Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson
  • Area Director, Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Dean's Professor
  • Management and Entrepreneurship academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3182


Brian Anderson is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Management and Entrepreneurship Area Director at the KU School of Business. He earned his doctorate in strategic management from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University.

Anderson's research centers on strategic entrepreneurship, focusing on causal inference, measurement issues, and Bayesian treatment of the entrepreneurial orientation and strategic entrepreneurial behavior constructs. His research appears in the leading entrepreneurship and management journals, and he serves as an associate editor for strategic entrepreneurship at the Journal of Business Venturing, and on the editorial board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He teaches in the areas of analytics, data science, and strategy.

Before entering academia, Anderson was a technology entrepreneur and worked in government and politics. Beyond his civilian career, he served as a Logistics Readiness Officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and earlier as a U.S. Navy Reserve Supply Corps Officer.



Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Indiana University
M.S. in Strategic Management, University of Denver
B.S. in Business Administration, University of Colorado, Denver


Research interests:

  • Entrepreneurial orientation
  • Strategic entrepreneurship
  • Research design and method