Download Adobe Reader

Faculty and Staff Profile

Christina Kyprianou

Assistant Professor of Management

Office: Sirrine Hall 368E
Phone: (868) 656-7418
Personal Website:

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Strategic Management
University of Texas-Austin 2016

MBA Management & Entrepreneurship
Babson College 2009

BS International Business & Marketing
Georgetown University 2004

 Courses Taught

ELE 3010 - Entrepreneurial Foundations


Christina’s research studies strategy making in entrepreneurial firms as well as the phenomenon of the sharing economy. Her dissertation research examined entrepreneurial strategies in nascent peer-to-peer marketplaces and was a finalist for the 2017 Technology and Innovation Management dissertation award in the Academy of Management. A common thread in her current projects is the study of entrepreneurial firms’ strategic use of language and its role in resource acquisition and development. She is enthusiastic about inductive, theory building studies using qualitative data as well as content analysis and text mining techniques. She has presented her work at premier academic conferences such the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and the European Group of Organization Studies.

 Research Interests

Entrepreneurial strategies
Peer-to-peer marketplaces, sharing economy, and multi-sided platforms
Process studies
Inductive research based on qualitative data (e.g. interviews, social media data, blogs)
Content analysis

 Research Publications

Kyprianou, C. Graebner, M.E., Rindova, V. 2016. “Strategic Conversations: Methods for Data
Collection and Analysis.” In Elsbach, K. and Kramer, R. (Ed.). The Handbook of Qualitative
Organizational Research, Routledge.