Mike Mannor


John F. O'Shaughnessy Associate Professor of Family Enterprise

Mike  Mannor

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Biography

Professor Mannor conducts research on executive leadership and organizational learning. In his work on learning, he studies how organizations create and leverage unique knowledge to achieve superior performance and create breakthrough innovations. In his work on top executives, his research focuses on the powerful role of executive leadership to both help and hurt public, private, and family-run businesses through strategic action. As part of this research, Professor Mannor has traveled widely to personally spend time with CEOs, researching the most complex strategic decisions these leaders have ever faced. This has included in-depth research with the CEOs and board chairs of many of the largest organizations in the world, including leading public and family firms in energy, banking, healthcare, retail, professional services, telecommunications, fast food, investment management, insurance, risk, and other industries. His research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and several books. Mannor and his research have been highlighted in the media on NPR, CNN, the Associated Press, BusinessWeek, in the WSJ, USA Today, LA Times, MSNBC, NYTimes, Fortune, ABC, Yahoo, the Atlantic, and a variety of other media outlets. Mannor has been recognized for his civic contributions as a "Forty under 40" leader, and teaches courses on entrepreneurship, management, and business strategy. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he completed a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Aquinas College, an M.B.A. from Grand Valley State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. In addition, he worked for five years at a start-up data and telecommunications provider and founded a small entrepreneurial web business in Michigan.

Areas of Expertise

Executive Leadership

Knowledge Management Strategies

Entrepreneurship / Radical Innovation

Education

BS, Aquinas College

MBA, Grand Valley State University

Ph D, Michigan State University

Teaching

MBA Core Strategy

Publications

"A Liability of Breadth? The Conflicting Influences of Experiential Breadth on Perceptions of Founding Teams", (with Fadel Matta, Emily Block, Adam Steinbach, Jim Davis), to appear in Journal of Management.

"All risk-taking is not the same: Examining the competing effects of firm risk-taking with meta-analysis", (with Mathias Arrfelt, Jennifer Nahrgang, Amanda Christensen), to appear in Review of Managerial Science.

"Heavy Lies the Crown? How Job Anxiety Affects Top Executive Decision Making in Gain and Loss Contexts", (with Adam Wowak, Viva Bartkus, Luis Gomez-Mejia), Strategic Management Journal, 37, 2016.

"Does Experience Help or Hinder Top Managers? Working With Different Types of Resources in Hollywood", (with Jamal Shamsie, Don Conlon), Strategic Management Journal, 37, 2016.

"How Anxiety Affects CEO Decision Making", (with Adam Wowak, Viva Bartkus, Luis Gomez-Mejia), Harvard Business Review, HBR.org, 2016.

"Earthquake or Glacier? How CEO Charisma Manifests in Firm Strategy over Time", (with Adam Wowak, Mathias Arrfelt, Gerry McNamara), Strategic Management Journal, 37, 2016.

"Business for Good? An Investigation into the Strategies Firms Use to Maximize the Impact of Financial Corporate Philanthropy on Employee Attitudes", (with Emily Block, Ante Glavas, Laura Erskine), to appear in Journal of Business Ethics.

"Motivated to Acquire? The Impact of CEO Regulatory Focus on Firm Acquisitions", (with Danny Gamache, Gerry McNamara, Russell Johnson), Academy of Management Journal, 58, 2015.

"Throwing Caution to the Wind: The Effect of CEO Stock Option Pay on the Incidence of Product Safety Problems", (with Adam Wowak, Kaitlin Wowak), Strategic Management Journal, 36, 2015.

"Looking Inside the Dream Team: Probing into the Contributions of Tacit Knowledge as an Organizational Resource", (with Jamal Shamsie), Organization Science, 24, 2013.

"Arrogant but not Ignorant? How CEOs Manage Their Own Hubris with Conservative Coping Mechanisms", (with Mathias Arrfelt, Adam Wowak), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2012.

"Liability of Breadth? Biased Evaluations of Experience in Threatening vs. Opportunistic Environments", (with Fadel Matta, Emily Block, Adam Steinbach, Jim Davis), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2012.

"The Path Dependence of Organizational Reputation: How Social Judgment Influences Assessments of Capability and Character", (with Yuri Mishina, Emily Block), Strategic Management Journal, 33, 2012.

