Evan Douglas, Ph.D.








  • Faculty, Management and Strategy


Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Marketing Department at Griffith University, Nathan and Gold Coast campuses


Entrepreneurial Attitudes and Abilities; Entrepreneurial Intentions; Risk Recognition, Risk Reduction and Investor Readiness; New Venture Funding and Resourcing; Allocation of Equity in New Ventures; Work Motivation Theory; Workaholism and Work Enthusiasm.

Selected Publications:

Attracting Equity Investors: Positioning, Preparing and Presenting the Business Plan,
(with Dean Shepherd). 1999. Sage Series in Entrepreneurship and the Management of Growing Enterprises, Sage Publications,
Thousand Oaks, CA.

Recent papers:

  • Douglas, E.J. (in press) Reconstructing Entrepreneurial Intentions to Identify Predisposition for Growth, Journal of Business Venturing, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2012.07.005
  • Douglas, E.J. and Fitzsimmons, J.R. (in press). Intrapreneurial Intentions vs. Entrepreneurial Intentions: Different Constructs with Different Antecedents. Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s11187-012-9419-y.
  • Fitzsimmons, J.R. and Douglas, E.J. 2011. Interaction between feasibility and desirability in the formation of entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Business Venturing, 26(4); 431-440.
  • Shepherd, D.A., Douglas, E.J. and Fitzsimmons, J.R. 2008. MBA admission criteria and an entrepreneurial mind-set: Evidence from “western” style MBAs in India and Thailand. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 7(2); 158-172.
  • Shepherd, D.A., Douglas, E.J. and Fitzsimmons, J.R. (in press). MBA admission criteria and entrepreneurial attitudes: Evidence from western style MBAs in India and Thailand. Academy of Management Learning & Education.
  • Steffens, P. and Douglas, E.J. 2007. Valuing technology investments: Use real options thinking but forget real options valuation. International Journal of TechnoEntrepreneurship, 1(1): 58-77.
  • Douglas, E.J. and Morris, R.J. 2006. Workaholic, or just hard worker? Career Development International, 11(5): 394-417. Douglas, E.J. 2006. Entrepreneurship and management education: A case for change, Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship, 1(2): 1-17.
  • Fitzsimmons, J.R. and Douglas, E.J. 2006. Entrepreneurs and funding decisions: Evidence from Australian SMEs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 3(1): 76-91.
  • Fitzsimmons, J.R., Douglas, E.J., Hisrich, R.D. and Antoncic, B. 2005. Intrapreneurship in Australian firms. Journal of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, 11(1): 17-27.
  • Douglas, E.J. and Shepherd, D.A. 2003. Douglas, E.J. and Shepherd, D.A. 2002. Exploring investor readiness: Assessments by entrepreneurs and investors in Australia. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 4(3): 219-236.
  • Douglas, E.J. and Shepherd, D.A. 2002. Self-employment as a career choice: Attitudes, entrepreneurial intentions, and utility maximization. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 26(3): 81-90.
  • Levesque, M., Shepherd, D.A. and Douglas, E.J. 2002. Employment or self-employment: A dynamic utility maximizing model. Journal of Business Venturing, 17(3): 189-210.
  • Shepherd, D.A., Douglas, E.J. and Shanley, M. 2000. New venture survival – Ignorance, external shocks, and risk reduction strategies. Journal of Business Venturing, 15(5-6): 393-410.
  • Douglas, E.J. and Shepherd, D.A. 2000. Entrepreneurship as a utility-maximizing response. Journal of Business Venturing, 15(3): 231-251


Academic Coach to winning MOOT CORP teams in 1994 and 1996, and to second placed teams in 1993 and 1995.


Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), Diploma (with merit), Australian Institute of Company Directors, 2003. Ph.D. (Economics), 1974, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada. M.Com (Economics), 1971, University of Newcastle.  Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia. B. Com (Honours 2A, Economics), 1968, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia.