Dr. Scott Sherman

Scott Sherman

Associate Professor of Management 

Office: OCNR 384

Phone: (361) 825-2167
Email: scott.sherman@tamucc.edu


Ph.D. Business, Texas A&M University, 1997
Masters Business Administration, Texas A&M University, 1980
Bachelors  Journalism, Texas A&M University, 1976

Joined the faculty in 2004

  • Research Interests: Strategic Sense-Making, Corporate Decision-Making and Tacit Stupidity, and Organizational Development and Consulting 
  • Teaching Interests: Business Strategy, Organizational Development, and Business Consulting


Dr. Sherman graduated from Texas A&M University with a Ph.D. in Management in 1997.  Dr. Sherman was Vice President-Operations with The Orlando Sentinel newspaper and Tribune Company before he pursued his Ph.D. He taught at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University from 1997 to 2004 and served as Management Department Chair for the Graziadio School from 1998-2002.  Dr. Sherman returned to his native Texas in 2004 when he joined Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as an assistant professor.  Dr. Sherman became an associate professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2008. Dr. Sherman currently is serving as Placement Director 2017-2019 for the Academy of Management, a global management academic professional association with more than 20,000 members.

Selected Publications

  • General Motors and Chevy Cobalt Ignition Switch Crisis (with R. Harris), Case Research Journal (2017)
  • Calling Corporate "Audibles": (with R. Harris). Changing Signals in Response to Environmental Jolts. SAM Advanced Management Journal (2016).
  • Bozos, Yoyos, Bimbos, and Heroes: The Role of Focus and Competence in Defining Change Agent Styles. SAM Advanced Management Journal (2013).
  • An Analysis of Integrating Workshops for Entering MBA Students to Shape The Future Of Graduate Education. SAM Advanced Management Journal (2013).

Current Working Paper

  • Crisis Decision Making and Sense-making: What’s the Story (with R. Harris).

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