The management component at the Jones Graduate School of Business consists of two areas: strategy and environment and organizational behavior.

Our strategy and environment faculty continue to introduce ground-breaking research in the field of strategic management. Faculty in the group have published pioneering work on such issues as emerging markets, entrepreneurship, corporate governance, alliance and merger strategies, and corporate responsibility. Each area contributes to the foundation, opportunity, and achievement of our students, and the management faculty - renowned in their fields - furnish a roadmap of standards for the growth of business and business education today.

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Why Rice Strategy & Environment?

The Strategy & Environment area in the Jones School takes a unique approach in integrating the market and nonmarket environments of an organization to facilitate the formulation and implementation of its strategy.  Strategy is primarily directed towards improving and sustaining the performance of a firm, and it involves the establishment of an organization’s goals and objectives, formulation of its competitive and growth strategies, development and allocation of strategic resources, organization of internal and external governance arrangements, and measurement of organizational performance.

The study of strategy examines issues that are of interest to general managers - those who are responsible for the overall performance of multi-functional business units or multi-business firms. Major topics include: the external environment and structure of the industry in which firms compete, the pursuit of competitive advantage through positioning; competitive dynamics; the creation and leverage of firm resources and capabilities; entry into new product or geographic markets; technological or organizational innovation; governance of a firm; alliances and acquisitions; diversification, and portfolio management;. 

We define both environment and organization broadly.  Environment includes market and nonmarket dimensions that impact strategic management.  Organizations may be in the business, governmental, or nonprofit / social enterprise sectors of the economy.  The Strategy & Environment area includes specialists in traditional areas like competitive strategy, international management, management of alliances or acquisitions, technology and innovation, corporate governance as well as business ethics / corporate social responsibility, business-government relations, public / nonprofit management, and social enterprise.  There is increasing emphasis on and interest in ecological sustainability.  The MBA core curricula include courses in the fundamentals of business or corporate strategy, business ethics / corporate social responsibility, and business-government relations. Apart from core courses we offer a range of electives in some of the specific areas highlighted earlier.

Full-Time Faculty

Robert E. Hoskisson

George R. Brown Professor of Management (Strategy)
713-348-2059

Prashant Kale

Associate Professor of Strategic Management & Head of Health Care Industry Initiatives
713-348-6139

Balaji Koka

Associate Professor of Strategic Management
713-348-4708

Haiyang Li

Professor of Strategic Management
713-348-4194

Peter L. Rodriguez

Dean and Professor of Strategic Management
713-348-5928

Douglas A. Schuler

Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy
713-348-5472
Duane Windsor

Oliver Duane Windsor

Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Management (Strategy & Environment)
713-348-5372

Anastasiya Zavyalova

Verne F. Simons Distinguished Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
713-348-6342

Yan Zhang

Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Management (Strategy)
713-458-2462

Part-Time Faculty

Lee Ann E. Butler J.D.

Lecturer in Management - Strategy & Environment
 

Kam Hamidieh

Lecturer in Management - Strategy & Environment
 

John Hannan

Adjunct Professor in Management - Strategy & Environment
 

Terry Hemeyer

Adjunct Professor in Management - Strategy & Environment
 

Srikanth Sarathy

Lecturer in Management - Strategy & Environment
 

Nancy Sauer

Lecturer in Management - Strategy & Environment
 

Laurence Stuart

Adjunct Professor in Management - Strategy & Environment
 

Pandu Tadikamalla

Lecturer in Management - Strategy & Environment
 

Emeriti Faculty

Ronald Taylor

Professor Emeritus of Management