Dr. Scott Kuban is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Freeman School of Business, Tulane University. There he currently teaches strategic management and entrepreneurial management while conducting cutting-edge research focusing on how misconduct, politics, and relational networks impact strategic leadership and how technology is changing the nature of the firm. He has done research for both the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Prof. Kuban has a Ph.D. from the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University where he was trained by some of the best management scholars in the world, including eight academic journal editors, two former Academy of Management Presidents, and the #1 most influential management scholar in the world: Dr. Michael A. Hitt (Aguinis, et al., 2012).

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Published Research:

Peer Response to Regulatory Enforcement: Lobbying by Non-Sanctioned Firms (in press), Journal of Management (#5 impact management journal)

When Not One of the Crowd: The Effects of CEO Ideological Divergence on Lobbying Strategy, Journal of Management (#5 impact management journal)

Too Hot to Handle and Too Valuable to Drop: An Expanded Conceptualization of Firm’s Reactions to Exchange Partner Misconduct, Academy of Management Journal (#4 impact management journal)

Contracting in the Smart Era: The Implications of Blockchain and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations for Contracting and Corporate Governance, Academy of Management Perspectives (#18 impact business journal)

All Things Great and Small: Organizational Size, Boundaries of the Firm, and a Changing Environment, The Academy of Management Annals (#1 impact management journal)

Sponsored Research:

Completed two research projects funded by the Department of Defense and the National Institute of Standards and Technology on behalf of the Defense Production Act Committee’s Telecom Study Group, which is co-chaired by the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.


Prof. Kuban’s teaching philosophy is that learning is a mutual process best served through an interactive classroom environment. This process requires three things: 1) clear and consistent presentation of the core concepts, 2) engagement and collaboration of students, and 3) the ability to practice applying concepts to new contexts. He uses lecture as a tool to highlight the core principles of strategy and then reinforces them with examples from current events and business cases. This provides clarity to new ideas and consistently presents strategy concepts. He conducts a competitive team business simulation to increase engagement and collaboration. This adds a dynamic component to students’ learning as they must both apply core concepts of strategy and react to their classmates’ competing firms. Prof Kuban also facilitates case discussions to encourage the application of the student’s new knowledge toward the new, open-ended context that business cases provide.

Selected Student Evaluations:

  • “Kuban = great”
  • “Best professor ever…”
  • “I liked the video lectures posted to youtube because I could pause, rewind, and replay the video until I had mastered the content.”