John A. Parnell

Professor, Management

Eminent Scholar, Business

John A. Parnell

Research Interests

John Parnell is a Professor & Eminent Scholar in Management at the University of North Alabama. He is the author of over 200 basic and applied research articles, published presentations, and cases in strategic management and related areas. He earned the BSBA, MBA, and MA degrees from East Carolina University, the Ed.D. degree from Campbell University, and the Ph.D. degree in Strategic Management from The University of Memphis. Dr. Parnell is the author and co-author of two current textbooks, Strategic Management: Theory and Practice, and Crisis Management: Leading in the New Strategy Landscape. He has lectured in a number of countries, including China, Mexico, Peru, and Egypt. His current research focuses on issues related to competitive business strategies, crisis management, and ethics.

Courses Taught

EDBA800 Discovering Applied Research Spring 2021
MG640 Management Policy Spring 2021
MG640 Management Policy Fall 2020
MG630 Strategic Mgmt and Comp Analys Fall 2020
MG640 Management Policy Summer 2020
MG640 Management Policy Spring 2020
MG640 Management Policy Spring 2020
MG602 Leadership Fall 2019
MG640 Management Policy Fall 2019

Education

PhD The University of Memphis, 1992
EdD Campbell University, 1990
Other East Carolina University, 1986
BS East Carolina University, 1985
MBA East Carolina University, 1985

