Marne Arthaud-Day

Associate Professor
The von Waaden Business Administration Professor
Department of Management

Office: 2059 Business Building


Mailing Address: 3091 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506

Research Goals

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.

Other Contributions

  • 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 identifying cross-disciplinary research areas of excellence

Areas of Teaching

Strategic management and international management


PhD, Indiana University, 2004.
Major: Strategic Management and Organization Theory
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Organizational Behavior, Research Methods

Master of Business, Indiana University, 2003.
Major: Business

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