David Major

Assoc. Professor of Professional Practice

Phone:
(305) 284-4534
Locator Code:
6548

 
Career

Education

2009Ph.D. Strategic Management University of Maryland, Smith School of Business
1996MBA Production Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
1994B.S. Industrial Management and Economics Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Experience

2009 - Instructor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
2006 - 2009Instructor, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
2000 - 2002Executive Education Instructor, Gibson and Associates Learning Center
1996 - 2004Management Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers
1992 - 1994Manufacturing Management– Packard Electric Division, General Motors Corporation

Honors & Acknowledgements

Best Published Research Paper, awarded annually by Organization Management Journal Titled: “Reflexive and selective competitive behaviors: Inertia, imitation and inter-firm rivalry.”, 2017
Faculty Service Award, awarded annually by Indiana University Kelley School of Business, 2017
Dean’s Council Faculty Research Fellow, teaching and research (2012-2015), 2015
Eli Lilly & Company Faculty Fellow, teaching and research (2009-2012), 2012
ArcelorMittal USA Faculty Award in recognition of teaching, 2011
Best Paper Finalist, Strategic Management Society –Special Conference on Latin America, 2011
Entrepreneurship Research Award Finalist, Dingman Entrepreneurship Center – Ph.D. Student Paper, 2009
Allan N. Nash Outstanding Doctoral Student Award – Smith School’s top award to a Ph.D. student, 2008
“Promising Young Educator Award” – teaching excellence & classroom innovation (PhD Project), 2008
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Competitive strategy and inter-firm rivalry; global business strategy and globalization process

Publications

Major, David A national innovation infrastructure as catalyst for domestic business growth (Sao Paulo, Strategic Management Society. 2018 ).


Major, David Leadership effects on the quality of competitive response (Madrid, 2014 ).


Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., Grimm, C., & Maggitti, P. Reflexive and selective competitive behaviors: Inertia, imitation and inter-firm rivalry (Valencia, European Association of Management. 2014).


Major, D.L., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. Vicarious learning and the globalization of venture capital (Atlanta, Strategic Management Society. 2013).


Major, David Towards a framework for domestic business creation in transition environments – The National entrepreneurship infrastructure (Istanbul, Academy of International Business. 2013).


Major, D.L., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. Vicarious learning and the globalization of venture capital (Istanbul, Academy of International Business. 2013).


Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., Grimm, C., Maggitti, P., & Derfus, P. The socio-cognitive drivers of competitive activity and inter-firm rivalry (Prague, Strategic Management Society. 2012).


Major, David The National entrepreneurship infrastructure as catalyst for domestic business creation in transition environments (Prague, Strategic Management Society. 2012).


Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., Grimm, C., Maggitti, P., & Derfus, P. Reflexive and selective competitive behaviors - Experience, imitation, and inter-firm rivalry (Boston, Academy of Management. 2012).


Major, D.L., Livengood, R.S., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. Vicarious learning in the globalization of venture capital (San Antonio, Academy of Management OMT Junior Faculty Consortium. 2011).


Major, David The national entrepreneurial infrastructure as catalyst to domestic business creation (Best Paper Finalist, Strategic Management Society Special Conference on Latin America, Rio. 2011).


Livengood, R.S., Major, D.L., & Gupta, A Who Moved My Venture? The Impact of Accidental Diversification and Globalization on the Behavior of Venture Capital Firms (Rome, Strategic Management Society. 2010).


Major, D.L., Livengood, R.S., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. Vicarious experience and venture capital globalization (Eugene, OR, West Coast Research Symposium on Tech Entrepreneurship. 2010).


Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., Grimm, C., Maggitti, P., & Derfus, P. Reflexive and selective organizational learning (Chicago, Academy of Management. 2009).


Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., & Grimm, C. The interactive effects of firm resources and actions on performance (Washington, Strategic Management Society. 2009).


Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., & Grimm, C. How firm resources and actions impact firm performance – A mediated relationship (Be'er Sheva, Israel Strategy Conference. 2009).


Major, D.L., Smith, K.G., & Grimm, C. How firm resources and actions impact firm performance – A mediated relationship (Washington, Strategic Management Society. 2009).


Major, D.L., Livengood, R.S., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. Learning to Globalize: Inter-organizational knowledge transfer on venture capital globalization (Cologne, Strategic Management Society. 2008).


Major, David Dampening Rival Actions: The moderating role of experience in dynamic competition (Philadelphia, Academy of Management. 2007).


Major, David Leading the firm's response: Effects of leadership types in dynamic competition (Philadelphia, Academy of Management. 2007).


Major, D.L., Livengood, R.S., Waguespack, D., & Gupta, A. Learning from syndicate partners in cross-border venture investments (College Park, Smith School Entrepreneurship Research Conference. 2007).


Major, David Prior experience as a moderator of rivalry: Firm learning through dynamic competition (San Diego, Strategic Management Society. 2007).