|Jay Bryan Barney
Jay 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 also currently serves as the Chair of the Entrepre-neurship and Strategy Department. Before joining The University of Utah in 2012, Professor Barney served on the faculty at The Ohio State University for 18 years, where he held the Chase Chair in Corporate Strategy. Prior to Ohio State, he served on the faculties at Texas A&M University and UCLA. Professor Barney has also had honorary faculty appointments at Waikato University (in New Zealand); Peking University, Sun Yat-Sen University, and Nankai University (all in China); and Brunel University (in the UK).
Professor Barney received an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. from Yale University. He has also received three honorary doctorate degrees—from Lund University (in Sweden), from the Copenhagen Business School, and from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (in Spain).
Professor Barney's research focuses on the relationship between firm resources and capabilities and a firm's ability to gain and sustain a competitive advantage. He has published over 100 articles—including some of the most cited articles in the field of strategic management—and six books. His books have been translated into six languages. He has also presented scholarly papers at the Wharton School of Business, the Harvard Business School, the Tuck School of Business, and the London Business School and at over 100 other universities around the world.
In 2005, Professor Barney won the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management. In 2010, he won the Scholarly Contributions Award for the Academy of Management. He has also been elected as a fellow of the Academy of Management and of the Strategic Management Society.
Professor Barney teaches strategic management to undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and Executive students. He has won awards for his teaching at UCLA, Texas A&M, and Ohio State, and has published two strategic management textbooks, one in its fourth edition, the other in its fifth edition.
Professor Barney has served on the Executive Committee and as an officer of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management. He has also served on the Board and as an officer of the Strategic Management Society. He was an associate editor at the Journal of Management, a senior editor at Organization Science, a co-editor at Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal.
Professor Barney has also consulted with over 50 public and private organizations, including Hewlett Packard, Texas Instruments, Nationwide Insurance, and Columbus Public Schools. Much of his work focuses on helping boards of directors evaluate their firm's strategies. He also works with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to apply lessons learned from business and entrepreneurship to address abject poverty around the world.
Professor Barney lives in Park City, Utah, is married and has three children and nine grandchildren.