Andrew Hardin PhD

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Andrew Hardin is the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and an Associate Professor in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Professor Hardin’s research is focused on organizational collaboration and virtual work, technology management, technology mediated financial decision making, and research methodologies. His work has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, DATABASE, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Small Group Research, Group Decision and Negotiations, Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management,  and Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising. Hardin has twice been recognized as the UNLV College of Business researcher of the year, and currently serves as Senior Editor for the Information Systems Journal, and DATABASE,  Associate Editor for the European Journal of Information Systems, and Guest Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly.


In his current role as Director of the UNLV Center for Entrepreneurship, Dr. Hardin acts as liaison between UNLV and the community, interacting regularly with community members wishing to participate in university curricular activities. He also coordinates the implementation of new programs associated with the CFE, including the implementation of a $500,000 donor financed student run venture capital fund program. Hardin also coordinates the community and student based Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition, securing over $250,000 in cash and in-kind prizes for the competition. In addition, Hardin developed a cross-disciplinary graduate level entrepreneurship course involving students from both the College of Engineering and the College of Business. This course is the first of its kind at UNLV, and requires MBA students to develop business plans based upon technologies developed by the College of Engineering, with the goal of competing in both intra- and inter-state business plan competitions, and creating scalable new businesses. Recently Hardin acted as faculty advisor for the first and second prize winners of the 2011 & 2012 statewide Governor’s Cup Competition, and the first and second place winners of the 2012 Tri-State competition in which Nevada competes against the Arkansas and Oklahoma Governor's Cup winners.

Professor Hardin received his Ph.D. at Washington State University, and also holds both a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the California State University. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, the Association of Information Systems, and is a member of prominent boards such as the Nevada Council on Economic Education, and is a voting member of the UNLV Intellectual Property Committee. Hardin is a regular speaker at industry events including a recent keynote address at a Microsoft Licensing Roundtable conference. Dr. Hardin has extensive industry experience, including several senior management positions such as Materials Coordinator on a $77 million heavy crude expansion project for Texaco Refining and Marketing. He also founded and successfully ran several small businesses. Hardin has been nominated for several teaching awards, is the graduate coordinator for the MBA New Venture Management concentration, and teaches MBA courses on new venture creation and feasibility. Hardin also teaches courses on information technology innovation in the COB Executive MBA program. He has extensive experience in curriculum development having prepared and taught over a dozen on campus and online courses.

Link to course page:

MBA 730 

MIS 744


Washington State University
Ph.D. Management Information Systems

2001- 2005



California State University, Bakersfield
Master of Business Administration        

1999- 2001



California State University, Bakersfield
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Management Information Systems


  Academic Appointments


Associate Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2011 - Present

Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2010 - Present

Assistant Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2007- 2011

Visiting Assistant Professor
The College of William and Mary

2005- 2007


Selected Publications:

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Hong, W., Hess, T., and Hardin, A. “When Filling the Wait Makes it Feel Longer: A Paradigm Shift Perspective for Managing Online Delay (forthcoming)” MIS Quarterly

Hardin, A. and Looney C. (Forthcoming) "Myopic Loss Aversion: Demystifying the Key Factors Influencing Decision Problem Framing"  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Hardin, A., and Marcouldies, G. (Forthcoming) “A commentary on formative measurement” Educational and Psychological Measurement

Torkzadeh, G., Chang, J., and Hardin, A. (2011) “Usage and impact of technology enabled job learning” European Journal of Information Systems, 20, 69-86

Hardin, A., Chang, J., Fuller, M., and Torkzadeh, G. (2011)Formative Measurement and Academic Research: In Search of Measurement Theory.” Educational and Psychological Measurement, 71(2), 281-305

Krishen, A, Hardin, A., and Latour, M. (Forthcoming) “Virtual World Experiential Advertising.”Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising

Looney, C. and Hardin A. (2009) “Decision Support for Retirement Portfolio Management: Overcoming Myopic Loss Aversion via Technology Design. Management Science, 55(10) 1688-1703

Kim, J. and Hardin, A. (2009) “The Impact of Virtual Worlds on Word-of-Mouth: Improving Social Networking and Servicescape in the Hospitality Industry” Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management 19(7), 1-33.

Hardin, A., Chang, J, and Fuller, M. (2008) “Formative and Reflective Measurement: Comment on Marakas, Johnson, and Clay (2007).” Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 9, Issue 9, pages 519-535.

Hardin, A., Chang, J, and Fuller, M. (2008) “Clarifying the Use of Formative Measurement in the IS Discipline: The Case of Computer Self-Efficacy.” Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 9, Issue 9, pages 545-547.

*Fuller, M., Hardin, A., and Scott, C. (2007), Diffusion of Virtual Innovation, The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 38(4) 40-45.

**Fuller, M., **Hardin, A., and Davison, R. (2007), Efficacy in Technology–Mediated Distributed Teams, Journal of Management Information Systems, Winter 2006-7, 23(3) 221-247.

Hardin, A., Fuller, M., and Davison, R. (2007), I Know I Can, But Can We? Culture Influences on Efficacy in Global Virtual Teams, Small Group Research, 38(1) 1-26.

Hardin, A., Fuller, M., Valacich, J. (2006), Measuring Collective Efficacy in Virtual Teams: New Questions in an Old Debate, Small Group Research, 37(1) 65-85.

Davison, R., Fuller, M. and Hardin, A. (2003), E-Consulting in Virtual Negotiations, Group Decision and Negotiation, 12, 517-535.

*All authors contributed equally
**Co-first authors (shown alphabetically)