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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, 2013-2018
Caterpillar Chair of Business, University of Illinois, 2011-2018
Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2003-2018
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

Pettus, M., Kor, Y., Mahoney, J., Michael, S. 2018. Sequencing and Timing of Strategic Responses after Industry Disruption: Evidence from Post-Deregulation Competition in the US Railroad Industry. Strategic Organization

Pettus, M., Kor, Y., Mahoney, J., Michael, S. 2018. Sequencing and timing of strategic responses after industry disruption: Evidence from post-deregulation competition in the US railroad industry. Strategic Organization, 16: 373-400

Tsay, A., Gray, J., Noh, I., Mahoney, J. 2018. A Review of Production and Operations Management Research on Outsourcing in Supply Chains: Implications for the Theory of the Firm. Production and Operations Management, 27: 1177-1220

Chen, P., Kor, Y., Mahoney, J., Tan, D. 2017. Pre-Market Entry Experience and Post-Market-Entry Learning of the Board of Directors: Implications for Post-Entry Performance. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 11: 441-463

Riley, S., Michael, S. , Mahoney, J. 2017. Human Capital Matters: Market Valuation of Firm Investments in Training and the Role of Complementary Assets. Strategic Management Journal, 38: 1895-1914

Honors and Awards

Strategic Management Society Fellow, Strategic Management Society, 2013-2018

Academy of Management Fellow, Academy of Management, 2012-2018

Excellent Instructors, College of Business, 1992-2018

Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring, 2017

Service Activities

Associate Editor, Academy of Management Review, 2017-2018
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Studies, 2003-2018
Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal, 2007-2016

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.