"Developing a Theory of the Strategic Core of Teams: A Role Composition Model of Team Performance", (with Stephen Humphrey, Fred Morgeson), Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 2009.

"Life in the Organizational Sciences: Achieving Consensus on What is Reasonable, What is Possible, and What is Absolutely Required", (with John Hollenbeck), Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29, 2008.

"The Impact of Capability and Compatibility on Favorable and Unfavorable Reputations", (with Yuri Mishina, Emily Block), Administrative Science Association of Canada Conference Proceedings, 2008.

"Career Success and Weak Paradigms: The Role of Activity, Resiliency, and True Scores", (with John Hollenbeck), Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28, 2007.

"Creating Breakthroughs: Exploring the Experiential Antecedents of Search and Knowledge Creation", Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2007.

"Statistical Power and Parameter Stability When Participants are few and Tests are many: Comment on Peterson, Smith, Martorana, and Owens", (with John Hollenbeck, DeRue), Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 2006.

Books

"The Hidden Deception of Knowledge Management Systems: Search, Rigidity, and Declining Radical Innovation", In Lytras, Russ, Meier, & Naeve (Ed.) Knowledge Management Strategies: A Handbook of Applied Technologies, 2008

"Top Executives and Global Leadership: At the Intersection of Cultural Intelligence and Strategic Leadership Theory", In Ang & Van Dyne (Ed.) Handbook of Cultural Intelligence: Theory, Measurement, and Applications, 2008

Presentations

Strategic Management Society Conference (Houston, TX), "Strategic Leadership & Governance Interest Group Paper Development Workshop" (October 2017).

Academy of Management Conference (Atlanta, GA), "Scaling Impact: Understanding How Growth is Conceptualized in Social Ventures" (August 2017).

Strategic Management Society Conference (Berlin, Germany), "Advances in Data Collection Methodologies and Analyses in Strategy Research: Historiometric Methods" (September 2016).

Strategic Management Society Conference (Berlin, Germany), "Cunning or Just Confused? Market Reactions to Sweeping Visions of Strategic Priorities" (September 2016).

Strategic Management Society Conference (Berlin, Germany), "Strategic Leadership & Governance Interest Group Paper Development Workshop" (September 2016).

Academy of Management Conference (Anaheim, CA), "Interfaces of Strategic Leaders: Developing a Future Research Agenda" (August 2016).

Academy of Management - Research Methods Division, "RMD Doctoral Student and Early Career Faculty Consortium" (June 2016).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Big Game Hunting: Accessing and Interacting with Senior Executives for Empirical Research" (September 2015).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Putting Back the Individual in BTOF: CEO Regulatory Focus and Firm Responses to Performance Cues" (September 2015).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Research Methods Professional Development Workshop" (September 2015).

Academy of Management Conference, "Putting Back the Individual in BTOF: CEO Regulatory Focus and Firm Responses to Performance Cues" (August 2015).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Exploring The CEO-TMT Interface: Ceo Generalized Self-Efficacy And Strategic Decision-Making" (September 2014).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Heavy Lies The Crown? Top Executive Anxiety and Strategic Decision Making" (September 2014).

Academy of Management Conference, "Exploring The CEO-TMT Interface: Ceo Generalized Self-Efficacy And Strategic Decision-Making" (August 2014).

Academy of Management Conference, "Heavy Lies The Crown? Top Executive Anxiety and Strategic Decision Making" (August 2014).

Academy of Management Conference, "Objective Monitors? Meta-Analytic Evidence of Risk-Bearing as a Moderator of Shareholder and Director Influences" (August 2014).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Objective Monitors? Meta-Analytic Evidence of Risk-Bearing as a Moderator of Shareholder and Director Influences" (October 2013).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Peeking Inside the “Black Box” of Top Executive Decision-Making: A Mediated Model of Devil’s Advocacy" (October 2013).

Academy of Management Conference, "Can't Buy Me Love? How Charismatic CEOs Supplement Their Charms with Instrumental Behaviors." (August 2013).

Academy of Management Conference, "Take It Back: The Effect of CEO Stock Options on the Likelihood of Product Recalls." (August 2013).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "All Risk-Taking is Not the Same: Examining the Competing Effects on Firm Risk and Firm Performance with Meta-Analysis." (October 2012).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Façades of Rigor? The Spillover of Top Executive Insecurity into Team Construction, Decision-Making Process, and Strategic Conformity." (October 2012).

