We are proud to welcome Jay Barney, the country’s foremost expert on management strategy, to the David Eccles School of Business. Previously at Ohio State University for 18 years, Barney joins the school as the Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and as Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship. Barney’s hiring adds another top-tier educator to the David Eccles School of Business under the direction of Dean Randall.

headshot of Professor Jay BarneyBarney’s credentials are noteworthy: he is the most-cited strategic management scholar in the world, having been cited more than 50,000 times for his lifelong research on the relationship between firm skills and capabilities and sustained knowledge advantage, has published more than 100 of his own articles in books and journals including Management Science and the Sloan Management Review and has delivered scholarly papers at more than 70 universities around the globe, including the London Business School, Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of Business.

Barney recently published his sixth book, a novel called What I Didn’t Learn in Business School: How Strategy Works in the Real World. He uses it in some of his classes as a fast, easy way to get know what business is really like (so buy a copy today!). Making sure students know the “real world” of business is one of Barney’s goals as an educator.

As mentioned, Barney is also being named the Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship. Under his leadership, Davi