Trevis Certo

Department Chair/Jerry and Mary Anne Chapman Professor in Business/Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

S. Trevis Certo serves as chair of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the W. P. Carey School of Business, which consistently ranks as one of the top 10 management departments in the world in terms of research productivity. Certo studies how corporate governance structures and top management teams influence firm performance. His research explores these topics extensively in the context of firms undertaking initial public offerings. He also focuses on statistical techniques that help to isolate relationships of interest within large datasets.

His research has appeared in the top journals in the discipline, including the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Review. Certos research has been featured in publications such as Businessweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Money. He has also consulted with a variety of organizational leaders in the area of strategic planning and serves on the editorial boards for the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Certo earned a PhD from Indiana University, an MBA from the University of Florida, and a bachelors degree from Rollins College.

Education

  • PhD  Indiana University, 2000
  • MBA  University of Florida, 1997
  • BA  Rollins College, 1995

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance Structures
  • Firm Performance
  • Board of Directors/Top Management Composition and Character
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Research Methodology

Publications

  • 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.

Courses

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 589Strategic Management
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 589Strategic Management
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation

Honors/Awards

  • 2011 W. P. Carey Business School Summer Research Grant
  • 2007 Dean's Performance Recognition Grant
  • 2007 Mays Business School Summer Research Grant
  • 2005 Mays Business School Research Achievement Award

Editorships

Editorial Board Member

  • Academy of Management Journal, 2005-present
  • Journal of Management, 2003-present
  • Business Horizons, 2003-present

Work History

Arizona State University: 2008-present. Previous Appointments: Texas A&M University, Indiana University, University of Florida.