Aaron D. Hill holds the Williams S. Spears Chair in Business Administration at Oklahoma State University. His primary research focuses on understanding how the personal characteristics and situational factors of both executives and other key employees work both independently and in concert to affect firm-level outcomes. In particular, he has published research addressing the effects stemming from executive self-concept such as narcissism and hubris/overconfidence; the implications of compensation designs and comparisons; and the mobility of executives and other key employees across organizations. As secondary research interests, Dr. Hill investigates corporate political activity and measurement within executive research. His publications have appeared in outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Management.
(*Denotes Doctoral Student at Time of Submission; **Denotes Former Doctoral Student)
Hill, A., Aime, F., & Ridge, J. In Press. The Performance Implications of Resource and Pay Dispersion: The Case of Major League Baseball. Strategic Management Journal.
^ Featured by Harvard Business Review: Hill, A., Aime, F., & Ridge, J. May 9, 2017: 10 Years of Data on Baseball Teams Shows When Pay Transparency Backfires.
Ridge, J., Ingram, A. & Hill, A. In Press. Beyond Lobbying Expenditures: How Lobbying Breadth and Political Connectedness Affect Firm Outcomes. Academy of Management Journal.
Ridge, J., Hill, A., & Ingram, A. In Press. The Signaling Role of Politician Stock Ownership: Effects on Lobbying Intensity. Journal of Management.
^ Featured by Harvard Business Review: Hill, A., Ridge, J., & Ingram, A. February 24, 2017: The Growing Conflict-of-Interest Problem in the U.S. Congress.
Ridge, J., Hill, A., & Aime, F. 2017. Implications of Multiple Concurrent Pay Comparisons for Top Team Turnover. Journal of Management, 43(3): 671-690
Greenbaum, R.L., Hill, A., Mawritz, M.B., & *Quade, M.J. 2017. Employee Machiavellianism to Unethical Behavior: The Role of Abusive Supervision as a Trait Activator. Journal of Management, 43(2): 585-609.
Ridge, J., Johnson, S., Hill, A., & Bolton, J. 2017. The Role of Top Management Team Attention in New Product Introductions. Journal of Business Research, 70(1): 17-24.
*Petrenko, O., Aime, F., Ridge, J., & Hill, A. 2016. Corporate social responsibility or CEO narcissism? CSR motivations and organizational performance. Strategic Management Journal, 27(2): 262-279.
Hill, A., Upadhyay, A., & Beekun, R. 2015. Do Female and Ethnically Diverse Executives Endure Inequity in the CEO Position or Do They Benefit from Their Minority Status? An Empirical Examination. Strategic Management Journal, 36(8): 1115-1134.
Johnson, P., *Smith, M., Wallace, J.C., Hill, A., & Baron, R. 2015. A Review of Multilevel Regulatory Focus in Organizations. Journal of Management, 41(5): 1501-1529.
Hill, A., Kern, D., & White, M. 2014. Are We Overconfident in Executive Overconfidence Research? An Examination of the Convergent and Content Validity of Extant Unobtrusive Measures. Journal of Business Research, 67(7): 1414-1420.
Hill, A., White, M., & Wallace, J.C. 2014. Unobtrusive Measurement of Psychological Constructs in Organizational Research. Organizational Psychology Review, 4(2): 147-173.
Hill, A., Wallace, J.C., Ridge, J., Johnson, P., Paul, J., & Suter, T. 2014. Innovation and Effectiveness of Co-Founded Ventures: A Process Model. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29(1): 145-159.
Johnson, S., Schnatterly, K.A. & Hill, A. 2013. Board Composition Beyond Independence: Social Capital, Human Capital, and Demographics. Journal of Management, 39(1): 232-262.
Hill, A., Kern, D., & White, M. 2012. Building Understanding in Strategy Research: The Importance of Employing Consistent Terminology and Convergent Measures. Strategic Organization, 10(2): 187-200.
Aime, F., Johnson, S., Ridge, J., & Hill, A. 2010. The Routine May be Stable but the Advantage is Not: Competitive Implications of Key Employee Mobility. Strategic Management Journal, 31(1): 75-87.
Wallace, J.C., Little, L., Hill, A., & Ridge, J. 2010. CEO Regulatory Foci, Environmental Dynamism, and Small Firm Performance. Journal of Small Business Management, 48(4): 580-604.
Fried, V. & Hill, A. 2009. The Future of For-Profit Higher Education. Journal of Private Equity, 12(4): 35-43.
Vassar, M., Ridge, J., & Hill, A. 2008. Inducing Score Reliability from Previous Reports: An Examination of Life Satisfaction Studies. Social Indicators Research, 87(1): 27-45.