Joseph Beck
Management Department

Grove Hall 211
Phone: (717) 477-1610
Office Hours and Teaching Schedule

Associate Professor - Management and Marketing

Ph.D.Merage School of Business, UC Irvine,Irvine, CA,Management - Strategy

M.B.A.University of Oregon,General Business (Management)

B.A.University of California, Berkeley,Berkeley, CA,Asian Studies

Work Experience

Academic Experience

Associate Professor, Shippensburg University

Adjunct Instructor of Business, University of Oregon

Non-Academic Experience


Entrepreneur, Self-Employed (1997 - 2001). Energy Efficient Building Materials.

English Instructor, Kobe City School System (1982 - 1988).

Manager, Berlitz International School of Languages (1981 - 1993).


2006: American Red Cross, Enhanced Community Response

2002-2003: Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Lab-University of Oregon, Market Research

Intellectual Contributions

Compilation of Articles or Readings

Wiersema, M. F. & Beck, J. B. (2011). Corporate Strategy Edward Elgar.

Book Chapters


Beck, J. B. & Wiersema, M. F. (2011). "CEO Dismissal: The Role of the Broader Governance Context", Handbook of Top Management Team Research. Edward Elgar.

Beck, J. B. & Wiersema, M. F. (2011). "Introduction", Corporate Strategy. Edward Elgar.

Presentation of Refereed Papers


Beck, J. B. & Wiersema, M. F. (2009). An Integrated Perspective on Corporate Scope, Structural Complexity, and Corporate Divestment. 29th Strategic Management Society Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

Beck, J. B. & Wiersema, M. F. (2008). Strategic and Environmental Complexity and the Decison to Divest. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California.


Beck, J. B. & Wiersema, M. F. (2009). Corporate Scope, Structural Complexity and Corporate Divestment: An Integrated Framework. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Beck, J. B. & Wiersema, M. F. (2009). Toward a Strategically-Useful Theory of the Firm: a Critique and Expansion of the RBV and TCE Literature Streams. Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.



2011: Harry R. Frehn Faculty Research Fellowship Award John L. Grove College of Business.

2007: Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award UC Irvine Merage School of Business.

2003: Award for Academic Excellence, Oregon MBA Class of 2003 University of Oregon.

2003: Finalist, 2003 Global Moot Corp Business Plan Competition University of Texas, Austin.


2009: Invited Participant, Doctoral Consortium, Seventh West Coast Research Symposium on TechnologyResearch West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship.

2009: 2009 Strategic Management Society Best Paper Prize Strategic Management Society.

2007: Invited Participant, Doctoral Consortium Academy of Management.

2007: Invited Participant, Doctoral Consortium Strategic Management Society.

2003: Business Administration Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma.