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James Davis

James Davis

Department Head, Faculty Chair and Director of the MBA Program, and Professor
Departments: Management
Employee Type: Faculty
Graduate Programs: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Location:  Business 411
Office Phone:  435.797.3882
Fax:  435.797.1091

Education

Ph.D., Corporate Strategy, University of Iowa
M.Ed., Brigham Young University
MBA, Idaho State University
BA, Brigham Young University

Huntsman School Interactions

January 12, 2011

Biography

James H. Davis has been with Notre Dame since 1991. He received his Ph.D. in corporate strategy from the University of Iowa, M.B.A. from Idaho State University and M.Ed. and B.A. from Brigham Young University. Since 1998, he has been the director of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. He teaches courses in strategic planning, change management, entrepreneurship and international management.

Professor Davis was named the John F. O’Shaughnessy Chair of Family Enterprises in 2006 and the Ray and Milan Siegfried Director of Entrepreneurial Studies in 2004. In 2005, he was given the University of Notre Dame President’s Award for his contributions to the University. He received the Notre Dame College of Business M.B.A. Outstanding Professor of the Year award in 1996, 1998 and 1999. He was named Outstanding Professor by Purdue University’s German International School of Management Administration in 2001. He was recognized as the 2002 Inspiration Teacher of the Year for Notre Dame’s executive programs. He received a Kaneb award for outstanding undergraduate teaching in 2003.

In 1998, Davis launched the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame. In the 10 years he has served as director for the center, it was consistently ranked among the top 20 programs of the country and received the NASDAQ Center of Excellence Award.

His research interests and publications are in the areas of corporate governance, strategic decision-making, trust, stewardship and social capital. His articles have appeared in many publications including the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Education and International Journal of Value-Based Management. The Academy of Management recently recognized his research on trust as the best theoretical research of the second decade. He has served on the editorial boards for the Academy of Management Review and Business Horizons. He now serves on the board for Journal of Venture Capital and is the deputy editor for the Journal of Trust Research.

Professor Davis launched and served as the chairman of the Corporate Strategy and Governance Division of the Strategic Management Society. In that capacity he designed and facilitated international conferences and research groups for practicing managers and academics. Dr. Davis is a director on the boards of the Indiana Venture Center and serves as treasurer and chairman of the Finance Committee for the South Bend Resources and Technology Corporation Board.

Professor Davis has designed and taught executive development workshops to a wide range of corporations and trade associations throughout the world. He has worked with a number of companies with strategic planning throughout the world including Continental Tire (Europe, China, India, Malaysia, Brazil), Sennheiser (Germany, North America), Koerber (Germany, China), Bayer (North America and Germany), Lanxess (North America and Germany), Far Eastern Group (Taiwan), Commodities Exchange and Government of Estonia, Cape Union Mart (South Africa) and Seminarium (Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, etc). He designed an experiential learning approach at the University of Notre Dame that has partnered Notre Dame College of Business Students with hundreds of organizations (for and not-for profit) throughout the world.

Quote

“We need to have better vision. More than anything in this world we need vision because we don’t see far enough; we don’t see clearly enough; and we don’t see it soon enough.”

- James Davis

Related Huntsman News Articles

James Davis Appointed Director of the MBA Program (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2013)
Notre Dame professor joins the Huntsman School of Business as head of the Department of Management (The Huntsman Post - August 2011)

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Dean's Convocation: January 12, 2011

