Prof. Tom Moliterno

Thomas Moliterno

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research

Associate Professor

Telephone: 413-577-3168


Office: Isenberg 338


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Ph.D.,  University of California, Irvine

MBA, Boston University

MA, University of Kentucky

BA, College of William & Mary

Research/Teaching Interests:

Resource-based theory

Strategic human capital

Behavioral theory

Microfoundations of strategy

Social networks

Selected Publications:

Moliterno, T.P. & Ployhart, R.E. (In Press) "Multilevel Models for Strategy Research: An Idea Whose Time (Still) Has Come." Research Methods for Strategic Management. Dagnino, G.B. & Cinici, C. (Eds). Routledge.


Nyberg, A.J., Moliterno, T.P., Hale, D. & Lepak, D.P. (2012) "Resource-based Perspectives on Unit-level Human Capital: A Review and Integration." Journal of Management DOI 10.1177/0149206312458703.


Zatzick, C.D., Moliterno, T.P., & Fang, T. (2012) "Strategic (Mis)fit: The Implementation of TQM in Manufacturing Firms." Strategic Management Journal 33:1321-1330.


Moliterno, T.P. & Mahony, D.M. (2011) "Network Theory of Organization: A Multilevel Approach." Journal of Management 37(2): 443-467.


Ployhart, R.E., & Moliterno, T.P. (2011) "Emergence of the Human Capital Resource: A Multilevel Model." Academy of Management Review 36(1): 127-150.


Clougherty, J.A., & Moliterno, T.P. (2010) "Empirically Eliciting Complementarities in Capabilities: Integrating Quasi-Experimental and Panel Data Methodologies." Strategic Organization 8(2): 107-131.


Moliterno, T.P. & Wiersema, M.F. (2007) "Firm Performance, Rent Appropriation, and the Strategic Resource Divestment Capability." Strategic Management Journal 28 (11): 1065-1087.


Selected Awards/Honors:

2012 UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management Research Excellence Award

2011 USC Moore School Outstanding Executive International MBA Professor

2007 - 2009 USC Moore School Outstanding Professional MBA Core Professor

2009 Nominee, USC Moore School Doctoral Student Assoc. Professor of the Year

2005 BPS Distinguished Paper Award, Academy of Management

2004 Booz Allen Hamilton/Strategic Management Society PhD Fellowship Best Paper

2004 Finalist, INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Competition