Faculty & Staff Directory

O. Homer Erekson

Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department


  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MLE, Harvard University
  • BA, Texas Christian University

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Corporate and Public Policy
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Economics of Education Finance
  • Strategic Management, Business Ethics

Selected Publications

  • Bachrach, D; O.H Erekson, et al. (2017) "On Academic Rankings, Unacceptable Methods, and the Social Obligations of Business Schools," Decision Sciences, June 2017, pp. 561-585
  • O. Homer Erekson (2016) "Moving Beyond the Mission Statement to Action," in Advanced Management for Deans, pp. 39-52
  • Zhao, Y. Lisa, O. Homer Erekson, et al. (2012) "Pioneering Advantages and Entrepreneurs' First Mover Decisions: An Empirical Investigation for the US and China," Journal of Product Innovation Management, December 2012, pp. 190-210.
  • O. Homer Erekson, Raymond F. Gorman, and Molloy, Linsey. (2008) "Innovations in Environmental Performance: The Importance of Financial Performance and Management Quality," International Journal of Business Innovation and Research,Vol.2 (4), pp. 331-353.
  • Erekson, O. Homer, Orie L. Loucks, Steven R. Elliott, Donna S. McCollum, Marc Smith, and Randall J.F. Bruins, "Evaluating Development Alternatives for a High-Quality Stream Threatened by Urbanization: Big Darby Creek Watershed," in Bruins, Randall J.F. and Matthew T. Heberling, eds., Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment: Applications to Watershed Management, Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2005, pp. 227-252

Honors and Awards

  • Diversity Champion Award, Texas Diversity Council, 2018
  • The 400 Fort Worth's Most Powerful People, FWInc, 2018
  • The Dallas 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders, DCEO, 2018,2019
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1977, 1981
  • Lilly Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, 1980-81
  • Fellow, Institute of Environmental Sciences, 1984
  • Miami University Alumni Enrichment Award, 1992
  • Certificate of Environmental Achievement, Renew America Environmental Success Index, 1997
  • Instructional Innovation Award, Decision Sciences Institute, 1996
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Distinguished Faculty Award Nominee 1985, 1986, 1992
  • Associated Student Government Outstanding Teaching Award Nominee, 1987
  • Miami University Effective Educator Award Nominee 1989, 1995
  • Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration Teaching Award Nominee, 1997
  • International Who's Who of Professionals, 1999
  • Who's Who in Business Higher Education, 2003
  • Distinguished Graduate Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2003-04, 2004-05
  • UMKC Intercollegiate Athletics Department Service Award, 2004-05
  • AcademicKeys Who's Who in Business Higher Education, 2007