Jeff Harrison
The W. David Robbins Chair in Strategic Management
Professor of Management
Profile
Awards

University of Richmond Distinguished Educator

Best Paper Published, International Association for Business and Society, 2009 and 2010

Presentations

Wicks, A.C. and Harrison, J.S. 2015. A practitioner critique of a conceptual paper on measuring value and performance. Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting, Denver, October.

Harrison, J.S. 2013. What is sustainability and how do we get there? Presented as part of a panel at the Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting, Orlando, August.

Schrempf-Stirling, J., Bosse, D.A., and Harrison, J.S. 2013. Secondary boycotts. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, August.

Harrison, J.S. 2012. Value creation and stakeholder happiness. Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting, Prague, October. 

Harrison, J.S. and Bosse, D.A. 2011. Managing for stakeholders while not “giving away the store.” Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting, Miami, November.

Wicks, A.C. and Harrison, J.S. 2011. Value creation and stakeholder theory. Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting, Miami, November. Finalist for best paper at the conference.

Cording, M., Harrison, J.S. and Hoskisson, R.E. 2010. Implicit contracts and ex post settling up: Performance effects of employee responses to organizational authenticity. Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting, Rome, September.

Harrison, J.S. and Wicks, A.C. 2010. Value creation, stakeholder theory and firm performance. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, August.

Harrison, J.S., Bosse, D.A. and Phillips, R.A. 2010. Bounded self interest and stakeholder theory : A panel critique. Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting, Montreal, August.

Bosse, D.A. and Harrison, J.S. 2010. Resource providers, entrepreneurial rent, and bounded self interest. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, August.

Harrison, J.S. and Coombs, J.E. 2009. Available slack, corporate governance and community-based firm performance. Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., October.

Bosse, D.A. and Harrison, J.S. 2009. Entrepreneurial uncertainty: What do stakeholders look for? Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA, June.

Harrison, J.S. 2009. The resource creation system and competitive advantage, EIASM Naples Forum on Services, Naples, Italy, June.

Memberships
Strategic Management Society
Society for Business Ethics
Academy of Management
Professional Experience
Previous positions include:
Peelen Professor of Global Hospitality Strategy, Cornell University. (August 2002 - June 2004).

Professor of Management, University of Central Florida. (May 1993 - June 2002).
Institutional Service

Recent International

Mini-Conference Co-organizer, Research Workshop on Stakeholder Theory, Zion National Park, Utah, October 2015.

Guest Co-editor, special issue on “Social Welfare” at Academy of Management Review, 2015.

Guest co-editor, special issue on “Stakeholder Theory in Multiple Contexts” for Review of Business Management (Brazil)

Co-organizer and Chair of the Stakeholder Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society, 2010-2013.

Guest associate editor, special issue on “Re-thinking the Firm in a Post-crisis World,” at the European Management Review, 2010.

Conference Co-organizer and Co-chair, Conference on Stakeholders, Resources and Value Creation. European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) and Strategic Management Society, Barcelona, 2011.

Member, Intellectual Content Committee for Certification of Strategic Management Professionals, Strategic Management Society, 2010-2013.

Member, Editorial Review Boards: Strategic Management Journal, Business Ethics Quarterly, Review of Business Management (Brazil)

Recent University of Richmond

Created the Robins Case Network, a website containing comprehensive business case for use by faculty; cases are used worldwide; 2010-present

Led the Creation of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, which involved the Robins School, Arts and Sciences, and Law; Director from 2007-2010.

Chair and Organizer, Annual McWick Case Competition, Robins School, 2004-present

Member, Full Professors Committee, Robins School, 2004-present

Member, University Cross-School Curricular Oversight, 2013-present 

Chair, Recruiting Committee for a professor of strategic management, 2014-15

Co-chair, Recruiting Committee for a professor of strategic management, 2013-14

Chair, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee, Robins School, 2011-13 (member from 2013-present)

Publications
Books

Harrison, J.S. and Thompson, S.M. 2015. Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations: A Stakeholder Management Approach. New York, NY: Business Expert Press.

Harrison, J.S. and  St. John, C.H.  2014.  Foundations in Strategic Management, 6th Ed.  Independence, KY: Cengage/South-Western.

Hoskisson, R.E., Hitt, M.A., Ireland, R.D. and Harrison, J.S. 2013. Competing for Advantage, 3rd Ed.  Independence, KY: Cengage/South-Western.

Freeman, R.E., Harrison, J.S., Wicks, A.C., Parmar, B. and de Colle, S. 2010. Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Freeman, R.E., Harrison, J.S. and Wicks, A.C. 2007. Managing for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation and Success, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press

Harrison, J.S. and Enz, C. 2005 Hospitality Strategic Management, New York:  Wiley 

Harrison, J.S. 2003.  Strategic Management of Resources and Relationships, New York: Wiley.

Hitt, M.A., Harrison, J.S. and Ireland, R.D., 2001  Mergers and Acquisitions:  A Guide to Creating Value for Stakeholders, New York: Oxford University Press.

