Dr. Whitney Peake
Vitale Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor - Management
Office: GH 234D
Dr. Peake's research focuses on legitimacy seeking and acquisition from stakeholder, entrepreneurship, gender, and family business perspectives. She has presented her research at several academic conferences including the Academy of Management annual meeting, the Applied and Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting, and the United States Association for Business and Entrepreneurship annual meeting. Along with co-authors, Dr. Peake has won three conference best paper awards for her research on entrepreneurship and food recall communications. She currently serves on the editorial board for the Small Business Institute Journal.
Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics ~ Purdue University
B.S.A. in Agribusiness Management ~ Murray State University
A native of Princeton, Ky., Dr. Peake and her husband, Jeff, have a rescue dog, Nelly, and she enjoys traveling and baking cookies and cupcakes.
Areas of Expertise
- Small business
- Family business
- Rural businesses
- Business social performance
- Gender issues in business
- Food recalls
- Agricultural economics
- Academy of Management
- Small Business Institute
- United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
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