Robert E. Hoskisson

George R. Brown Emeritus Professor of Management

Dr. Hoskisson's research is focused on corporate strategy and its outcomes in regard to performance and managerial commitment to innovation. In particular, he has examined what creates improved corporate performance and entrepreneurship in the multidivisional firm. As such, he has studied how corporate governance (ownership, board involvement and executive compensation) has influenced corporate strategy and innovation, the relationship between corporate diversification (both product and international) strategy and performance and innovation, and how such diversification is facilitated through acquisitions and divestitures as well as cooperative strategies (alliances and joint ventures). He also studied how these relationships might be different in different institutional contexts such as in emerging economies or newly created firms (e.g. IPO).

Dr. Hoskisson provides a setting where students learn to understand theoretical tools and are able to apply them in real life case situations. This requires students to think about the situations that are presented through analysis, but the learning comes when they are required to take actions in relation to these situations and be able to defend the stand they have taken.

To read more about Prof. Hoskisson's work, please visit Rice Business Wisdom.

 

Teaching Interests: 

-Corporate and international strategy
-Corporate governance

Research Interests: 

-Corporate and international strategy
-Corporate governance
-Strategy in emerging economies
-Corporate entrepreneurship

Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article

Hoskisson, R. E., Covin, J., Volberda, H. W., & Johnson, R. A.Revitalizing entrepreneurship: The search for new research opportunities. Journal of Management Studies, doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2010.00997.x

Journal Article

Yiu, D. W., Hoskisson, R. E., Bruton, G. G., & Lu, Y. (2014). Dueling institutional logics and the effect on strategic entrepreneurship in chinese business groups. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, doi:10.1002/sej.1177

Journal Article

Pathak, S., Hoskisson, R. E., & Johnson, R. A. (2014). Settling up in CEO compensation: The impact of divestiture intensity and contextual factors in refocusing firms. Strategic Management Journal, 35(8), 1124-1143. doi:10.1002/smj.2153

Journal Article

Cording, M., Harrison, J. S., Hoskisson, R. E., & Jonsen, K. (2014). Walking the talk: A multistakeholder exploration of organizational authenticity, employee productivity, and post-merger performance. Academy of Management Perspectives, 28(1), 38-56. doi:10.5465/amp.2013.0002

Journal Article

Kim, H., Hoskisson, R. E., & Lee, S.-H. (2015). Why strategic factor markets matter: ‚ÄúNew‚ÄĚ multinationals' geographic diversification and firm profitability. Strategic Management Journal, 36(4), 518‚Äď536. doi:10.1002/smj.2229

Journal Article

Hoskisson, R. E., Wright, M., Filatotchev, I., & Peng, M. W. (2013). Emerging multinationals from mid-range economies: The influence of institutions and factor markets. Journal of Management Studies, 50(7), 1295-1321. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2012.01085.x

Journal Article

Gomez-Mejia, L. R., Campbell, J. T., Martin, G., Hoskisson, R. E., Makri, M., & Sirmon, D. G. (2014), Socioemotional Wealth as a Mixed Gamble: Revisiting Family Firm R&D Investments With the Behavioral Agency Model. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 38, 1351‚Äď1374. doi:10.1111/etap.12083

Journal Article

Hoskisson, R. E., Shi, W., Yi, X., & Jin, J. (2013). The evolution and strategic positioning of private equity firms. Academy of Management Perspectives, 27(1), 22-38. doi:10.5465/amp.2012.0131

Journal Article

Shi, W., & Hoskisson, R. E. (2012). Advantages of foreignness: Benefits of creative institutional deviance doi:10.1108/S1571-5027(2012)0000025012

Journal Article

Chahine, S., Arthurs, J. D., Filatotchev, I., & Hoskisson, R. E. (2012). The effects of venture capital syndicate diversity on earnings management and performance of IPOs in the US and UK: An institutional perspective. Journal of Corporate Finance, 18(1), 179-192. doi:10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2011.11.007