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Joseph Peyrefitte

Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte



Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte joined the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002 and currently serves as Director of the School of Management. He teaches international management, leadership, management foundations, and strategic management. His current research explores how leaders use language to build relationships and create buy-in with employees and shareholders.

Dr. Peyrefitte has served the college as Associate Dean, Interim Dean, and Chair of the Department of Management and International Business. He has also served the university through membership on several key committees including the QEP Advisory Board, Strategic Planning Council, and the University Assessment Committee. Prior to joining USM, he served on the faculty of Mississippi State University and Florida Atlantic University in addition to working in public accounting and in the wireless and media/entertainment industries.

  • PHD - Florida Atlantic University (1996)
  • MBA - Florida Atlantic University (1989)
  • BS - University of Florida (1980)

Undergraduate courses
MGT 300 (Management for Organizations)
MGT 400 (Global Managerial Policy and Strategy)
MGT 480 (Leadership)
MGT 495 (International Management)

Graduate courses
BA 600 (Management Foundations)
MBA 660 (Strategic Management)

  • The roles of sensegiving language and context in change announcement acceptance, Journal of Change Management, 2022, 10.1080/14697017.2021.1974525
  • Investigation of Innovation in Wine Industry via Meta-Analysis, Wine Business Journal, 2022,
  • Small California Wine Producers in 2019: An Industry Note, Wine Business Journal, 2020, 10.26813/001c.22302
  • Challenges to new venture creation and paths to venture success: Stories from Japanese and Chinese women entrepreneurs., Journal of Business Diversity, 2016
  • 2010 BP Oil Spill and the Systemic Construct of the Gulf Coast Shrimp Supply Chain, Systemic Practice and Action Research, 2012, 10.1007/s11213-011-9219-3
  • Knowledge type and communication media choice in the knowledge transfer process, Journal of Managerial Issues, 2007
  • Consensus and divergence in perceptions of cognitive strategic groups: Evidence from the health care industry, Strategic Organization, 2003, 10.1177/1476127003001002306
  • Leadership and ethics in work groups: A longitudinal assessment, Group And Organization Management, 2002, 10.1177/10501102027002006
  • Vertical integration and economic performance:A managerial capability framework, Management Decision, 2002, 10.1108/00251740210420165
  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish (Limited Working)

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Areas of Expertise

Strategic Management, International Management