Vincent Barker

Vincent Barker
  • Edmund P. Learned Professor
  • Management and Entrepreneurship academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3104


Vincent Barker's current research focuses on how top managers influence strategy, especially as shaped by their personalities, motivations, backgrounds and understandings of their competitive situations. He is especially interested in extreme cases such as declining organizations where understandings are influenced by pressure and resource constraints. In addition to his own research, Barker currently serves on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and Journal of Business Research.


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.B.A., University of Michigan


Teaching interests:

  • Strategic Management
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Implementing strategy

Selected Publications

Barker, V. (2023). The Board Committee Chair Effect: How Much Does It Contribute to Firm Performance?. Journal of Management.
Barker, V. (2023). CEO's industry experience and emerging market SME performance: The effects of corruption and political uncertainty. Journal of Business Venturing Insights - Volume 20.
Kolev, K., Wangrow, D., Barker, V., Schepker, D. (2019). Board committees in corporate governance: A cross‐disciplinary review and agenda for the future. Journal of Management Studies.
Wangrow, D., Schepker, D., Barker, V. (2018). Power, performance, and expectations in the dismissal of NBA coaches: A survival analysis study. Sport Management Review - Issue 4 | Volume 21.
Schepker, D., Barker, V. (2018). How stigmatized are dismissed chief executives? The role of character questioning causal accounts and executive capital in dismissed CEO reemployment. Strategic Management Journal - Issue 9 | Volume 39.
Oh, W., Barker, V. (2018). Not All Ties Are Equal: CEO Outside Directorships and Strategic Imitation in R&D Investment. Journal of Management - Issue 4 | Volume 44.
Wangrow, D., Schepker, D., Barker, V. (2015). Managerial Discretion: An Empirical Review and Focus on Future Research Directions. Journal of Management - Issue 1 | Volume 41.