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Andrew Henderson

Associate Professor

Department:     Management

Additional Titles:     J. Anderson Fitzgerald Centennial Fellowship

Industry Areas:     Computer Systems, Semiconductors

Research Areas:     Compensation, Corporate Governance, Decision Theory, Organizational Change and Redesign, Organizational Design, Strategic Management

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Andrew Henderson is an associate professor of management for The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. He teaches courses on strategic management, which covers industry analysis, economics, finance, and marketing and operations. Prior to working at McCombs, Henderson was an assistant professor at Columbia University.

Henderson’s work in the field of management and economics has included analyzing the performance of successful companies, the dynamics of CEO tenure and obsolescence, company strategy, and management coordination. He has extensively researched the role timing plays in the success or failure of an organization or CEO, investigating whether high-performing companies became that way because of luck or strategy. He has also studied company obsolescence and has proposed strategies on how companies can work to avoid it. His papers have been published in the Harvard Business Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Academy of Management Journal, among others.

Henderson attended Rice University to earn a B.S. in electrical engineering. He attended Texas McCombs to earn an MBA in management and a Ph.D. in strategic management.



Academy of Management Glueck Best Paper Award, Strategic Management Division

Andrew D. Henderson, and Melissa E. Graebner. Fast forward? Time Compression Attempts and Postā€IPO Performance. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.  Forthcoming.

Andrew D. Henderson and Melissa E. Graebner. 2020. Entering a Golden Age of Sustained Superiority: Entrepreneurial Creation or Discovery? Organization Science 31(6), 1432-1451.


Andrew D. Henderson, Michael Raynor, and Mumtaz Ahmed. 2012. How long must a firm be great to rule out chance? Benchmarking sustained superior performance without being fooled by randomness. Strategic Management Journal 33(4), 387-406.


Adam J. Wowak, Donald C. Hambrick, and Andrew D. Henderson. 2011. Do CEOs Encounter Within-Tenure Settling Up? A Multiperiod Perspective on Executive Pay and Dismissal. Academy of Management Journal 54(4), 719-739.


Michael E. Raynor, Mumtaz Ahmed, and Andrew D. Henderson. 2009. Are "Great" Companies Just Lucky? Harvard Business Review 87, 18-19.


Andrew D. Henderson, Michael E. Raynor, and Mumtaz Ahmed. 2009. How Long Must a Firm be Great to Rule Out Luck? Benchmarking Sustained Superior Performance Without Being Fooled by Randomness. Academy of Management Proceedings.


Donald Lange, Steven Boivie, and Andrew D. Henderson. 2009. The Parenting Paradox: How Multibusiness Diversifiers Endorse Disruptive Technologies While Their Corporate children Struggle. Academy of Management Journal 52, 179-198.


Andrew D. Henderson, Danny Miller, and Donald C. Hambrick. 2006. How quickly do CEOs become obsolete? Industry dynamism, CEO tenure, and company performance. Strategic Management Journal 27, 447-460.


Andrew D. Henderson, Michael K. Bednar, and Michael G. Hendron. 2005. How Aspiration Levels Affect Response to a Punctuating Technological Change: an Empirical Test. Academy of Management Proceedings, U1-U6.


Andrew D. Henderson and Stern, I. 2004. Selection-based Learning: The Coevolution of Internal and External Selection in High-velocity Environments. Administrative Science Quarterly 49, 39-75.


Andrew D. Henderson and Stern, Ithai. 2004. Selection-based Learning: The Coevolution of Internal and External Selection in High-velocity Environments. Administrative Science Quarterly 49, 39-75.


Andrew D. Henderson. 2004. Territories of Profit: Communications, Capitalist Development, and the Innovative Enterprises of G. F. Swift and Dell Computer. Administrative Science Quarterly 49, 479-481.


Ithai Stern and Andrew D. Henderson. 2004. Within-Business Diversification In Technology-Intensive Industries. Strategic Management Journal 25.


Stern, Ithai and Andrew D. Henderson. 2004. Within-Business Diversification in Technology-Intensive Industries. Strategic Management Journal 25, 487-505.


Andrew D. Henderson and James W. Fredrickson. 2001. Top Management Team Coordination Needs and the CEO Pay Gap: A Competitive Test of Economic and Behavioral Views. Academy of Management Journal 44, 96-117.


Andrew D. Henderson and M.J. Benner. 2000. The Evolution of Risk and Return: Modeling The Temporal Unfolding of Gains and Losses. Academy of Management (best paper proceedings).


Pamela R. Haunschild, Andrew D. Henderson, and Alison Davis-Blake. 1999. CEO Demographics and Acquisitions: Network Effects of Educational and Functional Background, in Corporate Social Capital and Liability, R. Leenders & S. Gabbay, ed. Kluwer Academic Press, 266-283.


Andrew D. Henderson. 1999. Firms Strategy and Age Dependence: A Contingent View of the Liabilities of Newness, Adolescence, and Obsolescence. Administrative Science Quarterly 44, 281-314.


Andrew D. Henderson and James W. Fredrickson. 1996. Information Processing Demands as a Determinant of CEO Compensation. Academy of Management Journal 39, 575-606.