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Dr. William J. Ritchie
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JMU Faculty Bill RitchieAssociate Professor of Management

When started working at JMU: 2008

Ph.D.: Florida State University, Strategic Management, 2001
    Support Area: Research Methods
M.B.A.: Florida State University, 1991
    Concentration: International Management
B.S.: University of South Florida, 1987
     Major: Finance

Academic Interests:
Nonprofit organizations, Management Standards, Geospatial Analysis, Scale development/validation, Sustainable practices

Professional Interests: 
Financial analysis, development, sales, entrepreneur 

Personal Interests:
Cycling, Jogging, snow skiing with my children, and aquaculture

Current courses taught:
Strategic Management, Quality Management, Organizational Theory 

Key Publications:

Ritchie (with Ni, J., Melnyk, S.A.,  & Flynn, B.) (In Press). Who To Lead and Who To Follow? Motivations for Early Adoption of Certified Management Standards. International Journal of Operations and Production Management.

Ritchie (with Young, G.; Shazaad, A.; Kolodinsky, R.; & Melnyk, S.A.) (In Press) The Influence of Plural organizational Forms on Beliefs and Outcomes Related to New Product Adoption. Management Decision.

Ritchie (with Mousa, F.,& Reed.) (2014) Founder-CEO Board Involvement and Optimal IPO Valuation. Management Decision.

Ritchie (with Melnyk, S.A.& Calentone, R.) (2013) Who to Lead and Who to Follow?: Understanding Institutionally-driven Administrative Innovations. Journal of Business Logistics

Ritchie (with Melnyk, S.) (2012) The Impact of Emerging Institutional Norms on Adoption Timing Decisions: Evidence from C-TPAT - a Government Antiterrorism Initiative. Strategic Management Journal.

Positions held: 

2008 - present, Associate Professor, James Madison University

2001 – 2007, Associate Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University

1997 – 2000, Doctorial Candidate, Florida State University

1996- 1997, The Navigators, Kiev, Ukraine

1991 – 1996, St. Pete College, Development Office

1991 – 1993, Founder, Central Asian Resources Corp.

1988 – 1989, Commercial Credit Analyst, Barnett Bank of FL

1987 – 1988, Northwestern Mutual Life

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