John Busenbark

Associate Professor, Management & Organization

Management & Organization

351 Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-1735

Associate Professor, Management & Organization

  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Research Methods
  • Information Economics


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Management Today

Beware - incoming CEO's politics can send directors heading for the door

But John Busenbark, assistant professor of management and organisation at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, and colleagues from Arizona State University and Indiana University, found that the political ideology of an incoming CEO also influences whether serving directors choose to stay or leave.

Becker's Hospital Review

CEOs' political beliefs sway some directors to leave: Study

If incoming CEOs are not on the same side of the political aisle as the directors on their new boards, exits might ensue, according to a recent study from the University of Notre Dame (Ind.). 

Board members who don’t share a CEO’s political views are likely to leave

Directors are more likely to quit when they don’t share a new CEO’s ideology but will stick around when there’s political alignment, according to a study of S&P 500 companies led by John Busenbark, a professor of management at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Meikles & Dimes podcast

John Busenbark shares "simple, practical, underappreciated" lessons from his research


John Busenbark is a professor at the University of Notre Dame where teaches strategic management and econometrics. He also researches corporate governance, information economics, and behavioral capital markets.

Science Magazine

Directors who disagree politically with an incoming CEO are more likely to leave, study shows

“Director departure following political ideology (in)congruence with an incoming CEO” is forthcoming in the Strategic Management Journal from lead author John Busenbark, assistant professor of management and organization at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.