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Joel Andrus

Assistant Professor
514 Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

Joel Andrus is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri. After working as an environmental engineering consultant in the southwest United States for 10 years, Andrus is now part of the Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship group at the University of Missouri. His research focuses on topics that include corporate governance, entrepreneurship and sustainability. His work has been published in top journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Annals. His working papers include topics such as gender equity in crowdfunding, innovation, executive labor markets (e.g., compensation, exit and hiring), and entrepreneurship. He also has work looking at renewable energy markets. Dr. Andrus currently teaches strategic management to undergraduate seniors. He is a registered Professional Engineer and is a member of the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.


PhD, Strategic Management, Texas A&M University; M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brigham Young University; B.S., Applied Physics, Brigham Young University


Andrus, J. L., Withers, M. C., Courtright, S. H., & Boivie, S. (2019). Go your own way: Exploring the causes of top executive turnoverStrategic Management Journal. doi:10.1002/smj.3020 (Accepted)

Howard, M., Boeker, W., & Andrus, J. (2018). The Spawning of Ecosystems: How Cohort Effects Benefit New VenturesAcademy of Management Journal. doi:10.5465/amj.2016.1248

Boivie, S., Bednar, M. K., Aguilera, R. V., & Andrus, J. L. (2016). Are Boards Designed to Fail? The Implausibility of Effective Board MonitoringAcademy of Management Annals, 10(1), 319-407. doi:10.5465/19416520.2016.1120957

Paetzold, R. L., Rholes, W. S., & Andrus, J. L. (2017). A Bayesian analysis of the link between adult disorganized attachment and dissociative symptomsPersonality and Individual Differences, 107, 17-22. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.11.031