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 Technology Research  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.