Benson Honig

Benson Honig

Benson Honig, PhD
Professor
  • Human Resources and Management
Available to Supervise
  • Faculty
Designations:
Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Tags:
  • mba
  • phd
  • ug

Contact Information

Email: bhonig@mcmaster.ca
Office: DSB-406
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23943

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Benson Honig (Ph.D. Stanford University) is the Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. Studying entrepreneurship worldwide, his research interests include business planning, nascent entrepreneurship, transnational entrepreneurship, ethics in scholarship, social entrepreneurship, social capital, and entrepreneurship in environments of transition.

He has published widely in leading academic journals and the media, and serves on six editorial boards, including the Journal of Business Venturing and the Journal of Management Studies. He is currently a blogger for the Academy of Management’s Ethicist site. He is past chair of the Academy of Management Ethics Education Committee, and is a past president of the CCSBE (Canadian Counsel of Small Business and Entrepreneurship). He is also an active board member of the Africa Academy of Management. Dr. Honig served for seven years as an editor for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and is the 2009 winner (with Per Davidsson) of the Grief price from the University of Southern California for the most cited entrepreneurship article in the previous five years, as well as the winner of the most cited article for the Journal of Business Venturing in 2009.

He has published in the Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management, Learning and Education, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, European Management Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and the Journal of World Business, among others.

Dr. Honig is a member of the Academy of Management, The African Academy of Management, the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, the Canadian Counsel of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the European Group for Organizational Studies.

  • PhD, Stanford University
  • BA (Cum Laude) San Francisco State University
  • ASEET College of San Mateo

Professor Honig’s research in entrepreneurship has been published in such journals as the Journal of ManagementJournal of Management Studies, Journal of Business VenturingAcademy of ManagementLearning and Education, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, among others. Dr. Honig is co-winner of the 2009 Grief Research High Impact Award in Entrepreneurship and a 2016 Emerald Citation award. He serves on ten editorial boards, including Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and  Journal of Management Studies. He is a past president of the Canadian Counsel of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and served on the boards of the Babson conference and the International Counsel for Small Business. He maintains a global profile, having previously taught in the UK, USA, Sweden, Denmark, Cyprus, Israel, and Jordan.

Dr. Honig has been appointed an ‘exemplary professor’ at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and an honorary professor at the University of Southern Denmark and at Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden.

Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Award Details Dates
Emerald Citations of Excellence award winner for 2016. “Social Capital and Entrepreneurship: A Schema and Research Agenda”, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 2013 2016
Outstanding Service Award Academy of Management

Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal

Aug 10, 2015
Outstanding Leadership and Service Award Academy of Management

Chair: Academy of Management, Ethics Education Committee

Aug. 11, 2015
Social Science Humanities Research Grant ($345,000) Assessment of Entrepreneurship Education Dec. 2013-June, 2018

 

A. ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Martin, B., Honig, B. (2019) Inclusive Management Research: Persons with Disabilities and Entrepreneurial Activity as an Exemplar. Journal of Business Ethics. 1-23.[FT50; ABDC A]

Honig, B., Hopp, C. (2019). Understanding heterogeneous approaches and comparative success in nascent entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Research. 94, 28-41. [ABDC A]

Honig, B. (2018). Exploring the intersection of transnational, ethnic, and migration entrepreneurship. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.1-17

Hopp,C; Greene,F; Honig,B; Karlsson,T; Samuelsson,M. (2018). Revisiting the influence of institutional forces on the written business plan: a replication study. Management Review Quarterly 68(4) 361-398.

Honig,B; Lampel,J; Baum,J; Glynn,MA; Jing,R; Llounsbury,M; Schubler,E; Sirmon,D; Tsui,A; Walsh, J; Witteloostuijn,A. (2018). Reflections on scientific misconduct in management. Academy of Management Perspectives. Vol. 32, No. 4, 1–31. [ABDC A]

Honig, B, Hjortsø, N. (2018). Management Education: Unique challenges presented by the African continent. Africa Journal of Management4.2: 125-136
Klyver, K; Honig, B;Steffens, P. (2018). Social Support Timing and Persistence in Nascent Entrepreneurship: Exploring When Instrumental and Emotional Support is Most Effective. Small Business Economics 51 (3) 709-734. [ABDC A]

