David Sirmon

David G. Sirmon

Associate Professor of Management
Robert Herbold Professor in Entrepreneurship


PhD, Arizona State University, 2004
MBA, University of Montana, 1997
BS, University of Montana, 1996

Specialties
Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
-Resource orchestration
-Boards of Directors
-Family Business

Positions Held
At the University of Washington since 2012
Associate Professor at Texas A&M University (2011-2012)
Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University (2006-2011)
Assistant Professor at Clemson University (2004-2006)
Commercial Lending (1997-2000)

Honors and Awards
TEACHING
2013 Professor of the Year – Core Evening MBA, UW
2013 Professor of the Quarter (Winter) – Core Day MBA, UW

RESEARCH
Excellence Awards
2014 Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson Reuters
2012 Robert Herbold Professorship in Entrepreneurship, UW
2012 Ricky W. Griffin Research Excellence Award, TAMU
2011 Emerging Scholar Award, SMS (distinguished early career award)
2011 Mays Research Performance Award, TAMU
2010 Summer Research Performance Grant, TAMU
2009 Pamela M. and Barent W. Cater ’77 Faculty Research Fellowship, TAMU
2009 Dean’s Performance Recognition Grant, TAMU
2008 Center for Human Resource Management Research Grant, TAMU
2008 Outstanding Reviewer, BPS Division, AoM
2008 Dean’s Performance Recognition Grant, TAMU
2008 Mays Research Mini-Grant, TAMU
2007 Center for Human Resource Management Research Grant, TAMU
2005 Emerging Scholar Research Excellence Award, Clemson University
2005 Outstanding Reviewer, Entrepreneurship Division, AoM

Best Papers/Symposium
2013 Best Paper Proceedings, AoM
2011 Best Paper Finalist, Academy of Management Learning & Education
2011 Best Conference Paper Award Nominee, SMS
2011 Best Paper Proceedings, AoM
2010 Best Paper Finalist, Academy of Management Review
2010 Showcase Symposium Award, AoM
2010 Best Symposium Award, AoM
2009 Best Conference Paper Award Nominee, SMS
2009 Best Paper Proceedings, AoM
2008 Best Paper Nominee, Journal of Management Studies
2008 Best Paper Proceedings, AoM
2005 Best Conference Paper - Honorable Mention, SMS
2003 Best Paper Proceedings, AoM



Academic Service
Editorial Review Board:

Academy of Management Journal
Strategic Management Journal
Journal of Business Venturing
Family Business Review

Selected Publications
“Shareholder Influence over Director Nomination via Proxy Access: Implications for Agency Conflict and Stakeholder Value,” with Campbell, J.T., Campbell, T.C., Bierman, L. and Tuggle, C.S. Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming.

“Entrepreneurial Orientation, Generational Involvement and Participative Strategy: A Configurational Approach to Entrepreneurship in Family Firms,” with F. Chirico, S., Sciascia and P. Mazzola. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, forthcoming.

“Resource Orchestration to Create Competitive Advantage: Breadth, Depth and Life Cycle Effects,” with M.A. Hitt, R.D. Ireland and B.A. Gilbert, Journal of Management, Vol. 37(5), 2011, pp. 1390-1412.

“Franchising and the Family Firm: Creating Unique Sources of Advantage, with F. Chirico and R.D. Ireland, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Vol. 35(3), 2011, pp. 83-501.

“The Current State of Strategic Entrepreneurship and Future Opportunities,” with M.A. Hitt, R. D. Ireland and C. Trahms, Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 25(2), 2011, pp. 57-75.

“Firm Resources, Competitive Actions and Performance: Investigating a Mediated Model with Evidence from the In-Vitro Diagnostics Industry,” with H.A. Ndofor and X. He, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 32(6), 2011, pp. 640-657.

“Competition and Knowledge Creation in Management: Investigating Changes in Scholarship from 1988 to 2007,” with S.T. Certo and R. Brymer, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 9(4), 2010, pp. 591-606. AMLE Outstanding Article of the Year Finalist

“The Dynamic Interplay of Capability Strengths and Weaknesses: Investigating the Bases of Temporary Competitive Advantage,” with M.A. Hitt, J-L. Arregle and J.T. Campbell, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 31(13), 2010, pp. 1386-1409.

“Commanding Board of Director Attention: Investigating How Organizational Performance and CEO Duality Affect Board Members Attention to Monitoring,” with C.S. Tuggle, C.R. Reutzel and L. Bierman, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 31(9), 2010, pp. 946-968.

“The Case for Random Coefficients Modeling in Entrepreneurship Research: An Illustration of Growth Strategies and Post-IPO Performance,” with T.R. Holcomb, J.G. Combs and J. Sexton, Organizational Research Methods, Vol. 13(2), 2010, pp. 348-389.

“Contingencies within Dynamic Managerial Capabilities: Interdependent Effects of Resource Investment and Deployment on Firm Performance,” with M.A. Hitt, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 30(13), 2009, pp.1375-1394.

“You Say Illegal, I Say Legitimate: Entrepreneurship in the Informal Economy,” with J.W. Webb, L. Tihanyi and R.D. Ireland, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 34(3), 2009, pp. 492-510. AMR Best Paper Finalist

“The Role of Family Influence in Firms’ Strategic Response to Competitive Threat,” with J-L. Arregle, M.A. Hitt and J.W. Webb, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Vol. 32(6), 2008, pp. 979-998.

“Resource Management in Dyadic Competitive Rivalry: The Effects of Resource Bundling and Deployment,” with S. Gove and M.A. Hitt, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 51(5), 2008, pp. 919-935.

“Creating Value in the Face of Declining Performance: Firm Strategies and Organizational Recovery,” with J.L. Morrow, M.A. Hitt and T.R. Holcomb, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 28(3), 2007, pp. 271-283.

“The Development of Organizational Social Capital: Attributes of Family Firms,” with J.L. Arregle, M.A. Hitt and P. Very, Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 44(1), 2007, pp. 73-95. JMS Best Paper Nominee

“Managing Firm Resources in Dynamic Environments to Create Value: Looking Inside the Black Box,” with M.A. Hitt and R.D. Ireland, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 32(1), 2007, pp. 273-292.

“A Model of Cultural Differences and International Alliance Performance,” with P.J. Lane, Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 35(4), 2004, pp. 306-319.

“Strategic Entrepreneurship: The Construct and its Dimensions,” with R.D. Ireland and M.A. Hitt, Journal of Management, Vol. 29(6), 2003, pp. 963-989.

“Managing Resources: Linking Unique Resources, Management and Wealth Creation in Family Firms,” with M.A. Hitt, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 27(4), 2003, pp. 339-358.

Contact Information

Phone:206-543-0067
Fax:206-543-3968
Office:583 Paccar Hall
Email:dsirmon@uw.edu
Web:Google Scholar

Mailing Address

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226