G. Tyge Payne, PhD
Georgie G. Snyder Professor of Strategic Management and Jerry S. Rawls Professor of Management

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G. Tyge Payne is the Georgie G. Snyder Professor of Strategic Management and a Jerry S. Rawls Professor at Texas Tech University. Dr. Payne returned to TTU in 2006 after four years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management and an MBA, both from Texas Tech University. He also has a BS in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and has been a registered pharmacist since 1994. 

Dr. Payne’s research interests include organization-environment fit/misfit, interorganizational relationships, social capital, firm-level entrepreneurship, venture capitalism and family business. He has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications, which appear in such outlets as Business Ethics Quarterly, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Health Care Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Small Business Management, Organizational Research Methods,and Organization Science, among others. 

Dr. Payne is currently the Editor of Family Business Review, which is an academic journal dedicated to studying and better understanding the dynamics of family-controlled enterprise. He has also co-edited several special issues on various topics, including 1) Social Capital and Entrepreneurship (2013) in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2) Process and Variance Methods in Family Business Research (2017) for Family Business Review, 3) Reviews on Family Business (2018) for Family Business Review, and 4) The Who, Where, What, How and When of Market Entry (2018) for the Journal of Management Studies. He has been the recipient of several reviewer awards for his service to the strategic management and entrepreneurship academic communities; these include an Outstanding Reviewer Award from Group and Organization Management (2017), Outstanding Reviewer Award from Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2016), an Excellent Reviewer Award from Family Business Review (2012), five Best Reviewer Awards from the Academy of Management (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008) and three Best Reviewer Awards from the Southern Management Association (2001, 2002 & 2006). He served on the governing board of the Southern Management Association (2009-2012) and is now a Fellow for SMA.  He is also a review board member for Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Group & Organization Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Management and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

In 2010, Dr. Payne received the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award, which is the highest research award given by theTexas Tech University System to faculty members.  (

In 2014, Dr. Payne received the inaugural President's Mid-Career Faculty Awards. This award's intent is to "recognize and reward those faculty who are emerging leaders nationally and internationally in their disciplines and who serve as role models and mentors for our students."

In 2016, Dr. Payne received the Integrated Scholar Award from the Rawls College of Business for combined efforts in research, teaching and service.


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Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-2101
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