Scott Johnson, Ph.D. Associate Professor and William S. Spears Chair of Business Administration Department of Management 320 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5107 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) Curriculum vitae / Résumé

Scott Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He holds the William S. Spears Chair of Business Administration and serves as co-director of the Center for Sustainable Business and Nonprofit Management. Scott’s research interests are in the areas of corporate governance, managerial cognition and the philosophy of science. He has published in a number of top management journals including Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies. In addition, Scott serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management and Academy of Management Discoveries. He also serves as the treasurer of the Association for a More Just Society, a human-rights organization that primarily works in Honduras. Every year Scott leads a semester-long consulting project in which MBA students from Oklahoma State University work in groups with MBA students with Sun Yat-sen University in China. At present, Scott is also the Ph.D. Coordinator of the Management Department. Program information for the Ph.D. program can be found here:


Ph D, University of MinnesotaStrategic Management and Organization2005
MBA, Michigan State UniversityFinance and International Business1999
BS, University of ColoradoElectrical Engineering1991


J.W. Ridge, Scott Johnson, Aaron D. Hill & J. Bolton. (2017). "The role of top management team attention in new product introductions". Journal of Business Research. 70, 17-24.

Karen Schnatterly & Scott Johnson. (2014). "Independent Boards and the Institutional Investors that Prefer Them: Drivers of Institutional Investor Heterogeneity in Governance Preferences". Strategic Management Journal, 35 (10), 1552-1563.

Jared Harris, Scott Johnson & David Souder. (2013). "Model-Theoretic Knowledge Accumulation: The Case of Agency Theory and Incentive Alignment". Academy of Management Review, 38 (3), 442-454.

Scott Johnson, Karen Schnatterly & Aaron D. Hill. (2013). "Board Composition beyond Independence: Social Capital, Human Capital and Demographics". Journal of Management, 39 (1), 232-262.

D. Souder, Z. Simsek & Scott Johnson. (2012). "The Differing Effects of Agent and Founder CEOs on the Firm's Market Expansion". Strategic Management Journal, 33 (1), 23-41.

Scott Johnson, K. Schnatterly, Joel Bolton & C. Tuggle. (2011). "Antecedents of New Director Social Capital". Journal of Management Studies, 48 (8), 1782-1803.

T. DeGroot, Federico Aime, Scott Johnson & D. Kluemper. (2011). "Does talking the talk help walking the walk? An examination of the effect of vocal attractiveness in leader effectiveness". Leadership Quarterly. 22, 680-689.

M.M. Maloney, Scott Johnson & M. Zellmer-Bruhn. (2010). "Assessing Group-Level Constructs Under Missing Data Conditions: A Monte Carlo Simulation". Small Group Research. 41 (3), 281-307.

R. Johnson, K. Schnatterly, Scott Johnson & S. Chiu. (2010). "Institutional Investors and Institutional Environment: A Comparative Analysis and Review ". Journal of Management Studies, 47 (8), 1590-1613.

Federico Aime, Scott Johnson, Jason Ridge & Aaron D. Hill. (2010). "The Routine May be Stable But the Advantage is Not: Competitive Implications of Key Employee Mobility". Strategic Management Journal, 31 (1), 75-87.

K. Schnatterly & Scott Johnson. (2008). "Competing to be CEO in High-Tech Firms: Insider, Board Member, or Outsider Candidates". The Journal of High Technology Management Research. 18 (2), 132-142.

Scott Johnson & P Bromiley. (2005). "Testing theories: Mechanisms and Models, In D. J. Ketchen & D. D. Begh (Eds.), Research Methodology in Strategy and Management ". San Diego, CA/Elsevier: 2, 15-29.

Scott Johnson & A. Van de Ven. (2002). "A Framework for Entrepreneurial Strategy. In M. Hill (Ed.), Strategic Entrepreneurship: Creating a New Mindset". Malden, MA/Blackwell Publishers: , 66-85.