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Kent Miller

Chairperson
Department: Management
Professor
Department: Management
Office:
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
    Article
    Miller, K. D. (2015). Agent-Based Modeling and Organization Studies: A Critical Realist Perspective. Organization Studies, 36: 175-196.
    Article
    Miller, K. D. (2015). Organizational Research as Practical Theology. Organizational Research Methods, 18: 276-299.
    Article
    Miller, K. D. & Lin, S. (2015). Analogical Reasoning for Diagnosing Strategic Issues in Dynamic and Complex Environments. Strategic Management Journal, 36: 2000-2020. 
    Article
    Miller, K. D. & Martignoni, D. (2016). Organizational Learning with Forgetting: Reconsidering the Exploration-Exploitation Tradeoff.” Strategic Organization, 14: 53-72.
    Article
    Miller, K. D. (2017). Interfaith Dialogue in a Secular Field. Management Research Review, 40: 824-844.
    Article
    Miller, K. D. (2017). Organizing with the Spirit. Christian Scholar’s Review, 46: 213-231.
    Article
    Miller, K. D. (2019). Responding to Fundamentalism: Secularism or Humble Faith? Academy of Management Perspectives, 33(3): 307-322.
    Article
    Chanda, S. S., & Miller, K. D. (2019). Replicating Agent-based Models: Revisiting March's Exploration-Exploitation Study, Strategic Organization, 17(4): 425-449.
    Article
    Miller, K. D., Gomes, E., & Lehman, D. W. (2019). Strategy Restoration. Long Range Planning, 52(5), Article 101855: 1-15.
    Article
    Miller, K. D. (2020). Discernment in Management and Organizations. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 17(5): 373-402.
    Article
    Choi, S., & Miller, K. D. (2021). Ongoing Customization in Project-based Organizations. Industrial and Corporate Change: 30(1): 109-122.
  • Courses
    • PIM 855: Strategic Management 1
    • PIM 856: Strategic Management 2
    • PIM 801: Organizational Analysis

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Department of Management announces new chairperson 
Professor Kent Miller will take over when Gambrel Family Endowed Professor Don Conlon ends his term August 2021.