Sidney Barton

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Sidney Barton, PhD

Professor Emeritus and Professor-Educator, John and Gloria Goering Professor of Family and Private Business, Department of Management

3432 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7126

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.

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

Department Chairperson
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: Family Business management Simplified
Description: Text for use in ENTR 4010
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