McNally, J.J., Honig, B., and Martin, B. (2018). A preliminary investigation of the development of wisdom in entrepreneurship education. Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Marcado, G; Hjortsø, N., Honig, B. (2018). Decoupling from international food safety standards: How small-scale indigenous farmers cope with conflicting institutions to ensure market participation. Agriculture and Human Values1-19. [ABDC ‘B’]

Honig, B;Lampel, J; Siegal, D;Drnevich, P. (2017) Ethics in management research:
norms, identity, and community in the 21st century Academy of Management Learning and Education Vol. 16, No. 1, 84–93. [ABDC A*]

Honig (2017) Compensatory entrepreneurship: Avoiding the pitfalls of global isomorphic entrepreneurship research and activities. Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Vol. 6. No. 3. 452-465

Zeng,Z; Honig, B.(2016) A study of living wage effects on employees’ performance-related attitudes and behaviour in Hamilton, Ontario Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.Vol 34:19-32. [ABDC B]

Hong, Y;Honig, B; (2016) Publish and Politics: An Examination of Business School Faculty Salaries in Ontario, Academy of Management Learning and Education. Vol. 15:(No. 4), 1–21.[ABDC A*]

Honig, B;Acquaah, M. (2016) Sustainable management and managing sustainability: The continued challenges of the African continent, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences Vol 25: 217-226.[ABDC B]

McNally,J; Martin, B, Honig, B, Bergmann, H, Piperopoulos, P.(2016). Toward a rigor and parsimony: A primary validation of Kolvereid’s (1996) Entrepreneurial Attitudes scales
Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Vol 28(5-6) 358-379 [ABDC A]

Alexander, I; Honig, B. (2016). Entrepreneurial intentions: a cultural perspective. Africa Journal of Management 1-23.

Honig, B; Samuelsson, M. (2015). Replication in entrepreneurship research: A further response to Delmar Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol. 3: 30-34.

Honig, B; Samuelsson, M. (2014). Data replication and extension: a study of business planning and venture-level performance. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol 1-2, 18-25

Lampel, J;Honig, B;Drori, I. (2014). Organizational Ingenuity: Concept, Processes and Strategies. Organization Studies. 35: 1-18 [FT 50; ABDC A*]

Honig, B;Lampel, J.;Siegel, D.;Drnevich, P. (2014). Ethics in the Production and Dissemination of Management Research: Institutional Failure or Individual Fallibility? Journal of Management Studies.Vol 51 (1) 118-142 [FT 50; ABDC A*]

Honig, B, Karlsson, T. (2013). An Institutional Perspective on Business Planning Activities for
Nascent Entrepreneurs in Sweden and the US. Administrative Sciences 3, 266–289;

Gedajlovic, E; Honig, B; Moore, C; Payne, G.;Wright, M.(2013) Social Capital and Entrepreneurship: A Schema and Research Agenda. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol 37 (3) 455- 478. [FT 50; ABDC A*]

Drori, I and Honig, B (2013) A Process Model of Internal and External Legitimacy. Organization Studies. 34: 345-376 [FT50; ABDC A*]

De Clercq, D; Honig, B; Martin, B. (2013). The Roles of Learning Orientation and Passion for Work in the Formation of Entrepreneurial Intention International Small Business Journal Volume 31 (6): 652 – 676 [ABDC A]

Honig, B; Samuelsson, M. (2012). Planning and the Entrepreneur: A longitudinal Examination of Nascent Entrepreneurship in Sweden. Journal of Small Business Management 50(3):365-388.[ABDC A]

Honig, B; Bedi, A. (2012). The fox in the hen house: A critical examination of plagiarism among members of the Academy of Management. Academy of Management Learning and Education. Vol. 11 (1):101–123. [ABDC A*]

De Clercq, D; Honig, B. (2011) Entrepreneurship as an integrating mechanism for disadvantaged persons. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Vol 23(5-6): 353-372.[ABDC A]

Sheaffer, Z; Honig, B; Zionit, S;Yheskel,O. (2011). Radical changes, ideology, dwindling membership and financial distress: A macro longitudinal study. European Management Journal. Vol 29 (4):291-305.[ABDC B]