Academy of Management Conference, "All Risk-Taking is Not the Same: Examining the Competing Effects of Risk-Taking on Firm Risk and Firm Performance with Meta-Analysis" (August 2012).

Academy of Management Conference, "Arrogant but Not Ignorant? How CEOs Manage Their Own Hubris with Conservative Coping Mechanisms" (August 2012).

Academy of Management Conference, "Liability of Breadth? Biased Evaluations of Experience in Threatening vs. Opportunistic Environments" (August 2012).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "CEO Hubris, Firm Debt, and Profitability: Arrogant but Not Ignorant" (October 2011).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Framed for Action: The Influences of Positive, Negative, and Ambivalent CEO Perceptions on Organizational Action" (October 2011).

Academy of Management Conference, "Bringing Experience to Resources: Examining the Contribution of Producers to Hollywood Film Projects" (August 2011).

Oklahoma State University - Doctoral Strategy Seminar (Co-Taught), "" (November 2010).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "An Entrepreneur Experience Paradox: Focused Rigidity vs. Broad Information Networks in New Venture Strategy Formation" (September 2010).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Bringing Experience to Resources: Examining the Contribution of Producers to Hollywood Film Projects" (September 2010).

Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference, "Looking Inside the Dream Team: Tacit Knowledge as a Driver of Performance" (May 2010).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Creating Blockbusters? Experiential Learning and Creative and Commercial Performance in Hollywood" (October 2009).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Depth, Breadth, and Diversity: Experiential Learning and Knowledge Creation in the Pharmaceutical Industry" (October 2009).

Academy of Management Annual Conference, "Depth, Breadth, and Diversity: Experiential Learning and Knowledge Creation in Drug Discovery" (August 2009).

Academy of Management Annual Conference, "Looking Inside the Dream Team: Tacit Knowledge as a Driver of Performance" (August 2009).

Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference, "Antecedents and Consequences of Team Leader Adaptability" (April 2009).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Moving First into a Market: Introduction of New Formats among U.S. Radio Stations" (October 2008).

Academy of Management Annual Conference, "A Second Look at CEO Hubris: Assessing the Measurement and Viability of CEO Hubris as a Predictor of Firm Strategy and Performance" (August 2008).

Academy of Management Annual Conference, "A Two-Horse Race? The Impact of CEO Characteristics and Governance Structures on Firm Performance" (August 2008).

Administrative Science Association of Canada Annual Conference, "The Impact of Capability and Compatibility on Favorable and Unfavorable Reputations" (May 2008).

Grief Entrepreneurship Research Symposium, "The Role of Financial Resources, Experience, and Working Relationships on the Success of Film Projects" (March 2008).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Building Ambidexterity: Generating Knowledge-Based Diversity to Promote Creative Balance in Organizations" (October 2007).

Academy of Management Annual Conference, "Creating Breakthroughs: Deconstructing the Experiential Antecedents of Search and Knowledge Creation" (August 2007).

Academy of Management Annual Conference, "Ruling the Airwaves: Untangling the Effect of Resources on the Performance of Commercial Radio Stations" (August 2007).

International Association of Conflict Management Conference, "Lights! Camera! Conflict? Evaluating the Success of Knowledge Integration among Partnerships in the Motion Picture Industry" (July 2007).

Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, "The Role of Resources and Experience on the Success of Film Projects" (June 2007).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "The Effects of Knowledge Resources on Commercial Radio Stations" (October 2006).

Academy of Management Annual Conference, "Climbing Up a Hill vs. Falling Off a Cliff: Toward a New Theoretical Perspective of Good and Bad Reputations" (August 2006).

Academy of Management Annual Conference, "Looking Inside the Dream Team: Reconciling Divergent Perspectives of Resources" (August 2006).

Academy of Management Annual Conference, "The Hidden Deception of Knowledge Management Systems: Search, Rigidity, & Declining Radical Innovation" (August 2006).

The International Cultural Intelligence Conference, "Global Leadership: The Intersection of Cultural Intelligence and Strategic Leadership Theory" (May 2006).

Strategic Management Society Conference, "Looking Inside the Dream Team: Reconciling Divergent Perspectives of Resources" (October 2005).

Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference, "Understanding Team Performance: The Importance of Experience & Ability in Core and Non-Core Team Roles" (April 2005).