Jeffrey S. Hornsby, Ph.D.
Henry W. Bloch/Missouri Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship
Interim Director, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
210 Bloch School
Areas of expertise: Organizational/Corporate Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Issues in Entrepreneurial and Emerging Enterprises, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Organizational Behavior
Jeff Hornsby is Henry W. Bloch/Missouri Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and Associate Director, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UMKC Bloch School. He comes to Bloch from Kansas State University, where he was Vanier Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship.
Hornsby has authored or co-authored more than130 journal articles and proceedings. Almost sixty refereed articles appear in the top journals in entrepreneurship and management including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Journal of Operations Management. His research has earned five conference "best paper" awards.
In addition, he has coauthored five books: Innovation Acceleration: Transforming Organizational Thinking, New Venture Management: The Entrepreneur's Roadmap, The Human Resource Function in Emerging Enterprises, Frontline HR: A Handbook for the Emerging Manager, and Training Systems Management.
He is currently completing his sixth book, entitled Frontline HR.
Hornsby is currently on the board of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers and recently served as Senior Vice President of Programming (Anaheim USASBE Conference), co-program chair, and a member of the Executive Board of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
He has consulted with entrepreneurial start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike in the areas of business planning, leadership, human resources, high performance work systems, corporate entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. Some of his clients have included Borg Warner Automotive, Buhler Industries, Community Hospital, Ball Memorial Hospital (now Indiana University Ball Memorial Hospital), Ontario Systems, and Delaware County Government.