James P. Walsh

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1234

Phone: 734-936-2768

Fax: 734-936-0282

E-mail: jpwalsh@umich.edu



1985                            Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

1980                            Master of Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1977                            Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York, New York

1975                            Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York

Professional Experience

1991 – Present            University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
                                   Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Management, 1999 - present
                                   Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, 2009 - present

2006                           University of New South Wales, Australian Graduate School of Management, Visiting Professor

1997                           Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, School of Business and Management, Visiting Professor

1984 – 1991               Dartmouth College, Amos Tuck School of Business, Associate Professor with tenure, 1991

Current Professional Service and Editorial Appointments

2006 – Present           Academy of Management, Vice-President Elect, Vice-President, President-Elect

2005 – Present           Academy of Management Annals, Co-Editor

1996 – Present           Frontiers of Organization and Management, LEA Book Series Co-Editor

2007 - Present            Strategic Management Journal, Associate Editor 

Selected Publications

      Corporation in Society

Walsh, J.P., Kress, J.C. and Beyerchen, K.W. 2005.  Book review essay: Promises and perils at the bottom of the pyramid. Administrative Science Quarterly, 50(3): 473-482.

Walsh, J.P. 2005.  Book review essay: Taking stock of stakeholder management.  Academy of Management Review, 30(2): 426-438.

Margolis, J.D. and Walsh, J.P. 2003.  Misery loves companies: Rethinking social initiatives by business. Administrative Science Quarterly, 48: 265-305.

 Walsh, J.P., Weber, K. and Margolis, J.D. 2003.  Social issues and management: Our lost cause found. Journal of Management, 29(6): 859-881.

 Walsh, J.P. 2003.  Review of Worked Over: The Corporate Sabotage of an American Community by Dimitra Doukas. Administrative Science Quarterly, 48(3): 513-517.

 Margolis, J.D. and Walsh, J.P. 2001.  People and Profits? The Search for a Link between a Company’s Social and Financial Performance. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.

      Corporate Governance

Bradley, M., Schipani, C.A., Sundaram, A.K. and Walsh, J.P. 1999.  The purposes and accountability of the corporation in contemporary society: Corporate governance at a crossroads. Law and Contemporary Problems, 62(3): 9–86.

Logue, D.E., Seward, J.K. and Walsh, J.P. 1996.  Rearranging residual claims: A case for target stock. Financial Management, 25(1): 43-61.

Seward, J.K. and Walsh, J.P. 1996.  The governance and control of voluntary corporate spin-offs. Strategic Management Journal, 17(1): 25-39.

Seward, J.K. and Walsh, J.P. 1994.  The acquisition of restructured firms: An illustration of market discipline? Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 3(4): 585-603.

Walsh, J.P. and Kosnik, R.D. 1993.  Corporate raiders and their disciplinary role in the market for corporate control. Academy of Management Journal, 36(4): 671-700.

Walsh, J.P. and Ellwood, J.W. 1991.  Mergers, acquisitions, and the pruning of managerial deadwood. Strategic Management Journal, 12(3): 201-217.

Walsh, J.P. and Seward, J.K. 1990.  On the efficiency of internal and external corporate control mechanisms. Academy of Management Review, 15(3): 421-458.

Walsh, J.P. 1989.  Doing a deal: Merger and acquisition negotiations and their impact upon target company top management turnover. Strategic Management Journal, 10(4): 307-322.

Walsh, J.P. 1988.  Top management turnover following mergers and acquisitions. Strategic Management Journal, 9(2): 173-183.

       Information Processing in Organizations 

Walsh, J.P. 1995.  Managerial and organizational cognition: Notes from a trip down memory lane. Organization Science, 6(3): 280-321.

Walsh, J.P. and Ungson, G.R. 1991. Organizational memory. Academy of Management Review, 16(1): 57-91.

Walsh, J.P. 1988.  Selectivity and selective perception: An investigation of managers' belief structures and information processing. Academy of Management Journal, 31(4): 873-896.

Walsh, J.P., Henderson, C.M. and Deighton, J. 1988.  Negotiated belief structures and decision performance: An empirical investigation. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 42(2): 194-216.

Walsh, J.P. and Fahey, L. 1986.  The role of negotiated belief structures in strategy making. Journal of Management, 12(3): 325-338.

      Management & Organization

Walsh, J.P. 2007.  On the relationship between research and practice: Debate and reflections. Journal of Management Inquiry, 16(2): 128-154.

Walsh, J.P., Meyer, A.D. and Schoonhoven, C.B. 2006.  A future for organization theory: Living in and living with changing organizations. Organization Science, 17(5): 657-671.


Walsh, J.P. 2007.  The Delmar Dog Butler: Is Outsourcing Killing America?. Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

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    CEO Compensation Debate

Testimony of Steven N. Kaplan, Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives, March 8, 2007.

Bogle, J. 2008. Reflections on CEO CompensationAcademy of Management Perspectives, 22(2), 21-25.

Walsh, J.P. 2008.  CEO compensation and the responsibilities of the business scholar to society. Academy of Management Perspectives, 22(2): 26-33.

Kaplan, Steven N. August 2008. Are U.S. CEOs overpaid?  A response to Bogle and WalshAcademy of Management Perspectives, 22(3): 28-34.

Walsh, J.P. 2009. Are U.S. CEOs overpaid: A partial response to Kaplan. Academy of Management Perspectives, 23: 73-75.

Last Revised - March 31, 2009