Vincent (Vince) Barker is a the Edmund P. Learned Professor and Professor of Strategic Management at the School of Business of the University of Kansas in the USA. His research examines strategic leadership, strategic change and innovation with a special interest in troubled firms and organizations. He has published in a number of journals including the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies. He has been a member of the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of Management Studies for the past fifteen years. He was previously served a three-year rotation as Pre-Conference Chair / Program Chair / President for the Strategic Leadership & Governance IG of the Strategic Management Society. He received his doctoral degree in Strategic Management from the University of Illinois, USA.