Mathias Arrfelt

Clinical Associate Professor & Associate Chair
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006
Clinical Associate Professor, MY
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

Mathias Arrfelt is a clinical associate professor and associate department chair in the Management and Entrepreneurship department within the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His research focuses on behavioral, cultural, environmental, and learning related aspects of strategic decision making, including how these factors influence firm performance. As such, he examines issues related to executive compensation, CEO hubris, the capital allocation process, supply chain performance as well as issues related to managerial risk taking in organizations.

Professor Arrfelt joined ASU in 2008. His prior appointments include academic positions with Michigan State University and San Francisco State University. He also served with Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (New York, NY) where he was the head of Interest Rate Trading and deputy chief of Foreign Exchange Trading (1996-1999), vice president and chief dealer of Interest Rate Trading (1994-1996) and Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Dealer (1991-1994).

Education

  • Ph.D. Michigan State University 2008
  • M.B.A. Fordham University 1995
  • B.A. Murray State University 1991

Publications

Representative Publications

Busenbark, J., Wiseman, R., Arrfelt, M. & Hyun-Soo Woo. 2017. A Review of the Internal Capital Allocation Literature: Piecing Together the Capital Allocation Puzzle. Journal of Management, 43: 2430-2455

Wowak, A.J., Mannor, M.J., Arrfelt, M. & McNamara, G. 2016.  Earthquake or Glacier? How CEO Charisma Manifests in Firm Strategy over Time. Strategic Management Journal, 37: 586-603

Arrfelt, M., Wiseman, R.M., McNamara, G., & Hult, G.T.M. 2015. Examining a Key Corporate Role: The Influence of Capital Allocation Competency on Firm Performance. Strategic Management Journal, 36: 1017-1034.

Arrfelt, M., Wiseman, R.M, & Hult, G.T.M. 2013. Looking Backward Instead of Forward: Aspiration-driven Influences on the Efficiency of the Capital Allocation Process. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 1081-1103.

Devers, C.E., McNamara, G., Wiseman, R.M. & Arrfelt, M. 2008. Moving Closer to the Action: Examining Compensation Design Effects on Firm Risk. Organization Science, 19: 548-566.

Hult, G.T.M., Ketchen, D.J., & Arrfelt, M. 2007. Strategic Supply Chain Management: Improving Performance through a Culture of Competitiveness and Knowledge. Strategic Management Journal, 28: 1035-1052.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 303Honors Org Strategies/Leadersh
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
ENT 484Internship
MGT 586Fundamentals of Strategic Mgmt
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 303Honors Org Strategies/Leadersh
MGT 459International Management
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 303Honors Org Strategies/Leadersh
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 303Honors Org Strategies/Leadersh
MGT 459International Management
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
MGT 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 303Honors Org Strategies/Leadersh
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 484Internship
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 303Honors Org Strategies/Leadersh
MGT 459International Management
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
MGT 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 303Honors Org Strategies/Leadersh
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 303Honors Org Strategies/Leadersh
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 303Honors Org Strategies/Leadersh
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 484Internship
MGT 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 303Honors Org Strategies/Leadersh
WPC 480Capstone Course