Selected Intellectual Contributions

  • Köseoglu, Mehmet A, Yick, Melissa Y., Parnell, John A The dissemination of corporate social responsibility into the intellectual structure of strategic management
  • Parnell, John A An Ounce of Prevention: What Promotes Crisis Readiness and How Does It Drive Firm Performance? v. 24 i. 1 p. 90-113
  • Crandall, William Rick, Parnell, John A, Spillan, John Edward Crisis Management: Leading in the New Strategy Landscape i. 4
  • Parnell, John A, Barrett, John D, Morrison, Edward Navigating Organizational Hierarchies and Networks: Assessing Strategic Planning and Strategic Doing
  • Parnell, John A, Crandall, William Rick What drives crisis readiness? An assessment of managers in the United States: The effects of market turbulence, perceived likelihood of a crisis, SMEs, and innovative capacity
  • Spillan, J.E., Parnell, John A, Panibratov, A., Yukhanaev, A. Strategy and performance of Russian firms: An organizational capabilities perspective
  • Parnell, John A, Crandall, W.R. The contribution of behavioral economics to crisis management decision-making v. 26 i. 4 p. 585-600
  • Parnell, John A, Crandall, William Rick Success factors in Capsim’s Capstone simulation: An Empirical examination
  • Koseoglu, Mehmet Ali, Parnell, John A, Yick, Melissa Yan Yee Identifying influential studies and maturity level in intellectual structure of fields: Evidence from strategic management
  • Koseoglu, Mehmet Ali, Parnell, John A The evolution of the intellectual structure of strategic management between 1980 and 2019 v. 13 i. 4 p. 503-534
  • Crandall, William Rick, Parnell, John A The opaqueness conundrum in fast fashion global supply chains: The irony of hiding what we are trying to find
  • Parnell, John A Strategic Management: Theory and Practice i. 6
  • Parnell, John A, Zhang, L. Corporate Political Analysis (CPA), State Ownership of Enterprises (SOEs) and Firm Performance in China v. 12 i. 1 p. 11-30
  • Crandall, William Rick, Parnell, John A, Spillan, John Edward Crisis Management: Leading in the New Strategy Landscape i. 3
  • Parnell, John A, Mensah, Edwin Clifford, , Beyond market strategies: Political and social dynamics of firm strategy and performance in Ghana v. 11 i. 4 p. 368-397
  • Parnell, John A, Brady, Malcolm Capabilities, strategy, and performance in the United Kingdom v. 12 i. 1 p. 153-172
  • Zhang, J., Zhang, L., Mensah, E.C., Fan, Y., Parnell, J.A. Evaluation on ecologically sustainable development on Liaohe oil field v. 28 i. 107 p. 4357-4367
  • Zhang, Long, Parnell, John A, Dent, Eric B. Individualism, collectivism and management in China: Does Atlas Shrug in China? v. 20 i. 3 p. 166-188
  • Köseoglu, Mehmet Ali, Parnell, John A, Guillet, B.D. Linkages among nonmarket strategies, market strategies, organizational values and performance in the hotel industry: Preliminary evidence from Hong Kong v. 29 i. 3 p. 358-375
  • Parnell, John A, Acikdilli, Gaye, Doyle, James D. The competitive uncertainty, marketing and non-market roots of capability deployment and organisational performance in Turkey v. 11 i. 1 p. 27-51
  • Parnell, John A, Welsh, D.H.B., Carraher, S.M. Global Entrepreneurship Strategy i. 3 p. 37-58
  • Dent, Eric B., Parnell, John A, Carraher, Shawn Developing an instrument to measure objectivism v. 18 i. 1 p. 1-27
  • Parnell, John A Nonmarket and market strategies, strategic uncertainty and strategic capabilities: Evidence from the USA v. 41 i. 2 p. 252-274
  • Spillan, J.E., Parnell, John A, Koseoglu, M.A., Akdeve, E. Strategic capabilities, niche strategy orientation, and performance: A four-nation assessment v. 19 i. 4 p. 427-449
  • Parnell, John A, Mensah, Edwin C, Oppong, Derrick Strategic political emphasis (SPE), environmental uncertainty, and firm performance in Ghana v. 35 i. 1 p. 1-30
  • Parnell, John A Nonmarket Strategy in Business Organizations
  • Parnell, John A Cronyism from the perspective of the firm: A cross-national assessment of nonmarket strategy v. 34 i. 3 p. 47-74
  • Parnell, John A Strategic Management: Theory and Practice i. 5
