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College of Business Administration

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1001 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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2019 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

James Bloodgood

Professor bloodgood
CBA Director of Research
Mark R. Truitt Professorship
Department of Management
Office:4026 Business Building
Mailing Address:3091 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane 
Manhattan, KS 66506

Research Goals

Jim Bloodgood examines the effect of various firm and external environmental factors on firm performance and legitimacy. His goal it to identify actions new ventures and existing firms can take to enhance their performance. Specific areas of interest include how firms manage their knowledge resources and what strategies they can use to enhance their legitimacy in the eyes of stakeholders.

Current Research and Consulting Projects

  • Understanding how various methods of knowledge creation, transfer, and protection affect firm performance.
  • Identifying the advantages and disadvantages of being similar to or different from competitors.
  • Identifying strategies for increasing new venture legitimacy in low and high technology industries.
  • Determining the influence of symmetrical and asymmetrical employee incentives on firm performance.

Major Accomplishments

  • Has worked for and consulted with a variety of organizations in product and process manufacturing. Primarily in accounting and strategic capacities.
  • Published in Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Marketing ...
  • Awards: CBA Research and teaching awards
  • Editorial board member: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
  • President, Kansas State University Faculty Senate (2012-2013)

Areas of Teaching

Business Strategy, Business Ethics and Corporate Citizenship, Entrepreneurship


Ph D, University of South Carolina, 1997.
Major: Management 

MS, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, 1989.
Major: Manufacturing Management 

BS, Indiana University, 1984.
Major: Accounting