R. Michael Holmes Jr. is the Jim Moran Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Florida State University. Holmes holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and a B.S. from The University of Alabama. He serves as the secretary for the Strategic Management Division (formerly the Business Policy and Strategy Division) within the Academy of Management.
His research focuses primarily into two areas. The first area, the microfoundations of strategy and entrepreneurship, explains how leaders’ individual characteristics (e.g., experience, gender, personality, etc.) shape the behaviors and performance (e.g., profits) of their firms. The second area, the emergence and effects of institutions, examines factors (e.g., corporate political activity, culture, history, etc.) that shape the nature of regulations, government policies, and the like and, in turn, how such institutions influence firm behavior and firm performance.
Michael’s work has been accepted for publication in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology and Strategic Management Journal, among other outlets.