Professor, Management

Year Started at JMU: 2008

Contact Info

  • 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
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Quality Standards
  • Nonprofit Organization Performance Assessment
  • Geospatial (GIS) Analytics
  • Psychometric Scale Development/validation
  • Entrepreneurship 
Personal Interests
  • Cycling/Running
  • Snow Skiing with Family
  • Marine Aquaculture
Current Courses Taught
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Quality Management
  • Organizational Theory 
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
Key Publications

Selected Strategic Supply Chain Publications

Ritchie, W.J., Melnyk, S.A., & Ni, J. (2017). Environmental standard adoption in Marinas: A spatiotemporal analysis of a special form of maritime transportation hubs. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Volume 55: 1-11.

Ni, J., Melnyk, S.A., Ritchie, W.J. & Flynn, B. (2016). Why Be First If It Doesn’t Pay?: The Case of Early Adopters of C-TPAT Supply Chain Security Certification.  International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 36(10): 1161-1181.

Ritchie, W.J.; Williamson, D.; Young, G.; Shazaad, A. (2015) Eastern Truss Company: The Technology Adoption Decision. The CASE Journal. 11(3): 346-355.

Ritchie, W.J.; Young, G.; Shazaad, A.; Kolodinsky, R.; & Melnyk, S.A. (2015) The Influence of Plural organizational Forms on Beliefs and Outcomes Related to New Product Adoption. Management Decision Journal. 53(7): 1619-1641.

Melnyk, S.A.; Ritchie, W.J.; & Calentone, R. (2013). The Case of the C-TPAT Border Security Initiative: Assessing the Adoption/Persistence Decisions When Dealing With a Novel, Institutionally Driven Administrative Innovation. Journal of Business Logistics. 34(4): 289-300.

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., 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. 18(2): 75-84.


Selected Strategic Performance Topics 

Kolodinsky, R., Ritchie, W.J., and Kuna, W. (In Press). Meaningful engagement: Impacts of a ‘Calling’ work orientation and perceived leadership support. Journal of Management & Organization, doi:10.1017/jmo.2017.19.

Ritchie, W.J.; Brantley, B.; Pattie, M.; Swanson, B., & Logsdon, J. (2015). Antecedents and Outcomes of Expatriate Culture Adjustment. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 25(3): 325-342. 

Mousa, F., Ritchie, W., & Reed. (2014) Founder-CEO Board Involvement and Optimal IPO Valuation. Management Decision, 52(3): 642-657.

Mousa, F., Marlin, D. and Ritchie, W.J. (2013). Configurations of slack and their performance implications: An examination of high-tech IPOs. Management Decision, 51(2): 225-247.

Marlin, D., Ritchie, W., & Geiger, S. (2013) Hospital Foundation Strategy and Performance Relationship, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 23(4): 427-441.

Ritchie, W.J., Fornaciari, C., Drew, S., & Marlin, D. (2012) Team Culture and Business Strategy Simulation Performance. Journal of Management Education, 37(5): 601-622.

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: 11-23. 

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