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Greg Young

Associate Professor of Strategic Management

Graduate Faculty

Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Nelson Hall 1326


Dr. Greg Young is Associate Professor of Strategy and Ethics Management in the Poole College of Management of NC State University. His research, teaching, and consulting focuses on business ethics excellence, the management of reputational capital, and the dynamics of competitive strategy.  Dr. Young is a member of the Academy of Management and of the Reputation Institute.  He also is a Faculty Fellow of the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative at NC State University, and an affiliated faculty with the university’s Global Health Initiative.

Professor Young served on the editorial board of the Academy’s premier journal on management theory, the Academy of Management Review from 2000 through 2002.  He also was on the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, published by Sage in 2007 and recognized with three awards for best business reference resource.

He has published and presented papers that relate the competitive advantage of the firm with business conduct and the management of organizational reputation.  His work has been published in prestigious journals including the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Management, Organization Science, the Competitive Intelligence Review, Journal of Business Research, and the Journal of Management Inquiry.

Dr. Young has conducted a series of presentations for practicing managers and academic scholars on the topics of business ethics, competitive intelligence, and competitive advantage.  He also has
consulted on various economic and business issues including business valuation, business development, and economic impact.


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Ph.D., Strategic Management, University of Maryland (1993)

Research Publications

  • Young, G., Sapienza, H., Baumer, D. (forthcoming). “The influence of flexibility in Buyer-Seller relationships on the productivity of knowledge.” Journal of Business Research
  • Young, G., Smith, K.G., Grimm, C.M., and Simon, D. (2000). “Multimarket contact and resource dissimilarity: A competitive dynamics perspective;” Journal of Management 26(6): 1217-1236.
  • Young, G. (2000). “Hayek and E-commerce: Knowledge and complexity in the 21st century;” Libertas
  • Baumer, D. and G. Young. (2001). “High-Tech transactions cost engineering;” Journal of Law and Business