Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor, Business Management and International Business
Year Started at JMU: 2000
Contact Info

  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, School of Management, Organization Management
  • Master in Public Policy, Harvard University, J.F.K. School of Government
  • B.B.A., University of Texas-Austin, College of Business Administration
Professional Interests
  • Strategic Management
  • Technology
  • Innovation
Courses Taught
  • COB 487 - Strategic Management
Positions Held
  • Assistant to the Chancellor, Lamar University, 1991-1994
Awards and Recognitions
  • Madison Scholar for the College of Business 2010-2011
  • Voted by students CoB Outstanding Professor 2009
  • CoB Distinguished Professor Award 2008
  • Management Department Head 2010 to 2015
  • Board of Directors of Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authourity 2011 to present
  • Faculty Marshall 2010-2011
  • JMU Faculty Senate 2005-08 & 2009-2011
  • University Safety Committee
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Business Strategies
Key Publications

Mousa, F., Chowdhury J. and Gallagher, S. (2020). The Implications of CEO Power on the Relationship Between Firm Resources and Innovation. Journal of Management and Organization, 1-16. doi:10.1017/jmo.2019.84

Bierly, Paul, Scott Gallagher and J.C. Spender (2014).  Innovation Decision Making in High-Risk Organizations: A Comparison of the U.S. and Soviet Attack Submarine Programs. Industrial and Corporate Change, 23 (3): 759-795. (Winner 2016 Center for Entrepreneurship Best Paper Award)

Gallagher, Scott (2012). The Battle of the Blue Laser DVDs: The Significance of Corporate Strategy in Standards Battles. Technovation, 32: 90 - 98. (Winner 2013 Best Practitioner Paper Award)

Bierly, Paul, Scott Gallagher and J.C. Spender (2008).  Innovation and Learning in High-Reliability Organizations: A Case Study of United States and Russian Nuclear Attack Submarines, 1970 – 2000.  IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 55(3), August, 393 - 408.

Bierly, Paul and Scott Gallagher (2007). Explaining Alliance Partner Selection: Fit, Trust and Strategic Expediency. Long Range Planning, 40(2), April, 134 – 153. (Winner 2008 Best Practitioner Paper Award)

Gallagher, Scott (2007). The Complementary Role of Dominant Designs and Industry Standards.  IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 52(2), May, 371 - 379.

West, Joel and Scott Gallagher (2006). Challenges of Open Innovation: The Paradox of Firm Investment in Open Source Software. R&D Management, 36(3). 319 - 331.

Gallagher, Scott (2005). A Strategic Response to the Friedman Critique in Business Ethics.  Journal of Business Strategy, 26(6): 655-660.

Park, Seung-Ho, Rodger Chen, and Scott Gallagher (2002).  Firm Resources as Moderators of the Relationship Between Market Growth and Strategic Alliances in Semiconductor Start-Ups." Academy of Management Journal, 45(3): 527-545.  (Winner 2004 Best Academic Paper Award)

Gallagher, Scott and Seung-Ho Park (2002). Innovation and Competition in Standard-Based Industries: A Historical Analysis of the U.S. Home Video Game Market. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 49(1): 67-82.

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