Aaron McKenny

Assistant Professor, Management

Aaron McKenny


Aaron McKenny is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Central Florida. His research is primarily focused in entrepreneurship and strategic management with a special emphasis on the involvement of social and other non-economic phenomena in organizational settings (e.g., crowdfunding, social entrepreneurship, family business).

Teaching / Research Interest
Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management

Areas of Expertise
• Entrepreneurship
• Family Business
• Crowdfunding
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Strategic Management
• Content Analytic Methods

In the News

Research and Publications

  • Study links entrepreneurial optimism with business success
    Widespread collective entrepreneurial optimism in the United States is highly predictive of the number of new venture startups and small business growth, according to a University of Oklahoma study that included UCF College of Business professor Aaron F. McKenny.