Jay Barney, PhD

Senior Advisor

Jay B. Barney is a Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and holds the Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the Eccles School of Business at The University of Utah. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his master’s and doctorate from Yale University. After completing his education, Professor Barney joined the faculty at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. He moved to Texas A&M University in 1986, The Ohio State University in 1994—where he served as the Chase Chair in Strategic Management—and The University of Utah in 2012.

He was a visiting scholar at INSEAD in 2016, and a visiting professor at the Saïd School of Business at Oxford University in 2017. ​ Professor Barney teaches strategic management to MBA and Ph.D. students at the University of Utah. He also has taught in a variety of executive training programs at the University of Utah, Ohio State, Texas A&M, UCLA, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, the University of Michigan, Bocconi University (in Milan, Italy), and for the consulting firm McKinsey and Company. Professor Barney received the George Robbins Teaching Award at UCLA in 1983, the Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Teaching Award at Texas A&M in 1992, various MBA, Ph.D., and Executive MBA teaching awards at Ohio State in 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2004, and was nominated for a university teaching award at the University of Utah in 2016. ​ Professor Barney's research focuses on the relationship between firm resources and capabilities and sustained competitive advantage. He has published over 100 articles in a variety of journals, including the Academy of Management Review, the Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, the Journal of Management, the Harvard Business Review, and the Sloan Management Review. He has been on the editorial boards at the Academy of Management Review and the Strategic Management Journal, has been Associate Editor at the Journal of Management, senior editor at Organization Science, and Co-Editor at the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He currently serves as the editor-in- chief of the Academy of Management Review. Professor Barney has also delivered scholarly papers at the Harvard Business School, the Wharton School of Business, the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, The London Business School, and at over seventy other universities throughout the world, and has published six books: Organizational Economics (with William G. Ouchi), Managing Organizations: Strategy, Structure, and Behavior (with Ricky Griffin), Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage (now in its fourth edition), Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage (with Bill Hesterly, now in its sixth edition), Resource-based Theory (with Delwyn Clark), and What I Didn’t Learn in Business School: How Strategy Works in the Real World (with Trish Clifford). ​ Professor Barney has won numerous awards for his research. In addition to holding honorary appointments at universities in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and China, he has received three honorary doctorate degrees—at the University of Lund (in Sweden), at the Copenhagen Business School, and at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (in Madrid, Spain). He won the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award for the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management in 2005, has been elected as a Fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society, and received the Academy of Management Award for Outstanding Scholarship in 2010, the highest award for research achievement in the field of management. In 2017, he won the Eccles School of Management outstanding research award. Professor Barney has consulted with a wide variety of public and private organizations, including Westinghouse Electric, the Masonite Corporation, McDonnell-Douglas, Wells Fargo Bank, Honeywell, Mead, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, Tenneco, Arco, Koch Industries Inc., Nationwide, The Columbus Public Schools, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Lancaster Colony Corporation, Bob Evans Restaurants, R.G. Barry and Company, and others. His consulting focuses on strategic analysis and implementation. Professor Barney has also served on advisory boards for several privately held companies, on the board of directors for one publicly traded firm, and as an advisor to several boards of publicly traded firms. Professor Barney is married (Kim) has three children and eleven grandchildren.

Jay Barney, PhD