Jeff Harrison

The W. David Robbins Chair in Strategic Management
Professor of Management



Harrison, J.S. and Thompson, S.M. 2015. Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations: A Stakeholder Management Approach. New York, NY: Business Expert Press.

Harrison, J.S. and  St. John, C.H.  2014.  Foundations in Strategic Management, 6th Ed.  Independence, KY: Cengage/South-Western.

Hoskisson, R.E., Hitt, M.A., Ireland, R.D. and Harrison, J.S. 2013. Competing for Advantage, 3rd Ed.  Independence, KY: Cengage/South-Western.

Freeman, R.E., Harrison, J.S., Wicks, A.C., Parmar, B. and de Colle, S. 2010. Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Freeman, R.E., Harrison, J.S. and Wicks, A.C. 2007. Managing for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation and Success, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press

Harrison, J.S. and Enz, C. 2005 Hospitality Strategic Management, New York:  Wiley 

Harrison, J.S. 2003.  Strategic Management of Resources and Relationships, New York: Wiley.

Hitt, M.A., Harrison, J.S. and Ireland, R.D., 2001  Mergers and Acquisitions:  A Guide to Creating Value for Stakeholders, New York: Oxford University Press.

Hitt, M.A. Freeman, R.E., and Harrison, J.S., eds. 2001.  Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management, Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Publishers LTD. 

Harrison, J.S. and  St. John, C.H.  1998.  Strategic Management of Organizations and Stakeholders:  Concepts and Cases, 2nd Ed.  Cincinnati, OH:  South-Western Publishing Co. (also published separately as concepts or cases).


Harrison, J.S. and Berman, S. 2015. Corporate social performance and economic cycles. Journal of Business Ethics, in press.

Harrison, J.S., and Van der Laan Smith, J. 2015. Responsible accounting for stakeholders. Journal of Management Studies, in press.

Harrison, J.S., Banks, G.C., Pollack, J.M., O’Boyle, E.H. and Short, J. 2015. Publication bias in Strategic Management research. Journal of Management, in press.

Wicks, A.C. and Harrison, J.S. 2015. A practitioner critique of a conceptual paper on measuring value and performance. Stakeholder Management & Stakeholder Responsibilities EJournal, 4 (17): 1-21.   

Harrison, J.S., Hart, M., and Oler, D.K. 2014. Leverage and acquisition performance. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 43: 571-603.

Cording, M., Harrison, J.S., Hoskisson, R.E. and Jonsen, K. 2014. Walking the talk: A multi-stakeholder exploration of organizational authenticity, employee productivity and post-merger performance. Academy of Management Perspectives, 28 (1): 38-56.

Schrempf-Stirling, J., Bosse, D.A., and Harrison, J.S. 2013. Anticipating, preventing and surviving secondary boycotts. Business Horizons, 56 (5): 573-582.

Harrison, J.S., and Wicks, A.C. 2013. Stakeholder theory, value and firm performance. Business Ethics Quarterly, 23 (1): 97-125.

Harrison, J.S., and Bosse, D.A. 2013. How much is too much? The limits to generous treatment of stakeholders. Business Horizons, 56 (3): 313-322.

Harrison, J.S. 2013. Stakeholder theory. In Kessler, E.H. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Management Theory, 763-767. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Harrison, J.S., and Coombs, J.E. 2012. The moderating effects from corporate governance characteristics on the relationship between available slack and community-based firm performance. Journal of Business Ethics, 107: 409-422.

Harrison, J.S. 2011. Stakeholder theory in strategic management: A retrospective.  In R.A. Phillips, Ed. Stakeholder Theory: Impact and Prospects, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar : 99-110.

Bosse, D.A. and Harrison, J.S. 2011. Stakeholders, entrepreneurial rent and bounded self-interest. In R.A. Phillips, Ed. Stakeholder Theory: Impact and Prospects, Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar: 193-211.

Harrison, J.S., Bosse, D.A. and Phillips, R.A. 2010. Managing for stakeholders, stakeholder utility functions and competitive advantage. Strategic Management Journal, 31: 58-74. Awarded Best Paper Published by a Member of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS) in 2010. Featured in Research Insights, a publication of the Network for Business Sustainability, July, 2010.

Parmar, B.L., Freeman, R.E., Harrison, J.S., Wicks, A.C., Purnell, L. and de Colle, S. 2010. Stakeholder theory : The state of the art. Academy of Management Annals, 3 : 403-445.

Harrison, J.S. and Liu, Z, 2010. Leveraging mergers and acquisitions in the hospitality industry.  In C.A. Enz, Ed., Handbook of Applied Hospitality Strategy, Los Angeles: Sage Publications, Inc.: 594-606.

Coombs, J.E. and Harrison, J.S. 2010. Stakeholder treatment amongst IPOs and the acquisition of resources for entrepreneurial ventures. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 18(1): 29-48

Bosse, D.A., Phillips, R.A., and Harrison, J.S. 2009. Stakeholders, reciprocity and firm performance. Strategic Management Journal, 30: 447-456. Awarded Best Paper Published by a Member of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS) in 2009.

Additional Publications

Douglas Bosse, Robert A. Phillips, Jeffrey S. Harrison, Creating Value by Giving It Away: The Influence of Reciprocity on Firm Performance, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2008, 6

Jeffrey S. Harrison, Derek Oler, The Influence of Debt on Acquisition Performance, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2008, 6

Jeffrey S. Harrison, Douglas Bosse, Robert A. Phillips, "Stakeholder Theory and Competitive Advantage", Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2007

Jeffrey S. Harrison, Joseph E. Coombs, Financial Leverage and Social Performance, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2006, 6


B.S., Brigham Young University 1982

M.B.A., University of Utah 1983

Ph.D., University of Utah 1985
Strategic Management

Contact Information

264 RSB
(804) 287-1920
(804) 289-8878 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Business Ethics
Business Planning
Joint Ventures
Mergers and Acquisitions
Social Responsibility of Business
Stakeholder Issues
Strategic Management