David  Major

David Major

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Featured Publications

  • 2018 Major, David. “A national innovation infrastructure as catalyst for domestic business growth” Strategic Management Society, Sao Paulo

    2014 Major, David. “Leadership effects on the quality of competitive response” Strategic Management Society, Madrid

    2014 Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., Grimm, C., & Maggitti, P. “Reflexive and selective competitive behaviors: Inertia, imitation and inter-firm rivalry” European Association of Management, Valencia

    2013 Major, D.L., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. “Vicarious learning and the globalization of venture capital”, Strategic Management Society, Atlanta

    2013 Major, David. “Towards a framework for domestic business creation in transition environments – The National entrepreneurship infrastructure” Academy of International Business, Istanbul

    2013 Major, D.L., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. “Vicarious learning and the globalization of venture capital” Academy of International Business, Istanbul

    2012 Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., Grimm, C., Maggitti, P., & Derfus, P. “The socio-cognitive drivers of competitive activity and inter-firm rivalry” Strategic Management Society, Prague

    2012 Major, David. “The National entrepreneurship infrastructure as catalyst for domestic business creation in transition environments” Strategic Management Society, Prague

    2012 Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., Grimm, C., Maggitti, P., & Derfus, P. “Reflexive and selective competitive behaviors - Experience, imitation, and inter-firm rivalry” Academy of Management, Boston

    2011 Major, D.L., Livengood, R.S., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. “Vicarious learning in the globalization of venture capital” Academy of Management OMT Junior Faculty Consortium, San Antonio

    2011 Major, David. “The national entrepreneurial infrastructure as catalyst to domestic business creation” Best Paper Finalist, Strategic Management Society Special Conference on Latin America, Rio

    2010 Livengood, R.S., Major, D.L., & Gupta, A. “Who Moved My Venture? The Impact of Accidental Diversification and Globalization on the Behavior of Venture Capital Firms” Strategic Management Society, Rome

    2010 Major, D.L., Livengood, R.S., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. “Vicarious experience and venture capital globalization” West Coast Research Symposium on Tech Entrepreneurship, Eugene, OR

    2009 Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., Grimm, C., Maggitti, P., & Derfus, P. “Reflexive and selective organizational learning” Academy of Management, Chicago

    2009 Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., & Grimm, C. “The interactive effects of firm resources and actions on performance” Strategic Management Society, Washington

    2009 Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., & Grimm, C. “How firm resources and actions impact firm performance – A mediated relationship.” Israel Strategy Conference, Be'er Sheva

    2009 Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., & Grimm, C. “How firm resources and actions impact firm performance – A mediated relationship” Strategic Management Society, Washington

    2008 Major, D.L., Livengood, R.S., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. “Learning to Globalize: Inter-organizational knowledge transfer on venture capital globalization” Strategic Management Society, Cologne

    2007 Major, David. “Dampening Rival Actions: The moderating role of experience in dynamic competition” Academy of Management, Philadelphia

    2007 Major, David. “Leading the firm's response: Effects of leadership types in dynamic competition” Academy of Management, Philadelphia

    2007 Major, D.L., Livengood, R.S., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. “Learning from syndicate partners in cross-border venture investments” Smith School Entrepreneurship Research Conference, College Park

    2007 Major, David. “Prior experience as a moderator of rivalry: Firm learning through dynamic competition” Strategic Management Society, San Diego

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Instructor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2009 - present
  • Instructor, Strategic Management and Leadership, 2009 - present
  • Instructor, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2006 - 2009
  • Executive Education Instructor, Gibson and Associates Learning Center, 2000 - 2002
  • Management Consulting, PricewaterouseCoopers , 1996 - 2004
  • Manufacturing Management– Packard Electric Division, General Motors Corporation , 1992 - 1994

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Strategic Management, University of Maryland, Smith School of Business, 2009
  • MBA, Production, Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business , 1996
  • B.S., Industrial Management and Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Best Published Research Paper, awarded annually by Organization Management Journal Titled: “Reflexive and selective competitive behaviors: Inertia, imitation and inter-firm rivalry.”, 2017
  • Faculty Service Award, awarded annually by Indiana University Kelley School of Business, 2017
  • Dean’s Council Faculty Research Fellow, teaching and research (2012-2015), 2015
  • Eli Lilly & Company Faculty Fellow, teaching and research (2009-2012), 2012
  • ArcelorMittal USA Faculty Award in recognition of teaching, 2011
  • Best Paper Finalist, Strategic Management Society –Special Conference on Latin America, 2011
  • Entrepreneurship Research Award Finalist, Dingman Entrepreneurship Center – Ph.D. Student Paper, 2009
  • Allan N. Nash Outstanding Doctoral Student Award – Smith School’s top award to a Ph.D. student, 2008
  • “Promising Young Educator Award” – teaching excellence & classroom innovation (PhD Project), 2008
David  Major

Contact

  • Phone

    305-284-4534 305-284-4534
  • Office Location

    Jenkins 417H
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