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David Van Fleet is a professor with the Morrison School of Agribusiness. He joined Arizona State University in 1989.

His research areas of interest are in the history of management thought; leadership and military leadership; management in agribusiness; workplace violence, particularly in agribusiness; managerial bullying and harassment; and terrorism.

Prior to ASU, he held positions at Texas A&M University, University of Akron, and University of Tennessee as well as a visiting position at University of California at Los Angeles while his wife received a liver transplant.

Professor Van Fleet has served as a consultant for a range of clients, including the American Cancer Society; Kuwait Oil Company; State of Kuwait; Kuwait University; NCC Enterprises; Shell Oil; Community Council of Greater Dallas; and Texas cities of Corpus Christi, Denison, and Seguin, and others.



Van Fleet, D. D. 2016. What is Agribusiness? A Visual Description. ​Amity Journal of Agribusiness,​ 1(1): 1-6.

Van Fleet, D. D. 2017. Human Capital, Workplace Violence, and Human Resource Management in Agribusiness: Review and Recommendations. ​Journal of Agribusiness,​ 35(1): 53-74.

Van Fleet, D. D. with Woolverton, M. W., Beierlein, J. G., & Cotterill, R. W. 2017. Agribusiness: An International Journal’s First 30 Volumes. ​Agribusiness: An International Journal​, 33(1), 3-15.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Bedeian, A. G. 2016. The Journal of Management’s First 40 Years: A Look Back. ​Journal of Management,​ 42(2), 349-356.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Hutt, R. W. 2016. Journal Lists: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis. ​International Food and Agribusiness Management Review,​ 19(3): 171-189.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Hutt, R. W. 2017. Entrepreneurial Preferences Regarding Centralization. ​Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship,​ 17(3): 229-241.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Peterson, T.O. 2016.​ Improving Healthcare Practice Behaviors: An Exploratory Study Identifying Effective and Ineffective Behaviors in Healthcare. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance​, 29(2), 141-161.

Van Fleet, D. D., White, L., and Van Fleet, E. W. 2018. Baseballs or Cricket Balls: On the Meanings of Bullying and Harassment. Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies​, in press.

Wang, C.S., & Van Fleet, D. D. 2016. Reconceptualizing The U.S. Strategic Food Safety System. ​British Food Journal,​ 118(5): 1208-1224

Wang, C.S., Van Fleet, D. D., & Mishra, A. K. 2016. Food integrity: A market-based solution. ​British Food Journal​, 119(1): 7-19.

Wang, S., D. Van Fleet, and A. K. Mishra. “Food Integrity: A Market-Based Solution.” ​British Food Journal​, Vol. 119(1), 2017: 9-17.