Allen C. Amason is Dean of the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University. He earned his Ph.D. in International Strategic Management from the Moore School of Business, at the University of South Carolina. He served previously on the faculties of Mississippi State and the University of Georgia, and he was Chair of the Management Department at the UGA Terry College of Business.
Dr. Amason’s research focuses on strategic decision-making and the role of top management in the strategy process. He is the author of the popular book, Strategic Management: From Theory to Practice, and has published more than 40 articles, monographs, and chapters in various scholarly outlets. He has been on several editorial boards and served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Management. He is past-President of the Southern Management Association.
Professor Amason’s teaching and consulting focuses on strategic management and decision-making. He has served on the boards of various organizations including Georgia Oak Partners, the Russian Foundation for Population Health & Recovery, and the Ocean Exchange. He has done C-level consulting on issues related to strategy and strategic decision making with a variety of firms including, Exide Technologies, Primewest Energy, the UGA Athletic Association, Rosetta Marketing, Johnson & Johnson, Computer Associates, Novartis, Tenet Healthcare, Schneider Electric, and AMD.
He holds a bachelors degree in finance, from Georgia Southern, and has been married for 35 years to his high school sweetheart, and Georgia Southern alumna, Cricket Amason. They have 4 children; the youngest of whom is the subject of his most recent book, Expensive Yanna: An Adoption Story.
Areas of Expertise (2)
Strategic Decision Making
University of South Carolina: Ph.D., Strategic Management / International Business
Georgia Southern University: B.B.A., Finance
Event Appearances (5)
The ins and outs of CEO influence: Sources, processes and extensions
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.
Why won’t task conflict cooperate? Deciphering stubborn results
Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Philadelphia, PA
Painted with the same brush: The negative effects of stigma diffusion
Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management Boston, MA
Conceptualizing the TMT through the lens of the CEO
Presented at the annual meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Prague, Czech Republic
TMT Demography, conflict, and (effective) decision making: The key role of value congruence.
Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management Montreal, QC
Values heterogeneity: An overlooked but important antecedent of TMT Conflict and Effectiveness.Journal of Managerial Issues
Amason, A.C., Liu, J. & Fu, P.P.
Russia-US kruzhki-storyshops and education cultural diplomacy as soft power: Communicating metaphorical shared experiences in the era of disruptive innovationRussian Journal of Communication
Amason, A.C., Bell. R.T., Engellant, K.A., Holland, D. D., Piper, R.T., Xanthopoulos, J.A.
Why won’t task conflict cooperate? Deciphering stubborn resultsInternational Journal of Conflict Management
Loughry, M. L., & Amason, A. C.
Icarus’ paradox revisted: How strong performance sows the seeds of dysfunction in future strategic decision making.Strategic Organization
Amason, A. C. & Mooney, A. C.
Perception is Reality: Values, conflicts, and leadership in top management teamsSloan Management Review,
Lankau, M.J., Ward, A. J., Amason, A.C., Ng, T., Agle, & Sommenfeld.