Thomas S. Lyons

Thomas S. Lyons

Ph.D., University of Michigan
MS., Loyola University, Chicago
B.S., Butler University

Professor and Director, Product Center Food-Ag-Bio

Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle, Dr., Rm 83
Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing MI 48824

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Publications

Publications (View all Dr. Lyons’ publications on Google Scholar sorted by year.

Selected Publications:

  • Kickul, J. and Lyons, T.S. (2016). Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: The Relentless Pursuit of Mission in an Ever-Changing, World, 2 e. New York: Routledge.
  • Lyons, T.S. (2015). Entrepreneurship and community development: What matters and why? Invited Essay, Community Development, 46 (5), 456-460. DOI: 10.1080/15575330.2015.1085194.
  • Markley, D.M., Lyons, T.S., & Macke, D.W. (2015). Creating entrepreneurial communities: Building community capacity for ecosystem development. Community Development, 46 (5), 580-598.
  • Kickul, J., Lyons, T.S. (2015). Financing social enterprises. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 5 (2), 83-86.
  • Lyons, T.S., Wyckoff, B. (2014). Facilitating community wealth building: Understanding the roles played and capacities needed by coordinating institutions. Community Development, 45 (5), 443-457.
  • Davila-Aguirre, M.C., Hanley, L.M., Lozano-Fernandez, G., & Lyons, T.S. (2014). Leveraging low-income farmers’ performance through empowerment: Analysis of a sustainable initiative in Mexico, Management & Marketing, 9 (2), 173-190.
  • Schulman, S.A., & Lyons, T.S. (2014). New frontiers of the innovation economy and education, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 4 (1), 137-146.
  • Lyons, T.S., Kickul, J. (2013). The Social Enterprise Financing Landscape: The Lay of the Land and New Research on the Horizon, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 3 (2), 147-159.
  • Lyons, T.S., Alter, T.R., Audretsch, D., and Augustine, D. (2012). Entrepreneurship and
  • Community: The Next Frontier in Entrepreneurship Inquiry. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 2 (1), Article 1, DOI: 10.2202/2157-5665.1064.
  • Lyons, T.S. (Ed.). (2012). Social Entrepreneurship: How Businesses Can Transform Society (three-volume set). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ ABC-CLIO.
  • Shinnar, R. S., Aguilera, M.B., and Lyons, T.S. (2011). Co-Ethnic Markets: Financial Penalty or Opportunity. International Business Review, 20 (6), 646-658.
  • Lichtenstein, G.A. and Lyons, T.S. (2010). Investing in Entrepreneurs: A Strategic Approach for Strengthening Your Regional and Community Economy. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
  • Koven, S. G., Lyons, T.S. (2010). Economic Development: Strategies for State and Local Practice, 2nd Edition (revised and updated). Washington: DC: International City/County Management Association.
  • Lyons, T.S. (2009). Skill-Based Development of Entrepreneurs and the Role of Personal and Peer Group Coaching in Enterprise Development. Economic Development Quarterly, 23(3), 193-210.
  • Lichtenstein, G. A., Lyons, T.S. (2008). Revisiting the Business Life Cycle: Proposing an Actionable Model for Assessing and Fostering Entrepreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 9(4).