Dr. Robert (Rob) Campbell is an Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business. He received his PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Georgia and BBAs in Finance and Accounting from Temple University.
Rob's research interests are in strategic leadership, corporate governance, and stakeholder strategy. Specifically, in his strategic leadership research, he focuses on understanding how executives’ characteristics and actions affect firm outcomes. In his corporate governance research, he examines various aspects related to executive succession and boards of directors. Finally, in his stakeholder strategy research, he investigates how firm stakeholders develop their evaluations of firms.
To date, Rob's research has been published and/or is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Organizational Research Methods.
Oliver, A. G., Campbell, R. J., Graffin, S. D., & Bundy, J. Forthcoming. Media coverage of earnings announcements: How newsworthiness shapes media volume and tone. Journal of Management.
Busenbark, J. R., Graffin, S. D, Campbell, R. J., & Lee, E. 2022. A marginal effects approach to interpreting main effects and moderation. Organizational Research Methods, 25: 147-169.
Campbell, R. J., Busenbark, J. R., Boivie, S., & Graffin, S. 2021. Retaining problems or solutions? The post-acquisition performance implications of director retention. Strategic Management Journal, 42: 1716-1733.
Campbell, R. J., Jeong, S.-H., & Graffin, S. D. 2019. Born to take risk? The effect of CEO birth order on strategic risk taking. Academy of Management Journal, 62: 1278-1306.
Quigley, T. J., Crossland, C., & Campbell, R. J. 2017. Shareholder perceptions of the changing impact of CEOs: Market reactions to unexpected CEO deaths, 1950-2009. Strategic Management Journal, 38: 939–949.
Doctoral Seminar in Strategic Management (MNGT 985) - This doctoral seminar is a broad survey of the major topics and trends in the field of strategic management. The course covers core theoretical perspectives in strategy research, as well as major strategy topics. Selected readings primarily come from journals broadly recognized as top-tier, meaning research published in these journals is expected to make a strong theoretical contribution and be of broad interest. Although we will cover a considerable number of topics, the vastness of this field means that many areas of current and relevant inquiry must be omitted. In addition to exposing students to the strategic management field, this course also addresses a number of developmental topics to help prepare students for an academic career.
Business Policies and Strategies (MNGT 475) - A senior-level capstone course designed to build on and integrate the knowledge and skills acquired during the business school curriculum. The goal of this course is to study the company as a whole rather than any one functional area. Students will learn principal concepts, frameworks, and techniques of strategic management and will use written and oral communication skills to analyze and critically think about strategic problems, solutions, and decisions. This course requires students to formulate and apply business strategies through the analysis of cases and business simulations. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of how strategy affects careers, company performance, and industry attractiveness.