Patrick J. McHughProfessor of the Practice of Engineering
Patrick McHugh is Executive Director of the IE Brown Executive MBA program and Professor of the Practice in the School of Engineering. He has over 25 years of industry experience with technology companies, including executive roles at three venture-backed firms selling data security solutions. Earlier initiatives include building a call center automation services practice for GTE (winner of the GTE Chairmans Leadership Award) and an on-line financial services offering while at IBM Credit Corp. He is the recipient of 2 patents in the area of call center automation and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Materials Engineering from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in business from Bentley University. Current research interests include issues related to legitimacy, social media, governance, and management education.
Perrault, E.; McHugh, P. “Toward a life cycle theory of board evolution: considering firm legitimacy” accepted for publication December 2014, Journal of Management and Organizations (in publication).
McHugh, P; Jackson, A. “Prediction Market Accuracy: The Impact of Size, Incentives, Context and Interpretation.” Journal of Prediction Markets. 6:2:22-46. September 2012 (cited 3 times).
Culnan, M; McHugh, P; and Zubillaga, J. “How Large U.S. Companies Can Use Twitter and Other Social Media to Gain Business Value.” MIS Quarterly Executive. 9:4: 243-259. December 2010 (cited 252 times).
Patrick's research interests are in the areas of legitimacy, social media, governance and management eduction.