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Gerry McNamara

John H. McConnell Professor in Business Administration
Department: Management
North Business Building
632 Bogue St Rm N455
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-5527
  • Biography
    Gerry McNamara is the McConnell 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 leading journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Management, the Academy of Management Annals, 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.

    He is a co-author of the textbook Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages with Greg Dess, Alan Eisner, and Steve Sauerwald.  Additionally, he has been honored as the JMI Scholar of the Year by the Western Academy of Management.  He currently serves as Program Chair for the Behavioral Strategy Division of the Strategic Management Society.  He also serves an Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal and served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal from 2010-2013.

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