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R. Scott Livengood

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Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4006
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4006
Biography: 

R. Scott Livengood joins the W. P. Carey School of Business’ Department of Management and Entrepreneurship as a clinical assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship. Professor Livengood arrives from the University of Texas at Austin where he was a lecturer of strategy and entrepreneurship and the assistant director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal. He was previously at The Ohio State University’s Department of Management and Human Resources and at the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida, where he taught as an assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship in the college’s Department of Management. 

His areas of expertise include:

  • Cognition (organizational identity, identity domain theory, sensemaking)
  • Competition (competitive dynamics, multi-market contact)
  • Entrepreneurship (optimism, microfinance, crowdfunding, novelty, criminal, business planning)

An avid traveler, Professor Livengood has visited 71 countries around the world and all 50 of the United States. He is also fluent in Japanese and is learning Spanish. He recently became an Ironman in June, 2018 in Boulder, CO.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Strategic Management, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
  • M.B.A. Finance, Strategy, Global Management, and Entrepreneurship, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University.
  • B.S. Accounting, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University
Research Interests: 

Livengood’s research interests are in cognition, competition, entrepreneurship, and strategic management. His work has been published in The Academy of Management Review.

Publications: 

Livengood, R. S. & Reger, R. K. (2010). That’s our turf! Identity domains and competitive dynamics.  Academy of Management Review.

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENT 305Princ of Entrepreneurship
WPC 480Capstone Course
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENT 305Princ of Entrepreneurship
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 493Honors Thesis
MGT 540Entrepreneurship
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENT 305Princ of Entrepreneurship
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 492Honors Directed Study
WPC 591Seminar
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
ENT 484Internship
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENT 440Entrepreneurship
WPC 480Capstone Course
ENT 484Internship
MGT 540Entrepreneurship
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENT 305Princ of Entrepreneurship
WPC 480Capstone Course
ENT 484Internship
MGT 540Entrepreneurship
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
Presentations: 

Livengood's teaching interests include strategic management, entrepreneurship, and negotiations. At the Ohio State University he designed and taught a course on the Foundations of Entrepreneurship, teaching to sections in excess of 160 students. At the University of Florida, he taught courses on new venture planning, business plan formation, and the art and science of negotiations. In 2008-2009, Livengood received the Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Maryland, which is the top teaching award given to faculty in the business school. He also received the Allan Nash Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, given to the top doctoral student in all business programs. 

Industry Positions: 

Livengood’s industry experience includes four years as an external auditor in the Honolulu office of KPMG, where he earned his CPA license and achieved the title of Senior Auditor. He also worked for over a year in Corporate Finance/Corporate Audit for the Phoenix, AZ and Morristown, NJ offices of Honeywell International.