Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Sid Barton

Professor Emeritus and Associate Professor-Educator, John and Gloria Goering Professor of Family and Private Business
Professional Summary
Sidney Barton
Doctoral degree in Strategic Management, minor in Finance, Engineer undergrad. Worked 13 years in industry as VP of Marketing. Extensive consulting work in strategy and family business.
Contact Information
E-mail:
Office:
512 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Phone:
513-556-7126
Fax:
513-556-5499
Teaching Interest
  • Strategic Management, Family Business Management
Research Interest
  • Decision making, family business issues
History

Institution:
National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families
Title:
Board of Directors


Institution:
Gardner Publications, Incorporated
Title:
Board of Directors


Institution:
Goering Center for Family/Private Business, University of Cincinnati
Title:
Executive Director
End Date:
2010-01-31


Institution:
Entrust America
Title:
Board of Directors
End Date:
2010-01-01


Institution:
Department of Management, University of Cincinnati
Title:
Head
End Date:
2008-08-31


Institution:
R. L. Mack, Incorporated
Title:
Board of Advisors
End Date:
2006-01-31


Institution:
Business Policy, Indiana University
Title:
Associate Instructor
End Date:
1984-12-31


Institution:
Finance, Indiana University
Title:
Associate Instructor
End Date:
1982-12-31


Institution:
Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC)
Title:
Vice President, Corporate Market Development, Corporate Officer
End Date:
1981-12-31


Institution:
Engineering, University of Cincinnati
Title:
Adjunct Assistant Professor
End Date:
1981-12-31


Institution:
SDRC Systems, Inc.
Title:
Vice President and General Manager
End Date:
1980-12-31


Institution:
SDRC Systems, Inc.
Title:
Regional Sales Manager
End Date:
1975-12-31


Institution:
SDRC
Title:
Manager, Applications Engineering
End Date:
1973-12-31


Institution:
SDRC
Title:
Applications Engineer
End Date:
1970-12-31


Assignments

Description
Executive Director Goering Center for Family and Private Business
Dates:
1988-09-01



Description
Dates:
1995-09-01 - 2008-08-31



Awards | Honors

Name:
Omicron Delta Kappa


Name:
Phi Eta Sigma


Name:
Pi Tau Sigma


Name:
Sigma Iota Epsilon


Name:
Tau Beta Pi


Organization:
Goering Center for Family and Private Business
Name:
Family Business Hall of Fame
Year Received:
2015


Organization:
John Goering family
Name:
John and Gloria Goering Professor of Family and Private Business
Year Received:
2012


Organization:
Goering Center for Family and Private Business
Name:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Year Received:
2008


Organization:
Anbar Electronic Intelligence
Name:
Citation of Excellence
Year Received:
1999


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Recipient
Year Received:
1989


Organization:
MBA Assocation
Name:
Award Outstanding Management Faculty Member
Year Received:
1988


Name:
Richard D. Irwin Doctoral Fellowship
Year Received:
1984


Organization:
Academy of Management National Meeting
Name:
Business Policy Doctoral Consortium
Year Received:
1983


Organization:
Indiana University School of Business
Name:
Nominee for Outstanding Teacher
Year Received:
1983


Organization:
Indiana University
Name:
Indiana University Fellowship
Year Received:
1981


Organization:
SDRC
Name:
Outstanding Employee Award
Year Received:
1974


Name:
Lubrizol Foundation Scholarship
Year Received:
1969


Name:
Outstanding Co Operative Student in Engineering (Hermann Schneider Award)
Year Received:
1969


Name:
National Merit Finalist and Scholarship
Year Received:
1964


Education

Institution:
Indiana University, Graduate School of Business
Location:
Bloomington, Indiana
Major:
Business Policy
Dissertation:
The Corporate Strategy Capital Structure Relationship in the Large Firm
Completed:
1985
Degree:
Ph D


Institution:
University of Cincinnati, College of Business
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Major:
Management
Completed:
1974
Degree:
MBA


Institution:
University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Major:
Mechanical Engineering, with High Honors
Completed:
1969
Degree:
BS


Published Contributions

Sid Barton,  (2016). Financial Management Topics for Closely Held Businesses. , 200.


Amy Ingram, Marianne Lewis, Sid Barton,  (2014). Paradoxes and Innovation in Family Firms: The Role of Paradoxical Thinking. Entreneurship Theory and Practice, .


Joshua  Knapp, Brett Smith, Glen Kreiner, Chamu Sundaramurthy, Sid Barton,  (2013). Managing Boundaries Through Identity Work: The Role of Indvidual and Organizational Tactics. Family Business Review, pp 333-355.


Jeremy Woods, Tom Dalziel, Sid Barton,  (2012). Escalation of commitment in private family business: The effect of outside board members. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 18-27.


Diana Hechavarria, Amy Ingram, Jeremy Woods, Sid Barton, Charles Matthews,  (2011). "Rules of Conduct": Applying Deference and Demeanor to Understand Status Inconsistency and Role Conflict in Family Firms. USASBE Conference, .


