Faculty Directory

Emily Cox Pahnke


Office: 422 PACCAR Hall
Phone: 206-616-7725
Fax: 206-543-3968
Email: eacox(at)uw.edu

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Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

Emily Cox Pahnke

Assistant Professor of Management


PhD Stanford University
MA Stanford University
MBA Brigham Young University
BS Brigham Young University

Academic Expertise

technology and innovation strategy
venture capital

Selected Publications

  1. Entrepreneurial Beacons: The Yale Endowment, Run-ups, and the Growth of Venture Capital
    Journal Article: Bermiss, Y., Hallen, B., McDonald, R., and Pahnke, E. (All authors contributed equally and are listed alphabetically), (forthcoming). Strategic Management Journal,
  2. When Do Entrepreneurs Accurately Evaluate Venture Capital Firm’s Track Records? A Bounded Rationality Perspective
    Journal Article: Hallen, B. & Pahnke, E.C., (forthcoming). Academy of Management Journal,
  3. Exposed: Venture Capital, Competitor Ties, and Entrepreneurial Innovation
    Journal Article: Pahnke, E.C., McDonald, R., Wang, D. & Hallen, B., (2015). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 58(5), pp. 1334-1360.
  4. Who Takes You to the Dance? How Funding Partners Influence Innovative Activity in Young Firms
    Journal Article: Pahnke, E.C., Katila, R., Eisenhardt, K.M., (2015). Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 60(4), pp. 596-633.
  5. Understanding Network Formation in Strategy Research: Exponential Random Graph Models
    Journal Article: Kim, J. Y., Howard, M., Pahnke, E. C., & Boeker, W., (2015). Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 37(1), pp. 22-44.
  6. Parting the Ivory curtain: Understanding How Universities Support a Diverse Set of Startups
    Journal Article: Shah, S.K., & Pahnke, E.C., (2014). The Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 39(5), pp. 780-792.

Honors and Awards

University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award
Industry Studies Association Best Dissertation Award
Best Dissertation Finalist, Technology & Innovation Management Division, Academy of Management
Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

Courses Taught

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENTRE 370)
Entrepreneurial Strategy (ENTRE 510)
Innovation and Organizations (ENTRE 590)
Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs (ENTRE 490)