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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 to present
Caterpillar Chair of Business, University of Illinois, 2011 to present
Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2003 to present
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. Forthcoming. Sequencing and Timing of Strategic Responses after Industry Disruption: Evidence from Post-Deregulation Competition in the US Railroad Industry. Strategic Organization

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

Ketokivi, M., Mahoney, J. 2016. Transaction Cost Economics as a Constructive Stakeholder Theory. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 15: 123-138

Kor, Y., Mahoney, J., Siemsen, E., Tan, D. 2016. Penrose's The Theory of the Growth of the Firm: An Exemplar of Engaged Scholarship.. Production and Operations Management, 25: 1727-1744

Honors and Awards

Strategic Management Society Fellow, Strategic Management Society, 2013 to present

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

Excellent Instructors, College of Business, 1992 to present

Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring, 2017

Service Activities

Associate Editor, Academy of Management Review, 2017-present
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Studies, 2003-present
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.