Wesley David Sine

Wesley David Sine

  • John and Dyan Smith Professor of Management and Family Business
  • Academic Director of the Smith Family Business Institute
  • Faculty Director of Entrepreneurship Innovation and Technology Theme
  • Book Review, Administrative Science Quarterly

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Faculty Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Global Business
  • Innovation
  • Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategy
  • Sustainable Business
  • Technology Strategy


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management



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Wesley Sine is professor of management and organizations. His research focuses on the emergence of new economic sectors and entrepreneurship in the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. He explores issues related to institutional change, industry and technology evolution, technology entrepreneurship, and new venture structure and strategy. Sine has examined a diverse set of economic sectors, including the electric power industry and the emergence of the internet.

Teaching interests include entrepreneurship, commercializing university technology, new venture growth, the management of technology and innovation, and organizational change. He has consulted and taught executives in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Sine has published papers in the following journals: Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Research Policy. Sine is currently a senior associate editor at Organization Science and is the book review editor at Administrative Science Quarterly.

Recent Courses

  • NBAE 5980 - Global Business Study
  • NBA 6029 - Leading Agile Innovation
  • NRE 5480 - PhD Seminar in Entrepreneurship
  • NBA 5100 - Social Entrepreneurship
  • AEM 4650/AEM 5650 - Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
  • NBA 6650 - The Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

Academic Degrees

  • PhD School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 2000
  • MS Brigham Young University, 1996
  • BS Brigham Young University, 1993