Joseph T. Mahoney earned his doctorate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Gies College of Business of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988, and is the Caterpillar Chair of Business. His research interest is organizational economics, which includes: the behavioral theory of the firm, resource-based, transaction costs, real-options, property rights, public bureaucracy, stakeholder, and agency theory. Joe has published over 75 articles, which have been cited over 17,500 times from scholars in over 90 countries. His 2005 Sage book, Economic Foundations of Strategy, has been adopted by over 35 doctoral programs. Currently, he is an Associate Editor of Academy of Management Review, and serves on editorial boards for Journal of Management Studies and Strategic Organization. In 2011, he received the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award from the Strategy Division of the Academy of Management. In 2012, he was elected as a member of the Academy of Management (AOM) Fellows. In 2013, he was elected as a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society (SMS). Joe has served on 74 completed doctoral dissertation committees. In 2017, he received the Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring at the Gies School of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.