Michael   A.  Abebe

Associate Professor  

Office: ECOBE 124A
Phone: (956) 665-5225
Email: michael.abebe@utrgv.edu

Dr. Michael A. Abebe

Dr. Michael A. Abebe is an Associate Professor of Management. He received his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr Abebe's research interests include strategic leadership, crisis management, organizational turnaround and renewal as well as the sociology of entrepreneurship.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Strategic leadership, Corporate governance, Strategic change and renewal, Crisis management, Organizational decline and turnaround, Sociology of entrepreneurship
  • Education

    • PhD, Business Administration, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 2008
    • MBA, Business Administration, Eastern Illinois University, 2004
    • BA, Business Management, Jimma University, 2001
  • Currently Teaching

    MGMT 8335 01 - Sem in Strategic Mgmt:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    BADM 9391 01 - Dissertation-Extension:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    BADM 9690 01 - Dissertation-Residency:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Michael Abebe and Chanchai Tangpong. "Founder-CEOs and Corporate Turnaround among Declining Firms," Corporate Governance: An International Review 26, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018): 45-57.

  • Phyu Phyu Aung Myint and Michael Abebe. "Board Characteristics and the Likelihood of Business Model Adoption: Evidence from the Smart Home Market," International Journal of Innovation Management 22, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018): 1-28.

  • Earl Yarbrough, Michael Abebe, and Husne Dadanlar. "Board Political Experience and Firm Internationalization Strategy: A Resource Dependence Perspective," Journal of Strategy and Management 10, no. 4 (December 2017): 401-416.

  • Ana Sariol and Michael Abebe. "The Influence of CEO Power on Explorative and Exploitative Organizational Innovation," Journal of Business Research 73, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017): 38-45.

  • Michael Abebe and Jennifer Welbourne. "Blessing in disguise? The influence of alternative coping strategies on entrepreneurial intentions following involuntary job loss. ," Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship 20, no. 4 (2016).

  • Wonsuk Cha and Michael Abebe. "Board of Directors and Industry Determinants of Corporate Philanthropy," Leadership & Organization Development Journal 37, no. 5 (2016): 672-688.

  • Tammi Redd, Michael Abebe, and Sibin Wu. "Entrepreneurial Network Composition and the venture creation process: An empirical investigation," Entrepreneurial Process and Social Networks: A Dynamic Perspective . Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing , July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2016.

  • Michael Abebe and David Alvarado. "A Glass Half Full? The Role of Entrepreneur Alternative Issue Interpretations on Firm Growth Intentions," Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 17, August 2015: 27-61.

  • Kevin Hurt and Michael Abebe. "The Effect of Conflict Type and Organizational Crisis on Strategic Decision Effectiveness: An Empirical Investigation," Journal of Leadership & Organization Studies 22, no. 3 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2015): 340-354.

  • Chanchai Tangpong, Michael Abebe, and Zonghui Li. "A Temporal Approach to Retrenchment and Successful Turnaround in Declining Firms: An Empirical Investigation," Journal of Management Studies 52, no. 5 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2015): 647-677.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Michael Abebe. Blessing in Disguise? Factors Affecting Entrepreneurial Career Intentions Following Involuntary Job Loss, Faculty Research Council, $5,000.00 (December 2011 - December 2012)

  • Michael Abebe. The Role of Social Capital on Knowledge Acquisition, Organizational Learning and Small Firm Performance: An Empirical Examination, Faculty Research Council, $3,600.00 (December 2009 - May 2010)



Selected Presentations


  • Sarah Kimakwa, Michael Abebe, and Tammi Redd. "(Disgruntled) Social Warriors: Toward A Typology of Women Social Entrepreneurs," 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois (August 2018)

  • Amanuel Tekleab, Michael Abebe, Augustine Lado, and Irvin Reid. "A Multi-level Perspective on Leadership in the African Context: Past Research and Future Direction," 4th Biennial Conference of the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (January 2018)

  • Michael Abebe, Sarah Kimakwa, and Tammy Redd. "Social Network Ties as Drivers of Entrepreneurial Ventures in Sub-Saharan Africa: Substitutes or Complements?," 4th Biennial Conference of the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (January 2018)

  • Husne Dadanlar and Michael Abebe. "From Tokens to Key Players: Board Gender Diversity and Corporate Discrimination Lawsuits," 2017 Meeting of the Southern Management Association (SMA), St. Petersburg Beach, FL (October 2017)

  • Husne Dadanlar and Michael Abebe. "Female Leadership in the Upper Echelons and Corporate Diversity Misconduct," 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , Atlanta, GA (August 2017)

  • Mark Kroll, Michael Abebe, and Husne Dadanlar. "What Are The Odds? Stakeholder and Institutional Challenges of Achieving Sustainable Growth," 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , Atlanta, GA (August 2017)

  • Husne Dadanlar, Michael Abebe, and Earl Yarbrough. "The Effect of Media Coverage and Board Composition on Female CEO Appointment," Annual Meeting of Southern Management Association, Southern Management Association, Charlotte, NC (October 2016)

  • Michael Abebe and Joseph Simpson. "Large Corporate Lawsuits, Market Reaction and Ex-Post Boardroom Adjustments," Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA (August 2016)

  • Michael Abebe and Ana Sariol. "The Effect of CEO Power on Organizational Innovation: An Empirical Investigation," Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA (August 2016)

  • Michael Abebe and David Alvarado. "The Influence of Social and Institutional Climate on Self-Employment Intentions Following Involuntary Job Loss," Annual Meeting of Southern Management Association, St Pete Beach, FL (November 2015)

Current Courses

MGMT 8335 01 - Sem in Strategic Mgmt:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
BADM 9391 01 - Dissertation-Extension:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
BADM 9690 01 - Dissertation-Residency:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses