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Sherry M. B. Thatcher, Editor

Full Professor | University of Tennessee, Knoxville
United States

Sherry M.B. Thatcher is the Skinner Professor of Business in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. She also currently serves as the Chair of the Management Department. Her Ph.D. is in organizational behavior from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (2000). Prior to joining UofSC she served on the faculties of the University of Louisville and the University of Arizona. She also spent a number of years developing businesses in Micronesia and working throughout Southeast Asia.

Her research interests focus on diversity, identity, and conflict, and she is one of the leading experts in the area of team faultlines. She work appears in the top journals of our field, including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Systems and Decision Support Systems. Sherry has received numerous awards including the prestigious Educational Foundation Award for Research from the University of South Carolina in 2016 and numerous best paper awards. She has given over 100 presentations related to her research and is often hosted by international universities as a visiting scholar. Her research has been funded by both private and public organizations, including the National Science Foundation. She has served as an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Review and serves or has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Small Group Research, and Group and Organization Management.

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    Donald E Conlon, Associate Editor

    Michigan State University

    Donald E. Conlon is the Gambrel Family Endowed Professor of Management in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (faculty page). He received his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Illinois. His research on topics such as organizational justice, negotiation, dispute resolution, decision making, and creative teams (in areas such as music and movies) has been published in a variety of journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Strategic Management Journal. His past activities include serving as the President of the International Association for Conflict Management, and as Division Chair for the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management. Along with current AMR duties, he is also currently serving on the editorial boards of seven other journals, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. He was recently elected as a Fellow of the International Association for Conflict Management.


    Richard Makadok, Associate Editor

    Professor | Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business

    Rich Makadok is a thought leader in strategic management research (webpage). Using his "Four Theories of Profit" framework, he focuses on developing a comprehensive overall understanding of the four main mechanisms that determine the profitability of a business (competitive advantage, rivalry restraint, information asymmetry, and commitment timing) and how those mechanisms affect each other.

    He has also developed an innovative theory of hybrid governance forms that merge elements of both an organizational hierarchy and a market transaction. His empirical work focuses on developing indirect measures for the elusive concept of organizational capability and using these measures to predict the performance and strategic decisions of firms, in order to test theories of competitive advantage.

    Rich's research has been honored with the Academy of Management Review's Best Paper Award in 2009, and with three awards from the Academy of Management's Business Policy and Strategy division -- the Glueck Best Paper Award in both 1997 and 2007, and Distinguished Paper Award in 2006.

    Prior to his academic career, Rich worked as Manager of Software Development for Century Management Consultants, Inc., where he designed and wrote The Century Promotion Manager, a software package to help consumer product companies manage their retail trade promotions more effectively.

    Before joining the faculty of the Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business, Rich served on the faculties of Purdue University's Krannert School of Management, Emory University's Goizueta Business School, and Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business.

    Rich is the founder of the Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference. He serves on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal (SMJ) and Academy of Management Review (AMR), and as Guest Editor for the June 2018 SMJ special issue on "New Theory in Strategic Management" and for a forthcoming AMR special issue on "Sociocognitive Perspectives in Strategy and Strategic Management."


    Ruth V. Aguilera, Associate Editor

    Distinguished Professor | Northeastern University

    Ruth V. Aguilera is the Distinguished Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor in Global Business in the International Business and Strategy Department at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University (faculty page) and a Visiting Professor at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Ruth's research interests lie at the intersection of strategic organization, economic sociology, and global strategy, specializing in international and comparative corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and firm internationalization. She has been inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and the Strategic Management Society.


    Shelley Brickson, Associate Editor

    University of Illinois-Chicago

    Shelley Brickson is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (faculty page). She received an M.A. in psychology and Ph.D in organizational behavior from Harvard University as well as a B.A. in psychology from Carleton College. She was also a Fellow at Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Before UIC, Shelley was an Assistant Professor at London Business School. Shelley’s overarching phenomenon of interest is how organizations can serve as sources of well-being for members and other stakeholders, an interest that has led her to explore multiple levels of analysis and literatures. Much of her work addresses the role of identity in promoting (or inhibiting) positive relationships and ultimately, well-being. She is interested in identity at both the individual and organizational levels and in relationship dynamics between individuals, groups, organizations and members, and organizations and stakeholders. Some of the lenses she has used to explore well-being include social value, positive outgroup attitudes, and justice. Shelley’s work has been featured in top journals including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Administrative Science Quarterly. She has had the pleasure of serving on the Executive Committee for the Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division of AOM and on the Editorial Boards of Organization Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and on Special Issues of Academy of Management Review.


