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Jeff Harrison
W. David Robbins Chair of Strategic Management
Professor of Management
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Jeffrey S. Harrison is a University Distinguished Educator, University Distinguished Scholar, and the W. David Robbins Chair of Strategic Management at the Robins School of Business, University of Richmond. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Fred G. Peelen Professor of Global Hospitality Strategy at Cornell University. Dr. Harrison's research interests include stakeholder theory and strategic management. Much of his work has been published in high impact academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Journal of Business Ethics. His work has been cited well over 20,000 times, according to Google Scholar. He has published 13 books (on his own or with co-authors), including Foundations of Strategic Management, 6th Ed. (Cengage), Managing for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation and Success (Yale University Press); Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art (Cambridge University Press); and Mergers and Acquisitions: A Guide to Creating Value for Stakeholders (Oxford University Press). His latest book is Sustaining High Performance in Business: Systems, Resources and Stakeholders (Business Expert Press, 2020). Dr. Harrison currently serves as Section Editor for Journal of Business Ethics and on several editorial boards, including Strategic Management Journal, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Academy of Management Review. He has served as an editor for special issues on stakeholder themes at several journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Business & Society, and Academy of Management Executive.

Awards

University of Richmond Distinguished Educator

University of Richmond Distinguished Scholar

Presentations

Harrison, J.S. 2020. Harmful stakeholder strategies. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. August.

Harrison, J.S. 2019. Value allocations to stakeholders. Summer Seminar in Stakeholder Theory, Darden Scholl of Business, University of Virginia, August.

Harrison, J.S. and Wicks, A.C. 2018. Evil stakeholder strategies. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, August.

Bosse, D.A., Harrison, J.S. and Hosskisson, R.E. 2018. Stakeholder economies of scope. Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting, Paris, September.

Harrison, J.S. 2017. Do "close" stakeholder relationships reduce uncertainty? Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Atlanta, August.

Harrison, J.S., Bosse, D.B. and Tallman, S.B. 2016. Resource creation systems. Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting. Berlin, September.

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.

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

Leader of a panel and presentation as part of the panel on “How Can Stakeholder Theory Inform Entrepreneurship Research and Practice” at IABS, San Diego, March 2019.

Made a presentation called “Deterrents to Deliberative Democracy” as part of a Panel Symposium called “The Role of Deliberative Democracy for Managing Stakeholder Value Pluralism within the Multi-Objective Corporation” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, August 2019.

Served as discussant for a Presenter Symposium called “Value Creation from a Stakeholder Theory Perspective” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, August 2019.

Leader of a Professional Development Workshop on “Stakeholder Theory in Entrepreneurship”—Academy of Management, Boston, August 2019.

Made a presentation as part of a panel called “What is Stakeholder Theory?” at the Summer Seminar in Stakeholder Theory at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, August 2019.

Served on a panel called “What is Stakeholder Theory?” at the Summer Seminar in Stakeholder Theory at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, August 2019.

Mini-Conference Co-organizer (with Jay Barney), Tensions in Stakeholder Theory. Two-day conference held immediately after the Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting. Zurich, Switzerland, September 2016.

Mini-Conference Co-organizer (with Jay Barney), Research Workshop on Stakeholder Theory. Three-day conference held immediately after the Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting. Zion National Park, Utah, October 2015.

Program Chair of the Stakeholder Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society. Contacted and organized founding members, wrote proposal in cooperation with Ed Freeman and Maurizio Zollo, obtained approval for the group and provided leadership for three years, 2010-2013.

Conference Organizer and Co-chair (with Ed Freeman), Conference on Stakeholders, Resources and Value Creation. Sponsored by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) in association with the Strategic Management Society. Held in Barcelona. Scholars and business practitioners representing 22 countries attended the two-day conference. Sixty-eight papers were presented. June 2011.

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

Editorial/Reviewer Responsibilities

Section Editor, Journal of Business Ethics, 2017-present.

Senior Editor, Oxford Research Encyclopedia, 2020-present.

Guest co-editor for special issue on “Stakeholder Theory in Entrepreneurship” at Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2018-present.

Editorial Review Board, Academy of Management Review, 2017-present.

Editorial Review Board, Strategic Management Journal, 2010-present.

Editorial Review Board, Business Ethics Quarterly, 2014-present.

Editorial Review Board, RBGN Review of Business Management (Brazil), 2014-present.

