Timothy Hubbard

Mendoza College of Business

Office
352 Mendoza College Of Business
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone
574-631-0802
Email
thubbard@nd.edu

Assistant Professor of Management

  • Behavioral Strategy
  • Chief Executive Officers and Boards of Directors
  • Corporate Governance
  • CEO Succession & Dismissal
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 

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Will Elon Musk take over Twitter?

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Guest: Tim Hubbard, Assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

Several restaurant CEOs have joined the Great Resignation. Here are 6 chains with new leaders

“A lot of people, when the pandemic hit, had to spend more time at home with their families. My sense is for a lot of chief executive officers, it was the opposite,” said Timothy Hubbard, an assistant management professor at University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. 

Billionaire Starbucks CEO Schultz Doesn't Want Unions

On that matter, Timothy Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, commented, “My sense is that if they want to shut down the unions, this is the best course of action Schultz has what it takes to tackle a hard topic like unions.”

Labor foe Schultz returns as Starbucks union effort grows

But Timothy Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, said he is well-positioned to do so.

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson is retiring, and Howard Schultz is returning as interim chief

“Howard Schultz knows Starbucks. He knows the company’s strategy and goals. And Schultz is in a position to help in ways other interim CEOs could not. But, for a company the size and stature of Starbucks not to have a solid succession plan is surprising,” said Timothy Hubbard, an assistant management professor at University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Howard Schultz returns to lead Starbucks on interim basis

“It’s curious that they were not able to find a successor within a year,” said Timothy Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Why Starbucks Naming Howard Schultz As Interim CEO Is A Huge Red Flag

As Dee-Ann Durbin reported, “It’s curious that they were not able to find a successor within a year,” said Timothy Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. "For a company the size and stature of Starbucks not to have a solid succession plan is surprising.”

Starbucks' Howard Schultz returning as interim CEO as current chief Kevin Johnson steps down

There's a value in having Schultz step in, given his knowledge of the brand, according to Timothy Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

Peloton cancels Ohio plant; co-founder steps down while company cuts 2,800 jobs

“Promoting Barry McCarthy with his eye on the financials makes sense — he’s the type who can objectively look at Peloton’s operations and choose where to invest and where to cut,” said Timothy Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Peloton co-founder John Foley steps down as CEO

"Peloton's executives believed — as many did — that behavioral changes in the pandemic would stick. That does not appear to be the case as we see people reverting to their pre-pandemic routines," Timothy Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, said in an email. 

Peloton co-founder steps down after rough ride

“Promoting Barry McCarthy with his eye on the financials makes sense — he’s the type who can objectively look at Peloton’s operations and choose where to invest and where to cut,” said Timothy Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Peter Thiel to step down from board of Facebook parent Meta

“It’s hard to separate the politics from the business conditions when analyzing Peter Thiel’s departure from Meta’s board,” Timothy Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, said in an email message.

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Steps Down From C.E.O. Role

“If you stand back and you think about who’s had a big influence on social media over the past decade, the name Jack Dorsey is always going to come up,” said Tim Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to step down and be replaced by CTO Parag Agrawal

“The stock price jumping is an indication that the market might have felt that a new CEO with a focus only on the one company might be more effective,” said Tim Hubbard, a management professor at University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, in an emailed statement.

Jeff Bezos to resign as chief executive of Amazon

Tim Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, said: “Andy Jassy stepping into the CEO role at Amazon is a natural fit. Amazon Web Services is a powerhouse within the company, driving a lot of profitability."

Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO

"Andy Jassy stepping into the CEO role at Amazon is a natural fit," Tim Hubbard, assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business said in an emailed comment. 

Amazon's Jeff Bezos to step down from CEO role and become executive chair; Andy Jassy named next CEO

Tim Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, said the transition may free up Bezos to focus on his other passions.