Mark Conley

Associate Professor

Main contributions

Journal of Innovation Economics Management, Science Advances, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, American Journal of Health Behavior

Discipline: Entrepreneurship
Faculty: Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Operations
Expertise: Motivation, Entrepreneurship, Experiments


Mark Conley holds a PhD in Psychology from Columbia University (2018). He studies the impact of motivations on entrepreneurship and innovation, leadership and management. He mainly uses field experiments combined with archives to identify, via linguistic tools, core motivations. These motivations are indeed predictors and causes of entrepreneurial outcomes, and also shed light on discrimination and leadership at work. His work has been published in numerous journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Science Advances. Mark has taught at the Stockholm School of Economics, the London Business School and Columbia University, among others.