Marne Arthaud-Day

Associate Professor day
The von Waaden Business Administration Professor
Department of Management

Office: 2059 Business Building
Mailing Address: 3091 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-6261

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.

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

Major Accomplishments

  • Published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Intelligence, Journal of Vocational Behavior, 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, 2016), Journal of International Business Studies (2016), Academy of Management Journal (2010), Academy of Management BPS Division (2009-2011, 2013), Academy of Management SIM Division (2011)

Recent Publications

  • Dust, S.B., Rode, J.C., Arthaud-Day- M.L., Culbertson, S.S., & Ramaswami, A. 2018. The role of self-esteem and emotional intelligence in managing employment gaps and employment fit. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 1-14.

  • Rode, J.C., Arthaud-Day, M.L., Ramaswami, A., & Howes, S. 2017. A time-lagged study of emotional intelligence and salary. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 101: 77-89.
    • Featured in Psychology Today, The Guardian, BusinessBecause, HRM Asia, and Business News Daily.

  • Arthaud-Day, M.L., Pathak, S., & Muralidharan, E. 2016. An institutional-level expectancy model of social entrepreneurship motivation. In John Humphreys (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventy-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Online ISSN: 2151-6561.
    • Best paper award, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

  • 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.

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