Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

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Joel Andrus

Assistant Professor
Cornell Hall
(573) 882-9767

Office Hours:  By appointment only.

After working as an environmental engineering consultant in the southwest United States for 10 years, Dr. Joel Andrus is now part of the Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship group at the University of Missouri. His research focuses on topics that touch strategic leadership, entrepreneurship and sustainability. His existing research looks at boards of directors, compensation, executive mobility, innovation and top management teams. His work has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal and the Academy of Management Annals. His working papers include topics such as executive labor markets (e.g., compensation, exit and hiring), executive compensation, and voluntary environmental disclosure. He also has work looking at renewable energy markets at landfills, energy efficiency and disaster response. Joel currently teaches strategic management to undergraduate seniors. He is a registered Professional Engineer and is currently a member of the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.


MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brigham Young University

BS, Applied Physics, Brigham Young University



Journal Articles

Andrus, J. L., Withers, M. C., Courtright, S. H., & Boivie, S. (2019). Go your own way: Exploring the causes of top executive turnover. Strategic Management Journal. doi:10.1002/smj.3020 (Accepted)

Howard, M., Boeker, W., & Andrus, J. (2018). The Spawning of Ecosystems: How Cohort Effects Benefit New VenturesAcademy of Management Journal. doi:10.5465/amj.2016.1248

Paetzold, R. L., Rholes, W. S., & Andrus, J. L. (2017). A Bayesian analysis of the link between adult disorganized attachment and dissociative symptomsPersonality and Individual Differences, 107, 17-22. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.11.031

Boivie, S., Bednar, M. K., Aguilera, R. V., & Andrus, J. L. (2016). Are Boards Designed to Fail? The Implausibility of Effective Board Monitoring. Academy of Management Annals, 10(1), 319-407. doi:10.5465/19416520.2016.1120957