Research

Research on strategic leadership is central to our mission at the Goff Strategic Leadership Center, and we are fortunate to have world-renowned faculty affiliated with Goff. Because our commitment is to develop all of our students—undergraduate, graduate, or executive—into more effective strategic leaders, we are committed to bringing them the very latest, research-informed thinking about how to improve.

Strategic Management Review Conference

Jan. 5 – 7, 2023
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Hosted by Dr. Todd Zenger (Academic Director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center) and Dr. Jackson Nickerson (Senior Lecturer in Strategy at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis), The theme of our 2023 conference is Alternative Conceptions of Strategic Leaders as Value Creators.

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Todd Zenger

Presidential Professor of Strategy and Strategic Leadership; N. Eldon Tanner Chair

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Why Strategic Leadership?

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Meet the Scholar

Jay Barney, Ph.D.

Presidential Professor of Strategic Management; Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship

Bill Hesterly

Associate Chair and Dumke Family Presidential Chair in Strategic Management; Daniels Fund Initiative Professor

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  • Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage
    Co-authored with Jay Barney, this textbook presents core strategy concepts in accessible ways, helping students learn to analyze real business situations.
  • Talent Grab: Why Do We Pay Our Stars So Much Money?
    Malcolm Gladwell references Hesterly’s research in tracing the history and economics behind how high-level professionals and star performers have come to be paid so much.
  • How Strategic Alliances Impact Value Creation
    Leaders evaluating the value creation potential of partnerships should consider some key factors, outlined here.

Meet Bill Hesterly

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Amplifying Colleagues’ Voices

Elizabeth Tenney

Associate Professor, David Eccles Emerging Scholar