  • Koseoglu, M.A., Sehitoglu, Y., Ross, G., Parnell, John A The evolution of business ethics research in the realm of tourism and hospitality: A bibliometric analysis v. 28 p. 1598-1621
  • Parnell, John A, Welsh, D.H.B., Carraher, Shawn Global Entrepreneurship Strategy i. 2 p. 37-58
  • Parnell, John A, Long, Zhang, Lester, Don Competitive strategy, capabilities and uncertainty in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in China and the United States v. 53 i. 2 p. 402-431
  • Parnell, John A Crisis Management and Strategic Orientation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Peru, Mexico and the United States v. 23 i. 4 p. 221-233
  • Parnell, John A, Crandall, W.R., Crandall, R.E. In pursuit of crisis readiness: An examination of managerial characteristics, firm size, industry domain and strategic type within the Miles and Snow framework v. 10 i. 1 p. 41-63
  • Dent, Eric B., Parnell, John A Reconciling economics and ethics in business ethics education: The case for objectivism v. 15 i. 2 p. 131-156
  • Parnell, John A Strategic political emphasis, strategic capabilities and uncertainty v. 8 i. 1 p. 41-63
  • Welborn, Cliff Alan, Lester, Don, Parnell, John A Using ACT Subscores to Identify At Risk Students in Business Statistics and Principles of Management Courses v. 90 i. 6 p. 328
  • Crandall, William R., Parnell, John A, Spillan, John E. Crisis Management: Leading in the New Strategy Landscape i. 2nd
  • Parnell, John A Strategic Management: Theory and Practice i. 4
  • Koseoglu, M.A., Sehitoglu, Y., Parnell, John A A bibliometric analysis of scholarly work in leading tourism and hospitality journals: The case of Turkey v. 26 i. 3 p. 359-371
  • Parnell, John A, Al-Baghdadi, A.H.H., Jaber, F.H., Lester, D.L. Assessing strategic philosophy in Iraq v. 19 p. 40-61
  • Parnell, John A, Spillan, J.E., Mensah, E.C. Competitive strategy and performance in Southern Ghana v. 13 i. 2 p. 109-129
  • Köseoglu, Mehmet Ali, Parnell, John A, Doyle, James D. Market Orientation, Strategy and Revenue Growth in the Turkish Hotel Industry v. 32 i. 8 p. 1099
  • Koseoglu, Mehmet Ali, Parnell, John A, Topaloglu, Cafer Assessing the strategic relevance of organisational capabilities: evidence from Turkish hotels v. 12 i. 2 p. 96
  • Parnell, John A, Scott, Gregory J., Angelopoulos, Georgios Benchmarking Tendencies in Managerial Mindsets: Prioritizing Stockholders and Stakeholders in Peru, South Africa, and the United States v. 118 i. 3 p. 589-605
  • Angelopoulos, Georgios, Parnell, John A, Scott, Gregory J. Performance satisfaction, shareholder and stakeholder orientations: Managers' perceptions in three countries across continents v. 16 i. 2 p. 199
  • Zamani, Somayeh, Parnell, John A, Labbaf, Hassan, O'Regan, Nicholas Strategic Change and Decision Making in an Emerging Nation: An Exploratory Assessment of Iranian Manufacturing Firms v. 22 i. 5-6 p. 355
  • Parnell, John A, Koseoglu, Mehmet Ali, Long, Zhang, Spillan, John E. Competitive Strategy, Uncertainty, and Performance: An Exploratory Assessment of China and Turkey v. 17 i. 2 p. 91
  • Parnell, John A, Lester, Donald L., Zhang, Long, Köseoglu, Mehmet A. How environmental uncertainty affects the link between business strategy and performance in SMEs v. 50 i. 4 p. 546-568
  • Parnell, John A, Dent, Eric B., O’’Regan, Nicholas, Hughes, Tim Managing performance in a volatile environment: Contrasting perspectives on luck and causality v. S23 p. S104-S118
  • Spillan, John E., Parnell, John A, Virzi, Nicholas Business Strategy and Performance: An Assessment of Retailers in Guatemala v. 12 i. 1 p. 39
  • Parnell, John A Strategic capabilities, competitive strategy, and performance among retailers in Argentina, Peru and the United States v. 49 i. 1 p. 139-155
  • O'Regan, Nicholas, Kluth, Carole, Parnell, John A The demise of strategic groups as an influence on firm performance: lessons from the UK plastics industry v. 20 i. 3-4 p. 111
  • O'Regan, Nicholas, Kluth, Carole, Parnell, John A What drives firm performance: environment or capabilities? v. 20 i. 7-8 p. 279-297
  • Lester, Donald L., Parnell, John A, Carraher, Shawn Assessing the desktop manager v. 29 i. 3 p. 246-264
