Jeffrey A. Krug

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Assistant Teaching Professor, Assistant Teaching Professor, Program Coordinator

Department Management and Organization
Office Address 450A Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-3327
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Jeffrey A. Krug is program director for the Master's in Strategic Management and Executive Leadership (SMExL) program and an assistant teaching professor of management and organization.


Corporate Strategy
Mergers and Acquisitions
Ethical Leadership
Innovation and Technology
Global Strategy


MLE, Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, Harvard, 2017

Ph D, Strategic Management, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1993

MS, International Business, The Pennsylvania State University, 1984

BA, Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1982

Courses Taught

Integrating multiple functional business areas to resolve global business problems and improve organizational performance.As the capstone course in the online MBA program, this course covers the study of strategic management, and is designed to integrate many of the components and key concepts that students have studied throughout the core curriculum. This course will enable students to develop skills to deal with complex situations, identify and evaluate alternative courses of actions for their organizations, and communicate their assessments and recommendations succinctly yet comprehensively.This course centers on factors that influence the competitive behavior and performance of the firm and the major focus throughout is firm success. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe, analyze, explain, and apply strategy concepts and techniques to virtually any type of organization, business or otherwise, in its pursuit of competitive advantage. More importantly, students will be prepared to think logically and critically about actual strategic situations that managers confront. By the conclusion of this course, students will be able to take a strategic manager's perspective to resolve business problems and issues with the goal of improving their organizations' performance.

MIS 446 – It Bus Strat (3)
Provide student with broad understanding of global information systems utilization and management in modern organizations.

