Faculty & Research

Jared D. Harris

Jared D. Harris, Associate Professor of Business Administration

  • BS and MAcc, Brigham Young University; PhD, University of Minnesota
Office: FOB 182
Phone: +1-434-243-5022
E-mail: harrisj@darden.virginia.edu


Associate Professor Jared Harris teaches both Ethics and Strategy courses in Darden’s MBA program and a doctoral seminar on corporate governance and ethics. His research centers on the interplay between ethics and strategy, with a particular focus on the topics of corporate governance, business ethics and interorganizational trust. His work on corporate financial misrepresentation won the 2007 Best Dissertation award in one division of the Academy of Management (social issues in management) and qualified him as one of six finalists in another division (business policy and strategy). His work has been published in Organization Science and Business Ethics Quarterly and has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and The New Yorker as well as other media outlets in the United States, Canada, Germany, India, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining the Darden faculty in 2006, Harris taught at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Previously, he worked as an certified public accountant and consultant for several leading public accounting firms in Boston and Portland, Oregon, and served as the CFO of a small technology firm in Washington, D.C. 

A fellow with the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics and a senior fellow with Darden’s Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, Harris is also a research partner of Open Ethics and Compliance Group (OCEG) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). He consults with several leading financial services companies on the topics of strategic management, ethics and compliance.


Business Ethics
Corporate Governance
Interfirm Trust

MBA Courses

First Year Ethics
First Year Strategy
Seminar in Strategy

Executive Education Courses

Navy Corporate Business Course
Emerging Political Leaders
Leadership Development Program, AES


Harris, Jared, Harry Sapienza, and Norman Bowie. 2009. “Ethics and Entrepreneurship,” Journal of Business Venturing, 24(5):407-418. PDF

Freeman, R. Edward and Jared Harris. 2009. “Creating Ties that Bind,” Journal of Business Ethics, 88:685-692. PDF

Harris, Jared. 2009. “What’s Wrong with Executive Compensation?” Journal of Business Ethics, 85:147-156. PDF

Harris, Jared and Ed Freeman. 2008. “The Impossibility of the Separation Thesis,” Business Ethics Quarterly, 18(4): 541-548. PDF

Harris, Jared. 2008. “Financial Misrepresentation: Antecedents and Performance Effects,” extended (15 page) abstract of doctoral dissertation, Business & Society, 47(3): 390-401. PDF

Harris, Jared. 2007. “Do Firms Do ‘Worse’ by Doing ‘Bad’? Financial Misrepresentation and Subsequent Firm Performance,” Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, BPS: 1-6. PDF

Harris, Jared and Philip Bromiley. 2007. “Incentives to Cheat: The Influence of Executive Compensation and Firm Performance on Financial Misrepresentation,” Organization Science, 18(3): 350-367. PDF

Harris, Jared. 2006. “How Much is Too Much? A Theoretical Analysis of Executive Compensation from the Standpoint of Distributive Justice,” in R. Kolb (Ed.), The Ethics of Executive Compensation, 67-86. Blackwell: Malden, Massachusetts. PDF

Zaheer, Aks and Jared Harris. 2006. “Interorganizational Trust,” in O. Shenkar and J. Reuer (Eds.), Handbook of Strategic Alliances, 169-197. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California. PDF

Bromiley, Philip and Jared Harris. 2006. “Trust, Transaction Cost Economics, and Mechanisms,” in R. Bachmann and A. Zaheer (Eds.), Handbook of Trust Research, 124-143. Edward Elgar: Northampton, Massachusetts. PDF

Harris, Jared. 2005. “Hybrid Vehicles, Consumer Choice and the Ethical Obligation of Business,” Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 24(1): 163-170. PDF

Harris, Jared and Philip Bromiley. 2005. “Financial Misrepresentation, Executive Compensation and Firm Performance: An Empirical Study,” Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, BPS: CC1-CC6. PDF

Harris, Jared and David Souder. 2004. “Bad Apples or Bad Bushel? Ethics, Efficiency and Capital Market Integrity,” Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 23(1): 201-222. PDF