Dr. Matthew Rutherford
Professor in the Management Department and the Faculty Director of MBA Programs
Year Started at JMU: 2002
Ph.D. Management, University of Georgia
B.B.A. Management, Virginia Tech
Research: Corporate Governance, Firm Political Strategy, Management Education
Teaching: Strategic Management, Principles of Management
Travel, spending time with my family
Current Courses Taught:
COB 487 Strategic Management
COB 300 Integrated Functional Systems: Management
MBA 691 Strategic Management
Cavazos, D., Rutherford, M., and Patterson, K. (In press) “Applying an attribution-based view of reputation to examine firm responses to government product ratings.” Corporate Reputation Review.
Rutherford, M., Parks, L., Cavazos, D., and White, C. (2012). “Investigating the factors that impact AACSB-accredited business schools’ decisions to require a Business Ethics course in the undergraduate core curriculum.” Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11(2): 174-186.
Cavazos, D., and Rutherford, M. (2012). “Bringing regulatory agencies into organizational studies: Gaining a better understanding of the state by examining regulator behavior.” Journal of Management Inquiry, 21(1): 4-12.
Rutherford, M, Buchholtz, A., and Brown, J. (2007). “Examining the relationships between monitoring and incentives in corporate governance.” Journal of Management Studies, 44(3): 414-430.
Rutherford, M, and Buchholtz, A. (2007). “Investigating the relationship between board characteristics and board information.” Corporate Governance: An International Review, 15(4): 576-584.
Professor, James Madison University, Management Department, 2013 - present
Faculty Director of MBA Programs, 2015 - present
College of Business B.B.A. Core Curriculum and Assurance of Learning Coordinator, James Madison University, 2011 - 2015
Associate Professor, James Madison University, Management Department, 2008 - 2013
Assistant Professor, James Madison University, Management Department, 2002 - 2008
College of Business Dean’s Impact Award, 2014, 2015
Summer research grant, James Madison University 2003, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2015
Paul E. Bierly Memorial Best Publication Award, Department of Management, 2015
College of Business Distinguished Teacher Award, 2014
Best Educational Publication Award, JMU College of Business, 2013
Research Grant, Gilliam Center for Ethical Business Leadership, James Madison University, 2010, 2011, 2014
Faculty member in Residence, JMU Semester in Antwerp, Fall 2009