    Kyle J. Mayer, Associate Editor

    University of Southern California

    Kyle Mayer is a Professor of Strategy at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (faculty page). He has been at USC since receiving his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999. Prior to attending Berkeley, he worked as a project manager in Silicon Valley for several years, primarily in the area of new product development. He was a fixture in the core curriculum of the Marshall MBA program for over 15 years, and has won awards for his teaching, research and service, including being named the Marshall Educator of the Year in 2006 and winning multiple Golden Apple teaching awards. Dr. Mayer teaches MBA courses on competitive strategy, corporate and global strategy, strategic alliances, and decision-making, and has designed course models for executives on strategy, global strategy, alliances, framing strategic opportunities, organization design and organizational change. He has over a decade of experience working with executives and running training programs in a wide variety of industries, including but not limited to entertainment, technology, aerospace, biotechnology, finance, and health care.

    Dr. Mayer’s research examines outsourcing decisions and the management of inter-organizational relationships, with a focus on the strategic role of contracts in managing these relationships. He has published articles in a wide variety of outlets including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization among others, as well as several book chapters. He has also made numerous presentations at scholarly conferences such as the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the Wharton Technology Conference and the Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference among others. He served as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal from 2010-2013 and has served as an Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal since 2016.


    Abbie J. Shipp, Associate Editor

    Texas Christian University

    Dr. Abbie J. Shipp is Professor of Management and Chair of the Management and Leadership department in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University (faculty page). Prior to joining TCU, she taught at Texas A&M University, as well as the University of North Carolina where she received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior. Abbie’s research focuses on the psychological aspects of temporal issues at work including how individuals think about the past/present/future, trajectories of work experiences over time, how individuals react to change, and how time is spent on work tasks. Her work appears in premier outlets such as Academy of Management Review, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. Abbie has co-edited a special issue on “Time Perspective and Organizational Behavior” at Journal of Organizational Behavior, and a two-volume book entitled, Time and Work. In addition to previous work experience at The Boeing Company and TV Guide, she regularly consults and teaches executive education workshops on issues surrounding employee satisfaction and retention, person-environment fit, survey design, and organizational change.


    John Matthew Amis, Associate Editor

    University of Edinburgh

    John M. Amis is Professor of Strategic Management and Organisation at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He received his PhD from the University of Alberta. His research interests center on issues of large-scale organizational, institutional and social change. John has had over 70 book chapters and articles published in journals that include Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, American Journal of Public Health, Human Relations, Organization Science, Organization Studies and Organizational Research Methods. In addition to AMR, John sits on a number of other editorial boards including Organization Studies, Organizational Research Methods and Strategic Organization. His most recent book, Race, Economics and the Politics of Educational Change (co-edited with Paul Wright), published in 2018, provides a multi-disciplinary investigation of the recent Memphis-Shelby County school district merger, the largest in US history. He also co-edited a recent Special Issue of Organization Studies titled "Inequality, institutions and organizations" (with Tom Lawrence, Kamal Munir, Paul Hirsch and Anita McGahan). John has previously studied, among other things, the development and implementation of policies designed to address childhood obesity, large-scale change in innovation processes in a Fortune 100 firm, and transformation of the Canadian Olympic sport system. His current empirical work is focused on issues of inequality, reforms to the Scottish civil justice system, and major change at a Scottish charity. He is past Chair of the Academy of Management's Organization Development & Change division.


    Shad S. Morris, Associate Editor

    Brigham Young University

    Shad Morris is the Georgia White Associate Professor of Management at the Marriott School of Business, Brigham Young University (faculty page). He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. In addition to co-authoring 5 books on people management and international business, he has over 30 scholarly publications in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and Harvard Business Review. In addition, Professor Morris conducts research and consults in many emerging markets within Asia, Latin America and Africa. He has been a visiting professor at the Indian School of Business, China Europe International Business School, the Copenhagen Business School, and the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Research Fellow at Cambridge University. He has also received numerous awards for his international research, including one of the top research awards from the Academy of Management. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked for the World Bank, for Management Systems International, and for Alcoa. He speaks Bulgarian and has working knowledge of Serbo-Croatian.


