Management and Entrepreneurship research


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Research information

Faculty in our Management and Entrepreneurship academic area hold research interests spanning a wide range of subjects within the fields, including organizational behavior, human resource management, international business and strategic management. They hold fellowships in prestigious professional organizations and serve on the editorial boards at top academic journals. Our faculty generate and help shape knowledge, providing insights about the complex issues organizations and businesses face in regard to management and leadership.

Management and entrepreneurship faculty are composed of researchers, as well as experienced practitioners, who frequently receive recognition for their excellence in teaching. The knowledge they bring to the classroom enhances our curriculum, which is filled with both theoretical and practical management knowledge and skills. 

Area directors

Degree programs

Faculty research interests

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Ethics

  • Human resources

  • Human resource management

  • International business

  • Labor relations

  • Organizational behavior

  • Strategic management

In the media

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    Study: Women don’t really need to lower their voices to be taken seriously

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    Some Gen Z job applicants are scrubbing political activism from resumes

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    HBR

    Spotting a modern business crisis — before it strikes

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    The day after: how to respond to disaster — and how not to

Recent research and news

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Study: Task demonstrability a key component for how groups solve problems most effectively

Research shows groups make optimal decisions by finding and listening to the expert. "Demonstrability does a nice job of emphasizing that point,” says assistant professor Nate Meikle, who co-wrote an article on the four-step process for the journal Organization Science.
A woman holds a megaphone over her face

New study finds a lower voice adds credibility to leadership, depending on gender

A new study written by Midam Kim, lecturer and research associate, examines how low voice pitch is known to be an auditory cue for leader dominance and thus preferred by followers in various fields, mostly with male leader voices. Kim’s research shows that gender moderates this relationship, with the pitch effect becoming weaker when leaders are female.
A woman seated in front of a laptop holds her head with her eyes closed

Managers face identity conflict within foreign-employing organizations, study shows

A study co-written by associate professor of strategic management and Frank T. Stockton Fellow Minyoung Kim investigates the patterns of dual identities of host country managers working in multinational enterprise subsidiaries.
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Office 'small talk' proves more beneficial than distracting for employees, study finds

Small talk is natural and pervasive in office environments. But a new study argues it’s also beneficial for employees.

Down to Business

Delve into School of Business faculty members' research topics in this video series. Management and Entrepreneurship professors Jill Ellingson and Melissa Birch, as well as professor emeritus James Guthrie, discuss some of their research in these videos.

Area directors

Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson
Area Director, Management and Entrepreneurship, Dean's Professor
Cynthia Steutermann
Cynthia Steutermann
BBA Program Director, Assistant Area Director, Management and Entrepreneurship, Assistant Teaching Professor

Management and Entrepreneurship faculty

Jason Anderson
Jason Anderson
Lecturer, Bachelor of Business Administration Academic Program Associate
Vincent Barker
Vincent Barker
Professor, Edmund P. Learned Professorship
Lisa Bergeron
Lisa J. Bergeron
Associate Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, Assistant Director of Business Honors Program, Lecturer
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Melissa H. Birch
Associate Professor, Executive Director, Institute of International and Global Engagement
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Steven Boylan
Director, Graduate Military Programs, Professor of the Practice
Clint Chadwick
Clint Chadwick
Howard Fitch/Fred Ball Professor
Patricia Dahm
Patricia Dahm
Assistant Professor
Niki A. den Nieuwenboer
Niki A. den Nieuwenboer
Associate Professor
Patrick E. Downes
Patrick E. Downes
Assistant Professor
Jill Ellingson
Jill Ellingson
Neeli Bendapudi Professor of Management
Dan Galindau
Dan Galindau
Assistant Area Director, Marketing and Business Law, Professor of the Practice
Todd Hall
Todd Hall
Assistant Professor
Karl Kammerer
Karl Kammerer
Assistant Teaching Professor
Midam Kim
Midam Kim
Lecturer, Research Associate
Minyoung Kim
Minyoung Kim
Associate Professor, Frank T. Stockton Fellow
Jun Ho Lee
Jun Ho Lee
Assistant Professor
Steve Leonard
Steve Leonard
Senior Assistant Dean, Professor of the Practice
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Julie McKee
Lecturer
Nathan Meikle
Nathan L. Meikle
Assistant Professor
Scott Mitchell
Scott Mitchell
Assistant Professor
Chang Hoon Oh
Chang Hoon Oh
William & Judy Docking Professor of Strategy
Rob Platt
Rob Platt
Lecturer
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Ken Ross
Lecturer
Ravi Shanmugam
Ravi Shanmugam
Assistant Teaching Professor
Ken Ward
Ken Ward
Assistant Teaching Professor