Tim Hubbard

Assistant Professor

Tim  Hubbard

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Tim Hubbard is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Mendoza College of Business. Tim’s research focuses on strategic leadership, with a particular emphasis on behavioral strategy. He leverages experimental methods to better understand executive behaviors. Some specific topics he researches include CEO personality, CEO dismissal, corporate social responsibility, and firm reputation. Prior to entering academia, Tim worked in a number of positions for Caterpillar and as a Senior Strategy Consultant for IBM, where his clients included General Motors, DuPont, and Royal Dutch Shell—among others. His research appears in top journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Management Studies. He is an active reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, and the Journal of Management Studies. His research has been featured in over 40 media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post, National Public Radio (NPR), Financial Times and Fox Business News. Tim teaches undergraduate Strategic Management courses. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, and also holds degrees from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and the University of Illinois.

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral Strategy

Strategic Leadership

Corporate Governance


Ph D, University of Georgia

MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management

BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


"The role of the Chief Executive Officer in firm environmental decisions", to appear in Fordham Environmental Law Review, 30, 2018.

"Fearlessly swimming upstream to risky waters: The role of geographic entry in innovation", (with Curba Lampert, Minyoung Kim, Raja Roy, George Leckie), to appear in Journal of Management Studies.

"Safe bets or hot hands? How status and celebrity influence strategic alliance formations by newly-public firms", (with Timothy Pollock, Michael Pfarrer, Violina Rindova), Academy of Management Journal, 2017.

"Higher highs and lower lows: The role of Corporate Social Responsibility in CEO dismissal", (with Dane Christensen, Scott Graffin), Strategic Management Journal, 38, 2017.

"Reputation as a benefit and a burden? How stakeholders’ organizational identification affects the role of reputation following a negative event", (with Anastasiya Zavyalova, Michael Pfarrer, Rhonda Reger), Academy of Management Journal, 59, 2016.