Vilmos Misangyi

Professor of Strategic Management , BNY Mellon Fellow , Chair, Department of Management and Organization
Department: Management and Organization
Office: 452C Business Building
Phone: 814-867-2675
Fax: 814-863-7261
Member of Faculty Since: 2008


Professor Vilmos Misangyi is a Professor in the Management and Organization Department in the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University. He is also the BNY Mellon Fellow and the Chair of the Management and Organization Department.

His research takes a social and behavioral approach to examining how executive and organizational actions influence, and are influenced by, their surrounding environments. Underlying the majority of his research is a concern with managerial and organizational wrongdoing. He is also very interested in research methodologies; his work promotes multilevel theorizing and modeling and the qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) of case research among strategy and management researchers.  His research has been published or is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Leadership Quarterly, and Human Research Management. 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.

Dr. Misangyi served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review (2012-2014) and is currenlty serving on the Editorial Review Boards of the and the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal and the Strategic Management Journal. He also is an ad hoc reviewer for several journals including the Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, and Business Ethics Quarterly

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 (e.g., Best Faculty Discussion Starter, 2013-2014; MBAA, Smeal College of Business; Most Interesting Professor Award, 2011-2012, MBAA, Smeal College of Business), and reviewing (e.g., Academy of Management Review Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2012). 

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.

Publication List

Bragaw, N. A., & Misangyi, V. F., "The Value of CEO Mobility: Contextual Factors That Shape the Impact of Prior CEO Experience on Market Performance and CEO Compensation", Human Resource Management, In Press,

Hambrick, D. C., Misangyi, V. F., & Park, C., "The Quad Model for Identifying a Corporate Director’s Potential for Effective Monitoring: Toward a New Theory of Board Sufficiency", Academy of Management Review, 2015, 40, pp. 323-344.

Parachuri, S., & Misangyi, V. F., "Investor perceptions of financial misconduct: The heterogeneous contamination of bystander firms", Academy of Management Journal, 2015, 58, 169-194.

Misangyi, V. F., & Acharya, A., "Substitutes or Complements? A Configurational Examination of Corporate Governance Mechanisms", Academy of Management Journal, 2014, 57, 1681-1705.

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


BA 571, Strategic Management (Resident MBA)

BA 571, Strategic Management (EMBA)

MGMT 565, Power & Influence (Resident MBA)