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Dr. Jeff Stambaugh

(940) 397 4693
Dillard College of Business Administration


While still a little boy, Jeff Stambaugh dreamed of graduating from the US Air Force Academy and becoming a fighter pilot. Sometimes dreams do come true. After graduating from the Academy, he initially flew the A-10 and then spent most of his career flying the F-16 fighter jet. Even today, he'll tell you that flying fighters and leading airmen is the best job in the world. But flying fighters is for the young, so he retired from the Air Force after 24 years as a pilot.

Jeff looked for a second career where he thought he could make a difference, just as he thought he had made a difference in his first career. He decided he could do that as a college professor teaching business strategy and entrepreneurship. After earning his Ph.D. from Texas Tech, Stambaugh joined the MSU faculty in 2008.

Jeff passionately believes the topics he teaches can help people attain their career dreams. Since arriving at MSU, he's run the Lalani Entrepreneurship center and started the Dillard Energy center. He currently serves as the Dean of the Dillard College, which he says means his job is to serve the other faculty and staff so they can give our students the very best education possible.

Jeff and his wife Jeree have two adult children. They enjoy studying and talking with others about the Bible. As for hobbies, Jeff still loves to fly and co-owns a small airplane. He's become a cyclist since moving to Wichita Falls, so if you see scrapes, bruises, or limping, you can bet he took yet another tumble off of a bike.

Other Positions

Dillard Center for Energy Management

Energy Mgmt. Center Director

Dillard College of Business Administration 233
(940) 397 4693

Associate Professor

Dillard College of Business Administration 233
(940) 397 4693
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas Tech University Ph.D., Management ( Entrepreneurship and Strategy) 2008
Golden Gate University M.S., Human Resource Management 1987
USAF Academy B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, 1981
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Assistant/Associate Professor 08/18/2008
Texas Tech University Instructor 08/01/2005 06/01/2008
USAF USAF Officer 05/01/1981 09/01/2005

Refereed Articles

 Lin, H., Yu, A., Stambaugh, J., Tsao, C., Wang, R. J., & I-Chieh Hsu, (2023). Family CEO duality and research and development intensity in public family enterprises: Temporality as a model boundary.  Journal of Business Research, 158, 113572.

Lin, H., Yu, A., Choi, J., Tsao, C., Stambaugh, J., & Taylor, D. (in press, 2023). CEO gender and social versus economic value creation of social enterprises: An attention-based view.  Gender in Management.

Widner, M., & Stambaugh, J. (2022). Commercialization in LEO: Perceived Importance, Willingness to Pay, Willingness to Risk, Domain-Specific Knowledge, and Openness to Experience as Constructs.  Southwest Business and Economics Journal, 28, 32-45.

Stambaugh, J., & Yu, A. (2021).  Why Small Deals Don't Get Done: Evidence From Rural Entrepreneurs.   Journal of Small Business Strategy, 31 (4), 88-99.

Forrester, R. C., Martinez, J. E., Patton, T. K., & Stambaugh, J. E. (2020).  Does more experience and more risk-taking go hand-in-hand for angel investors?   Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship. 10(1), 66-87.

Stambaugh, J., Lumpkin, G. T., Mitchell, R. K., Brigham, K., & Cogliser, C. (2020).  Competitive aggressiveness, community banking and performance.   Journal of Strategy and Managment, 13 (2), 221-240.

Yu, A., Lumpkin, G. T., Parboteeah, K. P., & Stambaugh, J. E. (2019).  Autonomy and family business performance: The joint effect of environmental dynamism and national culture.   International Small Business Journal, 37 (2), 153-185.

Kataria, N., Kreiner, G., Hollensbe, E., Sheep, M. L., & Stambaugh, J. (2018).  The catalytic role of emotions in sensemaking: Evidence from the blogosphere.   Austrailian Journal of Management, 43 (3), 456-475.

Stambaugh, J., & Mitchell, R. K. (2018).  The Fight is the Coach: Creating Entrepreneurial Expertise During the Fight to Avoid Entrepreneurial Failure.   International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 24 (5), 994-1015.

Stambaugh, J., Martinez, J., & Lumpkin, G.T. (2017).  How well do EO measures and entrepreneurial behavior match?   International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 13 (3), 717-737.

 Maronde, U., Stambaugh, J., Martin, L., & Wilson, P. (2015).  The Effect of Reshoring on Purchase Behavior.   Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, 9 (2), 80-91.

Brigham, K., Stambaugh, J., & Mitchell, R. K. (2014).  How Job Creators Think.   Entreprenuer & Innovation Exchange, NA (NA).

Stambaugh, J., Zhang, Y., & DeGroot, T. (2013). Labor Mobility and Hypercompetition: Another Challenge to Sustained Competitive Advantages?   Strategic Management Review, 7 (1), 64-81. 

Quinn Trank, C., Stambaugh, J., & Bemis, H. (2012). Capturing Success: Engaging HR in the M&A Development Phase.   People & Strategy, 35 (3), 30-37. 

Stambaugh, J., Patterson, M. C., & Harmel, B. (2012). Optimizing Start-Up Locations: A Zero-One Spreadsheet Model for Maximizing Potential Target Population in Contiguous Counties in South Carolina.   Business Management Dynamics, 1 (7), 1-11. 

Stambaugh, J., Yu, A., & Dubinsky, A. (2011). Before the Attack: A Typology of Strategies for Competitive Aggressiveness.   Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 12 (1), 49-63. 

Stambaugh, J. E. & Quinn Trank, C. (2010). Not So Simple: Integrating New Research into Textbooks.   Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal, 9 (4), 663-681. 

DeGroot, T., Stambaugh, J., & Owen, J. (2009). An empirical examination of the use of a simulation in teaching Human Resource Management.   Journal of Human Resources Education, 3 (3), 1-12. 

Stambaugh, J. E. (1994). JFACC: Key to Organizing Your Air Assets for Victory.   Parameters, 98-110. 

Refereed Proceedings 

Full Paper

Yu, A., Stambaugh, J. E., & Lumpkin, G. T. (2012). 'THE LIMITS OF AUTONOMY IN FAMILY BUSINESSES: THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTEXT.   United States Assocation for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Meeting

Stambaugh, J., Lumpkin, G. T., Brigham, K., & Cogliser, C. (2009). What Makes Some Firms More Competitively Aggressive Than Others: Evidence From the Banking Industry.   Academy of Management

Book Chapters 


Cogliser, C. & Stambaugh, J. (2008). A multi-level process view of new venture emergence: Impressive first steps toward a model. In Press, In Mumford, M D., Hunter, S. T., and Bedell-Ayers, K. E. (Eds.), Research in Multi-level Issues, Vol VII: Multi-Level Issues in Creativity and Innovation. Oxford, England: Elsevier.