    Morela Hernandez, Associate Editor

    Full Professor | University of Michigan

    Morela Hernandez is the Donald and Lauren Morel Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Leadership and Organizational Behavior area at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia (website). She is the Academic Director of Behavioral Research at Darden (BRAD Lab) and co-founder of the Convergent Behavioral Science Initiative (CBSI) at UVA. Prof. Hernandez received her Ph.D. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Prior to academia, she worked in finance at Enron in Houston, Texas - experiencing the roller-coaster ride of this now infamous business case. Given her professional background, it might come as no surprise that her research interests and expertise focus on the ethics of leadership. She also studies the role of diversity in organizational systems and decision-making practices. She is widely published in a number of top-tier academic journals, including Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Psychological Science. Her work has also appeared in media outlets such as Time magazine, the New York Times, and Washington Post, as well as featured on National Public Radio. She is a quarterly columnist for MIT Sloan Management Review. She teaches courses on leadership at Darden, has worked as a leadership development coach for senior-level executives, and consults with a number of government agencies, social profit organizations, and global companies on topics related to diversity and inclusion as well as large-scale organizational change.


    Joanna Tochman Campbell, Associate Editor

    University of Cincinnati

    Joanna T. Campbell is an Associate Professor of Management at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati (faculty page) and a Research Affiliate at the University of Notre Dame. She holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Texas A&M University. She is currently a Representative-at-Large for the Strategic Leadership and Governance Interest Group and for the Research Methods Community of the Strategic Management Society, and previously served as a Co-Program Chair of the SMS Special Conference in Las Vegas on strategic leadership. She has also served the Strategic Management Division and the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management in various roles. Joanna’s research interests include top executive characteristics and their effects on organizational outcomes, corporate governance, stakeholder strategy, and configurational theorizing and methods of analysis. Most broadly, she seeks to understand how the characteristics of individuals (e.g., CEOs) and groups of individuals (e.g., boards) affect firm outcomes. Her work has been published in several outlets, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organizational Research Methods, Research Policy, and Strategic Management Journal. She serves on the editorial review boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal.

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    Belle Rose Ragins

    Endowed Chair | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Albert Cannella

    Professor | Texas A&M University

    Ramon J. Aldag

    Full Professor | University of Wisconsin

    Angelo DeNisi

    Professor | Tulane University

    Thomas M. Jones

    University of Washington-Emeritus

    Jan B Heide

    Univ Of Wisconsin At Madison

    Debra L. Shapiro

    Distinguished Professor | University of Maryland

    John R. Hollenbeck

    Michigan State University

    David A. Waldman

    Arizona State University

    Tina Dacin

    Queen's University

    Moshe Farjoun

    York Univ

    Anne M. O'Leary-Kelly

    University Of Arkansas

    Jay B. Barney

    University of Utah

    Stella M. Nkomo

    Professor | University of Pretoria

    John E. Delery

    University of Arkansas

    Candace Jones

    Full Professor | University of Edinburgh Business School

    Jean M. Bartunek

    Professor | Boston College

    Martin J. Kilduff

    University College London

    Blake E. Ashforth

    Arizona State University

    Royston Greenwood

    University of Alberta

    Mary Uhl-Bien

    Texas Christian University

    John E Prescott

    Univ Of Pittsburgh

    Patrick Wright

    University of South Carolina

    Fernando Suarez

    Northeastern University

    Gary R. Weaver

    Univ Of Delaware

    M. Audrey Korsgaard

    Darla Moore School of Business

    Neal M. Ashkanasy

    University of Queensland

    Frances H. Fabian

    Associate Professor | Univ. Memphis

    Martha L. Maznevski

    Professor | Ivey Business School, Western University

    Alan E Ellstrand

    Univ of Arkansas

    Prithviraj Chattopadhyay

    Professor | University of Auckland

    Elizabeth George

    Professor | University of Auckland

    Cristina Gibson

    Professor | Pepperdine University

    Adelaide Wilcox King

    University Of Virginia

    Amy Hillman

    Arizona State University

    Christine Quinn Trank

    Associate Professor | Vanderbilt University

    Bradley L. Kirkman

    North Carolina State University

    Matt C Bloom

    University Of Notre Dame

    Suzanne S. Masterson

    University of Cincinnati

    Robert E Ployhart

    University of South Carolina

    Gerardo Okhuysen

    University of California, Irvine

    Jeffery LePine

    Arizona State University

    Tatiana Kostova

    Endowed Chair | Univ Of South Carolina

    Bertrand V. Quelin

    HEC Paris

    Catherine Maritan

    Syracuse University

    Pratima Bansal

    Ivey Business School, Western U

    Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

    Professor | Northeastern University

    Karen Jansen

    Professor | Henley Business School, University of Reading

    Frederick Morgeson

    Michigan State University

    Jennifer E Jennings

    University Of Alberta

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