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Maria I Marshall

Agricultural Economics 

  • Professor
765.494.4268
765.494.9178
Krannert Room 617
403 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Professor Maria Marshall conducts an applied research, teaching, and Extension program in small and family business management, food marketing, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Marshall is the Director of the Purdue Initiative for Family Firms (PIFF).

Her research focuses on small business development and family business management. Her small and family business research is focused on areas such as the resource exchange between the household and the business, family business management, and marketing. She is particularly focused on the resource exchange between household and business when each system experiences a normative and non-normative shock. Dr. Marshall’s outreach and teaching programs seek to increase economic development through entrepreneurship. She received her M.A. from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and her Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Kansas State University.

Awards & Honors

(2017) Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land Grant Award. Purdue University, College of Agriculture.

(2018) PUCESA Mid-Career Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist Association.

(2008) Early Career Award. PUCESA.

Selected Publications

Torres Bravo, A. P., Marshall, M. I., & Sydnor, S. B. (2018). Does Social Capital Pay Off? The Case of Small Business Resilience After Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Crisis and Contingencies Management, 1-14. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5973.12248

McDonald, T. M., & Marshall, M. I. (2018). Family Business Responses to Household and Business Cash-Flow Problems. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 39(1), 163-176. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-017-9543-6

Torres Bravo, A. P., & Marshall, M. I. (2018). Does Social Capital Pay Off? The Case of Small Business Resilience After Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. doi:10.1111/1468-5973.12248

Torres, A., & Marshall, M. I. (2017). Characteristics of Indiana Vegetable Farming Operations.

Torres Bravo, A. P., Marshall, M. I., & Delgado, M. S. (2019). The Economic Implications of Social Capital on Hispanic Entrepreneurship. Manuscript in preparation.

Sydnor, S. B., Niehm, L., Lee, Y., Marshall, M. I., & Schrank, H. (2017). Analysis of post-disaster damage and disruptive impacts on the operating status of small businesses after Hurricane Katrina. NATURAL HAZARDS, 85(3), 1637-1663. doi:10.1007/s11069-016-2652-y

McDonald, T. M., Marshall, M. I., & Delgado, M. S. (2017). Is Working with Your Spouse Good for Business? The Effect of Working with Your Spouse on Profit for Rural Businesses. JOURNAL OF FAMILY AND ECONOMIC ISSUES, 38(4), 477-493. doi:10.1007/s10834-017-9525-8

Torres Bravo, A. P., Marshall, M. I., Delgado, M. S., & Alexander, C. E. (2016). Are Local Market Relationships Undermining Organic Certification? A Bivariate Probit Analysis. Agricultural Economics. doi:10.1111/agec.12326

Torres Bravo, A. P., Marshall, M. I., Alexander, C. E., & Delgado, M. S. (2017). Are local market relationships undermining organic fruit and vegetable certification? A bivariate probit analysis. AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, 48(2), 197-205. doi:10.1111/agec.12326

Torres Bravo, A. P., Marshall, M. I., & Delgado, M. S. (2016). The Economic Implications of Social Capital on Hispanic Entrepreneurship. AAEA Meeting –Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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