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Research interests & areas of expertise
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, and the Journal of International Business Studies. His research on mergers and acquisitions has been abstracted in the New York Times, The Economist, 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 presently serves as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal. He has previously served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. He served as a Representative at Large for the Corporate Strategy and Governance Division of the Strategic Management Society and currently serves as a member of the Awards Committee of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management.