Donald C. Hambrick
Professor, Evan Pugh University Professor & Smeal Chaired Professor of Management
An internationally recognized scholar in the field of top management, Don Hambrick is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and books on the topics of strategy formulation, strategy implementation, executive staffing and incentives, and the composition and processes of top management teams. His recent book, Navigating Change: How CEOs, Top Teams, and Boards Steer Transformation, presents leading-edge thinking for executives who are embarking on corporate change initiatives. Another book, Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards, is extensively used by scholars of executive leadership. He also conducted the widely-noted worldwide study of executive leadership, Reinventing the CEO. He is an acknowledged leader in his field, serving as President of the prestigious Academy of Management in 1992-93. He also has served on the board of directors of the Strategic Management Society and on the editorial boards of almost all the major scholarly journals in his field.
Current research focuses on executive psychology, top management team dynamics, and history and evolution of the field of strategic management.
Ph D, Organizational Strategy and Policy, The Pennsylvania State University, 1979
MBA, Marketing and Planning/Control, Harvard University, 1972
BS, Finance, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1968
MGMT 601 – PH.D. DISSERTATION FULL-TIME
MGMT 535 – The Upper Echelons Perspective: Theory and Research (3)
To learn to evaluate and conduct research on top executives and their influence on organizational strategy, structure and performance.
MGMT 596 – Individual Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
MGMT 578 – Seminar in Corporate Strategy (3)
Current theoretical and research issues applicable to the study of corporate strategy formulation and implementation.
MGMT 531 – Strategy Implementation and Organizational Change (2)
Assess gap between current organization and that needed to implement new strategy or execute change; identify process for closing gap.