Publications


My research interests lie in the field of strategic management, with a particular emphasis on top executives and their effects on organizational outcomes.  Most of my work examines managerial discretion, the extent to which top executives are able to influence their firms’ strategic actions and eventual performance outcomes.  I am also interested in the topics of executive characteristics, corporate governance, and social networks.  My current work in this domain focuses on how CEOs’ personal characteristics and experiences affect the nature of firm-level strategic decisions and behaviors.

Craig Crossland

Associate Professor of Management

​University of Notre Dame

Research


Hambrick, D.C., & Crossland, C. 2017. A strategy for behavioral strategy: Appraisal of small, midsize, and large tent conceptions of this embryonic community. Advances in Strategic Management special issue on Behavioral Strategy; conditionally accepted.


Quigley, T., Crossland, C., & Campbell, R. 2017. Shareholder perceptions of the changing impact of CEOs: Market reactions to unexpected CEO deaths, 1950-2009. Strategic Management Journal; 38:939-949. Article (gated)

​Kilduff, M., Crossland, C., Tsai, W., & Bowers, M. 2016. Magnification and correction of the acolyte effect: Initial benefits and ex post settling up in NFL coaching careers. Academy of Management Journal, 59: 352-375. Preprint; Article (gated)

Chen, G., Crossland, C., & Huang, S. 2016. Female board representation and corporate acquisition intensity. Strategic Management Journal, 37: 303-313. Preprint; Article (gated)

Li, M., Lin, Y., Huang, S., & Crossland, C. 2016. The use of sparse inverse covariance estimation for relationship detection and hypothesis generation in strategic management. Strategic Management Journal, 37: 86-97. (SMJ Special Issue: Question-based innovations in strategy research methods) Preprint; Article (gated)

Chen, G., Crossland, C., & Luo, S. 2015. Making the same mistake all over again: CEO overconfidence and corporate resistance to corrective feedback. Strategic Management Journal, 36: 1513-1535. Preprint; Article (gated)

Chen, G., & Crossland, C. 2014. Can you believe it? Managerial discretion, information intermediaries, and the credibility of corporate disclosures. Advances in Strategic Management, 31: 103-143. Preprint; Article (gated)

Crossland, C., Zyung, J., Hiller, N.J., & Hambrick, D.C. 2014. CEO career variety: Effects on firm-level strategic and social novelty. Academy of Management Journal, 57: 652-674. Preprint; Article (gated)

Crossland, C., & Chen, G. 2013. Executive accountability around the world: The sources of cross-national variation in firm performance-CEO dismissal sensitivity. Strategic Organization, 11: 78-109. Preprint; Article (gated)

Crossland, C. & Hambrick, D.C. 2011. Differences in managerial discretion across countries: How nation-level institutions affect the degree to which CEOs matter. Strategic Management Journal, 32: 797-819. Preprint; Article (gated)

Crossland, C. 2009. Why do CEOs matter more in some countries than others? Managerial discretion at the national level. Academy of Management Conference Best Paper Proceedings. Preprint; Article (gated)

​Kilduff, M., Crossland, C., Tsai, W., & Krackhardt, D. 2008. Organizational network perceptions versus reality: A small world after all? Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 107: 15-28. Preprint; Article (gated)

Crossland, C., Ketchen, D. J., & Snow, C. C. 2008. Multi-firm collaboration and international competitive dynamics. In: A.Y. Lewin, S.T. Cavusgil, G.T.M. Hult, & D.A. Griffith (Eds.), Thought Leadership in Advancing International Business Research: 190-204. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Preprint; Contact me for formatted copy

Crossland, C. 2008. Why do CEOs matter more in some countries than others? The antecedents and consequences of cross-national differences in managerial discretion. Ph.D. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University. Download

Crossland, C. 2007. National institutions and managerial discretion: A taxonomy of 24 countries. Academy of Management Conference Best Paper Proceedings. Preprint; Article (gated)

Crossland, C. & Hambrick, D.C. 2007. How national systems differ in their constraints on corporate executives: A study of CEO effects in three countries. Strategic Management Journal, 28: 767-79. Preprint, Article (gated)

​Kilduff, M., Crossland, C., & Tsai, W. 2007. Pathways of opportunity in dynamic organizational networks. In: M. Uhl-Bien & R. Marion (Eds.), Complexity Leadership Part 1: Conceptual Foundations: 83-99. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Preprint, Contact me for formatted copy


Crossland, C. 2005. How national systems influence executive discretion: A study of CEO effects in three countries. Academy of Management Conference Best Paper Proceedings. Preprint; Article (gated)


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