John Pearce

Editor of the Strategic Management Collection

Dr. Jack Pearce is the VSB Endowed Chair in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Villanova University. Previously, he held the Eakin Endowed Chair in Strategic Management at George Mason University and was a State of Virginia Eminent Scholar. Dr. Pearce has also taught at Penn State, West Virginia University, and at the University of South Carolina where he was Director of Ph.D. Programs in Strategic Management. He received a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration and Strategic Management from the Pennsylvania State University. Professor Pearce has been recognized by the International Council for the Exchange of Scholars and foreign governments on three occasions, receiving the Fulbright Senior Professor Award in International Management for work in Malta in 1979, the Fulbright U.S. Professional Award for work in Malaysia in 1994, and the Specialist Award for work in Canada in 2009.

Professor Pearce is coauthor of 42 books including Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control, 14th ed. (with Richard B. Robinson, Jr.), 2015; Strategy: A View from the Top, 4rd ed. (with Cornelis A. DeKluyver), 2012; and Formulation, Implementation and Control of Competitive Strategy, 11th ed., 2009. He has authored or coauthored 116 articles, 50 published business case studies, several practitioner articles, and 137 refereed professional papers. The articles have been published in journals that include Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Business Horizons, California Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Organizational Dynamics, MIT-Sloan Management Review, and Strategic Management Journal, 11 law journals. His research has been presented to organizations that include the Academy of Management, Decision Sciences Institute, and the Strategic Management Society. His major article on product reconstruction appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 2008.

Professor Pearce has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Review, Business Horizons, Case Teachers Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Case Studies, Journal of Managerial Issues, and the Journal of Small Business Management. Dr. Pearce was coeditor of the Academy of Management’s Best Paper Proceedings for three years. A reviewer for numerous academic and publishing organizations, he served for five years as the Advisory Editor for the Random House Series on Management.

Professor Pearce is the recipient of several awards in recognition of his accomplishments in teaching, research, scholarship, and professional service. In 2006, he received the Richard Beckhard Prize, awarded by the MIT Sloan Management Review. Sponsors of other awards include business schools eight universities; the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies, the Association of Management Consulting Firms, the National Association of Beta Gamma Sigma; and four divisions of the Academy of Management.

Professor Pearce has served as a principal on research projects funded for more than $2 million by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration; the International Association of Chiefs of Police; the U.S. Department of Commerce; the West Virginia Office of Economic and Community Development; and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

A frequent leader of executive development programs, an active consultant to businesses, and an experienced expert witness, Dr. Pearce’s client list includes the All Russian Academy of Foreign Trade (Moscow), American Automobile Association (AAA Divisions and individual clubs), ExxonMobil, Geneva Pharmaceuticals, Honeywell, International Paper, NCR, Owen Steel, Robert Bosch, Scotsman Ice Systems, South Carolina Electric and Gas, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Economic Development, U.S. Department of the Interior, United Services Life Insurance Company, Wells Fargo, among other corporation and non-profit institutions.

In 2009, Dr. Pearce was identified as one of the top contributors to academic thought in the past 25 years; in 2012, he was recognized as one of the top contributors to business practice in the past 30 years; and in 2014, he ranked in the 23th position by Google for all-time author contributions to the business literature.