Stephen J. Appold is visiting scholar and senior research associate at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
His research investigates critical aspects of “new industrial places.” Administrative Science Quarterly, the American Sociological Review, Population and Development Review, Research Policy and other journals have published his results.
Dr. Appold’s research examines the role of entrepreneurship, mimetic decision making and political interventions in the growth of clusters of high-technology firms. More recently, he has been investigating the impact of air transport on patterns of business cooperation. He also studies the efficacy of relying on social capital in conducting business and researches selected relationships between demography and employment.
Prior to coming to UNC, he taught at Carnegie-Mellon University and the National University of Singapore (NUS). He also taught in the executive education program for labor unionists in the Ong Teng Cheong Institute of Labour Studies and for mid-career social workers in the National Council of Social Service, both in Singapore.
Dr. Appold has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie-Bosch Institute, the University of Michigan’s Center for Southeast Asian Business and the NUS University Research Fund. He received additional research support from the Singapore Housing Development Board.
He received his PhD from UNC Chapel Hill and BA from SUNY Stony Brook.