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Joseph T. Mahoney

Professor of Business Administration and Caterpillar Chair of Business


Educational Background

Ph.D., Business Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
M.S., Business Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1984
B.A., Cum Laude, Economics (Mathematics), University of Pennsylvania, 1980

Positions Held

Director of Research, University of Illinois, 2013-2015
Caterpillar Chair of Business, University of Illinois, 2011-2015
Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2003-2015
Investors in Business Education Professor of Strategy, University of Illinois, 2007-2010
Associate Professor, University of Illinois, 1995-2003
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, 1988-1995

Recent Publications

Skousen, B. , Mahoney, J. Forthcoming. Factors Influencing the Registration Decision in the Informal Economy. In Rethinking Management: Theory at the Formal/ Informal Boundary. London: Routledge.

Mahoney, J., Kor, Y. Forthcoming. Advancing the Human Capital Perspective on Value Creation by Joining Capabilities and Governance Approaches. Academy of Management Perspectives

Mahoney, J. Forthcoming. Towards a Stakeholder Theory of Strategic Management. In Towards a New Theory of the Firm: Humanizing the Firm and the Management Profession, 153-182. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company.

Honors and Awards

Strategic Management Society Fellow, Strategic Management Society, 2013-2015

Academy of Management Fellow, Academy of Management, 2012-2015

Excellent Instructors, College of Business, 1992-2015

Professional MBA Teaching Award, as voted by executives, 2010, 2013

Officer of the Strategy Research Foundation, Strategic Management Society, 2010-2012

Service Activities

Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal, 2007-2015
Edtiorial Board Member, Journal of Business Research, 2007-2015
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Studies, 2003-2015
Associate Editor, International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 2005-2013

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaches undergraduate; MBA; Professional MBA; Executive MBA; and Ph.D. courses in strategic management and organizational economics.

Research interests in corporate governance and organizational economics including: the behavioral theory of the firm; stakeholder theory; transaction costs theory; property rights theory; agency theory; resource-based theory; and dynamic capabilities & real-options theory.