Professor Corbett’s research examines behavioral perspectives of the entrepreneurial process and the role of individuals within strategic renewal and innovations efforts within organizations. Currently he is examining how various cognitive scripts affect the process of corporate internal new ventures and how constructs such as improvisation, mindfulness, perspective-taking, and emotions can be better understood with respect to developing new ventures.
His research has appeared in scholarly outlets including the Journal of Business Venturing; the Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice; International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business; Harvard Business Review; Management Communications Quarterly; and others. Professor Corbett’s scholarship has been presented around the globe at all of the leading strategic management and entrepreneurship conferences.
Professor Corbett has been recognized for his excellence in teaching on numerous occasions. In 2004, 2007 and 2009, he was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Lally School’s MBA Class. In 2006, Professor Corbett was presented with an award for Outstanding Curriculum Development by the Lally School. He was awarded the 2005 McGraw-Hill Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award by the Academy of Management for his development and delivery of entrepreneurship courses.
Professor Corbett also serves the greater community of management scholars in a number of leadership roles. He has led or been a member of over a dozen committees or tasks forces for the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management where he is currently the chair of the Scholarly Development Committee and a member of the division’s Nominating Committee and Awards Committee. Professor Corbett is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management Studies and an editor for Frontiers in Entrepreneurship. He is on the Board of Reviewers for the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference and a member of the editorial board of Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. He is a reviewer for another dozen journals.
Professor Corbett serves on the board of a handful of start-up firms and consults with many other organizations. He also serves his community as a volunteer for community-based organizations including Junior Achievement, the Boys Scouts of America, and his local little league.