Michael Holmes

Jim Moran Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Director, Ph.D. with a major in OBHR Program and Ph.D. with a major in Strategy Program
 Michael Holmes
153 RBB
Academic Specialty
Strategy and Entrepreneurship

B.S, University of Alabama
Ph.D., Texas A&M University               

Areas of Expertise

Microfoundations of strategy and entrepreneurship
Origins and implications of institutions

R. Michael Holmes Jr. is the Jim Moran Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Florida State University. He also has a visiting position at the University of Johannesburg. 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) in the Academy of Management. His research focuses mainly on institutions and on the microfoundations of strategy and entrepreneurship. It has been published or accepted for publication in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and Strategic Management Journal, among other outlets.

Selected Published Research

Agarwal, R. A., & Holmes, R. M. (alphabetical authorship). 2019. Let’s not focus on income inequality. Academy of Management Review, 44: 450-460.

Pryor, C., Holmes, R. M., Webb, J. W., & Liguori, E. W. In Press. Top executive goal orientations’ effects on environmental scanning and performance: Differences between founders and non-founders. Journal of Management.

Wang, G., Holmes, R. M., Devine, R. A., & Bischoff, J. 2018. CEO gender differences in careers and the moderating role of country culture: A meta-analytic investigation. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 148: 30-53.

Steinbach, A., Holcomb, T. R., Holmes, R. M., Devers, C. E., & Cannella, A. A. 2017. Top management team incentive heterogeneity, strategic investment behavior, and performance: A contingency theory of incentive alignment. Strategic Management Journal, 38: 1701-1720.

Wang, G., Holmes, R. M., & Oh, I-S., Zhu, W. 2016. Do CEOs matter to firm performance? A meta-analytic review, theoretical extension, and future agenda. Personnel Psychology, 69: 775-862.

Holmes R. M., Zahra, S. A., Hoskisson, R. E. DeGhetto, T., & Sutton, T. 2016. Two-way streets: The role of institutions and technology policy for firms’ corporate entrepreneurship and political strategies. Academy of Management Perspectives, 30: 247-272.

Holmes, R. M., Miller, T., Hitt, M. A., & Salmador, M. P. 2013. The interrelationships among informal institutions, formal institutions, and inward foreign direct investment. Journal of Management, 39: 531-566.

Sutton, T., Devine, R. A., Lamont., B. T., Holmes, R. M. in press. Resource dependence, uncertainty, and the allocation of corporate political activity across multiple jurisdictions. Academy of Management Journal.

Interesting Facts

Communications Director - Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management