Craig Crossland

Rev. Basil Moreau, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Business, and Chair of the Management and Organization Department

Craig  Crossland

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Rev. Basil Moreau, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Business


Craig Crossland is the Rev. Basil Moreau, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Business, and Chair of the Management & Organization Department. He received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. Craig's 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 or is forthcoming in a range of outlets, including Academy of Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, Management Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization. He is an associate editor at the Strategic Management Journal and serves as a member of several editorial review boards. Craig is also a past chair of the Strategic Leadership & Governance interest group of the Strategic Management Society. Before entering academia, Craig worked as a physical therapist and in a number of product development roles within the medical device industry. Although Craig is a fan of college football, has some Irish heritage, and possesses a thick red beard, he maintains that any resemblance to the Notre Dame mascot is entirely coincidental.

Areas of Expertise

Strategic Leadership

Corporate Governance

Behavioral Strategy

Executive Characteristics and Experiences

Executive Succession


Ph D, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

MBA, University College Dublin, Ireland

B.Phty, University of Queensland, Australia


"Do CEOs receive the pay they deserve? A new vantage on a familiar question", (with Adam Wowak, Michael Mannor), to appear in Management Research, 2018.

"A strategy for behavioral strategy: Appraisal of small, midsize, and large tent conceptions of this embryonic community", (with Donald Hambrick), to appear in Advances in Strategic Management, 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.

"The use of sparse inverse covariance estimation for relationship detection and hypothesis generation in strategic management", (with Mei Li, Ying Lin, Shuai Huang), Strategic Management Journal, 37, 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.

"Can you believe it? Managerial discretion and financial analysts' responses to management earnings forecasts", (with Guoli Chen), Advances in Strategic Management, 31, 2014.

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

"Executive accountability around the world: The sources of cross-national variation in firm performance-CEO dismissal sensitivity", (with Guoli Chen), Strategic Organization, 11, 2013.

"Differences in managerial discretion across countries: How nation-level institutions affect the degree to which CEOs matter", (with Donald Hambrick), Strategic Management Journal, 32, 2011.

"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.

"How national systems differ in their constraints on corporate executives: A study of CEO effects in three countries", (with Donald Hambrick), Strategic Management Journal, 28, 2007.