Jerry Sheppard

  • Associate Professor, Strategy
  • B.S. (Penn State), M.B.A. (Indiana University), Ph.D. (University of Washington), C.P.A.

    Burnaby Room: WMC 4387
    Burnaby Phone: 778.782.4918

    Email Address: sheppard@sfu.ca

    Curriculum Vitae: View

    Biography

    Jerry Paul Sheppard is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada. His research focuses primarily on why things go wrong in organizations. Specifically his research concerns organizational decline, turnaround, survival and failure. His PhD dissertation from the University of Washington in 1989 won the Strategic Management Society Best Dissertation Award. He has published journal articles in the Journal of Management, Long Range Planning, Journal of Business Ethics and Social Science Research. Dr. Sheppard has presented papers at the Academy of International Business, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and the Academy of Management. His most recent work includes Strategic Management: Competitiveness & Globalization, 3rd Canadian Edition, with Hitt, Ireland, Hoskisson and Rowe.

    Research Interests

    Business policy; corporate failure and survival; business, government and society; corporate governance; interorganizational arrangements.

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Reports

    Sheppard, J. (2015). Getting published: Achieving acceptance from reviewers and editors. Journal of Asia Business Studies, 9(2), 117-132. http://doi.org/10.1108/JABS-02-2015-0024

    Sheppard, J., & Young, M. (2007). The routes of moral development and the impact of exposure to the Milgram Obedience Study. Journal of Business Ethics, 75(4), 315-333.

    Sheppard, J., & Chowdhury, S. D. (2005). Riding the wrong wave: Organizational failure as a failed turnaround. Long Range Planning, 38(3), 239-260.

    Sheppard, J., Nayyar, P. R., & Summer, C. E. (2000). Managing your doctoral program: A practical orientation. Production and Operations Management, 9(4), 414-438.

    Sheppard, J. (1995). Beautifully broken benches: A typology of strategic bankruptcies and the opportunities for positive shareholder returns. Journal of Business Strategy, 12(2), 99-134.

    Sheppard, J. (1995). A resource dependence approach to failure prediction. Social Science Research, 24(1), 28-62.

    Sheppard, J. (1994). Strategy and bankruptcy: An exploration into organizational death. Journal of Management, 20(4), 795-833.

    Sheppard, J. (1994). Board interlocks, size, composition and organizational failure. Business Review, Cambridge, 12(1), 15-27.

    Sheppard, J. (1994). The dilemma of matched pairs and diversified firms in bankruptcy prediction models. Journal of Business Research, 11(2), 9-25.

    Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

    Sheppard, J. P., & Chowdhury, S. D. (2012). The story of a tortoise: How Toyota fell from the top spot. In Mueller, J., & Wells, P. (Eds.), Learning through cases: Contemporary challenges in corporate governance (pp. 267-283). Summertown, United Kingdom: Rossi Smith Publishing Ltd.

    Teaching Related Material

    Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., Hoskisson, R. E., Rowe, W. G., & Sheppard, J. (2009). Strategic management: Cases for competitiveness & globalization (3rd Canadian Edition). Toronto, Canada: Nelson Thompson Learning.

    Sheppard, J., & Chowdhury, S. D. (2008). Case 4: Becoming competitive: An industry note on the Canadian telecommunications industry. Toronto, Canada: Nelson College Indigenous.

    Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., Hoskisson, R. E., Sheppard, J., & Rowe, R. G. (2008). Cases for strategic management: competitiveness & globalization (3rd Canadian Edition), teaching notes. Toronto, Canada: Nelson Thompson Learning.

    Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., Hoskisson, R. E., Sheppard, J., & Rowe, W. G. (2008). Strategic management: Competitiveness & globalization (3rd Canadian Edition), Instructor notes: Concepts. Toronto, Canada: Nelson Thompson Learning.

    Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., Hoskisson, R. E., Sheppard, J., & Rowe, W. G. (2008). Strategic management: Competitiveness & globalization, concepts (3rd Canadian Edition). Toronto, Canada: Nelson Thompson Learning.

    Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., Hoskisson, R. E., Sheppard, J., & Rowe, W. G. (2008). Strategic management: Competitiveness & globalization (3rd Canadian Edition), Instructor notes: Cases. Toronto, Canada: Nelson Thompson Learning.

    Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., Hoskisson, R. E., Rowe, R. G., & Sheppard, J. (2007). Strategic management: Competitiveness & globalization (2nd Canadian Edition). Toronto, Canada: Nelson Thompson Learning.

    Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., Hoskisson, R. E., Rowe, R. G., & Sheppard, J. (2007). Strategic management: Cases for competitiveness & globalization (2nd Canadian Edition). Toronto, Canada: Nelson Thompson Learning.

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