Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

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Richard A. Johnson

Emma S. Hibbs/Frederick C. Middlebush Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management
Cornell Hall
(573) 882-2900

He is a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Academy of International Business and the Southern Management Association.  His research interests include corporate restructuring and governance (both domestic and international), IPOs and strategy and governance changes in the pre- and post-IPO firm, international diversification and corporate social performance.  His teaching interests are in the areas of strategic management, entrepreneurship, organization change and research methods.  He has received several research and teaching awards.  His publications appear in the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies and Business and Society, among others. He currently serves on the editorial review boards of Organization Science and the Journal of Management and has served on the Academy of Management Journal editorial review board.  Before rejoining the College of Business at the University of Missouri he was a faculty member and holder of the Puterbaugh Chair in American Enterprise in the Price College at the University of Oklahoma.


B.S. University of  Miami, 1982; PhD Texas A&M University, 1992.


Journal Articles

Johnson, R.A., Schnatterly, K., Johnson, S.G., and Chiu, S.C. (2010). Institutional investors and institutional environment: A comparative analysis and review.   Journal of Management Studies, 47 (8): 1590-1613.

Tuggle, C., Schnatterly, K. and Johnson, R.A. (2010).  Attention patterns in the boardroom: How board composition and processes affect discussion of entrepreneurial issues.  Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 53 (3): 550-571.

Arthurs, J.D., Busenitz, L.W., Johnson, R.A., & Hoskisson, R.E, (2009).  Signaling and initial public offerings:  The use and impact of the lockup period.  Journal of Business Venturing, 24: 360-372.

Arthurs, J.D., Busenitz, L.W., Hoskisson, R.E. & Johnson, R.A.  (2009).  Firm-Specific Human Capital and Governance in IPO Firms:  Addressing Agency and Resource Dependence Concerns.  Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33(4): 845-865.

Bergh, D.D., Johnson, R.A. & DeWitt, R. (2008). Restructuring through spin-off or sell-off: Transforming information asymmetries into financial gain. Strategic Management Journal, 29(7): 133-148.

Arthurs, J.D., Hoskisson, R.E., Busenitz, L.W., & Johnson, R.A.  (2008).  Managerial agents watching other agents: Multiple agency conflict regarding underpricing in IPO firms.  Academy of Management Journal, 51(2): 277-294.

Hoskisson, R.E., Johnson, R.A., Tihanyi, L., & White, R.E.  (2005). Diversified business groups and corporate refocusing in emerging economies.  Journal of Management, 31(6): 941-965.

Morrow, J.L., Johnson, R.A., & Busenitz, L.W.  (2004). The effect of cost and asset retrenchment on firm performance: The overlooked role of a firm’s competitive environment. Journal of Management, 30(2): 189-208.

Tihanyi, L., Johnson, R.A., Hoskisson, R.E. & Hitt, M.A.  (2003).  Institutional ownership differences and international diversification:  The effects of board of directors and technological opportunity.  Academy of Management Journal,46(2): 195-211.

Hoskisson, R.E., Hitt, M.A., Johnson, R.A. & Grossman, W.  (2002). Conflicting Voices:  The effects of institutional ownership heterogeneity and internal governance on corporate innovation strategies.  Academy of Management Journal, 45(4): 697-716.

Hoskisson, R.E., Johnson, R.A., Yiu, D. & Wan, B. (2001).  Restructuring strategies of diversified business groups: Differences associated with country institutional environments.   The Blackwell Handbook of Strategy.  Edited by Michael Hitt, Edward Freeman, and Jeffrey Harrison. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers: Pp. 433-463.

Johnson, R.A., & Greening, D.W. 1999. The effects of corporate governance and institutional ownership types on corporate social performance. Academy of Management Journal, 5: 564-580.

Greening, D. & Johnson, R. 1998. An examination of the impact of institutional investors and corporate governance on firm performance. The Investment Research Guide to Socially Responsible Investing. Plano, TX. Center for Investment Research.

Hitt, M., R. Hoskisson, R. Johnson, & D. Moesel (1996). "The market for corporate control and firm innovation: Effects of participation, strategy, size, and internal controls." Academy of Management Journal, 39(5), pp. 1084-1119.

Greening, D.W. & R.A. Johnson (1996). Do Managers and Strategies Matter? A Study in Crisis, Journal of Management Studies, 36, 25-51.

Hoskisson, R., R. Johnson, & D. Moesel (1994). "Corporate divestiture intensity: Effects of governance, strategy, and performance." Academy of Management Journal, 37(5), pp. 1207-51.

Bluedorn, A. C., Johnson, R. A., Cartwright, D. K., and Barringer, B. R. (1994).  "The Interface and Convergence of the Strategic Management and Organizational Environment Domains."  Journal of Management, 20, 201-262.

Hoskisson, R.E., Hitt, M.A., Johnson, R.A., & Moesel, D.D. (1993).  Construct validity of an objective (entropy) categorical measure of diversification strategy. Strategic Management Journal, 14(3): 215-235.

Hoskisson, R., M. Hitt, R. Johnson, & D. Moesel (1993). "Construct validity of an objective (entropy and SIC count based) categorical measure of diversification strategy." Strategic Management Journal, 14(3), pp. 215-235.

Hoskisson, R.E. & Johnson, R.A. (1992).  Corporate restructuring and strategic change:  The effect on diversification strategy and R&D intensity.  Strategic Management Journal, 13(8): 625-634.

Johnson, R.A., Hoskisson, R.E., & Marguiles, N. (1990). Corporate Restructuring:  Implications for organization change and development.  In R. W. Woodman & W. A. Pasmore (Eds.), Research in Organizational Change and Development, Vol 4:  141-165. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.