Honig, B; Karlsson, T. (2010). Social Capital And The Modern Incubator: A Comparison Of In-group And Out-group Social Networks. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Vol 23:719-731[ABDC A]

Sheaffer, Z; Carmeli, A; Honig, B. (2010) Ideology, crisis intensity, organizational demography and industrial type as determinants of organizational change in Kibbutzim The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Vol. 46 (3): 388-414 [ABDC B]

Drori, I;Honig,B;Wright, M.(2009). Transnational Entrepreneurship: an Emergent Field of Study. Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice. Vol.33(5) :1001-1022. [FT 50; ABDC A*]

Karlsson, T; Honig, B; (2009) Judging a Business by its Cover: An Institutional Perspective on New Ventures and the Business Plan Journal of Business Venturing Vol 24(1):27-45. [FT 50; ABDC A*]

Drori, I; Honig, B.Scheaffer, Z. (2009) The Life-Cycle of an Internet Firm: Scripts, Legitimacy and Identity. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 33(3)[FT 50; ABDC A*]

Dana, L.P.; Honig, B. (2008) Communities of dis-entrepreneurship: A comparative cross-national examination of two cases of entrepreneurial demise. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy Vol 2 (1):5-20 [ABDC C]

Honig, B; Black, Elizabeth. (2007) The industrial revolution and beyond: Two hundred years of entrepreneurship and “dis-entrepreneurship” in a small Scottish town. Journal of Management History. Vol 13(3):269-289. [ABDC A]

Honig, B; Lerner, M;Raban, Y. (2006) High-tech companies and the Israeli military defense system. Small Business Economics Vol 27:419-437.[ABDC A]

Christie, M; Honig, B. (2006). Social entrepreneurship: New research findings.[Editorial]. Journal of World Business. Vol 41 (1):1-5 [ABDC A]

Chandler, G.; Honig, B.; Wiklund, J., (2005). Initial composition and membership change in new venture teams: Implications for team stability and venture performance. Journal of Business Venturing Vol 20(5):705-725.[FT 50; ABDC A*]

Anderson. R; Camp, R. Dana, L.P. Honig, B. Nkongolo-Bakenda, J.M.; Peredo, A.M (2005) Indigenous land rights in Canada: the foundation for development? International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.Vol 2(2):104-133.[ABDC C]

Honig, B.(2004) Entrepreneurship education: Toward a model of contingency-based business planning. Academy of Management Learning and Education Vol 3(3):258-273[ABDC A*]

Honig, B, Karlsson, T. (2004). Institutional forces and the written business plan. Journal of Management Vol. 30(1): 29-48[FT 50; ABDC A*]

Peredo, A.M.; Anders, R.,Galbraith, C; Honig,B; Dana, L.P. (2004). Towards a theory of indigenous entrepreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Vol. (1):11-20. [ABDC C]

Davidsson, P, Honig, B. (2003) The role of social and human capital among nascent entrepreneurs, Journal of Business Venturing Vol 18(3): 301-331[FT50; ABDC A*]

Harpaz, I.,Honig, B., Coetsier, P. (2002) A cross cultural analysis of the meaning of work and the socialization process of career starters, Journal of World Business: Vol 121:1-16 [ABDC A]

Honig, B, (2001) Learning strategies and resources for entrepreneurs and intrapraneurs, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice Vol 26:(1),21-35.[FT50;PABDC A*]

Honig, B. (2001). Human capital and structural upheaval: A study of manufacturing firms in the West Bank. Journal of Business Venturing Vol 16(6):575-594.[FT50;ABDC A*]

Honig, B., Lampel, J. (2000). Interorganizational entrepreneurship in a global arena. International Journal of Organizational Analysis Vol 8(4): 343-363.[ABDC B]

Honig, B. (2000). Small business promotion and microlending: A comparative assessment of Jamaican and Israeli NGO’s. Journal of Microfinance Vol 2(1): 92-111.

