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Dr. Scott C. Manley

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Title
Associate Professor
Department
Management
Location
Dillard College of Business Administration
Room
272A

Bio

My business career started early, when my brother and I opened a family partnership just four days after my high school graduation. For the next three years, I successfully managed this hardware and farm supply business before relinquishing my share of the company to work for Gold Kist, Inc. During my tenure with Gold Kist, I completed my undergraduate management degree and was promoted to supervisor, moving to Columbia, South Carolina. I had the opportunity to move back home in 1992, and took another managerial position with Heilig-Meyers Furniture. I learned many lessons in business working for both of these very large Fortune 500 corporations; the most valuable was never to take anything for granted, as neither is in business any longer.


After leaving Heilig-Meyers, I decided to complete my Master of Business Administration at Valdosta State University. In 1998, I began working for Valdosta State University as a business consultant with the Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. In this role, I was exposed to a broad range of complex entrepreneurial issues almost daily. During my 12-year tenure with the SBDC, I provided consulting services and taught continuing education programs to thousands of entrepreneurs throughout Georgia and the entire Southeastern United States. One of the most rewarding parts of that job was seeing entrepreneurs succeed, and feeling as if I had at least played a small role in that success.


In 2005, I was privileged to provide disaster assistance services to the citizens of the Mississippi Gulf coast following Hurricane Katrina. As a result of my disaster assistance work in Mississippi, the Georgia SBDC Network awarded me the "Extra Mile Award" and the National Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) recognized me with the "ASBDC Distinguished Service Award." I was truly humbled to be recognized when I had such a small part in such a large recovery effort. In 2008, I was awarded the Georgia SBDC Network's "Consultant of the Year" award, and in 2009 was further recognized by the ASBDC as "State Star."


In both 2009 and 2010, I led a team of students on an international consulting trip to El Remate, Guatemala. These trips came about as a result of my service as an advisor on the board of VSU's Enactus organization. As a result of my work at VSU, I was offered a position as the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research. This position is a dual appointment that includes duties as a lecturer in the Department of Management and International Business at the Langdale College of Business. Shortly after accepting my new role at VSU, I began my doctoral coursework at Kennesaw State University. I completed my doctoral dissertation during the summer of 2015, and graduated with my Doctorate of Business Administration on July 29, 2015. 


Currently, I hold an appointment as the Lalani Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and serve as the Director of the Munir Abdul Lalani Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Midwestern State University. In that role, I administer i.d.e.a.MSU, i.d.e.a.WF, and the Texoma Angel Investor Network.


Other Positions

Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, Lalani

Munir A. Lalan Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship

Dillard College of Business Administration 272A
Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, Lalani

Director

Dillard College of Business Administration 272A
Dillard College Centers

Lalani Center Director

Dillard College of Business Administration 272A
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Kennesaw State University DBA 2015
Valdosta State University MBA 1997
Valdosta State College BBA (Management) 1990
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Associate Professor with Tenure 09/01/2020
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 09/01/2015 08/31/2015
Midwestern State University Lalani Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship 08/01/2015
Midwestern State University Director, Munir Abdul Lalani Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise 08/01/2015
Valdosta State University Director, Center for Business & Economic Research 08/01/2010 07/31/2015
Valdosta State University Lecturer of Management 08/01/2010 07/31/2015
Valdosta State University Small Business Development Center Business Consultant & Assistant Director 08/05/1998 07/31/2010

Is Stakeholder Orientation Relevant for European Firms?

Patel, V.K., Manley, S.C., Hair Jr., J.F., Ferrell, O.C., and Pieper, T. M. (2016), Is Stakeholder Orientation Relevant for European Firms?, European Management Journal, 34 (6), 650-660. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2016.07.001).

The Relationships Between a Comprehensive Strategic Approach and Small Business Performance

Williams Jr., R.I., Manley, S.C., Aaron, J.R., and Daniel, F. (2018), The Relationships Between a Comprehensive Strategic Approach and Small Business Performance, Journal of Small Business Strategies, 28(2), 33-48. (https://jsbs.scholasticahq.com/article/26386-the-relationship-between-a-comprehensive-strategic-approach-and-small-business-performance)

The Interactive Effects of a Comprehensive Strategic Approach and Entrepreneurial Orientation on Small Business Performance

Williams Jr., R.I., Manley, S.C., Aaron, J.R., and Daniel, F.M. (2018), The Interactive Effects of a Comprehensive Strategic Approach and
Entrepreneurial Orientation on Small Business Performance, American Journal of Entrepreneurship, 11(2), 52-81.

Entrepreneurial Orientation and Firm Financial Performance: The Importance of Considering Intra-Organization Social Capital

Hair, Jr., J.F., Manley, S.C., Williams, Jr. R.I., & Forrester, R.C. (2019). Entrepreneurial Orientation and Firm Financial Performance:The Importance of Considering Intra-Organization Social Capital. American Journal of Entrepreneurship,12(2), 35-58

Behavioral Finance: Factors Influencing Angel Investor Decisions

Forrester, R.C., Williams, Jr., R.I., Manley, S.C., Martinez, J.E., & Hair, Jr., J.F. (2019). Behavioral Finance: Factors Influencing Angel Investor Decisions. American Journal of Entrepreneurship, 12(1), 6-30.

Small Business Strategic Management Practices and Performance: A Configurational Approach

Williams, Jr., R.I., Smith, A., Aaron, J.R., Manley, S.C., & McDowell, W.C. (2020). Small Business Strategic Management Practices and Performance: A Configurational Approach. Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja,33(1), 2378-2396, https://doi.org/10.1080/1331677X.2019.1677488.

What time may tell: Exploring the relationships between religiosity, temporal orientation, and goals in family business

Pieper, T.M., Williams, Jr., R.I., Manley, S.C., & Matthews, L.M. (2020). Only time will tell: Exploring the relationships between religiosity, temporal orientation, and goals in family business. Journal of Business Ethics, 163(4), 759-773. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04386-3).

What goals do firms with religious owning families achieve? An exploratory study

Williams, R.I., Matthews, L.M., & Manley, S.C. (2020), What goals do firms with religious owning families achieve? An exploratory study, Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship, 10(1), 4-23.

Essential New PLS-SEM Analysis Methods for Your Entrepreneurship Analytical Toolbox

Manley, S.C., Hair Jr, J.F., Williams Jr, R.I., & McDowell, W.C. (2021). Essential New PLS-SEM Analysis Methods for Your Entrepreneurship Analytical Toolbox. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 17, 1805-1825. (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11365-020-00687-6)

Enhancing TQM’s Effect on Small Business Performance: A PLS-SEM Exploratory Study of TQM Applied with a Comprehensive Strategic Approach

Manley, S.C.; Williams Jr., R.I.; & Hair Jr., J.F. (2022). Enhancing TQM's Effect on Small Business Performance: A PLS-SEM Exploratory Study of TQM Applied with a Comprehensive Strategic Approach. The TQM Journal (in press) https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-10-2021-0299