Rachel Shinnar, PhD

Assistant Chair, Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • M.S., University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • B.A., Tel Aviv University

Recent Publications

Shinnar, R.S. & Zamantılı Nayır, D. (2019). Immigrant entrepreneurship in an emerging economy: The case of Turkey. Journal of Small Business Management, 57(2), 559-575.


Hsu, D., Shinnar, R.S. & Anderson S. (2019). ‘I wish I had a regular job’: An examination of entrepreneurial regret. Journal of Business Research, 96, 217-227.


Khoshmaram, M., Shiri, N., Shinnar, R.S. & Savari, M. (2018) Environmental support and entrepreneurial behavior among Iranian farmers: The mediating roles of social and human capital. Journal of Small Business Management

Shinnar, R.S., Hsu, K.D., Powell, C.B. & Zhou, H. (2018). Entrepreneurial intentions and start-ups: Are women or men more likely to act on their intentions? International Small Business Journal, 36(1), 60-80.


Hsu, K.D., Shinnar, R.S., Coffey, B. & Powell, C.B. (2017). Intentions to reenter venture creation: The effect of entrepreneurial experience and organizational climate. International Small Business Journal, 35(8), 928-948.   


Shiri, N., Shinnar, R.S., Mirakzadeh, A.A. & Zarafshani, K. (2017). Cultural values and entrepreneurial intentions among agriculture students in Iran. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. 13(4), 1157-1179.


Giacomin, O., Shinnar, R.S. & Janssen, F. (2016). Students’ entrepreneurial optimism and over-confidence across cultures. International Small Business Journal, 34(7): 925-947. Special Issue: In Quest of Legitimacy: The Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of Entrepreneurship Education Research.


Giacomin, O., Janssen, F. & Shinnar, R.S. (2016). University students and their faculty: Perceptions of entrepreneurial optimism, overconfidence and entrepreneurial intentions. Management International, 20(1), 196-207.


Organizational Behavior, Contemporary Issues in Management and Leadership, International Human Resource Management

Research Interests

Entrepreneurial Intentions, Minority & Female entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education, Careers and upward mobility for Hispanic immigrants in North America

Title: Assistant Chair, Professor
Department: Department of Management

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7314

Fax: (828) 262-8685

Office address
4065 Peacock Hall