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Mark Tribbitt Associate Professor of Strategy

Mark Tribbitt, PhD

Associate Professor of Strategy
Graziadio Business School


Dr. Tribbitt comes to academia with more than 14 years of experience within the financial services industry. During that time he has held a variety of management positions in retail, commercial and wholesale banking. He earned a Ph.D. in strategic management from Drexel University, an MBA from Villanova University, and a B.S. in finance from the University of Delaware.

His teaching focuses on strategic management, entrepreneurship, and management of technology and innovation. Dr. Tribbitt's primary research interest deals with the intersection between corporate governance and corporate entrepreneurship. He is a member of several academic associations. And he has presented his work at multiple academic conferences in the United States and around the world.


  • Drexel University, Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
    Dissertation: The Moderating Influence of the Environment on the Relationship between Corporate Governance and Corporate Entrepreneurship Committee
  • Villanova University, Master of Business Administration

  • University of Delaware, Bachelor of Science


Tribbitt, M.A., & Yang, Y. (2018) Takeover Defense, Collective Action, and the Top Management Team. Management Research Review. 41(12)  1375-1394

Tribbitt, M.A. (2017) Developing Entrepreneurial Behavior in Established Firms. Graziadio Business Review

Chen, T., Tribbitt, M.A., Yang, Y., & Xiaomei, L. 2017. Does the rival matter? A competitive dynamics perspective on firms’ product strategy.  Journal of Business Research. 76(7)

Tribbitt, M.A., & Yang, Y. 2017. An Agency Perspective on the Board of Directors and Corporate Entrepreneurship.  Management Research Review. 40(11)

Bowden, A., Harjoto, A., Paglia, J.K., & Tribbitt, M.A., 2016. The Impact of Diversity on Private Equity Returns.  The Journal of Global Business Management, 12:1 49-65

Bowden, A., Harjoto, A., Paglia, J., & Tribbitt, M, 2016. On Venture Capital Fund Returns: The Impact of Sector and Geographic Diversification. Journal of Accounting and Finance 16:1 1-15

Chen, T., Tribbitt, M.A., & Yang, Y. 2015.  A Competitive View of Firms’ Product Strategy: A Contingency Perspective.  Academy of Management Proceedings, (1), 10118

Peters, L., Narayanan, V.K., O'Connor, G., & Tribbitt, M.  UK’s National Innovation System. Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. 3rd Edition.  UK: John Wiley

Peters, L., Narayanan, V.K., O'Connor, G., & Tribbitt, M. Chapter 39 – Innovation at the National Level. ENCYCLOPEDIA ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT UK:John Wiley

Narayanan, V.K., Douglas, F., & Tribbitt, M.  (February 2011). An Analysis of the Pfizer-Wyeth Merger.  Health Lawyers Association Journal.

  • Emerald Publishing Outstanding Paper Award (2018)

Tribbitt, M., Chen, T., & Yang, Y. (November 2011). "The Role of the Board of Directors in Competitive Dynamics Strategies" To be presented at the Southern Management Association Conference. Savannah, GA.

Tribbitt, M., & Gera, A. (December 2010). "The Impact of the Structure of the Board on Pre-IPO Firm Survival." Presented at the Israel Strategic Conference. Haifa, Israel.

Tribbitt, M., & Gera, A. (September 2010). "The Impact of the Structure of the Board on Pre-IPO Firm Survival." Presented at the 2010 Strategy Management Society Conference. Rome, Italy.

Tribbitt, M., & Gera, A. (April 2010). "The Impact of the Structure of the Board on Pre-IPO Firm Survival." Presented at the 2010 Drexel University Research Day.

Tribbitt, M., & Baburaj, Y. (April 2009). "The Impact of Social Networking Technology on Information Seeking for Entrepreneurs." Presented at 2009 Drexel University Research Day.

  • Kauffman Foundation Grant (Research Assistant)
  • Douglas, Frank , Narayanan, V.K. , Mitchell, Lisa and Litan, Robert . "The case for Entrepreneurship in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry" NATURE 9. (forthcoming):1-8


  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management
  • Management of Technological Innovation