Brian McCann

Associate Professor of Strategic Management


    Brian McCann’s area of expertise spans strategic management and entrepreneurship. He has served as adjunct assistant professor of management at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management since 2005, teaching strategic management and managerial economics to MBA and Executive students. He joined the faculty of the Owen School full-time in 2009 after completing his Ph.D. in strategic management from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. While at Purdue, he received numerous awards and grants, including the Purdue Research Foundation Grant, the Krannert Certificate for Distinguished Teaching, the Kauffman Fellowship Award for doctoral seminar in Entrepreneurship and the Ross Fellowship. He is the co-author (with fellow Owen professor Luke Froeb) of the leading textbook Managerial Economics: A Problem-Solving Approach, which was published by South-Western in 2007 and is currently under revision for a second edition. His work has also appeared in such leading journals as the Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of Business Venturing. Professor McCann’s research interests span strategic management and entrepreneurship, including the performance implications of firm agglomeration, effects of ownership structure on competitive behaviors and the role of threshold-based decision making in the entrepreneurial process. His work has been presented at conferences such as the annual meetings of the Strategic Management Society, Academy of Management, Society of Entrepreneurship Scholars and the Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference. He is currently an ad hoc reviewer for The Journal of Management and The British Journal of Management. He is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society recognizing academic achievement in the study of business.