Peter Foreman


Dr. Foreman is an Associate Professor of Management at Illinois State University, having earned an MBA and PhD from the University of Illinois. His research focuses on issues of organizational/corporate identity, image, legitimacy, and reputation. Almost all this work has been conducted in the healthcare, insurance, and agribusiness sectors. His research has appeared in over 30 edited journals, books, and proceedings, including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Corporate Reputation Review, The Oxford Handbook on Corporate Reputation, and The Oxford Handbook on Organizational Identity. He has been a principal investigator or senior researcher on more than $1.5 million in research grants—most recently working on two consecutive USDA-funded studies of collective entrepreneurship in wine trails and cheese associations.

Dr. Foreman has been active in research, teaching and consulting in agribusiness for over 20 years, beginning with his time as a graduate student. He has conducted research studies in a wide range of related industries, such as marketing and supply cooperatives, ornamental horticulture, meat packing, agricultural credit services, and most recently farm wineries and cideries. In addition, he has led executive education courses and seminars for several agribusiness audiences, including Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Soybean Association, and UIUC College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Peter Foreman
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