Fredric Kropp
400 Pacific, D208
(831) 647-6684

Professor Fredric Kropp is an Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation. He has expertise in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, marketing, and creativity and innovation. Professor Kropp as a lifelong learner and is motivated by a need for cognition. He is an active researcher in the area of social entrepreneurship and necessity-based entrepreneurship. He recently was a Fulbright Scholar studying social entrepreneurship in Ireland.

Professor Kropp is passionate about helping people. That can involve helping a small social venture start-up get off the ground or working with a social entrepreneur. He enjoys helping students figure out their career paths and passions in life.

Professor Kropp has lived in Monterey for almost 20 years. He is an avid music fan and plays the guitar. He also enjoys hiking, taking full advantage of beautiful trails in Monterey County. Finally, he loves to travel. He lived in five countries besides the United States and has traveled to 35 others countries.

Areas of Interest

Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Emerging Business Success Factors, Creativity and Innovation, Cross-cultural Consumer Behavior

Academic Degrees

PhD in Marketing from the University of Oregon: Dissertation- Changing Values: Forecasting Long-Term Discontinuous Change and the Implications for Marketing

MBA University of Southern California

MA Economics from Northeastern University

BA Social Science from Pratt University


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Yitshaki, Ronit and Fredric Kropp (2016), “Entrepreneurial Passions and Identities in Different Contexts: A Comparison between High-Tech and Social Entrepreneurs.” Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 28(3-4), 206-233.

Yitshaki, Ronit and Fredric Kropp (2016), “Motivations and Opportunity Recognition of Social Entrepreneurs,” Journal of Small Business and Management, 54(2) 546-565.

Kardam, Nuket and Fredric Kropp (2013), “Global Trends: Women as Social Entrepreneurs: a Case Study.” In Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change. Global Education Research Reports 8, edited by Trish Tierney. San Francisco, Institute of International Education

Kropp, Fredric and Ronit Yitshaki (2012), “Understanding Social Entrepreneurs’ Motivations,” Asian Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 6(2), 7-26.

Ronit Yitshaki and Fredric Kropp (2011), “Becoming a Social Entrepreneur: Understanding Motivations using Life Story Analysis,” International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 7 (3), 319-331.

Kropp, Fredric, Noel J. Lindsay and Gary Hancock (2011), “Cultural Context as a Moderator of Private Entrepreneurial Investment Behavior,” in Kevin Hindle and Kim Kluver (Eds.), Handbook of New Venture Creation Research, London, Edward Elgar, 253-279.

Kropp, Fredric, Roxanne Zolin and Noel J. Lindsay (2009), “Identifying and Implementing Adaptive Strategies in the U.S. Military,” in Tom Lumpkin and Jerome Katz (Eds.), Advances in Entrepreneurship Research, Volume 11, Bingley, UK, Emerald JAI, 161-192.