Brian T. McCann
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
Subject Area(s): Strategy and Business Economics
Professor McCann’s areas of expertise include both strategic management and entrepreneurship. He joined the faculty of the Owen School full-time in 2009 after completing his Ph.D. in strategic management from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. He teaches strategic management classes in both the MBA and Executive MBA programs.
Professor McCann’s research interests span strategic management and entrepreneurship, including the performance implications of firm agglomeration, effects of ownership structure on competitive behaviors and the role of threshold-based decision making in the entrepreneurial process. His work has appeared in such leading journals as the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, and the Journal of Management . His research has been presented at conferences such as the annual meetings of the Strategic Management Society, Academy of Management, Society of Entrepreneurship Scholars and the Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference. He is also the co-author (with fellow Owen professor Luke Froeb) of the leading textbook Managerial Economics: A Problem-Solving Approach, which was published by South-Western in 2007 and is currently under revision for a third edition.
In addition to his academic career, Professor McCann has more than ten years of industry experience, including running JMD Development, Inc., a residential land development company; serving as the CFO for the Internet start-up Solve Interactive; and developing new strategic initiatives for the Dayton Development Coalition, a non-profit economic development group.
McCann is a 2004 MBA graduate from the Owen School, where he was an Owen Merit Scholar and earned the Bruce D. Henderson Merit Prize and the Founder’s Medal as the top graduate of the class. While at Purdue, he received numerous awards and grants, including the Purdue Research Foundation Grant, the Krannert Certificate for Distinguished Teaching, the Kauffman Fellowship Award for doctoral seminar in Entrepreneurship and the Ross Fellowship.
PhD, Krannert School of Management - Purdue University, 2009
MBA, Owen Graduate School of Management - Vanderbilt University, 2004
BA, Wright State University, 1990
Performance implications of firm agglomeration, effects of ownership structure on competitive behaviors and the role of threshold-based decision making in the entrepreneurial process.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Strategic management, managerial economics, entrepreneurship
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