Theodore Waldron

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-6184
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76798-8006
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 220.44

Educational Background

  • PHD - Business Administration, University Of Georgia
  • MBA - Business Management, Villanova University
  • BS - Business Management, Villanova University

Awards and Honors

  • Best paper, 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


Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Chick-fil-A: Responding to Activists' Threats," Vol. 12, No. 2015, (July 2015) (coauthors: Marlene Reed, Mitchell J. Neubert). Reed, Marlene M., Neubert, Mitchell, and Waldron, Ted (2015). Chick-fil-A: Responding to Activists' Threats, Volume 12.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"How social entrepreneurs facilitate the adoption of new industry practices," Journal of Management Studies, (2015).

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

"Organizational hostility: A framework of atypical competitive engagements," Academy of Management Perspectives, (2015).

"Predictors of leadership behavior in early career white-collar professionals: The roles of personal characteristics and career context," Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, (2015).

"Activists’ strategies for confronting firms," : World Scientific Publishing, 2014.

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

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

"Third-party endorsements of CEO quality, managerial discretion, and stakeholder reactions," Journal of Business Research, Vol. 66, No. 12, (2013), pp. 2592-2599.

"Non-market players' disruptive campaigns against firms," , Cambridge, MA: Edward Elgar, 2011, pp. 238-263.

Presentations and Proceedings

"Social entrepreneurs’ rhetorical strategies," Proceedings of the Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, 2015 (coauthors: Greg Fisher).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Ideologically motivated competition," presented at the Southern Management Association Meeting, St. Petersburg, 2015 (coauthors: Chad Navis, Gideon Markman).

"Explaining differences in institutional entrepreneurs’ rhetorical strategies," presented at the Sustainability, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship Conference, Denver, 2015 (coauthors: Greg Fisher, Michael Pfarrer).

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).
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