I am Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the M&O Department at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Academic Director at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. I study new firms and industries, technological innovation and policy and research methods. 


New Book! Bubbles and Crashes, the Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation

Bubbles and Crashes Cover

Data from book can be found here:

Errata: Bubbles and Crashes.

Book states that Diversa is in biofuels index. Calculations and graphs omitted Diversa.

Chapter 4: Telephone is omitted from graph. Now included.

Chapter 5: Table has error - in calculations, novices was coded as 2,3 not 1,2. So factor totals are all 1 less than published in book, and each point in graph should be shifted 1 unit on x axis. This does not affect correlations reported in the data, but discussions in the text that reference factor totals should be corrected (each factor total = factor -1). Corrected graph is here and data table is here.


Working Papers:

Brent Goldfarb and Liyue Yan. (2020). “Revisiting Zuckerman's (1999) Categorical Imperative: An Application of Epistemic Maps for Replication. Conditional Accept,  Strategic Management Journal. (Appendix).

Goldfarb, Brent, and David A. Kirsch. (2020). “Turning the Historical Lens upon Commercial Aviation: Technology, Bottlenecks, and Market Transformation in Strategic Management”,  3rd Revise & Resubmit, Strategy Science.

Evan Starr and Brent Goldfarb. “A Binned Scatterplot Is Worth a Hundred Regressions: Diffusing a Simple Tool to Make Empirical Research Easier and Better,” September 29, 2018.

Moran Lazar, Ella Miron-Spektor, Gilad Chen, Brent Goldfarb, Mia Erez, Rajshree Agrawal. 2020. “Forming New Venture Teams: The Benefits of Mixing Business and Relationships.”, R&R, Academy of Management Journal

Eckhardt, Jonathan T., Clint Harris, Chuan Chen, Bekhzod Khoshimov and Brent Goldfarb., (2020)., Student Migration and Student Entrepreneurship., 2nd R&R, Journal of Regional Studies.

Rafael Corredoira, Brent Goldfarb, Seojin Kim, and Anne Marie Knott, The Bayh-Dole Act Revisited: The Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on Commercialization of University Research (March, 2020). Available at SSRN:

Bekhzod Khoshimov, Jonathan T. Eckhardt, and Brent Goldfarb (2019): “Jack-of-All-Trades or Master of Some? Grades and Acquired Skills of Student Entrepreneurs. “

Rafael Corredoira, Brent Goldfarb, Rachelle Sampson and Yuan Shi (2019): Missing the Forest for the Tree: Shortermism & Influence of US Public Firms.

Brent Goldfarb, Evan Starr & David Waguespack (2019), “Verifying Published Work: The Case of Family Firms”. 

Seojin Kim, Rajshree Agrawal, and Brent Goldfarb. 2020. “Mapping (Radical) Technology Evolution to Firm Capabilities: A Study of the Bionic Prosthetics Industry.”

Sandeep Devanatha Pillai, Brent Goldfarb and David A. Kirsch, 2020. “The role of historical explanation in abductive studies in Strategic Management”.

Recent Publications:

Evan Starr and Brent Goldfarb. “A Binned Scatterplot Is Worth a Hundred Regressions: Diffusing a Simple Tool to Make Empirical Research Easier and Better”, (2020) Strategic Management Journal. (Final working paper copy). 

Andrew A. King, Brent Goldfarb, and Timothy S. Simcoe “Learning from Testimony on Quantitative Research in Management”, forthcoming, Academy of Management Review.

Lazar, Moran, Ella Miron-Spektor, Rajshree Agarwal, Miriam Erez, Brent Goldfarb, and Gilad Chen. 2020. “Entrepreneurial Team Formation.Academy of Management Annals 14 (1): 29–59.

Sandeep Devanatha Pillai, Brent Goldfarb and David Kirsch, “The Origins of Firm Strategy: Learning by Economic Experimentation and Strategic Pivots in the Early Automobile Industry”. (2020) Strategic Management Journal. 41(3): 369-399.

Corredoira, Rafael A., Brent Goldfarb, and Yuan Shi. “Federal Funding and the Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity.” (2018) Research Policy 49(9): 1777–1800.

Goldfarb, Brent, Anastasiya Zavyalova, and Sandeep Pillai. "Did Victories in Certification Contests Affect the Survival of Organizations in the American Automobile Industry during 1895–1912? A Replication Study." (2018) Strategic Management Journal 39(8): 2335-2361.

Goldfarb, Brent, Andrew A. King, and Timothy S. Simcoe. “Heritability of Trust and Distrust Remains Unknown.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, no. 10 (March 6, 2018): E2149–50,

Brent Goldfarb., David Kirsch and Dave Kressler ,“Business exercise starts with $5 in seed money.” Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange (2018).

Brent Goldfarb and Andrew King, “Scientific Apophenia in Strategic Management Research: Significance Tests and Mistaken Inference.” (2016), Strategic Management Journal 37(1): 167-176.

Goldfarb, Brent, David Kirsch, and Dave Kressler. "The Real Entrepreneurship Competition." Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange (2016)

Popular Press:

Goldfarb, Brent, and David A. Kirsch. 2020. “Combatting Tech Hype.” Issues 36(2).

Goldfarb, Brent, and David A. Kirsch. “Economic Bubbles Are Irrational, but We Can Understand Them – Brent Goldfarb & David A Kirsch | Aeon Essays.” Aeon. August 8, 2019.

Goldfarb, Brent, and David Kirsch. “Bubbles and Crashes: The Great Democratization, the Great Kibosh, and the Resurrection.Financial History, no. 129 (May 2019): 17–19, 27.

Goldfarb, Brent, and David Kirsch. “Perspective: 5 Myths about Tesla.” The Washington Post. August 31, 2018.

Kirsch, David, and Brent Goldfarb. “Is Elon Musk Taking Tesla Into a Dead End?” Industry Week, August 16, 2018.

Goldfarb, Brent, and David Kirsch. 2018. “Why Is Elon Musk Raging at ‘Big Media’? Because He’s Finally Being Called on His Tall Tales.” Vox. May 30, 2018.

Goldfarb, Brent. 2017. “Why Tesla Is Overhyped — and Overvalued.” Vox. June 26, 2017.