Honig, B. (1998). Who gets the goodies? An examination of microenterprise credit in Jamaica. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol 10: 313-334[ABDC A]

Honig, B. (1998). What determines success? Examining the human, financial, and social capital of Jamaican microentrepreneurs. Journal of Business Venturing, Vol 13(5): 371-394[FT 50; ABDC A*]

Honig, B. (1996). Multilingual educational reform and teacher training in Ethiopia. Language and Education, Vol 10(1): 1-12.

Honig, B. (1996). Education and self employment in Jamaica. Comparative Education Review Vol 40(2): 177-193.

B. ARTICLES IN REFEREED ANNUAL SERIALS

Zeng, Z;Honig, B. (2016) How should entrepreneurship be taught to students with diverse experience? A set of conceptual models of entrepreneurship education. in Jerry Katz and Andrew Corbett, (eds) Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth, Models of Start-Up Thinking & Action: Theoretical, Empirical, & Pedagogical Approaches Emerald, 237-

Honig, B; Hopp, C. (2016) Walking in Other People’s Shoes? Fads, Fashion, and Facts in the Analysis of Entrepreneurial decision-making patterns and their impact on new venture creation
in Jerry Katz and Andrew Corbett, (eds) Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth, Models of Start-Up Thinking & Action: Theoretical, Empirical, & Pedagogical Approaches Emerald, 75-108.

Honig, B;Katongole, C;Perry, M. (2014) Entrepreneurial Promotion and Sustainability: The Community as a Unit of Analysis in David Zoogah (eds) Advancing Research Methodology in the African Context: Techniques, Methods, and Designs (Volume 10 of Research Methodology in Strategy and Management Series).Emerald Publishers 167-188

Honig, B., Karlsson, T. Hagg, G.(2013). The Blessing of Necessity and Advantages of Newness in Jerry Katz and Andrew Corbett, (eds) Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness: Competing with Constraints, , Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth, Emerald. Volume 15, 63–94

Honig, B; Davidsson, P, Karlsson, T.(2005) Learning Strategies of Nascent Entrepreneurs in Sanchez, Ron and Heene, Aimee (eds) A focused issue on Managing Knowledge Assets and organizational learning: Research in Competence Based Management Vol 2 Elsevier Press

BOOKS

Honig, B., Drori, I., Carmichael, B. (2010). Transnational and Immigrant Entrepreneurship in a Globalized World. University of Toronto Press.
Honig, B., Lampel, J.,Drori, I. (2014). Handbook of Organizational and Entrepreneurial Ingenuity Edward Elgar Publishing.

D. ARTICLES OR CHAPTERS IN BOOKS WHICH ARE NOT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Honig, B. (2018). Entrepreneurship as a Political Tool: The Implications of Compensatory Entrepreneurship In Mathers, C and Ligouri, E. (eds) Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, 3e. Edward Elgar, Northampton, Mass. 203-217.

Honig, B. (forthcoming) Understanding immigrant labour market integration and entrepreneurship in Canada. OECD report

Martin, B., De Clercq, D., Honig, B., (2018). Towards rigor and relevance in entrepreneurship education research. In Fayolle, Alain (ed.). A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship Education, New York, Edward Elgar Publishing. 13-37.

McNalley, J.,Honig, B.,Martin, B. (2018). Does entrepreneurship education develop wisdom? An exploration. In Fayolle, Alain (ed.). A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship Education, New York, Edward Elgar Publishing.81-104.

Zeng, Z; Honig, B.(2017) Can living wage be a win-win policy? A study of living wage effects on employer and employee performance in Hamilton, Canada, The Handbook of Community Well-Being, Springer.575-592.

Juma, N; Kwesiga, E. Honig, B. (2016) Building a Symbiotic Sustainable Business Model: A Community Based Enterprise. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies.22(3),110.

Honig, B. (2016). Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa: A perspective and a short review. In Achtenhagen, L and Brundin, E (eds) Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa, Springer press. 213-218.

Honig, B. (2016). Institutionalization of the field and its impact on both the ethics and the quality of entrepreneurship research in the coming decades in Alain Fayolle and Phillipe Riot, (eds) Rethinking Entrepreneurship Routledge, chapter 8,123-136.

