Joe Broschak, Ph.D.

Glenn and Ann Biggs Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship, Department Chair in Management, Professor, Management

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Joe Broschak is a Professor of Management, Chair of the Management Department, and the Glenn and Ann Biggs Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Alvarez College of Business. He joined UTSA in July 2023 after 16 years at the University of Arizona where he was an Associate Professor of Management in the Eller College of Business, held a courtesy appointment in the School of Sociology, and formerly was Executive Director of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.  Dr. Broschak also spent 8 years as a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Penn State University.  Prior to his academic career Dr. Broschak spent nine years as a project drilling engineer for Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Petroleum.

Dr. Broschak’s research revolves around three topics in organization theory. One is the structure of organizations: the demographic composition of the workforce, the employment arrangements in which workers are employed, and the system of jobs and job titles that individuals hold.  A second is social capital and managerial mobility: the dynamics surrounding the formation and dissolution of inter-firm relationships, factors that influence patterns of men’s and women’s career mobility and the consequences of managerial mobility for individuals, organizations, and market relationships.  The last is the dynamics of markets: technological change in product markets, and the emergence, evolution, and change in labor markets for professionals.    

Throughout his career Dr. Broschak has taught classes on Designing and Managing Organizations, Human Resource Management, Managing Organizational Change, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship.  He has received multiple teaching awards from the University of Arizona Department of Management and Organizations and the Eller College Undergraduate programs for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, and from the University of Illinois College of Business and College of Business Alumni Association for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.


  • Organization design and change
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

  • Social Capital and Social Embeddedness
  • Gender and Inequality
  • Managerial Mobility
  • Organization of Work and Work Arrangements


  • “With or Without You: When Does Managerial Exit Matter for the Dissolution of Dyadic Market Ties?” (with E.S. Block), Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2014, pp. 743-765.
  • “Whose Jobs are These? The Impact of the Proportion of Female Managers on the Number of New Management Jobs Filled by Women versus Men.”  (with L.E. Cohen), Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 4, 2013, pp 509-541.
  • “Use of Collaborative Technologies and Knowledge Sharing in Co-located and Distributed teams: Towards the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory.” (with A. Gupta and E. Mattarelli), Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2009, pp.147-161.
  • “Outsourcing and the Changing Nature of Work.” (with A. Davis-Blake), Annual Review of Sociology. Vol. 35, No. 1, 2009, pp. 321-340.
  • “Nonstandard, not Substandard: The Relationship Among Work Arrangements, Work Attitudes, and Job Performance”. (with A. Davis-Blake and E.S. Block), Work and Occupations, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2008, pp. 3-43.
  • “Managing Interdependence:  The Effects of Outsourcing Structure on the Performance of Complex Projects.” (with P.P. Hui and A. Davis-Blake), Decision Sciences. Vol. 39, No. 1, 2008, pp. 5-31.
  • “Mixing Standard Work and Nonstandard Deals: The Consequences of Heterogeneity in Employment Relationships.” (with A. Davis-Blake), Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2006, pp. 371-393.
  •  “Managers’ Mobility and Market Interface: The Effect of Managers’ Career Mobility on the Dissolution of Market Ties.”  Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2004, pp. 608-640.
  •  “Happy Together? How Using Nonstandard Workers Affects Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Among Standard Employees.” (with A. Davis-Blake and E. George), Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2003, pp. 475-485.
  • “And Then There Were More?  The Effect of Organizational Sex Composition on Hiring and Promotion of Managers.” (with L.E. Cohen and H.A. Haveman), American Sociological Review, Vol. 63, No. 5, 1998, pp. 711-727.