Selected Publications

Krug J., "The challenge of international business education: A holistic approach." International Review of Business & Applied Sciences, vol. 2, no. 2, 2021, pp. 9-27
Jackson W. T., Nelson T., Gao L., Krug J., Wright P., "Determinants of interfirm rivalry or cooperation: Implications for management." Academy of Strategic Management Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, 2014, pp. 113-128,
Krug J., Wright P., Kroll M. J., "Top management turnover following mergers and acquisitions: Solid research to date but still much to be learned." Academy of Management Perspectives, vol. 28, no. 2, 2014, pp. 147-163,
Wright P. W., Krug J. A., Ma R., "Levels of liquid assets and entrepreneurial outcomes: The case of smaller firms based abroad." Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, vol. 24, no. 2, 2013, pp. 69-78,
Krug J. A., "The evolving role of general managers in today's global organizations." International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, vol. 4, no. 1, 2013, pp. 24-38
Nelson T., Singh K., Elenkov D., Krug J. A., Davis B., Wright P. W., "Theoretical contributions to governance of smaller firms." Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, vol. 25, no. 1, 2013, pp. 21-42
Krug J. A., "New challenges for international business research: A review of extant research and the unique contributions of John Dunning." Journal of Teaching in International Business, vol. 23, no. 1, 2012, pp. 659-678,
Krug J., "Brain drain: Why top management bolts after M&As." Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 30, no. 6, 2009, pp. 4-14,
Krug J. A., "Corporate Strategy." (Sage Publications), 2009
Krug J. A., "Mergers and Acquisitions: Turmoil in Top Management Teams." (Business Expert Press), 2009
Krug J., Shill W., "The big exit: Executive churn in the wake of M&As." Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 29, no. 4, 2008, pp. 15-21,
Krug J. A., "Mergers and Acquisitions." (Sage Publications), 2008
Krug J. A., Daniels J. D., "Multinational Enterprise Theory." (Sage Publications), 2008
Seers A., Krug J., "MBA market differentiation: An analysis of recruiter perceptions and school characteristics." Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2007,
Daniels J. D., Krug J., Trevino L., "Foreign direct investment from Latin America and the Caribbean." Transnational Corporations, vol. 16, no. 1, 2007, pp. 27-53,
Daniels J. D., Krug J. A., "International Business and Globalization." (Sage Publications), 2007
Wright P., Kroll M., Krug J., Pettus M., "Influences of top management team incentives on firm risk taking." Strategic Management Journal, vol. 28, no. 1, 2007, pp. 81-89,
Krug J., "Turnover from the employee's perspective: The involuntary-voluntary taxonomy." Current Topics in Management, vol. 11, no. 1, 2006, pp. 137-154
Krug J., Aguilera R. V., "Top Management Team Turnover in Mergers & Acquisitions." Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, vol. 4, no. 1, 2005, pp. 123-154,
Furrer O., Krug J., Sudharshan D., Thomas H., "Resource-based theory and its link to the global strategy, structure, and performance relationship: an integrative framework." International Journal of Management and Decision Making, vol. 5, no. 2, 2004, pp. 99-116,
Krug J., "Executive turnover in acquired firms: An analysis of resource-based theory and the upper echelons perspective." Journal of Management and Governance, vol. 7, no. 2, 2003, pp. 117-143,
Krug J., "Why Do They Keep Leaving?." Harvard Business Review, vol. 81, no. 2, 2003, pp. 14-15,
Krug J., Nigh D., "Executive perceptions in foreign and domestic acquisitions: An analysis of foreign ownership and its effect on executive fate." Journal of World Business, vol. 36, no. 1, 2001, pp. 85-105,
Krug J., Hegarty W. H., "Predicting who stays and leaves after an acquisition. A study of top managers in multinational firms." Strategic Management Journal, vol. 22, no. 2, 2001, pp. 185-196,
Krug J., Nigh D., "Top management departures in cross-border acquisitions: Governance issues in an international context." Journal of International Management, vol. 4, no. 4, 1998, pp. 267-287,
Krug J., Hegarty W. H., "Postacquisition turnover among U.S. top management teams: An analysis of the effects of foreign vs. domestic acquisitions of U.S. targets." Strategic Management Journal, vol. 18, no. 8, 1997, pp. 667-675,
Krug J., "Columbia's Markets Threatened by Possible U.S. Sanctions." On Wall Street, vol. 6, no. 6, 1996, pp. 12
Krug J., "Fujimori's Success in Peru." On Wall Street, vol. 6, no. 5, 1996, pp. 1
Krug J., "KFC-USA: Doing chicken right in the U.S. fast-food industry." Business Case Journal, vol. 4, no. 1, 1996, pp. 1-24
Krug J., "Latin American and Caribbean Direct Investment in the United States: An Analysis of Investment Patterns and U.S. Policy Implications." Multinational Business Review, vol. 2, no. 1, 1994, pp. 1-12
Daniels J. D., Krug J., Nigh D., "U.S. Joint Ventures in China: Motivation and Management of Political Risk." California Management Review, vol. 27, no. 4, 1985, pp. 46-58,

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"Executive Turnover Following M&As", Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo, Television
"Post-Merger Integration", Forbes Magazine, Executive Panel with Steve Forbes
"Fidelity National Financial's Acquisition of LandAmerica", Richmond Times Dispatch, Newspaper
"Rival to Buy Richmond-Based LandAmerica", Richmond Times Dispatch, Newspaper
"SHRM Conference Draws Thousands", Human Resource Executive Online, Journal or Magazine
"Mergers and Acquisitions", Richmond Times Dispatch
"InBev's Acquisition of Anheuser-Busch", WRVA 1140, Radio
"When Companies Merger, Executives Split", Richmond Times Dispatch, Newspaper
"Down the Tap: InBev's Acquisition of Anheuser-Busch", The Star-Ledger, Newspaper
"Executive Turnover Following M&As", Richmond Times Dispatch, Newspaper
"Mergers and Acquisitions", CFO Magazine, Journal or Magazine
"In Deal-Making, Keep People in Mind", Wall Street Journal, Journal or Magazine
"Five Statements That Can Haunt Executives After a Merger", Accenture Outlook, Journal or Magazine
"A Three-Prong Strategy Smooths the Path to Profitable M&As", Wall Street Journal, Journal or Magazine
"Post-Merger Organizational Design", Accenture Outlook, Journal or Magazine
"How to Build Value into a Merger", Accenture Outlook, Journal or Magazine
"The Day Dreaming Public Relations People", LeverWealth, Journal or Magazine