Sid Barton,  (2010). Strategic Management Simplified: What Everey Manager Needs to Know About Strategy and How to Manage it. iUniverse, pp 188.


Sid Barton, T Adler, R Scherer, Ralph Katerberg,  (1998). An Empirical Test of Transaction Cost Theory: Validating Contract Typology.. Journal of Applied Management Studies, 185-200.


Sid Barton, T Adler, R Scherer, Ralph Katerberg,  (1998). The Effects of Contract Type on Performance Outcomes: A Transaction Cost Theory Approach.. Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, 55-68.


Sid Barton, Charles Matthews, D Vasudevan, Ratee Apana,  (1994). Capital Structure Decision Making in Privately Held Firms: Beyond the Finance Paradigm. Family Business Review, 349-368.


Charles Matthews, Sid Barton,  (1991). Small Firm Financing: Implications from the Strategic Management Perspective. Journal of Small Business Management, .


Sid Barton,  (1989). Critique of the 'Meeting Needs at Agrequip' Case" In F.X. Sligo (ed.). Case Studies in Human Resource Management, .


Sid Barton, Charles Matthews,  (1989). Small Firm Financing: Implications from the Strategic Management Perspective. Journal of Small Business Management, 1-7.


Sid Barton, D Duchon, K Dunegan,  (1989). When Objective Decision Makers Are Not Objective: The Influence of Frame of Reference. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 25-28.


Sid Barton, P Gordon,  (1988). Corporate Strategy and Capital Structure. Strategic Management Journal, 623-632.


Sid Barton,  (1988). Diversification Strategy and Systematic Risk: Another Look. Academy of Management Journal, 166-175.


Sid Barton, P Gordon,  (1987). Corporate Strategy: Useful Perspective for the Study of Capital Structure?. Academy of Management Review, 67-75.



Accepted Contributions

Jeremy Woods, Tom Dalziel, Sid Barton,  (Accepted). The Effect of Outside Board Members on Escalation of Commitment in Private Family Firms. Small Business Institute.


Sid Barton, G Fryxell,  (Accepted). Temporal and Contextual Change in the Measurement Structure of Financial Performance: Implications for Strategy Research. Journal of Management.


Sid Barton, D Duchon, K Dunegan,  (Accepted). An Empirical Test of Staw & Ross's Prescriptions for the Management of Escalation of Commitment Behavior in Organizations. Decision Sciences.


Sid Barton, N Hill, S Sundaram,  (Accepted). An Initial Empirical Test of Stakeholder Theory Predictions of Capital Structure. Financial Management.




Research in progress

Title:
Managing Identity Boundaries in a Family Business

Description:
Qualitative study of how owners of a family business address their dual roles as family members and business managers.

Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Paradoxical thinking and decision making

Description:
Theoretical paper

Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Presentations

Title:
• Decision Making in Family Firms: The Impact of Outside Advisors on Escalation of Commitment
Organization:
International Family Enterprise Research Academy
Location:
Palermo (Sicily), Italy
Year:
2011


Title:
A Conceptual Approach to Merging Strategic and Financial Considerations in the Capital Expenditure Decision
Organization:
Financial Management Association
Location:
Orlando, FL
Year:
1990


Title:
Performance Ratings and the Effects of Framing: A Study of Individual Differences and Inclination to be Biased
Organization:
National Academy of Management
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Year:
1989


Title:
An Exploratory Study of Confirmatory Factor Analysis as a Basis for Assessing Performance Differences in Diversified Firms
Organization:
National Academy of Management
Location:
Anaheim, California
Year:
1988


Title:
A Strategic Decision Making Process for the Small, Entrepreneurial Firm
Organization:
International Council for Small Business
Location:
Boston, MA
Year:
1988


Title:
The Psychology of Decision Making in R&D Management: Lessons from Prospect Theory
Organization:
Midwest Decision Sciences Meeting
Location:
Louisville, KY
Year:
1988


Title:
Leader Member Exchange and Leader Member Agreement: A Further Analysis
Location:
Toledo, OH
Year:
1988


Title:
An Initial Empirical Test of Stakeholder Theory Predictions of Capital Structure
Organization:
Financial Management Association
Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Year:
1987


Title:
The Corporate Strategy Capital Structure Connection
Organization:
Fellows of the International Academy of Management
Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Year:
1987


Title:
The Effects of Framing on an R&D Financial Allocation Decision: A Field Experiment
Organization:
National Academy
Location:
New Orleans, LA
Year:
1987


Title:
An Investigation of Competing Explanations for Entrapment
Organization:
Midwest Decision Sciences Meeting
Location:
Toledo, OH
Year:
1987


Title:
Does Diversification Strategy Affect Systematic Risk?
Organization:
Midwest Academy Meeting
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Year:
1987


Title:
The Role of Managerial Strategy in Capital Structure Decisions: Empirical Tests
Organization:
Financial Management Association
Location:
New York, NY
Year:
1986