The von Waaden Business Administration Professor
Department of Management
o. 101B Calvin Hall
My research focuses on the role that values and attitudes play in strategic decision making. Corporate governance is the process by which we create alignment between the values of a firm's strategic leaders (upper echelons) and its stakeholders (stakeholder theory) amidst organizational (managerial discretion) and environmental (institutional theory) constraints; value congruence leads to legitimacy. Good corporate governance facilitates financial and social performance as well as stakeholder satisfaction; poor governance practices increase the likelihood of organizational wrongdoing. Given the multilevel nature of the values construct, my research stream spans national, organizational, group, and individual units of analysis.
Current Research & Consulting Projects
- Corporate values as predictors of firm financial and social performance
- Institutional context of social entrepreneurship
- CEO turnover and executive discretion in effecting entrepreneurial change
- Entrepreneurial orientation as a means of managing environmental dynamism
- Longitudinal study of values and attitudes as predictors of career choice, satisfaction, and career success
- Published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Intelligence, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, and Social Indicators Research
- Editorial review boards: Academy of Management Review (2008-), Academy of Management Journal (2007-2010), Journal of International Business Studies (2015-), and Journal of Organizational Behavior (2015-)
- Outstanding reviewer awards: Academy of Management Review (2009, 2012, 2013), Academy of Management Journal (2010), Academy of Management BPS Division (2009-2011, 2013), Academy of Management SIM Division (2011)
- Author of nine original cases with teaching notes, five revised cases with teaching notes, and co-wrote/edited all case teaching materials for Rothaermel, F. 2012. Strategic management: Concepts and cases: New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Arthaud-Day, M.L., King, D.R., Hornsby, J., Zhao, X., Qi, Y., & Sheu, C. 2013. Managing environmental dynamism: Mediation effects of entrepreneurial orientation and R&D intensity. 7th International Conference on Operations & Supply Chain Management (ICOSCM), Shanghai, China. One of 5 papers selected for best paper award out of 116 submissions from 9 countries.
- One of 12 faculty members appointed to University Small Research Grants/Faculty Development Awards Review Board (2014-2017)
- Served on University Research 2025 Task Force charged with idenitfying cross-disciplinary research areas of excellence
Areas of Teaching
Strategic management and international management
Ph D, Indiana University, 2004.
Major: Strategic Management and Organization Theory
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Organizational Behavior, Research Methods
Master of Business, Indiana University, 2003.
MBA, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2000.
Major: International Business
MDiv (Master of Divinity), Princeton Theological Seminary, 1995.
Major: Religious Studies
BA, Wake Forest University, 1992.
Major: Religion, French Language and Culture
Supporting Area of Emphasis: Biology