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Professor McNamara is a professor of management at Michigan State University. Previously, he was a member of the faculty at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
His research focuses on examining the effects of behavioral factors, organizational practices, and strategic positioning on organizational decision-making and risk taking. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Management, and the Journal of International Business Studies. His research on mergers and acquisitions has been abstracted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Economist, Harvard Business Review Daily Stat, and Business Week. His research on hypercompetition in markets was honored by Emerald Management Reviews as one of the top-50 articles published in business journals in 2003.
He is a co-author of the textbook Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages with Greg Dess and Alan Eisner. Additionally, he has been honored as the JMI Scholar of the Year by the Western Academy of Management. He served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal from 2010-2013 and currently serves on the journal's editorial board. He also serves on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal and previously served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review and Organization Science.
Strategic decision-making; organizational risk taking; strategic positioning within markets; and mergers and acquisitions