John Joseph

John Joseph


SB2 341



PhD, Northwestern University
MBA, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interest

Strategic Decision Making

Organizational Design

Attention and Feedback in Organizations

Strategic Planning

Corporate Strategy


Artificial Intelligence

John Joseph is a Professor of Strategy at the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. John received his Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. John has taught in the full-time, part-time and executive education programs at Kellogg, Duke and UC Irvine. He is a decorated instructor who has received numerous teaching awards.

John’s research examines organizational designs for better innovation, decision making, and growth. John’s research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Harvard Business Review, Long Range Planning, Advances in Strategic Management, Academy of Management Proceedings, and other publications, and has also developed a number of case studies on organizational design, innovation and strategic decision making. His paper on entry and innovation in the mobile device industry won the prestigious 2017 Ralph Gomory Industry Studies Association Award.

John is Senior Editor at Organization Science, an editorial board member at Strategic Management Journal, and the former editor of the Journal of Organization Design.  He recently published an edited volume of Advances in Strategic Management on organization design and is co-editing a special issue of Strategic Organization on attention and strategy.

John’s experience outside academia includes managerial positions in the healthcare, technology, telecom, and non-profit sectors. His speaking, research and consulting engagements include: Argyle Executive Forum, British Petroleum, California Society of Anesthesiologists, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, CMO Council, Dart Enterprises, Duke University Hospital, General Electric, Heidrick and Struggles, Kellogg Center for Non-Profit Management, Market-bridge, Mazda, Molina Healthcare, Motorola, QTC Management, Samsung Electronics, and UCI.