B. Joseph White

B. Joseph White

President Emeritus of the University of Illinois and James F. Towey Professor of Business and Leadership

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4027 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-1947

bjwhite@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1975
  • M.B.A., Harvard University, 1971
  • B.A., Georgetown University, 1969

Positions Held

  • Interim Head, Department of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2016-2017
  • Director, The HistoryMakers, 2012-2017
  • Director, Catholic Theological Union, 2011-2012
  • President Emeritus of the University of Illinois, University of Illinois, 2010 to present
  • Director, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 2007-2009
  • Director, American Council on Education, 2006-2009
  • Director, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2006 to present
  • Director, Argonne National Laboratory, 2005-2009
  • President, University of Illinois, 2005-2009
  • Dean Emeritus, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 2005 to present
  • James F. Towey Professor of Business and Leadership, Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2005 to present
  • Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 2005 to present
  • Managing Director, Fred Alger Management, Inc., 2003
  • Interim President, University of Michigan, 2002
  • Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Leadership in Management Education, University of Michigan, 1995-2004
  • President, William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan, 1993-2001
  • Associate Dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 1987-1990
  • Vice President - Personnel & Public Affairs, Cummins, Inc., 1981-1987
  • Associate and Assistant Professor, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 1975-1980

Recent Publications

  • Walsh, J., White, B., & Edwards, J. (2018). The Rocky Road from Insight to Understanding. Management Research: the journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management,.
  • Hall, W., & White, B. (2017). Improving Governance Through Performance Incentives. The Corporate Board, 33 (222), 7 - 11.
  • White, B., & Hall, W. (2015). Better Board Process for Better Company Results. Directors and Boards, 40 (3), 21-25.
  • White, B. (2014). Antidotes to a Board's Going Stale. Directors and Boards, 38 (5), 32-34.

Other Publications

Article

  • White, B. (2014). Directors: Be in the Room. Sam Zell on Director Weaknesses and Danger Signals. Directors and Boards, 38 (5), 63-34.
  • White, B. (2014). Conversations-Tim Solso: General Motors' New Chair on Governance. The Corporate Board, XXXV (205), 32.
  • White, B. (1994). Developing Leaders for the High Performance Workplace. Human Resource Management, 33 161-168.
  • White, B., Cole, R., & Bacdayan, P. (1993). Quality, Participation, and Competitiveness. California Management Review, 35 68-81.
  • White, B. (1988). The Internationalization of Business: One Company's Experience. Academy of Management Executive, 29-31.
  • White, B., C., K., & J., F. (1983). An Empirical Comparison of Within-Subjects and Between-Subjects Expectancy Theory Models. Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, 32 124-143.
  • White, B., & Montgomery, R. (1980). Corporate Codes of Conduct: A Survey of Current Practice. California Management Review, XXIII 80-87.
  • White, B., Merten, A., & Severance, D. (1980). Internal Control and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Sloan Management Review, 22 47-54.
  • White, B., & Mautz, R. (1979). Internal Control: A Management View. Financial Executive, XLVII 12-18.
  • White, B., & V., R. (1978). Some Unintended Consequences of "Top Down" Organization Development. Human Resource Management, 17 7-14.
  • White, B. (1977). Innovations in Job Design: The Union Perspective. Journal Of Contemporary Business, 6 23-26.
  • White, B. (1977). The Criteria for Job Satisfaction: Is Interesting Work Most Important? Monthly Labor Review, 100 30-34.
  • White, B. (1975). Union Response to the "Humanization of Work". Human Resource Management, 14 2-9.

Book or Monograph

  • White, B. (2014). Boards That Excel: Candid Insights and Practical Advice for Directors. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
  • White, B., & Prywes, Y. (2007). The Nature of Leadership. New York: AMACOM.
  • White, B., Mautz, R., Kell, W., Maher, M., Merten, A., Severance, D., & Reilly, R. (1980). Internal Control in U.S. Corporations: Findings on the State of the Art, Vol. I. Financial Executives Institute.
  • White, B., & Hill, R. (1979). Matrix Organizations and Project Management. University of Michigan Business School.

Chapter in a Book

  • White, B., Cole, R., & Bacdayan, P., R.E. Cole (Ed.) (1995). Quality, Participation and Competitiveness. The Death and Life of the American Quality Movement ( pp. 59-76). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • White, B., Maher, M., & Reilly, R., R.K. Mautz (Ed.) (1980). Government-Business Problem Solving and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Internal Control in U.S. Corporations, Vol. II ( pp. 301-306). .
  • White, B., Mautz, R., & Maher, M., R.K. Mautz (Ed.) (1980). The Management of Internal Control Risk. Internal Control in U.S. Corporations, Vol II ( pp. 391-404). .
  • White, B., R.K. Mautz (Ed.) (1980). Internal Control Practices: Formality, Informality and Effectiveness. Internal Control in U.S. Corporations, Vol. II ( pp. 337-344). .
  • White, B., R.K. Mautz (Ed.) (1980). The Corporate Code of Conduct as a Mechanism of Internal Control. Internal Control in U.S. Corporations, Vol. II ( pp. 381-390). .
  • White, B., R. Hill, B. White (Ed.) (1979). Alternative Forms of Project Organization. Matrix Organization and Project Management ( pp. 189-199). University of Michigan Business School.
  • White, B., M. Newport (Ed.) (1976). Organization Structure, Coordination and Job Design. Supervisory Management ( pp. 97-112). West Publishing Company.

Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Leadership and Management, Business in American Society

Current Courses

Contact

4027 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-1947

bjwhite@illinois.edu