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About Jay Barney

Jay Barney is a Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and holds the Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the Eccles School of Business at The University of Utah. Professor Barney’s research focuses on the relationship between firm resources and capabilities and sustained competitive advantage.

He has published over 100 articles and seven books. He has been on the editorial boards at the Academy of Management Review and the Strategic Management Journal, has been Associate Editor at the Journal of Management, senior editor at Organization Science, Co-Editor at the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and served as the editor-in-chief of the leading theory journal in the field of management, the Academy of Management Review.

Professor Barney has been elected as a Fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society and has won the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award (Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, 2005). In 2010, he won the Academy of Management Scholarly Contributions Award—generally seen as the most prestigious award for research achievement in the field of management. In 2017, he won the Eccles School of Management outstanding research award, followed by the Penrose Award for Pathbreaking Management Research (European Academy of Management, 2019), the CK Prahalad Scholar-Practitioner Award (Strategic Management Society, 2019), the Foundational Paper Award (Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management, 2019), the John Fayerweather Eminent Scholar Award (Academy of International Business, 2020), and the Distinguished Scholarship Award (Strategic Management Division of the Academy of Management, 2020).