Aleksandra (Olenka) Kacperczyk is an Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Aleksandra's work focuses on how social structures shape the processes of entrepreneurship and innovation. Using the lens of organization theory and economic sociology, her research examines how such processes are generated and how they affect the key outcomes for organizations and individuals.
One stream of her research investigates the social structure of entrepreneurship (i.e., new venture formation outside) and how it interacts with intrapreneurship (i.e., new venture formation inside). Using biographical data on portfolio managers in the mutual fund and hedge fund industries over the last two decades, she examines how school ties, identity, and career imprinting affect entrepreneurship choices of individuals. Another stream explores the social structure of internal venture formation. In particular, she examines the role of cognitive social structure in shaping innovation processes and outcomes.
Aleksandra received her PhD in management and organizations from the University of Michigan and her BA degree from Mount Holyoke College. Her work experience includes strategy consulting to multiple entrepreneurial ventures in transition economies in Central Europe. Aleksandra lived and worked in several countries including Poland, France, and Canada.
1. Kacperczyk, A.J. Opportunity Structures in Established Firms : Entrepreneurship versus Intrapreneurship in Mutual Funds. (forthcoming in Administrative Science Quarterly) (download)
2. Kacperczyk, A.J. Social Influence and Entrepreneurship: The Influence of University Peers on Entrepreneurial Entry (forthcoming in Organization Science) (download)
4. Kacperczyk, A.J. 2009. Internal or External? Transition to Entrepreneurship in the Mutual Fund Industry AOM Best Papers Proceedings, OMT Division
5. Davis, J., Kacperczyk, A.J., Hahl, O.D. 2011. Knolwledge Assymetry in Brokerage AOM Best Papers Proceedings, OMT Division