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James Fredrickson

James Fredrickson
james.fredrickson@mccombs.utexas.edu
CBA 4.218 (512-471-5694)
CBA 4.202 (512-471-3676)

Department Chair, Professor

Department
Management

Biography

Professor James W. Fredrickson chairs the Department of Management and holds the Tom E. Nelson, Jr. Regents Professorship at the McCombs School of Business. He received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Wake Forest University and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington (Seattle). His research and teaching interests include strategic decision processes, strategy implementation, and executive leadership. While at Texas, Jim has received the Graduate Business Council Teaching Excellence Award (from the MBA students), the Outstanding Professor Award (from the Executive MBA students in both Dallas and Mexico City), the Jack G. Taylor Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Joe D. Beasley MBA Teaching Award, and the Mahajan Award for Excellence in Executive Teaching (all from the faculty). He was also chosen as the Professor of the Year by the Executive MBA students at the University of California, San Diego, and he has been listed in Business Week as among the best graduate business school teachers in the nation. In addition, his coauthored article, "Are You Sure You Have a Strategy," in the Academy of Management Executive, received that journal's Best Paper Award for 2001.

Publications

Matt T Theeke, Francisco Polidoro, and James W. Fredrickson. The Influence of a Firm's Approach to Innovation on its Ability to Attract Analyst Coverage. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, forthcoming.
James W. Fredrickson, Alison Davis-Blake, and Gerard Sanders. 2010. Sharing the Wealth: Social Comparisons and Pay Dispersion in the CEO’s Top Team. Strategic Management Journal 31(10), 1031-1053.
Michael G. Hendron and James W. Fredrickson. 2006. The Effect of Strategy Process and Information Source on Strategy Content. Best Papers Proceedings of the Academy of Management 122-127.
Donald C. Hambrick and James W. Fredrickson. 2001. Are You Sure You Have a Strategy? Academy of Management Executive 15, 48-59.
Mason A. Carpenter and James W. Fredrickson. 2001. Going Global, Changes in the Top Management Team, and the Moderating Effect of Context. Academy of Management Journal 44, 533-545.
Andrew D. Henderson and James W. Fredrickson. 2001. Top Management Team Coordination Needs and the CEO Pay Gap: A Competitive Test of Economic and Behavioral Views. Academy of Management Journal 44, 96-117.
Carpenter, Mason A. and James W. Fredrickson. 2001. Top Management Teams, Global Strategic Posture, And The Moderating Role Of Uncertainty. Academy of Management Journal 44.
James D. Westphal and James W. Fredrickson. 2001. Who Directs Strategic Change? Director Experience, the Selection of New CEOs, and Change in Corporate Strategy. Strategic Management Journal 22, 1113-1138.
Anthony L. Iaquinto and James W. Fredrickson. 1997. Top Management Team Agreement About the Strategic Decision Process: A Test of Some of its Determinants and Consequences. Strategic Management Journal 18, 63-75.
Andrew D. Henderson and James W. Fredrickson. 1996. Information Processing Demands as a Determinant of CEO Compensation. Academy of Management Journal 39, 575-606.
James W. Fredrickson. 1995. Prizes with Strings Attached: Determinants of the Structure of CEO Compensation, in Best Papers Proceedings of the Academy of Management,
W. Gerard Sanders, Alison Davis-Blake, and James W. Fredrickson. 1995. Prizes with Strings Attached: Determinants of the Structure of CEO Compensation. Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings 55, 266-270.
Donald C. Hambrick, Marta A. Geletkanycz, and James W. Fredrickson. 1993. Top Executive Commitment to the Status Quo: Some Tests of its Determinants. Strategic Management Journal 14, 401-418.
Donald C. Hambrick, Sylvia Black, and James W. Fredrickson. 1992. Executive Leadership for the High Technology Firm: What's Special About It?, in Top Management and Executive Leadership in High Technology, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia and Michael W. Lawless, eds. JAI Press.
James W. Fredrickson. 1990. On the Need for Perspective, in Perspectives on Strategic Management, James W. Fredrickson, ed. Harper & Row, 1-8.
James W. Fredrickson, ed. 1990. Perspectives on Strategic Management. Harper & Row.
James W. Fredrickson and Anthony L. Iaquinto. 1989. Inertia and Creeping Rationality in Strategic Decision Processes. Academy of Management Journal 32, 516-542.
James W. Fredrickson, Donald C. Hambrick, and Sara Baumrin. 1988. A Model of CEO Dismissal. Academy of Management Review 13, 250-270.
James W. Fredrickson. 1987. Incremental Change, its Correlates, and the Comprehensiveness of Strategic Decision, in Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management, 26-31.
James W. Fredrickson. 1986. An Exploratory Approach to Measuring Perceptions of Strategic Decision Process Constructs. Strategic Management Journal 7, 473-483.
James W. Fredrickson. 1986. The Strategic Decision Process and Organizational Structure. Academy of Management Review 11, 280-297.
James W. Fredrickson. 1985. Effects of Decision Motive and Organizational Performance Level on Strategic Decision Processes. Academy of Management Journal 28, 821-843.
James W. Fredrickson and Terence R. Mitchell. 1984. Strategic Decision Processes: Comprehensiveness and Performance in an Industry with an Unstable Environment. Academy of Management Journal 27, 399-423.
James W. Fredrickson. 1984. Structure and Strategic Decision Processes, in Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management, 12-17.
James W. Fredrickson. 1984. The Comprehensiveness of Strategic Decision Processes: Extension, Observations, Future Directions. Academy of Management Journal 27, 445-466.
James W. Fredrickson. 1983. Performance and the Comprehensiveness of Strategic Decision Processes, in Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management, 17-22.
James W. Fredrickson. 1983. Strategic Process Research: Questions and Recommendations. Academy of Management Review 8, 565-575.
Daniel R. Ilgen, Terence R. Mitchell, and James W. Fredrickson. 1981. Poor Performers: Supervisors' and Subordinates' Responses. Organizational Behavior and Human Performance 27, 386-410.
James W. Fredrickson. 1977. Organizing for Better Medical School Management. Health Care Management Review 2, 71-76.

Professional Awards

Academy of Management Executive, Best Paper Award2002

Teaching Awards

Joe D. Beasley MBA Teaching Award2007
Outstanding Faculty Award, Mexico City Executive MBA2006
Professor of the Year, Executive MBA, University of California - San Diego2006
Outstanding Faculty Award, Mexico City Executive MBA2003
Mahajan Award for Excellence in Executive Teaching2002
The Outstanding Professor, Texas Executive MBA Program2001
Jack G. Taylor Award for Excellence in Teaching1999
Graduate Business Council Teaching Excellence Award1994

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