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Peter Younkin

Associate Professor of Management | Inman Research Scholar

Affiliations: Management, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, Oregon Executive MBA, Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 541-346-7318
Office: Anstett 393B



Peter Younkin is an associate professor in the Department of Management at the Lundquist College of Business. His research has been published in Management Science, Organization Science, and Administrative Science Quarterly.

Younkin received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining the Lundquist College, he was an assistant professor of strategy and organization at McGill University. Currently, Younkin has professional affiliations with the Academy of Management and the American Sociological Associations.

Degree History:
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • BA, Columbia University, 1999
Previous Positions:
  • Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organization, McGill University, 2010–2018
Professional Leadership:
  • Associate Editor, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
  • Editorial Board Member, Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Editorial Board Member, Strategic Management Journal
Honors and Awards:
  • Stewart Distinguished Faculty Award, 2023
  • Inman Research Scholar, University of Oregon, 2021–2022
  • Goulet Research Award, University of Oregon, 2021
  • Best Paper on Social & Environmental Practices, Academy of Management (Organization & Management Theory Division), 2021
  • Lazaridis Institute Award for Best Paper Published in the Journal of Business Venturing, 2020
  • Bradford-Osborne Research Award, 2020

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Areas of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity
  • Cultural industries

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Journal Articles:

Kacperczyk, Aleksandra, Peter Younkin, and Vera Rocha. "Do Employees Work Less for Female Leaders? A Multi-Method Study of Entrepreneurial Firms." Organization Science, forthcoming.

June 2022

Kacperczyk, Aleksandra, and Peter Younkin. "A Founding Penalty: Evidence from an Audit Study on Gender, Entrepreneurship, and Future Employment." Organization Science 33, no. 2: 716-745, 2022.

March 2022

Gorbatai, Andreea D., Peter Younkin, and Gordon Burtch. "Collateral Damage: The Relationship Between High-Salience Events and Variation in Racial Discrimination." Organization Science, forthcoming.

September 2021

Younkin, Peter, and Keyvan Kashkooli. "Stay True to Your Roots? Category Distance, Hierarchy, and the Performance of New Entrants in the Music Industry." Organization Science 31, no. 3: 604-627.

May 2020

Kuppuswamy, Venkat, and Peter Younkin. "Testing the Theory of Consumer Discrimination as an Explanation for the Lack of Minority Hiring in Hollywood Films." Management Science 66, no. 3: 1227-1247.

March 2020

Younkin, Peter, and Venkat Kuppuswamy. "Discounted: The Effect of Founder Race on the Price of New Products." Journal of Business Venturing 34, no. 2: 389-412.

March 2019

Younkin, Peter, and Venkat Kuppuswamy. "The Colorblind Crowd? Founder Race and Performance in Crowdfunding." Management Science 64, no. 7: 3269-3287.

July 2018

Kacperczyk, Aleksandra, and Peter Younkin. "The Paradox of Breadth: The Tension Between Experience and Legitimacy in the Transition to Entrepreneurship." Administrative Science Quarterly 62, no. 4: 731-764.

March 2017

Younkin, Peter, and Keyvan Kashkooli. "What Problems Does Crowdfunding Solve?" California Management Review 58, no. 2: 20-43.

February 2016

Younkin, Peter. "Complicating Abandonment: How a Multi-Stage Theory of Abandonment Clarifies the Evolution of an Adopted Practice." Organization Studies 37, no. 7: 1017-1053.

February 2016

In the News

Management professor Peter Younkin is the recipient of the 2023 Stewart Distinguished Faculty Award.
Award-winning research by management professor Peter Younkin and coauthor investigates whether recruiting is affected by founder ethnicity or gender.
The UO promoted 95 faculty members in 2021, including 53 tenure-track and 42 career faculty members from across the university’s schools and colleges.
Research by management professor Peter Younkin and coauthor has earned the inaugural 2020 Bradford-Osborne Award.
Research by management professor Peter Younkin provides insight into the experiences of Black entrepreneurs.
Created in partnership with the Portland Business Journal, the Oregon's Recovery Playbook video interview series highlights the region's most influential leaders.
Management professor Peter Younkin's research focuses on gender and racial discrimination in entrepreneurship.
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