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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

Caterpillar Chair of Business, University of Illinois, 2011-2014
Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2003-2014
Investors in Business Education Professor of Strategy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 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. Forthcoming. Advancing the Human Capital Perspective on Value Creation by Joining Capabilities and Governance Approaches. Academy of Management Perspectives

Mahoney, J. Forthcoming. Re-conceptualizing Exploitative and Explorative FDI: A Balancing-Process Approach to Firm International-ization. European Journal of International Management

Klein, P., Mahoney, J., McGahan, A., Pitelis, C. 2013. Capabilities and Strategic Entrepreneurship in Public Organizations. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 7: 70-91

Mahoney, J. 2013. Chester Barnard and the Systems Approach to Nurturing Organizations. In Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists, 134-151. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mahoney, J. 2013. Modularity and Economic Organization: Concepts, Theory, and Observations. In Handbook of Economic Organization: Integrating Economic and Organization Theory, 383-399. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Mahoney, J., Qian, L. 2013. Market Frictions as Building Blocks of an Organizational Economics Approach to Strategic Managment. Strategic Management Journal, 34: 1019-1041

Moeen, M., Somaya, D. , Mahoney, J. 2013. Supply Portfolio Concentration in the Outsourcing of Knowledge Based Services. Organization Science, 24: 262-279

Honors and Awards

Academy of Management Fellow, Academy of Management, 2012 to present

Excellent Instructors, College of Business, 1992-2014

Strategic Management Society Fellow, Strategic Management Society, 2013

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

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

Irwin Outstanding Educator Award (for Doctoral education), Business Policy Division of the Academy of Management, 2011

Honorable Mention Campus-wide Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Education, UIUC, 2005, 2011

Service Activities

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

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.