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Matthew McCarter, Ph.D. Matthew McCarter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Management
Matthew.McCarter@utsa.edu

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana
B.S. Brigham Young University at Provo

Vita
Blog: Social Dilemmas of Organizing
Follow on Twitter: @Prof_McCarter

ABout
Matthew W. McCarter earned his B.S. in management from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and received a Ph.D. in business administration from the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is assistant professor of management at 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 of the Western Academy of Management. Prior to his arrival at Texas, he held the Wang–Fradkin Assistant Professorship in the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University (Chapman's highest faculty research professorship award).

Matthew's primary research interest is managerial decision making with a particular interest in social dilemmas and collaboration problems in organizational settings. 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; e.g., alliances, supply chains, public–private partnerships, work teams, and communities. His work on managerial decision making (with a particular focus on social dilemmas) 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. His secondary research interest is how the notions of organizational and statistical significance are used in organizational behavior research and how these notions affect scholarship.

Matthew employs field survey, case study, archival data, simulations, and experimental research methods to capture a fuller picture of how managerial decisions can be effectively made and collective action achieved in organizational settings. He has published in a variety of scholarly outlets including 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.

Research Interests

Managerial decision making with a particular focus on social dilemmas and use of the ideas of statistical and practical significance used in organization and management studies.

Selected Publications

Social Dilemmas of Organizing

Collaboration Problems When Organizing

Relationship Repair in Organizational Settings

Data Collection and Management Education

 

Social Dilemmas of Organizing

"Divided Loyalists or Conditional Cooperators? Creating Consensus About Cooperation in Multiple Simultaneous Social Dilemmas," with A. Samak and R. Sheremeta, Group and Organization Management, forthcoming 2014. PDF

“Recognizing and Resolving Social Dilemmas in Supply-chain Public-private Partnerships,” with D. Fudge Kamal, Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2013, pp. 360-372. 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

"Supply Chain Alliances and Social Dilemmas: Bridging the Barriers that Impede Collaboration," with Fawcett, S.E., Magnan, G.M. and McCarter, M.W., International Journal of Procurement Management, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2008, pp. 318-342. PDF

"Happy Together? Some Insights from Viewing Managed Supply Chains as Social Dilemmas," with McCarter, M.W. and Northcraft, G.B., Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2007, pp. 498-511. PDF

 

Collaboration Problems When Organizing

"The Bridges, Barriers, and Benefits to Supply Chain Management," with Fawcett, S.E., Magnan, G.M. and McCarter, M.W., Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2008, pp. 35-48. PDF

"Three-stage Implementation Model for Supply Chain Collaboration," with Fawcett, S.E., Magnan, G.M. and McCarter, M.W., Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2008, pp. 93-112. PDF

"Information Sharing and Supply Chain Performance: The Role of Connectivity and Willingness," with Fawcett, S.E., Osterhaus, P., Magnan, G.M., Brau, J.C. and McCarter, M.W., Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2007, pp. 358-368. PDF

"The Effect of People on the Supply Chain World: Some Overlooked Issues," with McCarter, M.W., Fawcett, S.E. and Magnan, G.M., Human Systems Management Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2005, pp. 197-208. (equal authorship) PDF

 

Relationship Repair

"Toward a Theory of Reinstatement: Seven Motivations for Reinstatement as Relationship Repair," with McCarter, M.W. and Caza, A., Employee Responsibilities & Rights Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2010, pp. 279-295. PDF

"Service Recovery in Transition Economies: Russia and China," with Gubler, W.K., McCarter, M.W., Seawright, K.K. and Zhang Y., Managing Global Transitions, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2008, pp. 23-51. (equal authorship) PDF

 

Data Collection and Management Education

"Using Audience Response Systems in Organizational Research," with McCarter, M.W. and Caza, A., Journal of Management and Organization, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2009, pp. 122-131. PDF

"Behavioral Issues in Supply Chain Collaboration: Communicating the Literature Via Interactive Learning," with Fawcett, S.E. and McCarter, M.W., International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2008, pp. 159-180. (equal authorship) PDF

"The Supply Chain Puzzle Game: Highlighting Behavioral Issues in Supply Chain Management," with Fawcett, S.E. and McCarter, M.W., Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2006, pp. 337-342. PDF

 







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