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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

Profile Information

Matt C. Hersel

Assistant Professor
Powers Emerging Fellow

Office: 420K Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall


 Educational Background

  • PhD Management
    Auburn University 2018

Courses Taught

  • Business Strategy


Matt Hersel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Clemson University. He received his PhD in Organization Studies, Strategy, and Change from Auburn University's Harbert College of Business. His primary research interests involve stakeholder-focused management and the organizational effects of changing social evaluations following ethical transgressions. Specifically, he is interested in how leaders manage the aftermath of misconduct and other types of scandals.

Research Publications

  • Hersel, M. C. (forthcoming) Fighting with the fourth estate: A theoretical framework of organization-media rivalry for narrative control following a transgression. Academy of Management Review.
  • Connelly, B. C., Shi, W., Walker, H. J., Hersel, M. C. (forthcoming) Searching for a sign: CEO successor selection in the wake of corporate misconduct. Journal of Management.
  • Hersel, M. C., Helmuth, C. A., Zorn, M. L., Shropshire, C., & Ridge, J. W. (2019) The corrective actions organizations pursue following misconduct: A review and research agenda. Academy of Management Annals. 13(2), 547-585.
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