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Kent Miller

Department: Management
Department: Management
North Business Building
632 Bogue St Rm N475B
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 355-1878
Areas of Expertise
  • Biography
    Professor Miller serves as chairperson for the Management Department and teaches strategic management courses. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the MSU faculty, he taught at Purdue University (Krannert School) and the German International Graduate School of Management and Administration (GISMA). He has been a visiting professor at Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo and New York University's Stern School of Business.

    Professor Miller studies strategic issue management and organizational learning and change, as well as methodological and philosophical issues in management and organization studies. His research includes empirical, theoretical, and modeling work. He is a member of the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society. He serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Learning and Education, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization.

  • Publications
    Miller, K. D. (2015). Agent-Based Modeling and Organization Studies: A Critical Realist Perspective. Organization Studies, 36: 175-196.
    Miller, K. D. (2015). Organizational Research as Practical Theology. Organizational Research Methods, 18: 276-299.
    Miller, K. D. & Lin, S. (2015). Analogical Reasoning for Diagnosing Strategic Issues in Dynamic and Complex Environments. Strategic Management Journal, 36: 2000-2020. 
    Miller, K. D. & Martignoni, D. (2016). Organizational Learning with Forgetting: Reconsidering the Exploration-Exploitation Tradeoff.” Strategic Organization, 14: 53-72.
    Miller, K. D. (2017). Interfaith Dialogue in a Secular Field. Management Research Review, 40: 824-844.
    Miller, K. D. (2017). Organizing with the Spirit. Christian Scholar’s Review, 46: 213-231.
    Miller, K. D. (2019). Responding to Fundamentalism: Secularism or Humble Faith? Academy of Management Perspectives, 33(3): 307-322.
    Chanda, S. S., & Miller, K. D. (2019). Replicating Agent-based Models: Revisiting March's Exploration-Exploitation Study, Strategic Organization, 17(4): 425-449.
    Miller, K. D., Gomes, E., & Lehman, D. W. (2019). Strategy Restoration. Long Range Planning, 52(5), Article 101855: 1-15.
    Miller, K. D. (2020). Discernment in Management and Organizations. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 17(5): 373-402.
    Choi, S., & Miller, K. D. (2021). Ongoing Customization in Project-based Organizations. Industrial and Corporate Change: 30(1): 109-122.
    Miller, K. D., & Lin, S. (2022). Strategic Issue Diagnosis by Top Management Teams: A Multiple-Agent Model. Strategic Organization, 20(3): 600-626.
    Choi, S., & Miller, K. D. (2023). Organizational Team Formation: Projects, Structures, and Transactive Memory. Industrial and Corporate Change: 32(5): 1000-1022.
  • Courses
    • PIM 801: Organizational Analysis

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