Tim Hart PhD

Assistant Professor of Management Collins College of Business
Management and Marketing
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]


Tim Hart researches in the areas of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, organizational learning, and corporate executives. His work has been published in Strategic Organization, Business & Society, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, among other outlets. He has lived in the Great Plains most of his life and has either worked at or attended school at The University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts University, The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University (Stillwater and Tulsa) and Tulsa Community College. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Hart practiced corporate law at the Tulsa firm of Barber & Bartz and also worked in industry as a corporate trainer and supervisor at a local tax software company. Tim is a devoted husband and father and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma
J.D., The University of Tulsa
B.S., Oral Roberts University

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Strategic Management

Strategic Management
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles

Shao, F., & Hart, T. A. (2017). Unbundling the effect of prior invention experience from firm size on future exploratory and exploitative search behaviors. Innovation: Organization & Management, 19(2): 227-244.

Hart, T. A., Gilstrap, J. B., & Bolino, M. C. 2016. Organizational citizenship behavior and the enhancement of absorptive capacity. Journal of Business Research, 69(10): 3981-3988.

Hart, T. A., Fox, C. J., Ede, K. F., & Korstad, J. 2015. Do, but don't tell: The search for social responsibility and sustainability in the websites of the top-100 US MBA programs. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 16(5): 706-728.

Hart, T. A., & Sharfman, M. 2015. Assessing the Concurrent Validity of the Revised Kinder, Lydenberg, and Domini Corporate Social Performance Indicators. Business & Society, 54(5): 575-598.

Hart, T. A., David, P., Shao, F., Fox, C. J., & Westermann-Behaylo, M. 2015. An examination of the impact of executive compensation disparity on corporate social performance. Strategic Organization, 13(3): 200-223.

Mitchell, J. R., Hart, T. A., Valcea, S., & Townsend, D. M. 2009. Becoming the boss: Discretion and postsuccession success in family firms. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33(6): 1201-1218.

Townsend, D. A., & Hart, T. A. 2008. Perceived institutional ambiguity and the choice of organizational form in social entrepreneurial ventures. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 32(4): 685-700.

Hart, T. A. 2001. Taxing E-Commerce: The sales and use tax question. Tulsa Law Review, 37: 397-423.

Book Chapter

Hart, T. A., Fox, C. J., Korstad, J., & Nill, E. E. (2017). Sustainable MBAs: A phase model development of sustainability in MBA education. In J. A. Arevalo, & S. Mitchell (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainability in Management Education: In Search of a Multidisciplinary, Innovative and Integrated Approach. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA. US: Edward Elgar Publishing.

MBA 7043 Corp & Bus Strategy
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MGT 4073 Strategic Management
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