Facebook pixel Dr. Cole Short | Faculty | Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Skip to main content
Pepperdine | Graziadio Business School
Cole Short, PhD Assistant Professor of Strategy

Cole Short, PhD

Assistant Professor of Strategy
Graziadio Business School

Biography

Cole Short joins the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School from the University of Georgia in Athens. His current research interests focuses on corporate governance, decision making under uncertainty, and stakeholder management. He is particularly interested in understanding the role of information disclosure and how it impacts firm outcomes. He has published his research in the Journal of Management and received several research and service distinctions, including best paper and outstanding reviewer awards at annual meetings of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management. 

Cole's industry involvement includes medical diagnostics and information technology investments through multiple family businesses and investments stemming from his family's entrepreneurship in the life sciences. He uses this background to enrich his teaching and research and to maintain connections within the industry. Cole received his PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Georgia, his master's in economics from Boston University, and his bachelor of arts in international studies from Baylor University. 

Outside of work, Cole enjoys spending quality time with his wife Kristin and family, playing board games with friends, and doing outdoor sports such as volleyball and kayaking. He is an avid reader, involved church member, and maintains his EMT certification for community outreach. Cole is passionate about international education and has tutored exchange students over the past 10 years. 

Education

  • PhD in Strategy & Entrepreneurship, University of Georgia

  • MA in Economics, Boston University

  • BA in International Studies, Baylor University

Bundy, J., Pfarrer, M. D., Short, C. E., & Coombs, W. T. 2017. Crises and Crisis Management: Integration, Interpretation, and Research Development. Journal of Management, 43(6): 1661-1692.

Outstanding Reviewer Award (Stakeholder Strategy), Strategic Management Society Annual Conference (October 2018).

Overall Conference Best Paper Award (Nominated), Strategic Management Society Annual Conference (October 2018)

Outstanding Reviewer Award (Business Policy and Strategy), Academy of Management Annual Conference (August 2017).

Best Paper Award (Strategic Leadership and Governance), Strategic Management Society Annual Conference (September 2016).

Parker, O., Short, C. E., & Titus, V. K. "Hold Your Horses: Negative Anticipatory Impression Management and Its Motivations." Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2019.

Short, C. E. "Managing Failure: The Effects of Anticipatory and Reactive Strategies." Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA, 2019.

Short, C. E., & Pfarrer, M. D. "Path Dependence in Organizational Impression Management." Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Paris, France, 2018.

Short, C. E. "When Clinical Trials Fail: Managing Drug Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry." Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Annual Symposium, Oxford, UK, 2018.

Short, C. E. (Presenter for Panel Symposium) "Firm Performance and Executive Succession." Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, 2018.

Short, C. E. "Path Dependence in Organizational Impression Management." Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, 2018.

Short, C. E., Hubbard, T. D., Quigley, T. J., & Graffin, S. D. "Who Gets It Right and When? Internal and External Evaluations of CEO Quality." Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Houston, TX, 2017.

Lee, E., Oliver, A, & Short, C. E. (Organizer and Presenter for Panel Symposium) "AIMing to Impress: Anticipatory Impression Management and the Organization." Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA, 2017.

Gamache, D. L., Neville, F. P., Bundy, J., & Short, C. E. "CEO Regulatory Focus and Firm Stakeholder Strategy." Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA, 2017.

Ashmore, Z., Alch, C., Coyle, C., Johnson, T., Kingry, C., Okunnu, R., Short, C. E., Jupiter, D., & Islam, J. "Improving Rates of Diabetic Foot Inspections to Prevent Complications: UTMB Family Medicine Quality Improvement Project." Annual Clinical Conference on Diabetes, American Diabetes Association. Orlando, FL, 2017.

Neville, F. P., Gamache, D. L., Bundy, J., & Short, C. E. "CEO Regulatory Focus, Shareholder Activism, and Corporate Social Performance." Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2016.

Campbell, R. J., Graffin, S. D., & Short, C. E. "Just Playing Around? The Effects of CEO Sense of Humor on Financial Analysts." Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA, 2016.

Elston, T. W., & Short, C. E. (Invited) "Neuroplasticity in Wine: How Tasting Experience Influences Future Consumption." Annual Conference of the American Association of Wine Economists AAWE, Mendoza, Argentina, 2015.