Name Title Phone Location Email
Albrecht, Chad Assistant Professor (435) 797-2365 Business 416 chad.albrecht@usu.edu
Alder, Suzette Business Assistant II 435.797.1789 Business 415 suzette.alder@usu.edu
Allen, Daniel Executive-in-Residence/Lecturer 435.613.5245 UMC 5035 daniel.allen@usu.edu
Allred, Scott Lecturer 435.259.7432 Ext. 1813 UMC 5035 scott.allred@usu.edu
Anderson, Douglas D. Dean & Professor of Management 435.797.2376 Business 811 douglas.anderson@usu.edu
Arrington, Christine Senior Lecture 435.797.2338 Business 306A christine.arrington@usu.edu
Bartkus, Ken Professor 435.797.3891 Business 302A ken.bartkus@usu.edu
Barton, Jennifer Sr. Staff Assistant 435.797.2787 Business 415 jennifer.barton@usu.edu
Blau, Ben Assistant Professor 435.797.2340 Business 603 ben.blau@usu.edu
Bone, Sterling Assistant Professor 435.797.9631 Business 302B sterling.bone@usu.edu
Bowles, Tyler Professor and Head, MSE & MSFE Graduate Advisor 435.797.2378 Business 611 tyler.bowles@usu.edu
Brocato, Deanne Assistant Professor 435.797.7388 Business 306A deanne.brocato@usu.edu
Brough, Aaron R. Assistant Professor 435.797.1658 Business 302 aaron.brough@usu.edu
Brough, Tyler Assistant Professor 435.797.2369 Business 605 tyler.brough@usu.edu
Brown-Bankhead, Lindi MBA Program Coordinator & Advisor 435.797.2360 Business 108 lindi.brown@usu.edu
Caliendo, Frank Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Professor 435.797.2963 Business 619 frank.caliendo@usu.edu
Callister, Ronda R. Professor of Management 435.797.1905 Business 408 ronda.callister@usu.edu
Chudoba, Kathy Management Information Systems Graduate Director and Associate Professor 435.797.2344 Business 703 kathy.chudoba@usu.edu
Cook, Alison Associate Professor 435.797.7654 Business 404 alison.cook@usu.edu
Davis, James Department Head, Faculty Chair and Director of the MBA Program, and Professor 435.797.3882 Business 411 j.davis@usu.edu
Doyle, Jeffrey George S. Eccles Chair in Capital Markets Research 435.797.2882 Business 814 jeffrey.doyle@usu.edu
Drake, Leston Adjunct Faculty 435.755.5996 N/A leston12@gmail.com
Fadel, Kelly Assistant Professor 435.797.2348 Business 707 kelly.fadel@usu.edu
Fawson, Christopher Vernon Maughan Buehler and MaRee C. Buehler Professor 435.797.2320 Business 812 chris.fawson@usu.edu
Feigenbaum, James Associate Professor 435.797.2316 Business 620 J.Feigen@aggiemail.usu.edu
Ferguson, John Lead Faculty Fellow 435.797.0997 Business 702 john.ferguson@usu.edu
Ferguson, Merideth Assistant Professor 435.797.3982 Business 410 merideth.ferguson@usu.edu
Findley, T. Scott Assistant Professor 435.797.2371 Business 616 tscott.findley@usu.edu
Fjeldsted, Paul Senior Lecturer 435.797.2172 Business 602 paul.fjeldsted@usu.edu
Forsgren Velasquez, Nicole Assistant Professor 435.797.3479 Business 718 nicolefv@usu.edu
Gardner, Tim Associate Professor 435.797.3037 Business 405 tim.gardner@usu.edu
Gibson , Cynthia Lecturer in Business Management, Box Elder County Economic Development Liaison 435.919.1306 UMC 5035 cynthia.gibson@usu.edu
Gilbert, John Professor 435.797.2314 Business 604 jgilbert@usu.edu
Glauser, Michael Clinical Professor of Management, Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Programs 435.797.8215 Business 309C mike.glauser@usu.edu
Glover, Terry Professor 435.797.2297 Business 607 terry.glover@usu.edu
Gorry, Devon Assistant Professor 435.797.9098 Business 606 devon.gorry@usu.edu
Grange, Vance Associate Professor
FPA advisor
435.797.2702 Business 805 vance.grange@usu.edu
Hammond, Scott Clinical Professor 435.711.1702 CB 114G Roosevelt scott.hammond@usu.edu
Hanks, Steven Associate Professor and Director of Distance Education, Accreditation and Assessment 435.797.2373 Business 414 steven.hanks@usu.edu
Hartman, Cathy Professor 435.797.4062 Business 306 cathy.hartman@usu.edu
Hauser, Karina Associate Professor 435.797.8180 Business 704 karina.hauser@usu.edu
Hawley, Eric Adjunct Faculty 435.797.8146 SER 101 eric.hawley@usu.edu
Herrmann, David Executive-In-Residence 435.797.2287 Business 402 david.herrmann@usu.edu
Hinckley, Martin Adjunct Professor 435.734.9584   martin@assuredquality.com
Holland, Daniel Associate Professor, Huntsman Scholar Lead Faculty Fellow 435.797.3132 Business 418 dan.holland@usu.edu
Hunt, Rhett Lecturer 435.722.1767 UMC 5035 rhett.hunt@usu.edu
Israelsen, Dwight Director – Instruction, China Cooperative Academic Programs and Professor of Economics 435.797.2298 Business 608 dwight.israelsen@usu.edu
Jenson, Richard Professor 435.797.2335 Business 804 richard.jenson@usu.edu