  • Parnell, John A, Koseoglu, Mehmet Ali, Spillan, John E. Crisis readiness in Turkey and the United States v. 18 i. 2 p. 108-116
  • Parnell, John A Propensity for participative decision making in Latin America: Mexico and Peru v. 21 i. 13 p. 2323
  • Parnell, John A Strategic clarity, business strategy and performance v. 3 i. 4 p. 304-324
  • Parnell, John A, Koseoglu, Mehmet Ali, Lester, Donald L. Strategic philosophy in Turkey: balancing the art-science, consistency-flexibility, and top-down-bottom-up perspectives v. 11 i. 2 p. 163
  • Carraher, Shawn, Parnell, John A, Spillan, John E. Customer service-orientation of small retail business owners in Austria, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Slovakia, and Slovenia v. 4 i. 3 p. 251-268
  • Parnell, John A, Dent, Eric B. Philosophy, Ethics, and Capitalism: An Interview With BB&T Chairman John Allison v. 8 i. 4 p. 587-596
  • Parnell, John A, Crandall, William Rick, Bell, Sharon L. The Other Side Of The Coin: Overcoming The Detrimental Effects Of Small Classes In Management Education v. 13 i. 1 p. 61-68
  • Parnell, John A, Dent, Eric B. The role of luck in the strategy-performance relationship v. 47 i. 6 p. 1000-1021
  • Spillan, John E., Parnell, John A, Singh, Nitish Competitive Strategies in Emerging Economies: An Exploratory Marketing Perspective v. 12 i. 4 p. 55
  • Jusoh, Ruzita, Parnell, John A Competitive strategy and performance measurement in the Malaysian context v. 46 i. 1 p. 5-31
  • Carraher, Shawn, Parnell, John A Customer Service During Peak (In Season) And Non-Peak (Off Season) Times: A Multi-Country (Austria, Switzerland, Uk & Usa) Examination Of Entrepreneurial Tourist Focused Core Personnel v. 12 p. 39-56
  • Lester, Donald L., Parnell, John A Firm size and environmental scanning pursuits across organizational life cycle stages v. 15 i. 3 p. 540-554
  • Lester, Donald L., Parnell, John A, Crandall, William Rick, Menefee, Michael L. Organizational life cycle and performance among SMEs: Generic strategies for high and low performers v. 18 i. 4 p. 313-330
  • Parnell, John A Strategy execution in emerging economies: assessing strategic diffusion in Mexico and Peru v. 46 i. 9 p. 1277-1298
  • Menefee, Michael L., Parnell, John A Factors Associated with Success and Failure Among Firms in High Technology Environments: A Research Note v. 12 i. 4 p. 60-73
  • Parnell, John A, Lester, Donald L. Reevaluating the Entrepreneurship-Management Conundrum: Challenges and Solutions v. 12 i. 4 p. 74-88
  • Carraher, Shawn M., Parnell, John A, Carraher, Sarah C., Carraher, Charles E., Sullivan, Sherry E. Customer Service, Entrepreneurial Orientation, and Performance: A Study in Health Care Organizations in Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the USA v. 11 i. 4 p. 33-48
  • Carraher, Shawn M., Geralyn McClure, Franklin, Parnell, John A, Sullivan, Sherry E. Entrepreneurial service performance and technology management v. 1 i. 1 p. 107-117
  • Parnell, John A Generic strategies after two decades: a reconceptualization of competitive strategy v. 44 i. 8 p. 1139
  • Parnell, John A Managing paradoxes in strategic decision-making v. 7 i. 6 p. 708-724
  • Spillan, John, Parnell, John A Marketing Resources and Firm Performance Among SMEs v. 24 i. 2/3 p. 236
  • Parnell, John A, O'Regan, Nicholas, Ghobadian, Abby Measuring performance in competitive strategy research v. 7 i. 4 p. 408-417
  • Lester, David L., Parnell, John A The Complete Life Cycle of a Family Business v. 11 i. 3 p. 3-22
  • Menefee, Michael L., Parnell, John A, Powers, Ed, Ziemnowicz, Chris The Role of Human Resources in the Success of New Businesses v. 32 i. 1 p. 23-32
  • Leask, Graham, Parnell, John A Integrating Strategic Groups and the Resource Based Perspective: Understanding the Competitive Process v. 23 i. 4 p. 458-470
  • Parnell, John A Strategic philosophy and management level v. 43 i. 2 p. 157-170
  • Parnell, John A, Hershey, Lewis The Strategy-Performance Relationship Revisited: The Blessing And Curse Of The Combination Strategy v. 15 i. 1 p. 17-33
  • Parnell, John A, Carraher, Shawn Validating the Management Education by Internet Readiness (MEBIR) Scale With Samples of American, Chinese, and Mexican Students v. 81 i. 1 p. 47-54
