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Mar 01, 2009


Kathryn M. Bartol, Robert H. Smith Professor of Management and Organization, received her PhD from Michigan State University. She is the past dean of the fellows of the Academy of Management, as well as a past president of the Academy of Management. Her research focuses on knowledge sharing; networks and influence; leadership and empowerment; virtual teams and vital work relationships; information technology and organizations; and rewards, retention, and creativity.

Stephen Brown
, assistant professor of accounting and information assurance, received his PhD from Northwestern University. He is a Chartered Accountant and prior to entering academia, worked for Arthur Andersen in both the audit and tax divisions. His research focuses on the causes and effects of disclosures by management on the capital market.


Benjamin L. Hallen, assistant professor of strategy, received his PhD from Stanford University. His research focuses on how entrepreneurs may form network ties with potential resource providers and partners. He studies this question in the context of entrepreneurs raising equity investments from venture capital and corporate investors, with a particular focus on identifying strategies that entrepreneurs may use when they are unknown within an industry and lack prior network ties to investors.


Ken G. Smith, Dean’s Chaired Professor of Business Strategy, received his PhD from University of Washington. His research focuses on the areas of competition, competitive advantage, and strategic decision-making. He was editor of the Academy of Management Review from 1996-1999, elected a fellow of the Academy of Management in 1998 and from 2006-2007 served as President of the Academy of Management. He co-authored two books: The Dynamics of Competitive Strategy (Sage Publishing, 1992); and Strategy as Action: Competitive Dynamics and Competitive Advantage (Oxford Publishing, 2005) and co-edited the International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working (Wiley & Sons, 2003), and Great Minds in Management (Oxford Publishing, 2005).  

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