William B. Gartner is a visiting professor in entrepreneurship at Linnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden. He holds a joint appointment with Copenhagen Business School as Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Art of Innovation, and California Lutheran University as Professor of Entrepreneurship.

William B. Gartner is the 2005 winner of the Swedish Entrepreneurship Foundation International Award for outstanding contributions to entrepreneurship and small business research. His recent book: Entrepreneurship as Organizing: Selected Papers of William B. Gartner (2016) is published by Edward Elgar. His current scholarship focuses on the social construction of the future and the hermeneutics of: value creation, possibility and failure.