Tim Michaelis

Assistant Professor




Ph.D., Applied Social Psychology, NC State University


Tim Michaelis is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Northern Illinois University College of Business. He received his undergraduate degree at NC State University, his master's in innovation management at NC State University and IAE-Graduate School of Management in France, and his doctorate in applied social psychology at NC State University.

Tim focuses primarily on developing original research around the topics of resourcefulness and the efficient (i.e., frugal) use of resources in entrepreneurial ventures. Overall, this work is to help increase the survival rates and performance of startups and corporate spinoffs. Tim's research has been published in Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Journal of Technology Transfer, and Academy of Management Discoveries, among others.

Research Interests

  • Frugality and resourcefulness.
  • Entrepreneurial health and well-being.
  • Developing a clinical model for entrepreneurship teaching, research and practice.
  • Advancing quantitative methodologies in management research.
  • Entrepreneurial decision making.
  • The role of physical and mental health in association with new venture creation.

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to entrepreneurship
  • Innovation management
  • Introduction to business processes
  • Finance and accounting for entrepreneurs
  • Strategy
  • Business opportunity analysis and planning
  • R programming
  • Applied research methods

Selected Publications

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NIU College of Business
Barsema Hall
740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

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