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Theodore Waldron, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Management

Contact Information

Email:  Theodore_Waldron@baylor.edu
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-6184
Office Location:  HSB 328

Educational Background

  • Ph D - Business Administration, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2010
  • MBA - Business Administration, VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, 2006
  • BS - Business Administration, VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, 2003

Awards and Honors

  • Best paper, Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (2013)
  • Best proposal, Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (2013)
  • Best Paper (Social Issues Division), Southern Management Association (2011)
  • Outstanding reviewer, Academy of Management (2008)

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Southern Management Association
  • Strategic Management Society

Publications

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Chick-fil-A: Responding to activists threats," Journal of Business Ethics Education, (June 2015) (coauthors: Marlene Reed, Mitchell J. Neubert).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Institutional entrepreneurs' social mobility in organizational fields," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 30, No. 1, (2015), pp. 131-149 (coauthors: Greg Fisher, Chad Navis).

"Activists’ strategies for confronting firms," Sustainability, society, business ethics, and entrepreneurship, Don Siegel and Gideon Markman (eds.): World Scientific Publishing, 2014 (coauthors: Chad Navis, Gideon Markman).

"Small entrants and large incumbents: A framework of micro entry," Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 28, No. 2, (2014), pp. 179-197 (coauthors: Gideon Markman).

"Explaining differences in firms' responses to activism," Academy of Management Review, Vol. 38, No. 3, (2013), pp. 397-417 (coauthors: Chad Navis, Greg Fisher).

"Third-party endorsements of CEO quality, managerial discretion, and stakeholder reactions," Journal of Business Research, Vol. 66, No. 12, (2013), pp. 2592-2599 (coauthors: Scott D. Graffin, Joseph F. Porac, James B. Wade).

"Non-market players' disruptive campaigns against firms," The competitive dynamics of entrepreneurial market entry, Gideon Markman and Phillip H. Phan (eds.), Cambridge, MA: Edward Elgar, 2011, pp. 238-263.

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Institutional entrepreneurs’ social mobility in organizational fields," presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, 2014 (coauthors: Greg Fisher, Chad Navis).

"Welcome to the jungle: Activist and firm discourse and the struggle over market change.," presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, 2014 (coauthors: Jocelyn Leitzinger, Chad Navis, Greg Fisher).

"Choose your own adventure: Living stories as a tool for industry practice change," presented at the European Group for Organization Studies, Rotterdam, 2014 (coauthors: Jocelyn Leitzinger, Chad Navis, Greg Fisher).

"The rhetorical strategies of institutional entrepreneurs," presented at the Southern Management Association Conference, Savannah, 2014 (coauthors: Greg Fisher, Michael Pfarrer).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Reed, Marlene M., Mitchell Neubert and Theodore Waldron (October 2013). Chick-fil-A: Voicing Values and Responding to Activists' Threats," Proceedings of the North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Outsiders as agents of sustainable institutional change," presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Atlanta, October 2013 (coauthors: Greg Fisher, Chad Navis).

"Outsiders as institutional entrepreneurs," Proceedings of the Academy of Management Meeting, Orlando, August 2013 (coauthors: Greg Fisher, Chad Navis).

"Outsiders as agents of institutional change," presented at the Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference, Denver, April 2013 (coauthors: Chad Navis, Greg Fisher).

"When activists attack: Organizational identity and firm responsiveness to activist demands," presented at the Southern Management Association Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, November 2012 (coauthors: Chad Navis, Greg Fisher, Jocelyn Leitzinger).

"Activism, firm identity, and the extent of changes to contentious industry practices," presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Boston, August 2012 (coauthors: Chad Navis, Greg Fisher).

"When activists attack: Activism, identity and changes to corporate practices," presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Boston, August 2012 (coauthors: Chad Navis, Greg Fisher, Jocelyn Leitzinger).

"Cross-Sector Partnerships and Social Legitimacy," presented at the Strategic Management Society 31st Annual International Conference, Miami, FL, November 2011 (coauthors: Patricia M. Norman, Kendall W. Artz).

"Activism, firms, and markets: Conceptualizing the effectiveness of localized movements," Proceedings of the Southern Management Association Conference, Savannah, November 2011 (coauthors: Chad Navis, Greg Fisher).

"Firms, non-market players, and attacks: Exploring non-market threats to firms," presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Miami, November 2011 (coauthors: Gideon Markman).

"Activist campaigns aginst markets: The role of identity in localized movement effectiveness," presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, San Antonio, August 2011 (coauthors: Chad Navis, Greg Fisher).

"Non-market action: How non-market players disruptively change corporate competitive practices," presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, San Antonio, August 2011.

"When attackers are not competitors," presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, San Antonio, August 2011 (coauthors: Gideon D. Markman).

"Activist attack strategies," presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Montreal, August 2010 (coauthors: Gideon Markman).
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