Vilmos Misangyi

Associate Professor of Management & Organization
Department: Management and Organization
Office: 416 Business Building
Phone: 814-867-2675
Fax: 814-863-7261
Member of Faculty Since: 2008


Professor Vilmos Misangyi is an Associate Professor in the Management and Organization Department in the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University.  His research is concerned with the means by which organizations and their top managers influence and are influenced by their external environments. His research has been published or is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and the Leadership Quarterly. Dr. Misangyi serves on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Review and the Academy of Management Journal and as an ad hoc reviewer for several journals including the Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Business Ethics Quarterly. The findings of his research have been reported on in the business press including in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Business Week, the Denver Post, the NewsJournal (Wilmington, DE), and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  He has received awards for his scholarship (Best Paper Award of 2008, International Association of Business and Society; Best Paper Award of 2004, Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management), teaching (Calvin A. VanderWerf Teaching Award, 2000-2001, University of Florida), and reviewing (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) Award for Reviewing, 2005; Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management). 

Prior to joining Smeal, Dr. Misangyi was an Assistant Professor in the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware from 2002-2008.  He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Florida (2002) and a bachelors degree in Financial Administration from Michigan State University (1987).  He also completed all of the core courses of the evening MBA program at the University of Connecticut (West Hartford).  Before starting his academic career, he worked for several years in various financial management positions (i.e., cost accounting manager; director of financial planning and budgeting) for the Continental Baking Company (Wonder Bread/Hostess Cake) and the Carvel Corporation.

Current Research

Professor Misangyi's work examines or has examined how CEO charisma and charismatic language contributes to organizational effectiveness, including through its influence upon external stakeholders, and the interplay between organizations and industry and institutional environments in constituting managerial discretion, collective corruption, and corporate governance. His interests also include research methodologies and he has work that promotes the understanding of multilevel statistical techniques as well as set-theoretic methodologies.

Publication List

Fong, E., Misangyi, V. F., & Tosi, H. L., "The Effect of CEO Pay Deviations on CEO Withdrawal, Firm Size, and Firm Profits", Strategic Management Journal, 2010, 31, pp. 629-651.

Fanelli, A., Misangyi, V. F., & Tosi, H. L., "In Charisma We Trust: The Effects of CEO Charismatic Visions on Securities Analysts", Organization Science, 2009, 20, pp. 1011-1033.

Kor, Y., & Misangyi, V. F., "Outside Directors’ Industry-Specific Experience and Firms’ Liability of Newness", Strategic Management Journal, 2008, 29, pp. 1345-1355.

Greckhamer, T., Misangyi, V. F., Elms, H., & Lacey, R., "Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Strategic Management Research: An Examination of Combinations of Industry, Corporate, And Business-Unit Effects", Organizational Research Methods, 2008, 11, pp. 695-726.

Misangyi, V. F., Weaver, G., & Elms, H., "Ending Corruption: The Interplay among Institutional Logics, Resources, and Institutional Entrepreneurs", Academy of Management Review, 2008, 33, pp. 750-770.

Erez, A., Misangyi, V. F., Johnson, D. E., LePine, M. A., & Halverson, K. C., "Stirring the Hearts of Followers: Charismatic Leadership as the Transferal of Affect", Journal of Applied Psychology, 2008, 93, pp. 602-616.

Fanelli, A., & Misangyi, V. F., "Bringing Out Charisma: CEO Charisma and External Stakeholders", Academy of Management Review, 2006, 31, pp. 1049-1061.

Misangyi, V. F., Elms, H., Greckhamer, T., & LePine, J. A., "A New Perspective on a Fundamental Debate: A Multi-Level Approach to Industry, Corporate, and Business-Unit Effects", Strategic Management Journal, 2006, 27, pp. 571-590.

Misangyi, V. F., LePine, J. A., Algina, J., & Goeddeke, F. X., "The Adequacy of Repeated Measures Regression for Multilevel Research: Comparisons with Repeated Measures ANOVA, Multivariate Repeated Measures ANOVA, and Multilevel Modeling across Various Multilevel ", Organizational Research Methods , 2006, 9, pp. 5-28.

Tosi, H. L., Misangyi, V. F., Fanelli, A., Waldman, D. A., & Yammarino, F. J., "CEO Charisma, Compensation, and Firm Performance", Leadership Quarterly, 2004, 15, pp. 405-420.


Ph.D., Strategic Management, University of Florida,  2002 
B.A., Financial Administration, Michigan State University,  1987 


MGMT 591, Organizational Research Design
BA 571, Strategic Management