Jonathan Arthurs

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty
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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
College of Business
Research/Career Interests: 

My research focuses on governance and innovation, particularly in new ventures. I am also interested in bankruptcy (antecedents and outcomes), the impact of CEOs/founders on their organization, M&As, and venture capital. 

Beyond OSU
Education: 

Ph.D. - University of Oklahoma - 2004

M.B.A. - Texas A&M University - 1998

B.B.A. - Texas A&M University - 1991

Employment: 

Jonathan Arthurs is the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the College of Business. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. After leaving the military, he worked as a bookstore manager before going back to Texas A&M to earn his MBA. Upon graduation he worked in the finance department of a large corporation and then on an internal consulting team reporting directly to the top management team. Next, he attended the University of Oklahoma and completed his Ph.D. with a focus in strategy and entrepreneurship.  He spent nine years at Washington State University where he was also the doctoral program coordinator for the management track.  He teaches in the PhD program and his research focuses on governance and innovation, particularly in new ventures.

Professional Affiliations: 

Academy of Management (Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management)

Strategic Management Society

Service: 

P&T Committee Member

Doctoral Program Committee Member

Field (Associate) editor at Journal of Business Venturing

Editorial review board member for the following journals:

  • Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
  • Journal of Management
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Journal of Business Venturing Insights
My Publications

Journal Articles


T. Dalziel, White, R., and Arthurs, J., Principal costs in initial public offerings, Journal of Management Studies, vol. 48, pp. 1346-1364, 2011.

C. Birmingham, Busenitz, L., and Arthurs, J., The escalation of commitment by venture capitalists in reinvestment decisions, Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 218-230, 2003.

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