Matthew W. McCarter earned his B.S. in management from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and a Ph.D. in business administration from the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is an assistant professor of management in the College of Business at The University of Texas at San Antonio and a research affiliate at the Economic Science Institute. He is the recipient of the 2012 Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management. Prior to his arrival in Texas, he held the Wang–Fradkin Assistant Professorship in the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University.
His research interest is conflict management with particular interest in interdependent decision making (such as social dilemmas, negotiation, and coordination tasks), competitive decision making (such as auctions), and relationship repair at various levels and contexts of organization. Matthew bridges scholarly conversations by teaming with scholars across a variety of fields – e.g., organizational behavior, operations management, managerial economics, strategic management, experimental economics, quantitative psychology, social psychology, and geography – to study strategies that organizations may employ to increase effective decision making, trust, and pro-social behavior in a variety of business ventures. His work provides remedies for a variety of resource management issues such as avoiding blackouts with shared energy grids, encouraging international funding for green initiatives, and fostering voluntary cooperation to sustain environmental and organizational resources.
Matthew employs field survey, case study, simulations, and experimental research methods to capture a fuller picture of how conflict can be effectively managed and collective action achieved in organizational settings. His research on conflict management is published in a variety of scholarly outlets including the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Business Logistics.
Matthew currently resides in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, Miriam Ellis of Lehi, Utah, and their four children. He enjoys traveling, scouting, martial arts, and chess.
- Conflict management with a particular focus on interdependent decision-making such as
- cooperative tasks (e.g., coordination),
- competitive tasks (e.g., auctions), and
- the hybrid of cooperative-competitive tasks (e.g., social dilemmas and negotiation)
“Recognizing and Resolving Social Dilemmas in Supply-chain Public-private Partnerships,” with D. Fudge Kamal, Journal of Business Logistics, forthcoming 2013. PDF
“Glad Tidings and Grave Warnings: The Role of Advice on Cooperation in Public Goods Dilemmas with Value Uncertainty,” with B.L. Bonner, Organization Management Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2013, pp. 1–18. PDF
“You Can’t Place Old Wine in New Bottles: The Effect of Newcomers on Efficient Coordination in Groups,” with R. Sheremeta, PLoS ONE, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2013. PDF
“It’s a Game of Give and Take: Modeling Behavior in a Give–or–take–some Social Dilemma,” with D.V. Budescu, Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, Vol. 15, No. 5, 2012, pp. 649–667. PDF
“Testing the Waters: How Collective Real Options Manage the Social Dilemma of Strategic Alliances,” with J.T. Mahoney and G.B. Northcraft, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2011, pp. 621–640. PDF
“The Give–or–take–some Dilemma: An Empirical Investigation of a Hybrid Social Dilemma,” with D.V. Budescu and J. Scheffran, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Vol. 116, No. 1, 2011, pp. 83–95. PDF
“Is It Even Worth It? The Effect of Loss Prospects in the Outcome Distribution of a Public Goods Dilemma,” with K.W. Rockmann and Northcraft, G.B. Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Vol. 111, Issue 1, 2010, pp.1–12. PDF