Mendoza School of Business

Craig Crossland

Senior Associate Dean for Programs; Professor
Management & Organization
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Craig Crossland is a Professor of Management & Organization and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Craig received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. His research is in the area of strategic management, with a focus on senior executives and their effects on organizational outcomes. His work has been published in a range of top-tier outlets, including Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. Craig has held a series of administrative and leadership roles, including department chair, Notre Dame provost's fellow, associate editor at Strategic Management Journal, and chair of the Strategic Leadership & Governance interest group of the Strategic Management Society (SMS). He currently serves as Treasurer and Director of the SMS. Before entering academia, Craig worked as a physical therapist and in product development within the medical device industry. Although Craig is a fan of college football, has some Irish heritage, and possesses a thick red(-ish) beard, he maintains that any resemblance to the Notre Dame mascot is entirely coincidental.

Ph D, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
MBA, University College Dublin, Ireland
B.Phty, University of Queensland, Australia

Areas of Expertise
Strategic Leadership
Corporate Governance
Behavioral Strategy
Executive Characteristics and Experiences
Executive Succession
CEOs/Boards/Top Management Teams

"Letter to a newly-invited department chair", Journal of Management Inquiry, 32, 2023

"The background on executive background: An integrative review", (With Joanna Campbell, Hansin Bilgili, Bina Ajay), Journal of Management, 49, 2023

"That could have been me: Director deaths, CEO mortality salience, and corporate prosocial behavior", (With Guoli Chen, Sterling Huang), Management Science, 66, 2020

"Fast and rigorous: Configurational determinants of strategic decision-making balance", (With Viva Bartkus, Michael Mannor, Joanna Campbell), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2018

"Do CEOs receive the pay they deserve? A new vantage on a familiar question", (With Adam Wowak, Michael Mannor), Management Research, 16, 2018

"Shareholder perceptions of the changing impact of CEOs: Market reactions to unexpected CEO deaths, 1950-2009", (With Timothy Quigley, Robert Campbell), Strategic Management Journal, 38, 2017

"Magnification and correction of the acolyte effect: Initial benefits and ex post settling up in NFL coaching careers", (With Martin Kilduff, Wenpin Tsai, Matthew Bowers), Academy of Management Journal, 59, 2016

"Female board representation and corporate acquisition intensity", (With Guoli Chen, Sterling Huang), Strategic Management Journal, 37, 2016

"Making the same mistake all over again: CEO overconfidence and corporate resistance to corrective feedback", (With Guoli Chen, Shuqing Luo), Strategic Management Journal, 36, 2015

"CEO career variety: Effects on firm-level strategic and social novelty", (With Jinyong Zyung, Nathan Hiller, Donald Hambrick), Academy of Management Journal, 57, 2014

"Multi-firm collaboration and international competitive dynamics", (With David Ketchen, Charles Snow), Thought leadership in advancing international business research (Palgrave MacMillan), 2008

"Organizational network perceptions versus reality: A small world after all?", (With Martin Kilduff, Wenpin Tsai, David Krackhardt), Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 107, 2008

"National institutions and managerial discretion: A taxonomy of 24 countries", Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2007

"Pathways of opportunity in dynamic organizational networks", (With Martin Kilduff, Wenpin Tsai), Complexity leadership Part 1: Conceptual foundations (Information Age Publishing), 2007

"What is Strategic Leadership?", (With Joanna Campbell, Aaron Hill), Edward Elgar - Accepted (awaiting publication)