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Casey Frid

Assistant Professor

  • Education
  • B.A., Mass Communication, Winona State University
    M.B.A., Marketing/International Trade, Clemson University
    Ph.D. Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, Clemson University

  • Research Interests
  • Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Coopetition, Organization Creation Processes, Identities and Social Movements and Institutions

Casey Frid, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. He was previously a tenured associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at Pace University, and he has also taught at Clemson University, the Technical University of Munich, and the Technical University of Darmstadt. He studies entrepreneurship and strategy and has published papers in top academic journals on topics ranging from early stage venture creation to collaborative strategies among firms. He teaches courses on entrepreneurial thinking and strategy in the graduate and undergraduate programs, and he has given seminars on these topics at the University of Queensland, Illinois State University, and the College of Charleston.

Frid’s current research draws on social movement theory to examine how organization creation can drive positive social change through collaborative strategies. He has also studied how craft brewers’ collective identity shapes both collaborative and competitive actions, as well as how their individual role identities have evolved over time within the craft beer segment. His research also examines the actions of nascent entrepreneurs as they work to create new organizations. His work has been featured in a number of government reports and practitioner-focused case studies, including Ad Age, the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the National Federation of Independent Business. In addition to these research activities, he serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Business Venturing.

Frid received his PhD in 2011 and his MBA in 2006 from Clemson University. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1999 from Winona State University. Prior to his academic career, he worked with two startup companies in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Additionally, he developed export strategies for the South Carolina Export Consortium and marketing strategies for a project partnership between LogicTree, Inc. and Telecom Egypt. He also assisted with data collection efforts for the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington, DC.


  • Mathias, B., Huyghe, A., Frid, C., Galloway, T. (2018). An identity perspective on coopetition in the craft beer industry. Strategic Management Journal, (39)(12), pp. 3086-3115
  • Frid, C., Wyman, D., Coffey, B. (2016). Effects of wealth inequality on entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics, (47)(4), pp. 895-920
  • Frid, C., Wyman, D., Gartner, W., Hechavarria, D. (2016). Low-wealth entrepreneurs and access to external financing. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, (22)(4), pp. 531-555
  • Frid, C., Chowdhury, I., Green, C., (2016). An experiential field study in social entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Ethics Education, (13), pp. 243-264
  • Vedula, S., Frid, C. (2019). Community social capital and the venture gestation process. Reuer, J., Matusik, S., Jones, J. (Eds). The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Collaboration. Oxford University Press

  • AOM - Academy of Management
  • Journal of Business Venturing, Editorial Board Member
  • Entrepreneurship Division Research Committee, AOM

  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St Paul / Mpls (2019 - present)
  • Associate Professor, Pace University - Lubin School of Business, New York (2011-2019)
  • Instructor, Clemson University, South Carolina (2006-2011)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, Washington D.C. (2009)