Strategic Management/Business Policy Joe Mahoney Spring, 2018 BA544
Background of Joe Mahoney • Grew up in Philadelphia, PA. • One younger sister, Rose (BA University of Pennsylvania; MBA Accountancy); • One younger brother, Jim (Ph.D. Finance, Wharton; Senior Economist at Federal Reserve Bank of New York); • Spouse, Jeanne Connell, retired Professor from University of Illinois (Ph.D. Education, Illinois) • BA in Economics in 1980, University of Pennsylvania; • MA in business economics 1984 from Wharton School of Business of University of Pennsylvania; and • Ph.D. in business economics in 1989 from Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.
Background of Joe Mahoney • Tenure-track faculty member in the College of Business at the University of Illinois since the Spring term of 1988. • Assistant Professor 1988 - 1995 • Associate Professor 1995 - 2002 • Full Professor of Strategy 2003 - present • Investors in Business Education 2007 - 2010 Professor of Strategy • Director of Graduate Studies 2008 - 2012 • Caterpillar Chair of Business 2011 – present • Director of Research 2013 - present • Research: vertical integration, contracts, corporate governance, and stakeholder management.
Background of Joe Mahoney • Teaching (30-years experience at Illinois) • BA 449: Senior-level Undergraduate Strategy Capstone Course at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • MA course in Accountancy (elective) • MBA courses: • MBA (daytime) course • Executive MBA (Chicago) • International Executive MBA course • Professional (Evening) MBA course • iMBA (online) MBA course • Ph.D. courses: • Economic Foundations of Strategy • Organizational Economics • Research Methodology/Philosophy of Science
Background of Joe Mahoney • Work experience: • Worked three years for the Reginald JonesCenter of corporate strategy at Wharton, directed by Ned Bowman on scenario planning and the hazardous waste industry. • Employed by Project Link (Econometric forecasting linking international data bases) at the University of Pennsylvania. • Consulting experience for government contacting concerning vertical coordination, and participated in customized executive development programs for Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM) and for State Farm.
Joe’s Insights from 30 Years of Teaching: • Best advice I ever got on teaching: • “Trust the class.” • “We have a cup of knowledge floating in a sea of emotion.” -- John Dewey