Steve Boivie

Interim Department Head
Carroll & Dorothy Conn Chair in New Ventures Leadership


Steve Boivie is the Interim Head for the Department of Management, a professor, and the Carroll & Dorothy Conn Chair in New Ventures Leadership in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Texas at Austin, his master’s degree from Brigham Young University, and his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University. He is primarily interested in how behavioral and social forces affect human actors at the top of the organization and he conducts research in the areas of corporate governance, top executives and directors, and technology and new industry formation. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Annals, and Journal of Management. Steve’s research has also been mentioned in a number of press outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review online,, IR Magazine and The Economist. He is currently serving on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal and Strategic Management Journal.


Title Year Type

Founder CEO Succession: The Role of CEO Organizational Identification

Academy of Management Journal

2018 Article

Measuring CEO Personality: Developing, Validating, and Testing a Linguistic Tool

Strategic Management Journal

2019 Article