Anthony Gibbs is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. His overall research agenda is on how external and behavioral influences on corporate decision-making can affect fundamental value creation by a firm. One stream of research is on impact of earnings management on the science and practice of strategic management. This examines the effect of earnings manipulation on econometric models of interest to strategy scholars as well as the upstream and downstream strategic decisions of a firm engaging in earnings manipulation. The second stream of research is on the sequencing of corporate scope actions, particularly in the context of M&A deal termination. His third main research interest is on novel econometric measures and techniques and the pragmatic application of such tools to important (but complex) research questions about firm behavior and performance.