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Dr. William Ritchie, III

Bill Ritchie

Associate Professor of Management

When started working at JMU: 2008

Office: 540.568.3421
Cell Phone: 239.218.9759
Fax: 540.568.2754
Email: ritchiwj@jmu.edu
Mailing address: JMU, College of Business, MSC 205, Harrisonburg, VA 22807


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

Professional Interests: 
Nonprofit Organization Performance Measurement, Management Standards, Survey Design & Validation

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

Current courses taught:
Strategic Management, Financial/Quality Management 

Key Publications:

Marlin, D., Ritchie, W., & Geiger, S. (In press) Hospital Foundation Strategy and Performance Relationship, Nonprofit Management & Leadership 

Mousa, F., Marlin, D. and Ritchie, W.J. (In Press). The Organizational Slack and IPO Performance Relationship. Management Decision.  

Rowe & Dato-on (2013), the authors of Nonprofit Management: Text and Cases adopted cases Mote Aquaculture Park (Ritchie & Michaels, 2006) and Elephant Walk Thru (Ritchie et al., 2005), published by Ivey.

Ritchie, W.J., Fornaciari, C., Drew, S., & Marlin, D. (2012) Team Culture and Business Strategy Simulation Performance. Journal of Management Education.

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

Ritchie, W.J., Cavazos, D., Barnard, J. & White, C. (2012) The Ancient Hebrew Culture: Illustrations of Modern Strategic Management Concepts in Action. Business History. DOI 10.1080/00076791.2012.692076.

 Jones, T., Weeks, S. & Ritchie, W.J. (2012) Property Taxes: Are Owners Getting Their Money’s Worth? Journal of Business Cases and Applications

Ritchie, W.J., Drew, S.A., Srite, M., Andrews, P., & Carter, J.E. (2011) Application of a Learning Management System for Knowledge Management: Adoption and Cross‐cultural Factors. Knowledge and Process Management.

Morgan, Sherlock, & Ritchie, W.J. (2010) Job Satisfaction in the Home Health Care Context: Validating a Customized Instrument for Application. Journal of Healthcare Management January/February.

Ritchie, W. J., S. J. (2009). Adapting Surveys For Nonprofit Research. Nonprofit Management & Leadership/ Jossey Bass/Wiley, 19(3), 367.

Marlin, D., Ritchie, W. J., Geiger, S. (2009). The Performance Consequences of Strategic Group Membership for Nonprofit Organizations. Nonprofit Management & Leadership/ Jossey Bass/Wiley.

Rubens, A., Jones, T., Ritchie, W. J., Weeks, S. (2008). Speedways, Economic Development, and Home Values. Journal of Real Estate Practice & Education/ American Real Estate Society, 11(1), 95. 

Flores, L., Ritchie, W. J., Wolfe, J. (2008). Exploring distance education as an alternative to locally administered business strategy simulations: the case of two universities. Review of Business Research /International Academy of Business and Economics, 8(3), 101.

Monika K Renard, William J. Ritchie, Charles J. Fornaciari. (2008). Secondhand Goods, Firsthand Knowledge: An Organizational Structure Exercise at the Local Flea Market. Journal of Business Case Studies, Vol 4, No. 7, pp 27-39.

Eastwood, K., Ritchie, W.J. & Borgia, D. (2007) Chinese Preferences for Selecting International Joint Venture Partners:  A comparison of Hofstede’s cultural dimensions and Cameron and Quinn’s organizational culture. Journal of Global Business  

Ritchie, W.J. (2007) Projects and Cases for Strategic Management Teams. Management Simulations, Inc. Chicago, IL.

Van Auken, S., Wells, M. & Ritchie, W.J. (2007) Marketing Skill vs. Knowledge: Scale Purification Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis. International Journal of Marketing.

Ritchie, W.J., Kolodinsky, R.W., and Eastwood, K. (2006) Does Executive Intuition Matter?: An Empirical Analysis on the Relationship with Financial Performance. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 

Fornaciari, C.J., Sherlock, J.J., Ritchie, W.J., & Lund Dean, K. (2006). Scale Development Practices within the MSR Domain: An Assessment of the Literature from 1996-2004. International Journal of Organizational Analysis. 

Geiger, S., Ritchie, W.J. & Marlin, D. (2006) Strategy/Structure Fit and Firm Performance: Industry Concentration as a Moderator.  Organizational Development Journal.

Ritchie, W.J., Kirsche, E., & Fornaciari, C. (2006) Students’ Perceptions of Strategic Management Model Usefulness. Journal of Applied Business Research.

Ritchie, W.J. & Michaels, J. (2006) Mote Aquaculture Park: Industry Analysis in Aquaculture, Ivey Cases.

Ritchie, W.J. & Eastwood, K. (2006). The Influence of Top Executive Functional Experience on Nonprofit Organization Financial Performance. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, volume 17 issue 1.

Ritchie, W.J., Kirche, E., & Rubens, A. (2006). A Process for Development and Validation of a Customized Scale to Assess ‘Work Environment’ in Government Organizations: A Mixed Method Approach. Review of Public Personnel Administration. 

Ritchie, W.J. & Eastwood, K. (2005). Finding the Perfect Partner:  Comparing Hofstede’s Dimensions with Organizational Culture for International Joint Venture Compatibility. Journal of Global Business

Ritchie, W.J., Shell, M.S., Corea, R., & Corea, S. (2005)  Elephant Walk Thru: An Environmental Scanning Case, Ivey Cases.

Burgerhoof, J., Fitch, Ritchie, W.J. (2005) Bonita Bay Marina: Total Quality Management in the Service Sector: Ivey Cases.

Ritchie, W.J., Anthony, W.P., & Rubens, A.  (2004) Convergence of Perceptual and Financial Measures of Performance: An Empirical Analysis of CEO Personality Characteristics. Journal of Business Ethics.

Reus, T.H. & Ritchie, W.J. (2004) Exploring the Theoretical and Empirical Landscape of International Collaboration: Two Decades of IJV Studies. Management International Review.

Pacini, C. & Ritchie, W.J. (2004). Attorneys & Nonprofit Consultants: Keep Their Communications Confidential, Nonprofit World, January - February.

Ritchie, W.J., & Kolodinsky, Robert (2003).  Nonprofit Organization Financial Performance Measurement: An Evaluation of New and Existing Financial Measures.  Nonprofit Management & Leadership

Simmonds, P., Dawley, D., Ritchie, W.J., and Anthony, W.P. (2001).  Knowledge Transfer from the Academy (the Academic Environment) to Practicing Managers.  The Journal of Managerial Issues

Positions held: 
James Madison University (2008-present), Associate Professor of Management

Florida Gulf Coast University (2001-2008), Associate Professor of Management

Florida State University (1997-2001), Doctoral Student and Strategic Management Instructor

The Navigators, Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine (1996-1997), Resident Team Leader/Small Business Instructor

St. Petersburg College (1991-1996), Development Office/Capital Campaign Consultant/Adjunct Instructor

Central Asian Resources Corporation (1991-1992), President

Barnett Bank of Florida (1988-1989), Commercial Credit Analyst

Northwestern Mutual Life (1987-1988)