Michael Holmes

Jim Moran 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

Origins and implications of institutions
Microfoundations of strategy and entrepreneurship

Dr. Michael Holmes is the Jim Moran Professor of Strategic Management in the Department of Management at Florida State University’s College of Business. His research focuses mainly on institutions and on the microfoundations of strategy and entrepreneurship. Holmes’s research 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. 

In addition to teaching at FSU, Holmes also has a visiting position at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His prior teaching appointment includes serving as an assistant professor at Louisiana State University. His service to his profession includes serving as secretary for the Strategic Management Division (formerly the Business Policy and Strategy Division) in the Academy of Management. 

Holmes received his bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama and his Ph.D. in business administration from Texas A&M University.

Selected Published Research

Hitt, M. A., Arregle, J.- L., & Holmes, R. M. in press. Strategic management theory in a post-pandemic and non-ergodic world. Journal of Management Studies.

Sutton, T., Devine, R. A., Lamont., B. T., & Holmes, R. M. 2021. Resource dependence, uncertainty, and the allocation of corporate political activity across multiple jurisdictions. Academy of Management Journal, in press.

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. 2019. Top executive goal orientations’ effects on environmental scanning and performance: Differences between founders and non-founders. Journal of Management, 45: 1958-1986.

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.