Brian Saxton

Brian Saxton
Position: 
Assistant Professor of Management
Education/Degrees: 
B.A. and B.S., Bowling Green State University
Education/Degrees: 
M.B.A., Cleveland State University
Education/Degrees: 
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Unit (Dept., Office, Center, etc.): 
Contact Information
Phone Number: 
(419)-448-2221
Office Location: 
Adams 301B

Brian M. Saxton received his Ph.D. in Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University in 2014. His research interests include the capabilities that enable firms to pursue entrepreneurial activity, the impact of human capital within the firm, the building and impacts of organizational routines, the use of sports as a context for organizational scholarship, and Catholic Social Teaching as applied to business. His work on these subjects has appeared in the Journal of Management, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and the Journal of Management Education. Brian, a native of Tiffin, Ohio, also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Cleveland State University, and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees from Bowling Green State University.

Brian’s real world experience includes employment at American Standard in Tiffin, Ohio as a Quality Technician, Creative Specialties International (a division of Moen) as Associate Business Planning Analyst, and at the Beachwood Business Development Center as a graduate consultant.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Dachner, A.M., & Saxton, B.M. If you don’t care, then why should I?: The influence of instructor commitment on student satisfaction and commitment. Journal of Management Education, forthcoming.

Campbell, B. A., Saxton, B. M., & Banerjee, P. M. 2014. Resetting the shot clock: The effect of comobility on human capital. Journal of Management, 40(2): 531–556.

Dachner, A. M., Saxton, B. M., Noe, R. A., & Keeton, K. E. 2013. To infinity and beyond: Using a narrative approach to identify training needs for unknown and dynamic situations. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 24(2): 239–267. (Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award Finalist.)

Invited Publications

Saxton, B. M., & Barney, J. B. 2015 (currently online). Loss leader. In M. Augier & D. J. Teece (Eds.), Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management. Palgrave.

Funded Research

Noe, R.A., Dachner, A.M., & Saxton, B.M. 2010. Team training for long duration missions in isolated and confined environments: a literature review, operational assessment and recommendations for practice and research. Prepared for NASA, $25,000.

Refereed Presentations

Dachner, A.M., & Saxton, B.M. If you don’t care, then why should I?: The influence of instructor commitment on student satisfaction and commitment. 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Kraft, M. & Saxton, B. M. An examination of self identity and learning styles: A qualitative study within the home health care setting.  2013 Midwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI

Banerjee, P.M., Campbell, B.A., & Saxton, B.M. Human capital constraints and inventor bricolage.  2013 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Saxton, B.M. The human side of routines: the role of human capital in the growth of intellectual capital. 2011 Strategic Management Society Annual Meetings, Miami, FL

Banerjee, P.M., Campbell, B.A., & Saxton, B.M. The role of human capital bricolage in sustained competitive advantage.  2011 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.  2011 Discovering Creativity In Necessity: Organizational Ingenuity under Institutional Constraints Conference, McMaster University, Burlington, ON.

Saxton, B.M. From entrepreneurial orientation to entrepreneurial logic: organization of creation processes. 2011 Entrepreneurship Exemplars Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.  2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

Noe, R.A., Dachner, A.M., & Saxton, B.M. Team training for self-correction on long-duration missions in isolated and confined environments: evidence from NASA. In “Staying Alive! Training High-Risk Teams for Self-Correction,” Symposium at 2011 Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists Conference, Chicago, IL. (Presented by R.A. Noe)

Campbell, B.A. & Saxton, B.M. Disruption of routines through employee mobility. 2010 Strategic Management Society Annual Meetings, Rome (Best Paper Finalist) (presented by B.A. Campbell) 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

Invited Presentations

Saxton, B.M. From entrepreneurial orientation to entrepreneurial logic: organization of creation processes. 2011 Great Lakes Entrepreneurship Network Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Brian's Google Scholar page