Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000; MBA, University of Florida, 1997; B.A., Rollins College, 1995.
Corporate governance structures and firm performance, board of directors/top management composition and character, initial public offerings, research methodology.
Arizona State University: 2008-present. Previous Appointments: Texas A&M University, Indiana University, University of Florida.
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
W. P. Carey Business School Summer Research Grant, 2011; Dean's Performance Recognition Grant, 2007; Mays Business School Summer Research Grant, 2007; Mays Business School Research Achievement Award, 2005.
Editorial Board Member: Academy of Management Journal, 2005-present; Journal of Management, 2003-present; Business Horizons, 2003-present.
Hillman, A. J., Shropshire, C., Certo, S. T., Dalton, D.R., & Dalton, C. M. 2011. What I like about you: Director characteristics and shareholder approval. Organization Science, 22(3): 657-687.
Connelly, B. L., Certo, S. T., Reutzel, C., & Ireland, R.D. 2010. Signaling Theory: A Review. Journal of Management 37: 39-67.
Connelly, B.L., Tihanyi, L., Certo, S. T., & Hitt, M.A.. 2010. Owners and rivals: The effect of institutional investors on competitive activity. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 723-742.
Certo, S. T., Holcomb, T. R., & Holmes, R. M. 2009. The emergence of IPO research in management and entrepreneurship: Moving the Agenda Forward. Journal of Management., 35: 1340-1378.
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MGT 589 - Strategic Management
Formulation of strategy and policy in the organization, emphasizing the integration of decisions in the functional areas.
MGT 791 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.
MGT 799 - Dissertation
Supervised research focused on preparation of dissertation, including literature review, research, data collection and analysis, and writing.