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Rob E. Hoskisson

Rob E. Hoskisson

Title: George R. Brown Professor of Management

Company: Rice, Jones Graduate School of Business

Location: Houston, Texas

Educational Background:

B.S., Brigham Young University
M.A., Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University
Ph.D., Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine

Huntsman School Interactions:

Research Presentation - September 25, 2009


Prior faculty appointments: Arizona State University, University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M University

Dr. Rob E. Hoskisson's research is focused on corporate strategy and its outcomes in regard to performance and managerial commitment to innovation. In particular, he has examined what creates improved corporate performance and entrepreneurship in the multidivisional firm. As such, he has studied how corporate governance (ownership, board involvement and executive compensation) has influenced corporate strategy and innovation, the relationship between corporate diversification (both product and international) strategy and performance and innovation and how such diversification is facilitated through acquisitions and divestitures as well as cooperative strategies (alliances and joint ventures). He also studied how these relationships might be different in different institutional contexts such as in emerging economies or newly-created firms (e.g. IPO).

He has served on several editorial boards for such publications as the Academy of Management Journal (consulting editor), Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management (associate editor) and Organization Science. In addition to co-authoring two books, his research has appeared in numerous leading publications. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and is a charter member of the Academy Journal's Hall of Fame. Dr. Hoskisson is also a member of the Strategic Management Society’s Board of Directors.