Russell Crook is an Associate Professor of Management in the Haslam College of Business at UT. Crook holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Florida State University. He has published over 25 articles on strategy and entrepreneurship topics related to why some firms perform better than others. His research appears in outlets such as the Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Perspectives, Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Managerial Issues, Journal of Operations Management, Organizational Research Methods, and Strategic Management Journal. Crook is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Management, and he teaches several courses at UT. Before earning his Ph.D., Crook worked for American Airlines, US Airways, and IBM in a variety of capacities, including consulting, operations management, scheduling, strategic planning, and procurement.