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Arvin Sahaym

Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship


Phone: (509) 335-6365
Office: TODD 437M


  • PhD (University of Washington in Seattle)
  • MBA (Thunderbird School of Global Management (Arizona State University's unit))
  • Other (Birla Institute of Technology)

Arvin Sahaym

Arvin Sahaym is a Professor in the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship. He researches and teaches in the fields of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. Arvin's research examines the real-world phenomena at the interface of Management & Organization, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. His research has been published in a number of leading journals including Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Business Research, among others. Arvin has earned numerous honors and awards including Distinguished Paper Award at the Academy of Management, FGF Germany Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Conferences' Best Reviewer Award, Carson College's Outstanding Faculty Research Award (2019, and 2012), Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award (2013), Outstanding Pullman MBA Faculty Award (2016), and multiple Dean's Excellence Awards over the years. Arvin is a member of the Journal of Business Venturing Editorial Board of Review and regularly reviews articles for the top journals in business. He serves the department as the Ph.D. program Coordinator for Management, and Entrepreneurship areas. He served the college as a senator in the faculty senate of the Washington State University between 2013 to 2016. He serves the university as an Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassador for WSU.

Research Interests

B2B strategy
IT competence
IT governance
business value of IT
corporate governance
entrepreneurial performance at the crowdfunding platform
global strategy of enterprises from emerging markets (EMEs)
information systems
knowledge management
performance measurement
social media
strategic management
strategy and entrepreneurship
top management team structure and decision-making
value creation by M&A

Teaching Interests

general management
management of innovation

Journal Articles

  • Smita Srivastava, Arvin Sahaym, Thomas Allison Alert and Awake: Role of CEO Alertness and Attention on New Product Introduction. Journal of Business Venturing, 2020
  • Arvin Sahaym, Avimanyu Datta, Stoney Brooks Crowdfunding success through social media: Going beyond entrepreneurial orientation in the context of small and medium-sized enterprises Journal of Business Research, 2019
  • Pyayt Oo, Thomas Allison, Arvin Sahaym, Sakdipon Juasrikul Crowdfunding performance of user entrepreneurs: Signaling, passion, and social identity theories. Journal of Business Venturing, 2019
  • W Boeker, M Howard, S Basu, A Sahaym Informal Knowledge Sources, Digital Technologies, And Innovation In Entrepreneurial Ventures. Journal of Business Research, 2019
  • Terence Saldanha, Arvin Sahaym, Sunil Mithas, M.G. Andrade Rojas, A. Kathuria, H. Lee An empirical examination of the role of enterprise social systems in firm innovation: A contingency perspective Information Systems Research, 2019
  • C.S. Richard Chan, A. Parhankangas, Arvin Sahaym, Pyayt Oo Bellwether and the herd? Unpacking the u-shaped relationship between prior funding and subsequent contributions in reward-based crowdfunding Journal of Business Venturing, 2019
  • Avimanyu Datta, Arvin Sahaym, Stoney Brooks Unpacking the antecedents of crowdfunding campaign success: the effects of social media and innovation orientation. Journal of Small Business Management, 2018
  • Sakdipon Juasrikul, Arvin Sahaym, H.S. Yim, R.L. Liu Do Cross-Border Alliances with MNEs from Developed Economies Create Firm Value for MNEs from Emerging Economies? Journal of Business Research, 2018
  • Pyayt Oo, Arvin Sahaym, Juasrikul Sakdipon, SY Lee The Interplay of Entrepreneurship Education and National Cultures in Entrepreneurial Activity: A Social Cognitive Perspective. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 2018
  • Steven Creek, Kristine Kuhn, Arvin Sahaym Board Diversity and Employee Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Progressive Programs Group and Organization Management, 2017
  • S-Y Lee, Sahaym Arvin, John Cullen, Sakdipon Juasrikul Family Involvement and the Entry Mode into Entrepreneurship: The Contingent Role of National Culture The Journal of Small Business Innovation, 2017
  • Diane Nelson, Stoney Brooks, Arrvvind Sahaym, John Cullen Family-friendly Work Perceptions: A Cross Country Analysis Gender in Management: An International Journal, 2017
  • Tera Galloway, Douglas Miller, Arvin Sahaym, Jonathan Arthurs Exploring the innovation strategies of young firms: Corporate venture capital and venture capital firms’ impact on alliance innovation strategy Journal of Business Research, 2017
  • Arvin Sahaym, M Howard, S Basu, W Boeker The Parent's Legacy: Firm Founders and Technological Choice Journal of Business Research, 2016
  • Arvin Sahaym, Sam Cho, Sang Kim, Fariss-Terry Mousa Mixed blessings: How top management team heterogeneity and governance structure influence the use of corporate venture capital by post-IPO firms Journal of Business Research, 2016
  • Sandip Basu, Arvin Sahaym, Michael Howard, Warren Boeker Parent inheritance, founder expertise, and venture strategy: Determinants of new venture knowledge impact Journal of Business Venturing, 2015
  • Babu John Mariadoss, Chad Milewicz, Sangwon Lee, Arvin Sahaym Salesperson competitive intelligence and performance: The role of product knowledge and sales force automation usage Industrial Marketing Management, 2014
  • Arvin Sahaym Born with a silver spoon of legitimacy but struggling for identity? The paradox of emerging spin-offs in a new sector Journal of Business Research, 2013
  • Sang Kim, Jonathan Arthurs, Arvin Sahaym, John Cullen Search behavior of the diversified firm: The impact of fit on innovation Strategic Management Journal, 2013
  • Arvin Sahaym, Daeil Nam International Diversification of the Emerging-Market Enterprises: A Multi-Level Examination International Business Review, 2013
  • Arvin Sahaym, Len Trevino, Kevin Steensma The influence of managerial discretion, innovation and uncertainty on export intensity: A real options perspective International Business Review, 2012
  • Suprateek Sarker, Saonee Sarker, Arvin Sahaym, Niels Bjørn-Andersen Exploring value cocreation in relationships between an ERP vendor and its partners: A revelatory case study MIS Quarterly, 2012
  • Arvin Sahaym, H. Steensma, Jeffery Barden The influence of R&D investment on the use of corporate venture capital: An industry-level analysis Journal of Business Venturing, 2010
  • Arvin Sahaym, H. Steensma, Melissa Schilling The influence of information technology on the use of loosely coupled organizational forms: An industry-level analysis Organization Science : A Journal of the Institute of Management Sciences, 2007

