Michael Haynie

Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship | Whitman School of Management, Vice Chancellor | Strategic Initiatives & Innovation | Syracuse University, Executive Director | Institute for Veterans and Military Families
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Dr. Mike Haynie is Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives & Innovation and Executive Dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. A senior member of the University’s leadership team for more than a decade, Haynie is responsible for a diverse portfolio of academic programs, innovation initiatives, and administrative functions. Dr. Haynie is also the founder and Executive Director of Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans & Military Families (IVMF), the nation’s first interdisciplinary academic institute chartered to inform and advance the policy, economic, and wellness concerns of America’s veterans and military-connected families. In 2018, Haynie was named a University Professor, the most senior and selective academic rank awarded to faculty at Syracuse University.

Widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading scholars in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy, Haynie serves on the editorial boards of the most prestigious academic journals in his field. Dr. Haynie is an appointee to the CNBC Disruptor 50 Council – a group of the world’s leading thinkers in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. He is routinely asked to provide counsel to private- and public-sector leaders on issues related to entrepreneurship, innovation, and military-connected families. In 2013, Haynie was appointed to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Federal Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment and Training. In 2015, the White House asked Haynie to serve as vice chairman, and later chairman, of a Presidential Task Force, chartered to set the course for long-term reform at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Among several other external appointments, Haynie currently serves as a member of the George W. Bush Institute Advisory Council, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Federal Advisory Committee on Veterans and Higher Education, and on the Board of Directors for Crouse Hospital and the Crouse Health System.

Haynie has received numerous awards and recognitions for his scholarship, teaching, and public-sector engagement. In 2013, Dr. Haynie’s innovative work on behalf of veterans was the subject of a feature story by the CBS News program 60 Minutes. In 2020, Haynie was inducted into the Advancing Diversity Hall of Honor for his commitment to equality and inclusion. That same year, Time magazine recognized Haynie as one of 16 individuals working toward creating a more equal America. Dr. Haynie has also been recognized by the prestigious HillVets100, as among the nation’s 100 most influential military veterans. In 2021, Haynie was awarded Syracuse University’s highest honor, the Chancellor’s Medal, for his leadership of Syracuse University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Haynie completed his PhD in Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy at the University of Colorado at Boulder, his MBA at the University of Oregon, and his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware. Before beginning his academic career at Syracuse University, Haynie served for 14 years as an officer in the United States Air Force.
Ph.D., , University of Colorado
Professor Haynie's research is focused on investigating entrepreneurial decision-making, identity, and cognition. His research has been presented at the top entrepreneurship conferences and published in prestigious academic and industry journals.


  • Making it personal: Opportunity individuation and the shaping of opportunity beliefs.

  • Habitual entrepreneurs? Possible cases of addiction to entrepreneurship?



  • Habitual entrepreneurs: Possible cases of entrepreneurship addiction?

    2015 Journal of Business Venturing,29,651-667, Spivack, A., McKelvie, A.

  • What Matters, Matters Differently: A Con joint Analysis of the Decision Policies of Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists

    2013 Venture Capital, Hsu, D., McKelvie, A., Simmons, S.

  • The Varying Effects of Family Relationships in Entrepreneurial Teams

    2013 Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Brannon, D., Wiklund, J.

  • Counterfactual Thinking and Entrepreneurial Self - Efficacy: The Moderating Role of Self - Esteem and Disp ositional Affect

    2013 Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Arora, P., Laurence, G.

  • Confirmatory Search as a Useful Heuristic: Testing the Veracity of Entrepreneurial Conjectures

    2012 Journal of Business Venturing, Shepherd, D., McMullen, J.

  • Overcoming the Stigma of Bankruptcy: A Self - Justification Model of Bankruptcy Stigmatization

    2011 Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Shepherd, D.

  • Toward a Theory of Discontinuous Career Transition: Investigating Career Transitions Necessitated by Traumatic Life - Events

    2011 Journal of Applied Psychology, Shepherd, D.

  • Unpacking the uncertainty construct: Implications for entrepreneurial action

    2011 Journal of Business Venturing,26,3,273-292, McKelvie, A., Gustavsson, V.

  • I Like How You Think: Similarity as an Interaction Bias in the In vestor - Entrepreneur Dyad

    2011 Journal of Management Studies, Murnieks, C., Wilbanks, R., Harting, T.

  • Family Business, Identity Conflict, and an Expedited Entrepreneurial Process: A Process of Resolving Identity Conflict

    2010 Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Shepherd, D.

  • Cognitive Adaptability: The Role of Metacognition and Feedback in an Entrepreneurial Task

    2010 Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Shepherd, D., Peltgratz, H.

  • Entrepreneurial Spirals: Deviation Amplifying Loops of an Entrepreneurial Mindset and Organizational Culture

    2010 Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Shepherd, D., Peltgratz, H.

  • Jan 01, 2012

    Outstanding Entrepreneurship Scholar Award

    Whitman School of Management (Syracuse University)
  • Jan 01, 2010

    Orange Circle Award

  • Jan 01, 2010

    Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence Award for Engaging the World

  • Jan 01, 2009

    Entrepreneurship Research Exemplar Award

  • Jan 01, 2009

    2009 Veterans Small Business Champion of the Year award

    U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Jan 01, 2009

    McGraw-Hill/Irwin 2009 Award for Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy

  • Jan 01, 2009

    Guttag Research Fellowship

  • Jan 01, 2008

    Oberwager Prize

  • Jan 01, 2008

    Research Promise IDEA Award

  • Jan 01, 2008

    Syracuse, New York “Community Hall of Fame” Inductee

  • Jan 01, 2008

    Central New York “40 under 40” Award Recipient

  • Jan 01, 2007

    Michael Mescon Research Award

  • Jan 01, 2007

    Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educator Award

  • Jan 01, 2007

    National Federation of Independent Business Award

  • Jan 01, 2004

    Snyder Memorial Award

  • At Last, at Last, a Shining Exception

    November 11, 2019 Inside Higher Ed
  • America has failed our female veterans. Here's how we can fix it

    August 24, 2019 CNN
  • How we chose the 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 innovators

    May 15, 2019 CNBC
  • Mindfulness And Sleep Can Reduce Exhaustion In Entrepreneurs

    February 05, 2019 Science Magazine
  • How entrepreneurship addiction can possibly go wrong

    December 11, 2017 Inc42.com
  • Access to Capital is Greatest Barrier for Veterans with Dreams of Business Ownership

    November 30, 2017 KLTV.com