Michael Barnett

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Ph.D., New York University; Strategic Management
MBA, Webster University; Business
B.S., University of Missouri; Business


Strategic management; corporate reputation; corporate social responsibility; industry self-regulation

Mike Barnett is Professor 1 in the Management and Global Business Department at Rutgers Business School – Newark & New Brunswick. Mike’s research focuses on the firm-stakeholder interface. In particular, he studies how firms individually and collectively manage their relationships with stakeholders, and how their efforts at stakeholder management, through acts of corporate social responsibility and via communal institutions such as industry trade associations, influence their reputations and financial performance.  Mike’s work has been published in myriad scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Business & Society, Industrial & Corporate Change, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Strategic Management Journal.  He edited The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Reputation, and has guest edited special issues of scholarly journals.  Mike’s scholarship has won numerous honors, to include the Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Prize, the Best Article Award from the International Association for Business & Society, and Finalist for the Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award. Mike serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Business & Society, Long Range Planning, and Strategic Management Journal. He also serves in leadership roles for the Social Issues in Management, Organizations & Natural Environment, and Business Policy & Strategy Divisions of the Academy of Management, as well as for the Stakeholder Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society.