Editorial Review Board, Annals in Social Responsibility, 2013-present.

Guest co-editor for a special issue on “Stakeholder Theory at the Crossroads” at Business & Society, 2016-2018.

Guest co-editor for a special issue on “Social Welfare” at Academy of Management Review, 2014-2016.

Guest co-editor for a special issue on “Stakeholder Theory in Multiple Contexts” at Review of Business Management (Revista Brasileira de Gestão de Negócios—RBGN), a highly rated and widely indexed Brazilian business journal that also publishes an English version for worldwide distribution, 2013-2015.

Publications
Books

Harrison, J.S. 2020. Sustaining High Performance in Business: Systems, Resources, and Stakeholders, New York, NY: Business Expert Press.

Harrison, J.S., Barney, J.B., Freeman, R.E. and Phillips R.A. (Eds). 2019. Cambridge Handbook of Stakeholder Theory, Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Freeman, R.E., Harrison, J.S. and Zyglidopoulos, S. 2018. Stakeholder Theory. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

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., Phillips, R.A. and Freeman, R.E. 2020. On the 2019 Business Roundtable Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. Journal of Management, 46(7): 1223-1237.

Barney, J.B. and Harrison, J.S. 2020. Stakeholder theory at the crossroads. Business & Society, 59(2): 203-212.

Harrison, J.S. and Wicks, A.C. 2019. Harmful stakeholder strategies. Journal of Business Ethics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04310-9.

Harrison, J.S., Felps, W., and Jones, T.M. 2019. Instrumental stakeholder theory makes ethically-based relationship building palatable to managers focused on the bottom line. Academy of Management Review, 44(3): 698-700.

Jones, T.M., Harrison, J.S. and Felps, W. 2018. How applying instrumental stakeholder theory can provide sustainable competitive advantage. Academy of Management Review, 43(3): 349-370.

Harrison, J.S., Banks, G.C., Pollack, J.M., O'Boyle, E.H. and Short, J. 2017. Publication bias in Strategic Management research. Journal of Management, 43(2): 400-425.

Harrison, J.S. and Berman, S. 2016. Corporate social performance and economic cycles. Journal of Business Ethics, 138(2): 279-294.

Jones, T.M., Donaldson, T., Freeman, R.E., Harrison, J.S., Leana, C.R., Mahoney, J.T. and Pearce, J.L. 2016. Management theory and social welfare: Contributions and challenges. Academy of Management Review, 41: 216-228.

Ingerson, M.-C., Agle, B.R., Donaldson, T., Godfrey, P.C., Harris, J.D., Harrison, J.S., Keevil, A., Mitchell, R.K. and Phillips, R. 2016. Normative stakeholder capitalism: Getting from here to there. Business & Professional Ethics Journal, 35 (1): 1-23.

Harrison, J.S., and Van der Laan Smith, J. 2015. Responsible accounting for stakeholders. Journal of Management Studies, 52 (7): 935-960.

Harrison, J. S., Freeman, R. E., Sa de Abreu, M. C. 2015. Stakeholder theory as an ethical approach to effective management: Applying the theory to multiple contexts. Review of Business Management (Brazilian), 17 (55): 858-869.

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.

Additional Publications

Harrison, J.S. and Wicks, A. 2019. Stakeholder management: A managerial perspective. In McWilliams, A., Rupp, D.E., Siegel, D., Stahl, G. and Waldman, D. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility: Psychological and Organizational Perspectives, 433-451. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Phillips, R.A., Barney, J.B., Freeman, R.E. and Harrison, J.S. 2019. Stakeholder theory. In Harrison, J.S., Barney, J.B., Freeman, R.E. and Phillips R.A. (Eds). 2019. Cambridge Handbook of Stakeholder Theory, 1-16. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Jones, T.M. and Harrison, J.S. 2019. Sustainable wealth creation: Applying instrumental stakeholder theory to the improvement of social welfare. In Harrison, J.S., Barney, J.B., Freeman, R.E. and Phillips R.A. (Eds). 2019. Cambridge Handbook of Stakeholder Theory, 72-91. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Wicks, A. and Harrison, J.S. 2017. Towards a more productive dialogue between stakeholder theory and strategic management. In Wasieleski, D.M. and Weber, J., Eds. Stakeholder Management, 249-274. UK: Emerald Publishing.

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. 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.

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
Strategic Management
Stakeholder Theory
Business Ethics