Peter Younkin

Audiences Want More Diverse Film Casts, Despite Studio Fears — Study

Published: 19May2016

When Hollywood is taken to task for the lack of diversity in high-profile films, decision-makers' responses tend to boil down to the idea that they're actually giving audiences what they want....

When Do Artists Make Good Entrepreneurs? Lessons From Joan Jett

Published: 13Nov2014

We often try to hire people who are self-starters, who will work for us as if they own the business. The risk of finding such a person is that they may one day leave us to start their own company.

The Paradox of Breadth: The Tension between Experience and Legitimacy in the Transition to Entrepreneurship

Published: 22Mar2017

Authors: Aleksandra Kacperczyk, Peter Younkin Publication: Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 62, No. 4, December 2017 Abstract: 

The Colorblind Crowd: Founder Race and Performance in Crowdfunding

Published: 22Mar2017

Authors: Younkin, P., Kuppuswamy, V. Publication: Management Science Abstract: 

Diversity Is Good for Business in Hollywood, according to UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Study

Published: 29Feb2016

Films with multiple black actors in leading roles achieve significantly higher domestic box-office revenues than films with no black actors, according to a new study from the University of North...

Crowdfunding falls short on inclusiveness

Published: 9May2017

Crowdfunding’s profile has been on a constant rise ever since it first landed two decades back. It’s an ideal platform for entrepreneurs in edgy sectors looking for capital, as well as for getting...

Hollywood Has No Business Case for Booking All-White Casts

Published: 17May2016

Hollywood’s track record on showcasing minority talent and storylines is pretty awful, even considering some recent efforts to diversify programming. Some studios argue that the fault lies not with...

A Study Just Shut Down the Argument That Audiences Don't Want Diverse Casts

Published: 18May2016

The lack of diversity in Hollywood is obvious. But the more the issue is brought to light, the more those in charge continue to offer both blame and reasons why. Instead of looking to see what...