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Book Chapter Smita Srivastava, Pyayt Oo, Arvin Sahaym, Thomas Allison Kickstart or Jumpstart: The Role of Passion, Self-efficacy, and Prior-experience in Women Entrepreneurs’ Success in Crowdfunding


      • Steven Andrew Creek, Arrvvind Sahaym, Paul Skilton How Does Network Centrality Affect Firm Performance in Emerging Markets?

        Conference Proceedings

        • Amrita Lahiri, Arvin Sahaym, Chandresh Baid, Greg Fisher When the going gets tough: New venture legitimacy buffering to mitigate product development failure. Academy of Management
        • Steven Creek, Thomas Allison, Arvin Sahaym, Keith Hmieleski, Joshua Maurer The dark triad and entrepreneurial fundraising: A comparison of rewards-based and equity-based crowdfunding campaigns. Academy of Management
        • S.K. Kim, Arvin Sahaym, John Cullen Differentiation Strategy and Performance of New Venture in the Context of IPO
        • Amir Hossein Maleki, John Cullen, Arvin Sahaym Social Trust, Trust in Governments and Entrepreneurial Intentions: a Cross-National Analysis
        • S. Creek, P. Skilton, A. Sahaym Alliance Networks in Emerging Economies: The Impact of Centrality on Stock Market Performance Academy of Management Annual Meeting
        • Arrvvind Sahaym, Joshua Maurer, Pyayt Oo, Thomas Allison, Bendickson J Together Is Better: The Interplay Of Heuristics And Systematic Processing On Crowdfunders’ Decisions. Babson College
        • Warren Boeker, Sandip Basu, Michael Howard, Arvin Sahaym The influence of founder collaborations on venture knowledge quality Academy of Management
        • Joseph Taylor, Arvin Sahaym, Joseph Vithayathil Do powerful technology leaders make a difference in firm performance? Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
        • Pyayt Oo, Arvin Sahaym, Sakdipon Juasrikul, SangYoun Lee Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Activity: The Contingent Role of National Culture. Academy of Management Proceedings 2015
        • Sakdipon Juasrikul, Zafrin Rahman, Arvin Sahaym The Signal of Home and Host Legitimacy from Board of Directors: Evidence from Chinese IPOs in US Academy of Management Proceedings 2015
        • Pyayt Oo, Sakdipon Juasrikul, Arvin Sahaym, Thomas Allison Crowdfunding performance of user entrepreneurs: signaling, passion, and social identity theories Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
        • Steven Creek, Arvin Sahaym Crowdfunding: a moral legitimacy view of the impact of founder and project characteristics on funding performance Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
        • Joshua Maurer, Arvin Sahaym The impact of entrepreneur and venture sources of legitimacy on funding performance in the private spaceflight industry Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
        • S Cho, J Arthurs, Arvin Sahaym, J Cullen The Impact of Strategic Alliance Experience on Acquisition Premiums and Post-Acquisition Performance Academy of Management Proceedings 2014
        • Kevin Chastagner, Arvin Sahaym, Sang Kim International acquisitions: The role of knowledge breadth, uncertainty, and culture. Academy of Management Proceedings 2013
        • S Juasrikul, Arvin Sahaym, N Neale, K Chastagner When Being Stuck in the Middle Hurts: The Effect of Culture and Institutions on Entrepreneurship Academy of Management Proceedings 2013
        • David Noack, David Miller, Nathan Neale, Arvin Sahaym, Jonathan Arthurs Founding Team Ownership Distribution: Perceived Justice and Commitment. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
        • Arvin Sahaym, Kevin Steensma The role of industry context and managerial discretion in strategic renewal through R&D programs and CVC deals Academy of Management Proceedings 2007
        • Arvin Sahaym, Spin-out formation and performance from the lens of dynamic capabilities and social capital theory Academy of Management Proceedings 2005