  • Von Bergen, C. W., Soper, Barlow, Parnell, John A Workforce Diversity and Organisational Performance v. 24 i. 3/4 p. 1-16
  • Parnell, John A Variations in Strategic Philosophy among American and Mexican Managers v. 50 i. 3 p. 267-278
  • Parnell, John A, Shwiff, Steven, Lei, Yalin, Langford, Hal American and Chinese entrepreneurial and managerial orientations: A management education perspective v. 20 i. 2 p. 125
  • Lester, Donald L., Parnell, John A, Carraher, Shawn Organizational Life Cycle: A Five-Stage Empirical Scale v. 11 i. 4 p. 339-354
  • Parnell, John A, Carraher, Shawn The Management Education by Internet Readiness (MEBIR) scale: Developing a scale to assess personal readiness for internet-mediated management education v. 27 i. 4 p. 431-446
  • Parnell, John A, Lester, Donald L. Towards a philosophy of strategy: reassessing five critical dilemmas in strategy formulation and change v. 12 i. 6 p. 291
  • Lester, Donald L., Parnell, John A Aligning factors for successful organizational renewal v. 23 i. 1/2 p. 60-67
  • Parnell, John A Competitive Strategy Research: Current Challenges and New Directions v. 2 i. 1 p. 1-12
  • Carraher, Shawn M., Buckley, M. Ronald, Cuthbert, Scott, Parnell, John A, Carraher, Charles E. Customer service selection with biodata in a global entrepreneurial information services organization v. 7 i. 2 p. 45-55
  • Parnell, John A, Carraher, Shawn, Holt, Kenneth Participative management's influence on effective strategic diffusion v. 19 i. 2 p. 161-186
  • Parnell, John A Propensity for participative decision making: A cross-cultural investigation v. 3 i. 3,4 p. 305-318
  • Parnell, John A, Crandall, William Rethinking participative decision making: A refinement of the propensity for participative decision making scale v. 30 i. 5/6 p. 523-535
  • Parnell, John A, Singer, Marc G. The organizational charlatan scale: Developing an instrument to measure false performance v. 20 i. 5/6 p. 441
  • Parnell, John A, Carraher, Shawn The role of effective resource utilization on strategy's impact on performance v. 11 i. 3/4 p. 1-34
  • Parnell, John A Reframing the combination strategy debate: Defining forms of combination v. 9 i. 1 p. 33-54
  • Parnell, John A, Lester, Donald L., Menefee, Michael L. Strategy as a response to organizational uncertainty: an alternative perspective on the strategy-performance relationship v. 38 i. 8 p. 520-530
  • Parnell, John A, Hatem, Tarek Cultural antecedents of behavioural differences between American and Egyptian managers v. 36 i. 3 p. 399-418
  • Parnell, John A Race and gender revisited: Assessing the perceptions of tomorrow's managers v. 8 i. 2 p. 50-74
  • Parnell, John A, Lester, Donald, Menefee, Michael Constructing the high performing organization: A longitudinal study of department stores v. 15 i. 1 p. 35-42
  • Parnell, John A New evidence in the generic strategy and business performance debate: A research note v. 8 i. 2 p. 175-181
  • Parnell, John A, Wright, Peter, Tu, Howard S. Beyond the strategy-performance linkage: The impact of the strategy-organization-environment fit on business performance v. 14 i. 2 p. 41
  • Parnell, John A, Menefee, Michael The business strategy-employee involvement contingency: The impact of strategy-participation fit on performance v. 13 i. 2 p. 90
  • Parnell, John A Strategic consistency versus flexibility: Does strategic change really enhance performance? v. 12 i. 2 p. 22
  • Parnell, John A, Wright, Peter Generic strategy and performance: An empirical test of the Miles and Snow typology v. 4 i. 1 p. 29-36

Selected Awards

  • Received Peter Vaill Award for Service (2016)
    University of North Carolina - Pemroke
  • Received Spirit of Inquiry award (2011)
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
  • Received Peter Vaill Award for Service (2006)
    University of North Carolina - Pemroke
  • Received Adolph Dial Award for Scholarly & Creative Activity (2005)
    University of North Carolina - Pemroke
  • Received H.M. Lafferty Distinguished Faculty Award (2002)
    Texas A&M University-Commerce