Chad Carlos

Chad Carlos

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship,
Management, Department of

Office: 687 TNRB
Phone: 801-422-7989


W. Chad Carlos is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on issues related to entrepreneurship and non-market strategy in contexts such as health care, sustainability, and university technology commercialization and has been published in top management journals including Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science. Professor Carlos has taught courses on entrepreneurship and innovation to students and executives in countries around the globe including the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

Professor Carlos earned his PhD in management and organizations from Cornell University. Prior to his academic career, he was a certified public accountant and a senior consultant with KPMG in their Silicon Valley office. In this capacity, he specialized in helping technology clients such as Google, Hitachi, Palm, and Cypress Semiconductor mitigate financial risk and improve operational performance.


  • Ph.D., Management & Organizations, Cornell University, 2013
  • Master of Science, , Cornell University, 2010
  • MAcc, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, , Brigham Young University, 2003

Selected Publications

  • "Manu Militari: The institutional contingencies of stakeholder relationships on entrepreneurial performance", Organization Science, Informs.    
  • "Strategic silence: Withholding certification status as a hypocrisy avoidance tactic", Administrative Science Quarterly, 2017.    
  • "Differential effects of collective action on firm entry in the emergent U.S. biodiesel sector", Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management, 2015.    
  • "Review of "Jane C. Banaszak-Holl, Sandra R. Levitsky, and Mayer N. Zald, eds.: Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care."", Administrative Science Quarterly, Edition 2, Volume 57, Issue 2, Pages 366-368, 2012.    


    • Senior Consultant-Silicon Valley, KPMG 2002 - 2006


  • Outstanding Paper Award , Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability , 2016
  • Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship , Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • ONE Best Paper Award , Academy of Management Conference


  • Japanese


  • Substantive implementation with symbolic silence: The strategic publication of certification status - University of Colorado - Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference - 2015