Lampel, J.; Honig, B; Drori, I. (2014). Organizational Ingenuity: Insights and Overview. In Honig B; Lampel, J. Dori, I. (eds). Handbook of Organizational and Entrepreneurial Ingenuity Edward Elgar Publishing, 1-14.

Honig, B. (2014). Ethics and publishing in entrepreneurship research In Alain Fayolle and Mike Wright (eds). How to get published in the best Entrepreneurship journals: A guide to steer your academic career. Edward Elgar Publishing, 118-131.

Drori, I.; Honig, B; Lampel, J. (2014). Ingenuity research: Current problems and future prospects. In Honig B; Lampel, J. Dori, I. (eds). Handbook of Organizational and Entrepreneurial Ingenuity Edward Elgar Publishing,289-299.

Honig, B. (2014). Salesman or scholars: A critical examination of research scholarship in the field of entrepreneurship. In Frederike Welter and Ted Baker (eds). Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship, 467-480.

Honig, B. Martin, B. 2014. Entrepreneurship Education in Fayolle Alain (ed) Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar Publishing: Northampton MA:127-146.

Honig, B. (2012) Planning for Entrepreneurial Finance and Capital:
A Critical Review of the Importance of Teaching Business Planning in Cumming, Douglass, The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital.

Honig, B.; Drori, I. (2010). A Review of Related Streams of Immigration and Global Entrepreneurship Research in Honig, B; Drori, I; Carmichael, B. Edited volume. Transnational and Immigrant Entrepreneurship in a Globalized World. University of Toronto Press.

Drori, I. Honig, B., Ginsberg, A. (2010). Transnational Entrepreneurship: A Theory of Practice Based Perspective in Honig, B; Drori, I; Carmichael, B. Edited volume. Transnational and Immigrant Entrepreneurship in a Globalized World. University of Toronto Press.

Honig, B; Jianwen. L; Gartner, W. (2009) Institutional Isomorphism, business planning and business plan revision: The differential impact on teams versus solo entrepreneurs. In Reynolds, P. PSED II Initial Explorations. Springer Science. 137-155.

Honig, B;Karlsson, T. (2008). Institutional forces and the written business plan, reprinted in Blackburn, R and Brush, C. Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Vol 3 Part 5. London: Sage Publications.

Gunz, S., Honig, B., McCutcheon, J. (2008). Our voice: The internet, the disabled and a new approach to communications. European Case Clearing House. 808-020-1

Anderson. R;Paredo, A.M.; Honig, B. Dana, L.P.;Weir, W. (2007) The Saskatchewan experience. In Dana, L.P. and Anderson, R, (Eds). International Handbook of Research on Indigenous Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar pp. 352-365.

Anderson, B.; Honig, B.; Paredo, A. (2006) Communities in the global economy; where Social Entrepreneurship and indigenous entrepreneurship meet. In Steyaert, C. and Hjorth, D. Entrepreneurship as Social Change. Edward Elgar Press.pp.56-78.

Karlsson, T.;Honig, B. Friederike Welter, F; Shakked,L; Sadaovski,A.(2005) Cross-National Entrepreneurship from an Institutional Perspective, in Katz, J. and Shepherd, D. International Entrepreneurship. JAI press. pp.165-184.

Lampel, J;Honig, B. (2005). Let the children play: Muppets in the Middle of the Middle East. In Lampel, J.,Shamsie, J. and Lant, T. The Business of Culture. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc. Mahwah N.J.pp. 243-261.

Honig,B (2001). Israel and the ICT: The case of an industrial transformation. In International Labour Organization. CD: World Employment Report 2001 Life at Work in the Information Economy, Country Studies, background paper,70 pages, Geneva: Switzerland

Honig, B. (1998). The significance of the informal sector to education in Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, Schooling in Sub Saharan Africa: Contemporary issues and Future Concerns. New York: Garland Press. (22 pages).

Honig, B. (1997). Women in the informal sector of the economy. In N. Stromquist, Women in the Third World: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues. New York: Garland Press, 283-290

Tietjen, K.,Honig, B, Davison, J.(1994). The demand for Primary Schooling in Rural Ethiopia: A Research Study. AFR/SD, HHRAA Project, Washington, DC; USAID/Addis Ababa (May) 151 pp. PN-ABX-946