Scott Gallagher - 2019


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor, 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
Current 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

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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