey Titus, Jr. Photo
  • Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Organizational Theory (Minor in Entrepreneurship), Indiana University (2012)
  • M.B.A., University of Texas at Arlington (2007)
  • B.B.A., Baylor University (2005)
Areas of Expertise
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Social evaluations
  • Associate Professor
Titus CV August 2020.pdf

Dr. Varkey (Anand) Titus Jr. earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University and his MBA from the University of Texas, Arlington, Texas. He joined CBA in 2012 with expertise in corporate entrepreneurship and venturing, entrepreneurship and strategic management.

Selected Publications/Articles

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.

Graduate Courses

Seminar in Selected Topics - Entrepreneurship (MNGT 994) - PhD seminar covering classic and contemporary research in entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate Courses

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.

Professional Service
  • Journal of Business Venturing - Editorial Review Board Member
  • Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management JournalResearch Policy, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Long Range Planning, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Product Innovation Management - Ad hoc reviewer