John Joseph

John Joseph

Associate Professor

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


John Joseph is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of California Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. John received his PhD from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. John has taught in the full-time, part-time and executive education programs at the Kellogg School of Management and Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and now teaches across all programs at UC Irvine. He is a decorated instructor who has received several teaching awards.

John’s research examines organization designs for better strategic planning, technology development, and growth. John’s research has been published or is forthcoming in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Long Range Planning, Advances in Strategic Management, Academy of Management Proceedings and other peer-reviewed publications, and has also developed a number of case studies in strategy. In 2017, he received the prestigious Ralph Gomory Best Industry Studies Paper Award for “Entry Timing and Innovation Strategy in Feature Phones” published in Strategic Management Journal.

John is a Senior Editor for Organization Science, Co-Editor of the Journal of Organization Design, and serves as an editorial board member of the management field’s top two journals: Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Management Journal. He recently co-edited a volume of Advances in Strategic Management on Organization Design. John is a member of the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management’s STR Division.

John’s research, teaching, and consulting engagements include: British Petroleum, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, CMO Council, Dart Enterprises, Duke University Hospital System, General Electric, Heidrick and Struggles, Kellogg Center for Non-Profit Management, Market-bridge, Mazda, Molina Healthcare, Motorola, QTC, Samsung Electronics, and the University of California, Irvine.