Dr. Joshua R. Aaron

Assistant Professor

Dr. Joshua R. Aaron
(615) 898-5770
Room N102, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)
MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (2008)
  • M.B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (2003)
  • B.S., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (2001)

Areas of Expertise

Strategic management, strategic business consulting

Small business management, entrepreneurship

Executive compensation

Corporate reputation

Leadership 

 

Biography

Dr. Joshua R. Aaron is an Associate Professor of Management at Middle Tennessee State University.  Dr. Aaron is originally from Lenoir City, TN.  He has held academic positions at Georgia State University and East Carolina University before arriving at MTSU in 2014.  Prior to academia, he was an auditor at Ernst and Young, LLP in Birmingham, AL.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Small Business Institute. He is a member of the Murfreesboro Young Profess...

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Dr. Joshua R. Aaron is an Associate Professor of Management at Middle Tennessee State University.  Dr. Aaron is originally from Lenoir City, TN.  He has held academic positions at Georgia State University and East Carolina University before arriving at MTSU in 2014.  Prior to academia, he was an auditor at Ernst and Young, LLP in Birmingham, AL.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Small Business Institute. He is a member of the Murfreesboro Young Professionals and serves on the Tennessee Small Business Development Center Advisory Board as well as the advisory council for the MTSU ACE Learning Center.  He has served as the President of the Board of Governors at Ironwood Country Club in Greenville, NC and the Rachel Lynn Smith Foundation in Durham, NC. He has consulted with several for profit businesses, nonprofits and civic organizations. His research focuses on executive compensation for large and small firms, leadership, strategic issues facing small and medium enterprises and corporate reputation.  He teaches Strategic Management at both the undergraduate and MBA levels.  He has published 21 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Small Business Strategy, Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Journal of Business Strategies, Journal of Education for Business, Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly and Corporate Reputation Review.  

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