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Assistant Professor

Dr. Hadi Faqihi


Hadi Faqihi received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Michigan State University. His dissertation focused on the intersection of corporate governance and knowledge, examining the influence of domain-expert directors on how high technology firms add new capabilities in response to internal knowledge failures and external technology threats. Hadi also holds an MBA in Marketing and Business Analytics from the University of Notre Dame and a BS in Marketing from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He is interested in studying how organizations develop superior knowledge and learning capabilities to deal with increasing technology and market complexities. He has presented his work at the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference and the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference. He is also interested in applying data science tools to enhance research rigor and reproducibility. Hadi taught senior-level undergraduate management courses at Michigan State University, for which he received excellent teaching ratings.


Ph.D., Strategic Management


Knowledge and Innovation

Organizational Learning

Corporate Governance

Recent Research

Faqihi, H., Gamache, D., McNamara, G. M., & Lee, J. J. (2021). Director Motivational Orientations: How New Director Regulatory Focus Shapes Market Reactions. The Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Virtual.

Faqihi, H., Shamsie, J. (2019). The scope of specialization: A study of genre experience among the Hollywood studios. The Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Faqihi, H., Gao, H., Miceli, K. (2019). Visionary, passionate, and coachable: A contingency model of visionary entrepreneurship in early-stage fundraising. The Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Faqihi, H. (2019). Tacit knowledge origins and performance: The role of team’s external shared experience. The Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Wiseman, R. M., & Faqihi, H. (2018). The continuing search for the Holy Grail. Management Research: Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management.

Thirumalai, S., Faqihi, H., L., Devaraj, S. (2016). To focus or not to focus? That is complex! Complexity of care, operational focus, and outcomes of care. Patient-Centric Healthcare Management in the Age of Analytics; University of Indiana, IN.

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