Johnson, Jeffrey Associate Professor 435.797.2350 Business 706 jeffrey.johnson@usu.edu
Johnson, John Professor 435.797.2341 Business 708 john.johnson@usu.edu
Johnson, Richard Larzette G. Hale Professor 435.797.2337 Business 516 i.r.johnson@usu.edu
Jones, Susan Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Director of MIS Graduate Program 435.797.2288 Business 719 susan.jones@usu.edu
Kannan, Vijay Executive Director of International Programs, Professor 435.797.7212 Business 412 vijay.kannan@usu.edu
Kim, Yong Seog Associate Professor 435.797.2271 Business 710 yong.kim@usu.edu
Lai, Sheila Director - Operations, China Cooperative Academic Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor 435.797.3019 Business 612 sheila.lai@usu.edu
Larsen, Marianna Principal Lecturer 435.797.1915 Business 303A marianna.larsen@usu.edu
Lee, Konrad Associate Professor 435.797.5090 Business 406 konrad.lee@usu.edu
Li, Kunpeng Assistant Professor 435.797.7386 Business 419 kunpeng.li@usu.edu
Malko, Robert Professor NA NA jrmalko@comcast.net
McBeth, Kevin Associate Professor 435.882.6611 X3183 UMC 5035 kevin.mcbeth@usu.edu
McConkie, Katherine Associate MBA Director & Advisor 435.797.1773 Business 108 katherine.mcconkie@usu.edu
McEvoy, Glenn Professor 435.797.2375 Business 403 glenn.mcevoy@usu.edu
Mills, Robert Associate Professor 435.797.7480 Business 705 bob.mills@usu.edu
Olsen, David Department Head and Professor 435.797.2349 Business 711 david.olsen@usu.edu
Paper, David Professor 435.797.2456 Business 714 david.paper@usu.edu
Peterson, Shannon Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics & Co-Director of Huntsman Scholars Program 435.797.3966 Business 309A shannon.peterson@usu.edu
Pond, Julie Program Coordinator 435.797.9063 Business 101 julie.pond@usu.edu
Price, Richard Assistant Professor 435.797.8352 Business 812 richard.price@usu.edu
Ray, Kristal R. Assistant Professor 435.283.7650 Ephraim Campus - HiTec 142 kristal.ray@usu.edu
Reutzel, Christopher Assistant Professor 435.797.2384 Business 712 christopher.reutzel@usu.edu
Robins, Dawsey Staff Assistant MBA: 435.797.3624 / Management: 435.797.4062 MBA: BUS 108 / Management: BUS 415 dawsey.robins@usu.edu
Schulz, Eric Senior Lecturer 435.797.8216 Business 308 eric.schulz@usu.edu
Shughart II, William F. J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice 435.797.1571 Business 808 william.shughart@usu.edu
Shuman, Frank Principal Lecturer
IMA advisor
435.797.2339 Business 818 frank.shuman@usu.edu
Simmons, Randy T Charles G. Koch Professor of Political Economy 435.797.1310 Business 814 randy.simmons@usu.edu
Simon, Chad Assistant Professor 435.797.9055 Business 807 chad.simon@usu.edu
Skousen, Chris Associate Professor 435.797.2429 Business 802 chris.skousen@usu.edu
Skousen, Clifford Professor, Counselor to the Dean 435.797.2331 Business 810 cliff.skousen@usu.edu
Smith, Jason Assistant Professor 435.797.2363 Business 614 jason.smith@usu.edu
Snyder, Ken Executive Dean and Chief Administrative Officer 435.797.1387 Business 818 ken.snyder@usu.edu
Stafford, Edwin Professor 435.797.3890 Business 304 ed.stafford@usu.edu
Stephens, Alan Associate Professor 435.797.2367 Business 806 alan.stephens@usu.edu
Stephens, Nate Assistant Professor 435.797.8016 Business 803 nate.stephens@usu.edu
Stowell, David Adjunct Professor     d-stowell@kellogg.northwestern.edu
Swensen, Dana Principal Lecturer 435.797.2898 Business 305 dana.swensen@usu.edu
Thue, Matthew Adjunct Faculty 909-348-7269   matthew.thue@usu.edu
Ugray, Zsolt Associate Professor 435.797.8132 Business 716 zsolt.ugray@usu.edu
Villarreal, Bonnie Lecturer, MAcc Director & Advisor, Beta Alpha Psi Advisor 435.797.3958 Business 816 bonnie.villarreal@usu.edu
Walther, Larry Department Head, and Ernst & Young Professor 435.797.8697 Business 815 larry.walther@usu.edu
Warnick, Alan Associate Department Head, Principal Lecturer 435.797.2301 Business 407 alan.warnick@usu.edu
Welker, Ron Director, MBA Field Studies Program & MBA Program Manager 435.797.2534 Business 113 ron.welker@usu.edu
Whitby, Ryan Assistant Professor 435.797.9495 Business 618 ryan.whitby@usu.edu
Wills, Dani Office Assistant 435.797.3624 BUS 108 dani.wills@usu.edu
Wilson, Jeanine Adjunct Faculty 801.725.8696 N/A Jeanine_wilson@yahoo.com
Winn, Brad Clinical Associate Professor Organizational Leadership and Strategy 435.851.2002 Granite School District (SLGRSD) 504 brad.winn@usu.edu
Woolstenhulme, Karen Senior Lecturer 435.722.2294 UMC 5035 Karen.woolstenhulme@usu.edu