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Strategic Management
International Management

Corporate Governance
Board of Directors 
Top Management Teams
Mergers & Acquisitions

Ph.D. - 2009, Florida State University
B.S. - 2001, University of Georgia

Sample Publications

Forthcoming: Do resources matter? Organizational outcomes following downsizing. (Accepted at the Journal of Management). Norman, P.M., Butler, F.C., & Ranft, A.L.

Forthcoming: A review of theoretical and empirical progress in understanding the post-acquisition integration process and suggestions for future directions. (Accepted for publication in the Handbook of Strategy Process Research). Ranft, A.L., Butler, F.C, & Sexton, J.

2012: Examining the effects of acquired top management team turnover on firm performance: A meta-analysis.Journal of Managerial Issues 24(1): 47-60. Butler, F.C., Perryman, A.A., & Ranft, A.L.

2012: Examining the dimensionality, reliability, and construct validity of firm financial performance. Strategic Management Review, 6(1): 57-74. Butler, F.C., Martin, J.A., Perryman, A.A., & Upson, J.W.

2011: An upper echelon view of Good to Great: Principles for behavioral integration in the top management team.Journal of Leadership Studies, 5(2): 89-97. Evans, R., & Butler, F.C. 

2011: Understanding clawbacks: Relevant information for CPAs. Tennessee CPA Journal, 56(5): 20-23.              Reprinted in The Kentucky CPA Journal 6: 10-11. Holt, T., & Butler, F.C.

2010: When the CEO is ill: Keeping quiet or going public? Business Horizons, 53: 21-29. Perryman, A.A., Butler, F.C., Martin, J.A., & Ferris, G.R.

Professional Activities and Memberships
Academy of Management
Southern Management Association
Strategic Management Society

Honors and Awards
Summerfield Johnston Research Award (2011)