Hitt, M.A. Freeman, R.E., and Harrison, J.S., eds. 2001.  Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management, Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Publishers LTD. 

Harrison, J.S. and  St. John, C.H.  1998.  Strategic Management of Organizations and Stakeholders:  Concepts and Cases, 2nd Ed.  Cincinnati, OH:  South-Western Publishing Co. (also published separately as concepts or cases).

Articles

Harrison, J.S. and Berman, S. 2015. Corporate social performance and economic cycles. Journal of Business Ethics, in press.

Harrison, J.S., and Van der Laan Smith, J. 2015. Responsible accounting for stakeholders. Journal of Management Studies, in press.

Harrison, J.S., Banks, G.C., Pollack, J.M., O’Boyle, E.H. and Short, J. 2015. Publication bias in Strategic Management research. Journal of Management, in press.

Wicks, A.C. and Harrison, J.S. 2015. A practitioner critique of a conceptual paper on measuring value and performance. Stakeholder Management & Stakeholder Responsibilities EJournal, 4 (17): 1-21.   

Harrison, J.S., Hart, M., and Oler, D.K. 2014. Leverage and acquisition performance. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 43: 571-603.

Cording, M., Harrison, J.S., Hoskisson, R.E. and Jonsen, K. 2014. Walking the talk: A multi-stakeholder exploration of organizational authenticity, employee productivity and post-merger performance. Academy of Management Perspectives, 28 (1): 38-56.

Schrempf-Stirling, J., Bosse, D.A., and Harrison, J.S. 2013. Anticipating, preventing and surviving secondary boycotts. Business Horizons, 56 (5): 573-582.

Harrison, J.S., and Wicks, A.C. 2013. Stakeholder theory, value and firm performance. Business Ethics Quarterly, 23 (1): 97-125.

Harrison, J.S., and Bosse, D.A. 2013. How much is too much? The limits to generous treatment of stakeholders. Business Horizons, 56 (3): 313-322.

Harrison, J.S. 2013. Stakeholder theory. In Kessler, E.H. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Management Theory, 763-767. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Harrison, J.S., and Coombs, J.E. 2012. The moderating effects from corporate governance characteristics on the relationship between available slack and community-based firm performance. Journal of Business Ethics, 107: 409-422.

Harrison, J.S. 2011. Stakeholder theory in strategic management: A retrospective.  In R.A. Phillips, Ed. Stakeholder Theory: Impact and Prospects, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar : 99-110.

Bosse, D.A. and Harrison, J.S. 2011. Stakeholders, entrepreneurial rent and bounded self-interest. In R.A. Phillips, Ed. Stakeholder Theory: Impact and Prospects, Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar: 193-211.

Harrison, J.S., Bosse, D.A. and Phillips, R.A. 2010. Managing for stakeholders, stakeholder utility functions and competitive advantage. Strategic Management Journal, 31: 58-74. Awarded Best Paper Published by a Member of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS) in 2010. Featured in Research Insights, a publication of the Network for Business Sustainability, July, 2010.

Parmar, B.L., Freeman, R.E., Harrison, J.S., Wicks, A.C., Purnell, L. and de Colle, S. 2010. Stakeholder theory : The state of the art. Academy of Management Annals, 3 : 403-445.

Harrison, J.S. and Liu, Z, 2010. Leveraging mergers and acquisitions in the hospitality industry.  In C.A. Enz, Ed., Handbook of Applied Hospitality Strategy, Los Angeles: Sage Publications, Inc.: 594-606.

Coombs, J.E. and Harrison, J.S. 2010. Stakeholder treatment amongst IPOs and the acquisition of resources for entrepreneurial ventures. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 18(1): 29-48

Bosse, D.A., Phillips, R.A., and Harrison, J.S. 2009. Stakeholders, reciprocity and firm performance. Strategic Management Journal, 30: 447-456. Awarded Best Paper Published by a Member of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS) in 2009.

Additional Publications

Douglas Bosse, Robert A. Phillips, Jeffrey S. Harrison, Creating Value by Giving It Away: The Influence of Reciprocity on Firm Performance, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2008, 6

Jeffrey S. Harrison, Derek Oler, The Influence of Debt on Acquisition Performance, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2008, 6

Jeffrey S. Harrison, Douglas Bosse, Robert A. Phillips, "Stakeholder Theory and Competitive Advantage", Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2007

Jeffrey S. Harrison, Joseph E. Coombs, Financial Leverage and Social Performance, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2006, 6


Education
B.S., Brigham Young University 1982
Finance
M.B.A., University of Utah 1983
Finance
Ph.D., University of Utah 1985
Strategic Management
Contact Information
264 RSB
(804) 287-1920
(804) 289-8878 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Business Ethics
Business Planning
Diversification
Joint Ventures
Mergers and Acquisitions
Social Responsibility of Business
Stakeholder Issues
Strategic Management